T-Mobile to sell Motorola Android phone Oct. 19
The Motorola Cliq will cost $ 200 with a two-year contract, T-Mobile, said. Buyers who are not already customers of T-Mobile will have to wait until Nov. 2.
The Cliq is the first product that comes out of a restructuring effort by Motorola Inc., whose cell phone division has been struggling since the Razr fell out of favor. Motorola is now focused on making “smart” phones using Google Inc. ‘s Android software to compete with Apple Inc.’ s iPhone.
T-Mobile already sells two Android smartphones made by HTC Corp., Sprint Nextel Corp. is the release of one, also manufactured by HTC, on October 11.
The Cliq comes with a touchscreen and a standard QWERTY keyboard that slides over your hand. Motorola has added a software layer on top of Google, so users with full contact information of the different social networks and email accounts. Small application “widgets” will display the information as updates to their Facebook friends on the home screen.
The Cliq also has a 5 megapixel camera, allowing sharper images than most other phones.
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