Motorola launches CLIQ / DEXT, its first Android smartphone

September 10, 2009
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Motorola CLIQ

Motorola CLIQ

I’m sitting in the press room of the GigaOM Mobilize 2009 conference after having just seen the official launch of the Motorola CLIQ, as presented by Moto’s CEO, Sanjay Jha.

We didn’t get a close-up look at the device yet, but we’ve been shown a lot of its social networking focus (video coming) and I expect that we’ll get a much better live look at the device later this evening at Motorola’s event at the Museum of Modern Art.

In short, the CLIQ looks pretty good.  The Palm Synergy-like social networking MOTOBLUR system appears to be very impressive, and the overall hardware specs look pretty good as well.  5 megapixel camera, a microSDHC card slot (32GB max), and the standard 3.1-inch HVGA res touchscreen display.  Of course the CLIQ also features 3G data connectivity.

Motorola will launch a global version of the CLIQ smartphone called the Motorola DEXT with Orange UK, Telefonica, and America Movil.  All versions of the phone are due on the market in Q4 of 2009.  No pricing has been announced yet.

Photos after the jump.  More Motorola CLIQ specs and information available at MobileBurn.com.

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