Last update : 18 March 2010
- Review by LaptopMag
Motorola Dext or so called Cliq features MOTOBLUR that allows you to update status on Facebook or Twitter efficiently, 5MP camera, 3G connectivity, QWERTY keyboard and 3.5 mm headset jack.
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Motorola Dext (Cliq) Reviews
LaptopMag reviews the Motorola Dext (Cliq) and writes;
“Although the Cliq XT runs the older 528-MHz Qualcomm processor (compared to the snappier 600-MHz CPU on the Motorola Devour), we didn’t experience any lag in opening applications, and scrolling through various screens didn’t cause any hiccups…”
Hardware Zone reviews the Motorola Dext (Cliq) and writes;
“Putting the DEXT to some daily usage pattern of calls, messaging and web activity which involves emails and a constant data stream via twitter, we found the unit dried up in less than a day’s worth of activity. The apparent trade-off here is the constant data stream through its widgets.”
Coolsmartphone reviews the Motorola Dext (Cliq) and writes;
“At the top is the 5 megapixel camera. No flash, but the shots it produces are lovely, even in low light. At the top, slap-bang in the centre is the 3.5mm audio port. Stick the headphones / hands-free in here and listen to your favourite tunes or keep those funny YouTube clips to yourself”
Knowyourmobile reviews the Motorola Dext (Cliq) and writes;
“Pros: Capacitive touchscreen, Impressive social networking capabilities, Preinstalled applications, MOTOBLUR website synching. Cons: Awkwardly positioned camera, Widgets too large, Spongy keyboard
Infosyncworld reviews the Motorola Dext (Cliq) and writes;
“The Web browser on the Motorola CLIQ is the standard Android WebKit browser, which is a pretty good app. Web pages looked great rendered with the Browser, and though the Motorola CLIQ doesn’t have multi-touch like the Sprint Hero, but there are some good onscreen controls to help with zooming and panning around large pages.”
Geek.com reviews the Motorola Dext (Cliq) and writes;
“The coolest feature by far is what MOTOBLUR brings…For my test I signed on with my twitter and facebook accounts, and also my Gmail. Once you sign on you can see all of your social networks and their various states displayed on the home page. You can also update all of your statuses instantly from the home page via the Social Status Widget. Another cool feature is the ability to use the photos from your facebook contact as your contact’s photo on your phone.”
MobilechoiceUK reviews the Motorola Dext (Cliq) and writes;
“Performance: The touch-screen was very responsive with accurate key presses. Even the virtual QWERTY keyboard with its smaller keys didn’t deter us too much, though with a full actual QWERTY keyboard at your disposal this would appear a better bet.”
CNET Asia reviews the Motorola Dext (Cliq) and writes;
“If you’re drowning in a social-networking deluge of updates and messages, the Motorola Dext may be the answer for keeping everything under control. Throw in a full QWERTY keyboard, you’ve got an excellent phone that’s built for staying in touch, as long as you don’t actually want to make calls. ”
Phonescoop reviews the Motorola Dext (Cliq) and writes;
“The CLIQ’s display measures 3.1 inches are comes in at 320 x 480 pixels. It looks good, but doesn’t hold a candle to the AMOLED displays from Samsung or the HTC HD2, for that matter. It is bright enough both indoors and out, and is colorful, no doubt. Given the size of the phone, I wish the display were a couple tenths of an inch bigger, though.”
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Motorola Dext (Cliq) Features/Specifications
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 1700 / 2100 / 900
Announced : 2009, September
Status : Available. Released 2009, October
Size Dimensions 114 x 58 x 15.6 mm
Weight : 163 g
Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.1 inches
- Accelerometer sensor
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Full QWERTY keyboard with 5-way navigation key
- MOTOBLUR UI with Live Widgets
Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photo call
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 1 GB storage, 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included, buy memory
GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus
Video Yes, HVGA@24fps (MP4)
Features OS Android OS, v1.5 (Cupcake)
CPU Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email
Colors Midnight Titanium, Winter White
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
- Noise cancellation with dedicated microphone
- Digital compass
- Google Maps with Street View
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9 player
- Document viewer
- iMeem Mobile
- Voice memo/dial
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1420 mAh
Stand-by Up to 320 h
Talk time Up to 6 h
Motorola Dext (Cliq) Press Release
Motorola Introduces CLIQ(TM) with MOTOBLUR(TM): The First Phone with Social Skills
New MOTOBLUR(TM) solution automatically syncs and streams communications, contacts and content throughout new Motorola devices powered by Android(TM) beginning in the fourth quarter
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today unveiled the vision behind its Android portfolio with the introduction of MOTOBLUR(TM). Developed by Motorola, MOTOBLUR is the first and only solution to sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more–from sources such as Facebook(R), MySpace, Twitter, Gmail(TM), work and personal e-mail, and LastFM–and automatically deliver it to the home screen. Content is fed into easy-to-manage streams allowing you to spend less time managing your life and more time living it. MOTOBLUR will be available first on Motorola’s new 3G Android-powered device, called Motorola CLIQ(TM) in the U.S. and Motorola DEXT(TM) elsewhere around the globe.
Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices, announced MOTOBLUR today during a keynote at GigaOM’s Mobilize ‘09 conference.
“With MOTOBLUR we are differentiating the Android experience for consumers by delivering a unique mobile device experience designed around the way people interact today,” said Jha. “MOTOBLUR, which will be available on our first Android-powered device and on multiple Android devices in our upcoming portfolio, helps us to create phones that are instinctive, social and smart.”
MOTOBLUR leverages Motorola’s experience in mobile Linux and open platforms, and taps in to the broad Android ecosystem. The proprietary solution differentiates Motorola’s product portfolio of Android-powered devices and supplies the power and flexibility to continuously deliver a variety of new and rich consumer experiences across a wide range of devices with multiple carrier partners.
Life: Organized, Streamed and Delivered
With MOTOBLUR, all conversation threads, friend updates, stories, links, photos and more are automatically delivered to live widgets on the home screen. There is no need to open and close different applications or menus. It’s all organized, streamed and delivered throughout the device in unexpected ways:
— Happenings: View all your social site updates in one spot with the live Happenings application. Every friend feed, status update, wall post, bulletin and photo upload is automatically delivered and ready for immediate reply, any way you like.
— Messages: Quickly scroll through the Messages application for a snapshot of current work or personal e-mails, social site messages, and texts, with the ability to respond to any message however you want no matter how it was sent: text, email, IM and more.
— Social Status: Blast your status right from the home screen and even save time by updating your status to one or all your social networks at once.
— News Feeds: Keep track of your favorite news feeds, sports scores or even celebrity gossip without leaving the home screen.
— Calendar: Integrate your work calendar with Google Calendar(TM) into one Calendar widget that shows the next appointment right from the home screen.
Integrated Contacts with Context
MOTOBLUR keeps track of all contacts so it’s easy to keep up. Contacts are automatically synced to the phone from personal and work e-mail as well as social network accounts, and MOTOBLUR updates any changes friends or contacts make to their information so you don’t have to. When making or receiving a phone call, your friend’s latest profile picture and status is shown on the screen. In the contacts view, see your communication history with each person and their latest social network broadcasts organized in an easy-to-read manner so you’ll always know the latest info about friends and family. Plus, communicate with them anyway you like, directly from their contact information.
Backed Up for Peace of Mind
MOTOBLUR is easy to set up and secure, so there is no need to worry about misplacing the phone. All contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations, e-mail and social network messages are backed up on the MOTOBLUR secure server. Lost or stolen phones can be found with integrated A-GPS from the online owner’s portal, and data can even be wiped clean. Simply enter the account username and password on the next MOTOBLUR phone, and all the information will be ready and waiting.
Customize with Apps and Widgets
On Motorola CLIQ, mix and match thousands of applications and widgets from MOTOBLUR, Android Market(TM) or pre-loaded Google(TM) mobile services. Everything from messages to news feeds to sports scores to the Happenings widget to Google Maps(TM) can be added to create custom home screens that fit anyone’s multi-faceted life.
Delivered on the First Phone with Social Skills
MOTOBLUR will first be available on Motorola’s new Android-powered device, called Motorola CLIQ in the U.S. and Motorola DEXT around the globe. This QWERTY slider comes packed with all the bells and whistles:
— Never be out of contact with a full HTML browser, 3G speed and Wi-Fi.
— Snap photos with the 5 megapixel camera with autofocus; upload photos simply to your favorite photo sharing or social sites.
— Play back your favorite YouTube(TM) videos or capture them and easily upload them for your friends to view.
— Use the 3.5 mm headset jack to plug in your own headphones and easily connect to your music, create your own playlist or discover new music by seeing what your friends are listening to on LastFM.
Availability Around the Globe
MOTOBLUR will be available first on select Motorola devices in the fourth quarter with regional carriers worldwide. In the U.S., Motorola CLIQ with MOTOBLUR will be available exclusively with T-Mobile USA. Motorola DEXT with MOTOBLUR will be available with Orange in the United Kingdom and France, Telefonica in Spain and America Movil in Latin America.
For specific regional availability and pricing, contact your local Motorola representative. To experience MOTOBLUR, please visit www.motorola.com/motoblur. For the latest Motorola Mobile Devices product news and promotions, now you can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Media: For more information, product specifications and images of CLIQ, please visit Motorola Media Center Fact Sheets. For multimedia assets from the keynote, visit MOTOBLUR Press Kit.
Motorola Media Link Bridges Digital Worlds
Motorola also is making it easier to manage your digital worlds with Motorola Media Link. This desktop experience connects your phone, PC and the web, giving you the ability to manage, secure, share and extend your phone’s media. Transfer and organize media such as photos and videos into albums and sync your iTunes and Windows Media playlists and music. Plus, Motorola Media Link helps you expand your phone with new downloads, applications, ringtones, wallpapers and more — directly from your desktop. Motorola Media Link will be available for multiple Motorola devices including CLIQ and DEXT.