It’s been well over a year since Motorola released its Cliq 2 for T-Mobile, making it positively ancient in the fast-moving smartphone world. We heard back in February of this year that the Cliq 2 might be getting a bit of a new lease on life, with news of an upcoming Gingerbread update for the handset. Quality testing that update sure took some time, but nearly two-and-a-half months later it’s now time for that release to see the light of day, with the Cliq 2 finally making the jump to Android 2.3.
If you’re still rocking a Cliq 2 after all this time, [...]
If you’ve been a loyal user of Motorola’s Cliq 2 QWERTY messaging Android, maybe you were involved with last spring’s testing of the phone’s 1.1.30 software update. After recruiting users to help it with the final stages of testing, Motorola ultimately released that update last summer. That time Motorola only wanted 200 Cliq 2 users helping it out; now the company’s facing the pending release of a much larger update for the handset, and is correspondingly seeking-out a much larger testing group.
Motorola has prepared a long-overdue Gingerbread [...]
Motorola has just released an official software update for the T-Mobile Motorola Cliq 2 which “includes several improvements to device performance and the addition of new security features”.
The refresh brings speed improvements to the user interface, improved battery performance, new applications added (Lookout, Mobi TV, Family Room, and UNO), updated existing apps (Audio Postcard, AppPack, Wi-Fi Calling applications), new Exchange security features and more. You can download and install the update if you’ve received the notification of force-check for updates [...]
Motorola’s Cliq 2 is a decent mid-range Android messaging phone on T-Mobile. We generally liked the phone’s design, and found its MotoBlur implementation made it a snap to use for social networking, but where underwhelmed with the Cliq 2’s performance. With a 1GHz CPU, it seemed like it should have been a little more spry than we found it to be. Motorola’s announced an upcoming update for the Cliq 2 that may go some way to addressing that issue, and it wants your help testing it; the company’s asked for 200 volunteers to give the smartphone’s 1.1.30 [...]
The Motorola Cliq 2 is one of the newest members in the T-Mobile Android 2.2 line. The Cliq 2 features a unique honeycomb designed full QWERTY keyboard. The MotoBlur user interface will appeal to the social networking addict by simplifying ways to update status and share media. In this review we will cover the hardware, software and overall experience that the Cliq 2 has to offer. Read on to learn more.
Although the review unit that we received was previously opened, the box states on the side that it comes with a microUSB charging/sync cable, a wall [...]
In this video we go through the software of the Motorola Cliq 2 on T-Mobiles network. The device is running Android 2.2 with the MotorBlur user interface.
Like many other recent Motorola Androids the Cliq 2 has many applications that allow the sharing of files and media over a Wi-Fi connection. Not only does the device have a program to play media over a DLNA server, but also has the ability to share media from the Cliq 2 to be played on other network connected computers, game consoles, and even other mobile devices. The Phone Portal app allows the Cliq 2 to be [...]
Many hardware vendors customize their phones, deviating from the stock “Google experience” like you’ll find on the “Nexus” phones. They replace the launcher, apps, and various other components to differentiate their phones from other Android-powered devices. Motorola’s “customizations” make up the what they call “Motoblur” and are most noticeable on the home screen with its dialer, app drawer, and contacts buttons. Motoblur also adds a collection of proprietary widgets, many of which can be conveniently resized.
In this video we demonstrate the hardware of the Motorola Cliq 2 running on T-Mobile’s network. The Android 2.2 powered device is packing some pretty good hardware. The screen is a 3.7 FWVGA glass capacitive multitouch with the standard capacitive Android buttons on the bottom. The most unique feature is the hexagon shaped keys on the full QWERTY keyboard.
The device has the standard radios built-in to operate on T-Mobile’s 3G network. Unfortunately the Cliq 2 does not have the HSPA+ that many of their other Android flagship devices have. One surprising [...]
In this video we unbox the T-Mobile Motorola Cliq 2 with its unique hexagon QWERTY keyboard. Powered by a 1 GHz processor combined with a clean build of MotoBlur and Android 2.2 make the Cliq 2 a great successor to the original Motorola Cliq.
Although our demo unit was previously open, the new device box should include the Cliq 2, a wired headset, 2GB microSD card, microUSB sync/charging cable, and wall charger. Stay tuned for the hardware and software tours coming up next.
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Android still doesn’t have a decent music player. The player that comes with Android pretty much just plays music, which may be okay for some, but leaves many being tempted to jump to the Apple side of the fence.
You’re not alone, Motorola feels your pain, and has come up with a pretty nice looking Music Player app. Unfortunately, you’ve got to have a Motorola device to get it through legitimate channels. For those of you who don’t care about that sort of stuff — and can [...]