Motorola announces MotoBlur, Motorola Cliq (Dext) Android smartphone

MotoBlur has just been announced by Motorola during the Mobilize event held right now in San Francisco.

As Motorola puts it, MotoBlur is “the first and only solution to sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more – from sources like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, work and personal e-mail, and LastFM – and automatically deliver it to the home screen.” Hm, this somewhat resembles Palm’s Synergy, integrated into WebOS.

The MotoBlur will first be used for the Motorola Cliq, Moto’s first Android smartphone, referred to as a “new, differentiated smartphone”.

The Motorola Cliq (not Click) has a full sliding QWERTY keyboard and can sync all your contacts.

We’ll update this page as soon as new info shows up, so hit the refresh button from time to time.

Meanwhile, a photo of the Motorola Cliq:

MotoBlur

In the USA, Motorola Cliq will be exclusive to T-Mobile, launched sometime before Christmas. There will be two color versions: black/titanium and white. Price was not unveiled.

The smartphone  will also hit other markets around the world, as Motorola Dext. America Movil will bring the Moto Dext to Latin America. Orange will launch it in France and the UK; Telefonica in Spain.

Official photos of Motorola Cliq (model name MB220):

Motorola Cliq MB200

Motorola CLIQ T-Mobile

The Cliq seems to be the long-rumored Motorola Morrison – it has a highly similar design

Motorola Cliq’s official features and specs include:

  • WCDMA 900/1700/2100, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3.1 inch, 320 x 480 pixels touchscreen display
  • Android 1.5 OS
  • Custom homescreen with Live Widgets
  • Android Market
  • GPS, Turn by Turn directions, Google Maps with Street View, E-Compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Android HTML Webkit browser
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Bluetooth
  • 5MP autofocus camera
  • Qualcomm MSM7201A Processor, 528 MHz
  • 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM
  • 2GB MicroSD card in the box
  • 1420 mAh battery
  • Talk-time: up to 6 hours of continuous talk time
  • Standby time: up to 13.5 days
  • 114 x 58 x 15.6 mm (4.49 x 2.28 x 0.61 in)
  • 163.00 grams (5.7 oz)

A second, unnamed Motorola Android smartphone will be announced in the weeks to come – this might be the Motorola Sholes.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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