Finalmente a Motorola conseguiu um sistema operacional de primeira classe para os seus smartphones: o novo Cliq usa Android e tem 3G, teclado QWERTY deslizante, GPS, câmera de 5 megapixels e uma nova interface de uso voltada a redes sociais chamada Motoblur.


Software

O Motorola Cliq – que nos EUA é exclusivo da T-Mobile – tem os recursos usuais do Android, mas adiciona seus próprios serviços e software, agrupando tudo sob a sua própria interface de uso. Toda essa mistureba é chamada de Motoblur.

O Motoblur faz login em todos as suas redes e contas, do e-mail ao Twitter, passando pelo Facebook e outros serviços, e junta o conteúdo em um único feed, que é exibido na página frontal do telefone. Widgets aparecem em pop-up na tela principal, permitindo que você responda a mensagens e atualizações com um clique. O sistema será incluído em futuros smartphones da Motorola com Android. Eis um resumo dos recursos:

Tela home personalizável com diversos widgets;
Widgets customizáveis de notícias em RSS;
Mensagens pelo Facebook, pelo MySpace e pelo Twitter;
Catálogo de endereços sincroniza contatos pessoais e profissionais e de redes sociais conectadas;
Identificador de chamadas mostra nome, número, status e imagem do perfil;
Compartilhamento de fotos no MySpace, no Photobucket, no Picasa e no Facebook.

E se o seu telefone for roubado, você pode restaurar tudo automaticamente em um novo aparelho – além de apagar remotamente toda a informação do celular perdido.


Hardware

O Motorola Cliq tem tela de 3,1” e 320 x 480 e teclado QWERTY deslizante com um d-pad. Pra jogos, sabe? O aparelho ainda conta com câmera de 5 megapixels, com foco automático e gravação de vídeo a 24 ou 30 quadros por segundo. Eles incluíram uma saída para fone de ouvido de 3,5 mm, além de conectividade 3G e GPS integrado.

Surpreendentemente, porém, ele não parece ter conectividade Wi-Fi. Ele tem Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR estéreo. Um ponto negativo: ele vem apenas com um cartão microSD de 2 GB como sua única forma de armazenamento. É claro, você pode expandir o negócio para 32 GB por conta própria. Talvez isso deixe o Cliq mais barato do que os competidores, mas não sabemos ainda, pois o preço não foi revelado.

Mas não reclame: ele será lançado em duas cores, branco inverno e titânio. Internacionalmente, ele será chamado de Dext, ou, no melhor estilo Motorola, “MOTODEXT!!!!!”. Porque você está sempre gritando, Moto? [Motorola Cliq]

T-Mobile USA Unveils the Motorola CLIQ With MOTOBLUR
First Android™-Powered Device from Motorola Puts Social Networking Center Stage

SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 10, 2009 – T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of the Motorola CLIQ™ with MOTOBLUR™, the first Android-powered device from Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and the first device to feature the innovative MOTOBLUR solution. The CLIQ will be available exclusively in the U.S. from T-Mobile later this fall.

Developed by Motorola, MOTOBLUR is an innovative solution that manages and integrates communications – from work e-mail to social networking activity – on your CLIQ. Updates to contacts, posts, messages, photos and more are streamed together and synced from sources including Facebook®, Twitter™, MySpace®, Gmail™, and work and personal e-mail. MOTOBLUR automatically delivers these updates to the home screenin easy-to-view streams so there is no need to open and close different mobile applications to keep up with the latest content. A 3G-capable smartphone featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a full touch-screen display, the CLIQ is designed to keep the conversation moving, enabling fast messaging on the fly and easy navigation through MOTOBLUR’s streams and widgets.

Cole Brodman, chief technology and innovation officer with T-Mobile USA, jointly unveiled CLIQ with MOTOBLUR today with Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices, at GigaOM’sMobilize 09 conference.

"T-Mobile’s highly social and always-connected customers have a natural affinity for mobile social networking, and we’re excited to feature the Motorola CLIQ with MOTOBLUR prominently in what’s shaping up to be our most innovative holiday product lineup ever," Brodman said. "The CLIQ lives up to Motorola’s tradition of great design and quality, and to our history of working together to create products that enhance the lives and the relationships of our customers."

Jha said, "We’re pleased to announce our first Android-powered device in partnership with T-Mobile USA. Motorola CLIQ with MOTOBLUR differentiates the Android experience for consumers by being the onlysmartphone that automatically syncs conversations, contacts and content, and delivers a solution that’s instinctive, social and smart."

The CLIQ expands T-Mobile’s compelling lineup of Android devices and underscores T-Mobile’s commitment to the open, highly customizable platform that gives developers and manufacturers the opportunity to create truly unique experiences. This continued first-mover advantage with Android lets T-Mobile customers have access to incredible innovation in the Android Market™.

The CLIQ delivers a reliable mobile Web experience by harnessing the power and speed of T-Mobile’s 3G network and Wi-Fi. Additional CLIQ features include a 3.1-inch HVGA touch-screen display, a 5 megapixel auto focus camera with video capture and playback at 24 frames per second, a 3.5mm headset jack, a music player with pre-loaded Amazon MP3 store application, Shazam, iMeem Mobile, and a pre-installed 2GBmicroSD memory card with support for up to 32 GB of removable memory.

CLIQ also features multitasking capabilities and one-touch access to the Google™ mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search™ by voice, Google Maps™ with Street View, YouTube™ and Picasa™. Easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts is supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. E-mail and contacts are also supported by Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, and other POP3 and IMAP e-mail services. It also combines instant messaging support for Google Talk™, as well as AOL®, Yahoo! Messenger® and Windows Live Messenger.

T-Mobile’s 3G network is currently available in 200 cities nationwide and covers more than 150 million people. By the end of 2009, T-Mobile USA expects its 3G network to be available to approximately 200 million people across the U.S.