May 4th, 2010

Rogers has officially launched its Social View line of Android phones, pooling the social-networking powers of several handsets that use consolidated info streams from the likes of Twitter and Facebook. The phones being promoted are the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, the oft-forgotten LG Eve, HTC Magic+, the Motorola Quench (better known as the CLIQ XT), and the upcoming Acer Liquid e.


The service isn’t its own set of applications, however. It instead is a larger branding that encompasses phones that already contain their own software such as Xperia’s Timespace, MOTOBLUR, and HTC Sense. Rogers is also offering data plans with “Unlimited Social Networking” along with the Social View promotion.

That’s not a bad selection of phones if you are looking for  a solid Android handset with some real social networking power. Does grouping all of these phones together into one category help? It might make describing the features a little confusing. I can imagine it now: “I thought this phone had Social View but all I see is MOTOBLUR!”

[via Rogers RedBoard]