It looks like Motorola may have been hiding a lot of the Motorola CLIQ goodness from us but after some snooping I found they slipped some stuff right under our nose! Take a look at this CLIQ Applications page on Motorola.com!
According to this page, all the apps listed here come “Pre-loaded and ready to use” – and there are a LOT of interesting inclusions in the mix:
- DIGG – An Official Digg Android Application? That would be pretty awesome indeed!
- Telenav Navigator is a Turn-By-Turn Navigation application that is currently available for purchase on Android Market. If it comes pre-loaded on the CLIQ and “ready to use” I can only imagine it is T-Mobile’s answer to the likes of VZNavigator and Sprint Navigation, the latter of which is powered by Telenav!
- Mint – this desktop software helps you keep track of your finances much like Quicken.com. All of my Googling led me to enthusiastic Mint users who were distraught there was no Android support… there soon will be! Mint started polling their forum visitors in February about which platform they’d like to see an app for. The poll still isn’t closed and it got a vote as recent as last week… but guess who is winning 7 months later? Android.
- Yahoo Mail – I just thought it was interesting they included this as the only “communications” app that is pre-loaded. Is this custom built by Yahoo as an Official Android App with a bunch of additional built-in features? If so that would be pretty cool and funny/ironic at the same time.
The other interesting thing I found was the addition of 6 “Lifestyle” Apps:
- Life Hacker
- Rotten Tomatoes
I’m AMAZED this news hasn’t been reported elsewhere yet… unless Motorola is building applications FOR these companies you would think Gizmodo would know they have their own Official Android Application launching pre-loaded on the Motorola CLIQ and say something about it? Do they not know? Were they waiting for launch day? Their sister sites Gawker and LifeHacker make that list as well (provoking the heart nick denton).
By the way, if you look at the corresponding page for the Motorola DEXT you’ll find much of the applications overlap but there are some significant differences. For one, Digg, Telenav and Mint aren’t included and there are some additions and swaps for news souces, lifestyle blogs and such.
And also 1 + 1 =2
UPDATE: Check out the first comment on this post. We looked it up and he wasn’t lying… comment 32 on the Live Blog he asks about Telenav inclusion. Looks like we need to keep our eyes close to the comments – you folks are sharp :)
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