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.
Summary: It has been a long and trying period for Motorola. In 2009, the company almost vanished into oblivion with its lack of product updates, amidst the turmoil of a shaky economy compounded by its financial woes. Moving on into the new decade, Motorola is making a renewed effort for its lineup.
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).
Summary: Time has not been kind to Motorola. It's handsets are increasing falling behind what consumer's see as cutting-edge and they often lack the kind of specs that are common on most phones nowadays. So, when we got the Motorola DEXT in for review, we were'nt expecting much. How wrong we were!
Excerpt: Motorola's Dext sure is packing in some cool features. But is a great keypad and the Motoblur UI enough to save the smartphone from its cripplingly low battery capacity? Anna from Shiny Shiny goes hands on and gives her…
The Motorola DEXT smartphone offers MotoBlur, which unifies emails, SMS messages and social-networking services
Good Gear Guide.au
20 November 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.
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