Motorola today used the MWC as a stage to announce the successor to its first Android phone
, the CLIQ
. In the US market, the smartphone will be called CLIQ XT
, while in Europe, it will be offered as the QUENCH
(the CLIQ’s European variant was named DEXT). OK, enough about the naming. What will the Motorola CLIQ XT bring, that current CLIQ users (or current Android users as a whole) might want to have? We are not really sure. The CLIQ XT dumps the side-sliding QWERTY keyboard of its predecessor, but keeps Motorola’s social-centric MOTOBLUR interface. The touch-sensitive screen measures 3.1 inches, so again nothing new here. An improvement will be found in the browser, as it will feature support for Adobe Flash Lite. The Motorola CLIQ XT will be running Android 1.5, not something to get excited about, but we’re sure it will get an update to newer version soon enough. (We have also heard that the original CLIQ will get an update
Motorola has scheduled the CLIQ XT’s launch for next month. Stateside, it will be available through T-Mobile. The price however is not yet known.
Stay tuned for our hands-on with the Motorola CLIQ XT later today!Motorola CLIQ XT Specifications
The Motorola CLIQ XT will not have a physical QWERTY keyboard
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