Motorola has announced the forthcoming release of its CLIQ mobile phone at the Mobilize event in San Franciso, USA, which observers say appears to be the much examined Morrison design in its commercial guise.
Featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Android 1.5-powered design, Morrison's first, will feature HSDPA for fast data transfer, a 3.1-inch screen, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone socket, five-megapixel camera and a 528MHz CPU, according to the Gigaom website.
To accompany the CLIQ, Motorola is also trumpeting MOTOBLUR (why does the company insist on shouting?) The utility collects all your contacts, images, emails, messages, and Facebook, MySpace and Twitter 'happenings'. It then syncs the lot with continuous updates and back-ups. There are no logins or apps to open, either.
To be launched via T-Mobile in the USA initially, the Motorola CLIQ will land on the UK shores via Orange before the end of 2009. Observers did say the phone may undergo a name change for the UK market as the Motorola Dext. No price information was released.
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