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Motorola Cliq 2 Walkthrough — The Next Take on the Phone that Launched MotoBlur [Video]

While the Motorola XOOM, Atrix 4G, and Droid Bionic stole the show at tonight’s CES 2011 Verizon press conference, the unsung hero is perhaps the next version of the phone that heralded in the era of MotoBlur. That would be the Motorola Cliq, and this is the Motorola CLIQ 2. With an enhanced keyboard, 3.7-inch screen, and 1GHz processor the Cliq 2 takes some serious steps at being more than just a phone for the socially aware. New emphasis on business use and multiple profiles for separating your work and home life add a layer to the Cliq 2 that make it one to not overlook. Get your own look in the walkthrough below.

Continue reading on the Motorola CLIQ 2 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • http://www.mensahwatts.com MensahWatts

    Boy of all the bad crap that was said about the first one, one can only wonder if this one will sell at all

  • Ace Curry

    1GHz processor, 3.7″ screen. Looks like an attempt at redemption for the destroyed Cliq name.

  • Keller

    You mean Atrix “4g”, bitch

  • Joe

    What the hell?

    Phandroid.com clearly knows that almost all of its readers totally hate the cliq. Why are they trying to claim this is a great phone???

    The Cliq was a total piece of shit and Motorola treated us users like shit. I will never buy the Cliq 2 nor any other Motorola phone.

  • J. Wise.

    Well, of all those that hate the Cliq, my mom loves it.

    Hopefully I can get one of these and show her what a true Android is supposed to be like. (With a large screen and 1Ghz processor that is!)

  • Ace Curry

    Thats true Joe, its probably going to be stuck on 2.2 for over a year before Gingerbread like the Cliq was stuck on Cupcake.

  • Cody

    Moto’s UI is still horrible, aside from their awful UI they have a terrible rep for non high-end smart phones.

  • EB

    Big heaping pile of junk!! Does it require Blur again too? BLA!!!!

  • Blest

    Hell no. Motorola screwed the pooch with the first cliq. Theyre in the boat with Samsung as far as updates. Beat it Cliq2

  • Chris

    That’s a funky keyboard.

  • Hobok

    I’m with Joe. Motorola has lost me as a customer quite possibly forever. After having to deal with Cliq 2.1 issues only to find the test version was the final build I’ve lost all faith in Motorola.

    The RAZR was awesome, the RAZR 2 was ok but needed work, but the Cliq was just an abomination. Great hardware is reduced to nothing if it has garbage software on it.

  • Caset

    As a cliq owner I look at this phone with nothing but discust. Done. No more posts about this phone unless it can remotely control a spaceship.

  • Reap

    it’s worse than an Epic Fail, it’s a MotoFail

  • Noriega713

    I was never a brand fan boy, sure I had G1 which was a great phone but then it got stolen so I was forced to buy a new one. I was about to get the Behold 2 but held out for a phone with a physical keyboard and BAA got the cliq instead…MAN those two phones sucked especially the UI on both of them. Now I got the G2 and LOVE IT! HTC FTW!!!

  • Ace Curry

    Lol watch it be the first to get Ice Cream (or whatever I is)

  • T-Mobile WTF!

    Wait hold on PAUSE! WTF is up wit the Cliq 2. T-Mobile is behind once again. They’re not trying hard enough. They should have told Motorola “we don’t want this bull shit, we want to deliver. Give us wat u gave AT&T & Verizon or no deal”. I mean WTF they didn’t even include 4G, bad enough they added MotoBlur on it. Like sometimes I think the president of T-Mobile should jus resign n let somebody else take a shot at it! LIKE FAREAL! Okay they did good wit The G2 & MyTouch 4G but come on keep it rollin don’t jus take 10 steps forward and 9 steps back. And they didn’t even include a Front Facing Camera or nothin! WTF! They didn’t even include a Dual-Core Ugh sometimes I wish I can jus directly tell the president of T-Mobile go SIT DA FUCK IN YA CORNER N LET ME DO WATS BEST FOR THIS COMPANY OKAY! TUAH I’M PISSED AND IM DAMN SURE NOT IMPRESSED! T-MOBILE IF YOUR GOING TO DO A JOB DONT JUS HIT 75%, MAX OUT AT 100%. N ONCE THEY FALL IN DEAD LAST PLACE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT IM SWITCHING TO ONE OF THE BIG BOYS UGH I MEAN MA T-MOBILE SERVICE IS GREAT BUT MY INTERNET STOPS WORKING.

  • T-Mobile WTF!

