Unboxing the Motorola CLIQ 2, part 1

January 16, 2011

I was at CES when the Motorola CLIQ 2 was announced, and the lovely folks at Motorola wasted no time providing me a with review unit.

The CLIQ 2 improves upon the original CLIQ in every way except one: BLUR. It reminds of the Motorola Defy, but with a crappy honeycomb sliding keyboard instead of a military spec waterproof housing…

It shares the same 3.7″ capacitive touchscreen and tri-band 3G radio, but bumps the CPU to 1 GHz and adds support for HSPA+. It borrows the excellent camera from the Droid Pro, and runs Android 2.2.

Expect more coverage soon in the form of some pictures and a camera review. In the meantime, take a look at my unboxing video!


Pictures taken with the Motorola Devour

April 27, 2010

The Motorola Devour shares most of the features of the Motorola CLIQ except the camera, which is downgraded from a competent 5 megapixel unit with autofocus to a terrible 3 MP unit devoid of AF.

It’s possible to make a reasonable 3 megapixel camera without autofocus – see the Sony Ericsson TM717 (Equinox). So what’s wrong here?

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Pictures taken with the Motorola CLIQ

March 21, 2010

While the flagship status of the Motorola CLIQ was decimated with the arrival of the Motorola Droid, both devices actually feature similar cameras with similar quirks!

Other than the CLIQ’s missing flash, there is no major difference between the cameras in terms of stills. Performance matches the Droid, and the resulting pictures are decent (slide show).

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Unboxing the Motorola Devour

March 10, 2010

Another day, another Android phone with BLUR. The Motorola Devour is Verizon’s take on the Motorola CLIQ. It’s billed as a baby Motorola Droid of sorts, except it’s not!

The Devour looks like a premium device. The body is machined out of a single block of aluminum, just like the MacBook Pro. The spring-loaded sliding mechanism of the QWERTY keyboard feels truly fantastic, and the optical trackpad is a lovely touch. In that respect, it’s nicer than the CLIQ and the Droid…

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Motorola CLIQ in pictures

January 30, 2010

The Motorola CLIQ was a prophet, hinting at the future… It told us Schaumburg was coming back to life. It told us that Android was the new lifeblood pulsing through Motorola’s veins. The Motorola Droid was the messiah, securing its title as Motorola’s comeback device!

So what of the CLIQ now? Eclipsed by the Droid a mere 2 months after being born, is it completely irrelevant or is it a worthy phone in its own right? After weeks of requesting a CLIQ review unit (since Mobilize), the people at T-Mobile finally obliged. Better late than never, I guess :)

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Podcast: Talking with tnkgrl #22

January 28, 2010

It’s time for another podcast (26 min):
Audio version
Video version

Matthew Bennett (Nokia Daily News, US Mobile Industry) is back, but props to Tony Peric (fone frenzy) for editing the video :)

This week we discussed the Google Nexus One, the Nokia E72, the Motorola CLIQ and the Palm Pixi Plus!

Other topics include hacking the T-Mobile G1 on the bus (?), Twitter clients for Android, and the free, reborn Ovi Maps

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Quickie: Sony Ericsson TM717 (Equinox)

January 3, 2010

After Mobilize, I asked T-Mobile for a Motorola CLIQ review unit, but this Sony Ericsson TM717 (Equinox) arrived instead – oops :)

So I’m not the target demographic for this device, but I have to admit that the Equinox is quite sexy for a flip phone! It’s surprisingly compact, and features some interesting touches like a secondary OLED display and a programmable notification light…

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