Excerpt: Android phones are all the rage at the moment. Motorola, a manufacturer that has always come in for stick for its thudding operating system, has seized the opportunity to turn its hand to someone else’s and had improved on Android in the process. What we like Android smart phones offer a slick touchscreen interface and lots of downloadable programs. This is only the second Android phone with a physical keyboard, though it’s much sleeker than the first, the T-Mobile G1.
Excerpt: The Motorola DEXT was one of the first phones running the Google Android platform. The phone offers a host of features for e-mailing, status updates, tracking tweets, and that will surely attract the rising number of social networking addicts.
VIDEOVIEW: Motorola Dext Unboxing and Hardware Hands-on
10 December 2009
Excerpt: Back in September , Motorola announced its first Android smartphone for the US, Europe and Latin America - the Motorola Dext (as it is called in Europe and Latin America) aka the Motorola Cliq (as it is called in the US). The Dext/Cliq, which is Motorola's first smartphone to feature MotoBlur, manages and integrates all kind of communications - from work E-Mail to social messaging activities - all the devices homescreen.
Excerpt: After suffering the slings and arrows from tech critics for perhaps riding too long on the success of the now iconic Razr flip phone, Motorola has bounced back with the Cliq, and it has won over many critics, receiving impressive ratings and nods of approval. The Motorola Cliq occupies an interesting place in the heavily stratified world of cell phones; it is neither a basic phone nor a smartphone. And in this middle position, it shines quite well.
The Motorola DEXT smartphone offers MotoBlur, which unifies emails, SMS messages and social-networking services
Good Gear Guide.au
30 July 2010
Summary: Motorola deserves credit for trying something a little different with this Android-based smartphone. Though the execution of MotoBlur leaves a little to be desired, we think the DEXT will appeal to the younger, social network savvy crowd. If MotoBlur can be refined and its speed improved, future MotoBlur devices may be very exciting.
Pros: Build quality, comfortable keyboard, MotoBlur service, various social-networking portals, 3.5mm headphone jack
Cons: Slow, MotoBlur isn't perfect, phone book quickly becomes cluttered
Conclusion: In the end, the biggest question that you should be asking is this: will Motorola be able to get itself back into the game? For us, we are having renewed hope for the company if the DEXT is anything to judge them by. With Motorola getting all cozy with Google and refreshing its lineup with the Android platform, the potential is ready to be tapped upon.