I spent a bit of time with the new Motorola QUENCH / CLIQ XT here in Barcelona. Below is the video I shot of the device, but if you want to see the pile of photos as well as my thoughts on the changes from the CLIQ, read my full Motorola CLIQ XT gallery story on MobileBurn.com.
Earlier today we reported on the official unveiling of the mystery Motorola phone previously known as the Zeppelin. Now being called the CLIQ XT/Quench, Engadget has been lovely enough to shoot a video for us on the new device. Showing off Motoblur, which seems to be a love/hate relationship with users right now the phone has a solid look to it and interchangeable backs allowing for user customization. The screen looks very responsive and the OS is running seen running smoothly.
A detail previously unknown is that the device comes preloaded with Swype text input which is a fantastic feature allowing users to draw lines to each key instead of tapping each individual key. It [...]
Rumored to be announced at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain, the phone to the right is going by the codename of “Zeppelin”. This makes little sense as this phone has also been going by that name and has been made very official as of late (although since ditching the Zeppelin title). For now, we will call it the Motorola mystery until it’s formal announcement arrives. Specifications are said to include MOTOBLUR running on 2.0 or 2.1, a 5 Megapixel camera, a 3.2-inch HVGA display, GPS, and touch sensitive buttons below the screen.
The most interesting part of this picture is the Zune-like trackpad situated smack dab in the middle [...]
Motorola has posted an official video showing off its unconventionally designed Backflip in action. The video is only 36 seconds long and has no real information to show that can’t be seen in our video posted last week, but it is a nicely put together promotion. As we reported about a month ago, the phone is said to be heading to AT&T and resembles the Motorola CLIQ, sans the opposite keyboard.
This phone has been receiving nothing but mixed reviews due to its obviously backwards looking keyboard and Backtrack feature, a trackpad located on the back of the screen that allows users to scroll without blocking or touching the screen with their fingers. From the [...]
Here’s a quick video demo of the Motorola BACKFLIP from the launch event last night here in Las Vegas. I have to admit that I’ve not formed a solid opinion of the phone yet. It works like a CLIQ in terms of software, which is fine, but the hardware is likely to polarize people.
Personally, I found the keyboard and trackpad on the back of the display both difficult to use. In any case, watch the video to get a look at the BACKFLIP doing its thing.
BGR has received some new info regarding the previously known Motorola Calgary, including a new pic in silver as well as some user feedback regarding the optical joystick, amongst other things. Said to be launching Q1 on Verizon’s network the Calgary is now being called the “Devour” and is sporting a new silver look. Pictured running MOTOBLUR, not much new is known of the device that hasn’t already leaked earlier, however, BGR did manage to get some opinionated user feedback regarding key features of the device.
Hit the jump for a blurb on the feedback as well as a higher resolution shot of the Devour