    Wait hold on PAUSE! WTF is up wit the Cliq 2. T-Mobile is behind once again. They’re not trying hard enough. They should have told Motorola “we don’t want this bull shit, we want to deliver. Give us wat u gave AT&T & Verizon or no deal”. I mean WTF they didn’t even include 4G, bad enough they added MotoBlur on it. Like sometimes I think the president of T-Mobile should jus resign n let somebody else take a shot at it! LIKE FAREAL! Okay they did good wit The G2 & MyTouch 4G but come on keep it rollin don’t jus take 10 steps forward and 9 steps back. And they didn’t even include a Front Facing Camera or nothin! WTF! They didn’t even include a Dual-Core Ugh sometimes I wish I can jus directly tell the president of T-Mobile go SIT DA FUCK IN YA CORNER N LET ME DO WATS BEST FOR THIS COMPANY OKAY! TUAH I’M PISSED AND IM DAMN SURE NOT IMPRESSED! T-MOBILE IF YOUR GOING TO DO A JOB DONT JUS HIT 75%, MAX OUT AT 100%. N ONCE THEY FALL IN DEAD LAST PLACE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT IM SWITCHING TO ONE OF THE BIG BOYS UGH I MEAN MA T-MOBILE SERVICE IS GREAT BUT MY INTERNET STOPS WORKING. And I have a G2 n its great n fast

  • http://ADWheelerPhotography.com ADWheeler Photography

    Lol, if you buy a sh!tty cell phone its your own damn fault. Don’t blame the company.. No one twisted your arm.

  • what ajoke

    motofail

  • Franco

    Its specs are those of the Droid 2. This should be a solid phone world phone (suprised by WCDMA), with updates not far behind its Verizon brother.

    The honeycomb keyboard looks cool at first. I guess Motorola hadn’t realize honeycomb was for tablets. By my third glance kind of holoweenish, like a spiderweb.

    Blur looks like it is starting to shape up. Phone locate + remote wipe = score. I wish my Droid X had those features.

  • Leoone

    I agree with Joe, Blest and everyone else when I say that to me Motorola=PIECE OF SHIT products! Unless Jesus Himself came down from heaven and commanded me to buy anything Motorola I wouldn’t do it. Their phones suck ass and so do their blutooths, all of them! I hope this thing sells about as well as the Asus Garmin phone. Motorola and Samsung do such a piss poor job at updates for their phones. It doesn’t matter if its a high end phone or if its a mid-range phone. Odds are if you buy a phone from one of these 2 companies you’re FUBAR’d (Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition & yes that is a Tango & Cash movie reference ;-)

  • http://HowaboutupdatingtheoldFIRST Malk

    My wife is stuck with the CLIQ XT which still hasn’t been updated out of 1.6, I will think twice before getting a phone from them again.

  • lilafc

    You mean 1.5 …. The Cliq XT is STUCK on 1.5….you can’t even get 1.6 !

  • http://mdm-adph.blogspot.com mdmadph

    Impressive — they somehow managed to make the keyboard worse than on the original Cliq. Nice.

  • gilnino

    I never owned one but I knew a few poor souls who did. Back then I stayed with the trusty G1 til I got my G2. The only reason I can think of for the cliq 2 is maybe they have some faulty equipment around so instead of throwing it out why not make another cliq with it.

  • Roy

    The phone that launched motoblur and showed moto for the shower of useless idiots they are. As a dext user who has had to rely on modders to get something remotly useable after being lied to and abandoned by moto all I can say is do yourself a favour and buy something else, anything else but moto.

  • King of the Sea

    Awesome looking keyboard! If it’s as good as it looks, this might actually prevent me giving in and trading in my awful, awful hard-keyed-android for an iPhone…

  • Christopher

    @mdmadph : really? The Cliq keyboard is considered to be pretty good. As a matter of fact, the only saving grace for the Cliq really is the form factor and how it feels.

    But yes, anybody would be insane to think this will get past 2.2

  • NEWKIDONDABLOG

    FUCK ALL CLIQ’s!!!!

  • Jose

    Will this be running stock android or motoblur?

  • Roy

    @Jose: according to the video it will be running motobleugh.

    @mdmadph: I agree with Christopher the cliq/dext is a really nice phone to handle, nice keyboard best on any Android I’ve tried, pity it was saddled with motobleugh and made by moto.

    Watching the video the specs sound really good until you remember it’s a moto.

  • Pooch

    Isn’t there an article sayin honeycomb is gonna need a dual processor… so that means this aint gettin it

  • Denis

    I learned my lesson with the first cliq, motorola sucks! they finally got the update to 2.1 and it made my phone more slow than b4