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Motorola Mobility and T-Mobile Announce Motorola CLIQ 2™

Jan 05, 2011 (06:01 PM EST)
URL: http://www.techweb.com/show-press-release/X823281/motorola-mobility-and-t-mobile-announce-motorola-cliq-2.html

With advanced corporate features for work, and social and entertainment capabilities for play, CLIQ 2 is designed to help users never miss a moment

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CES -- Motorola Mobility, Inc., (NYSE: MMI), and T-Mobile USA today announced the upcoming availability of Motorola CLIQ 2™ with MOTOBLUR, a 3.7-inch touch-screen smartphone with a slide-out keypad that allows users to play hard and work hard. CLIQ 2 is the latest example of the powerful devices you can expect from Motorola that combine Android software and MOTOBLUR social connectivity, with the addition of new business-ready functionality.

"Smartphone users are constantly looking for a device that suits all of their needs, whether they're in the office or at home with their families.  CLIQ 2 is what these consumers are looking for, delivering on what it means to truly stay connected on their terms," said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president, portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility, Inc. "With business-ready features and robust entertainment options, CLIQ 2 users will be able to make the most of every moment."

CLIQ 2 is a 3G smartphone that benefits from faster speeds at no additional cost on the T-Mobile 4G network.* Paired with an ultra-fast 1GHz processor, CLIQ 2 is designed to keep up with the busiest careers and social lives. An intelligently designed slide-out keypad shortens the distance between keys and increases key size for fast text entry. Wi-Fi calling capabilities enable users to make calls over work or home wireless networks. CLIQ 2 helps users stay connected to their home, work and weekend lives. In addition, it helps manage them with three sets of customizable home screens that provide access to the applications, shortcuts and widgets they want, when they need them.

"We are excited to build upon the success of the original CLIQ, bringing the powerful combination of Android and social connectivity to our customers," said Paul Cole, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. "With the addition of new business-ready features, the Motorola CLIQ 2 offers peace of mind with the ability to balance home and work life."  

Powered by Android 2.2, users will experience rich web content with Adobe® Flash® Player.  Combined with easy access to more than 100,000 applications and games from Android Market™, the latest movie hits from the pre-loaded BLOCKBUSTER® ONDEMAND application, and favorite reads via the pre-loaded Amazon Kindle application, users can turn CLIQ 2 into an entertainment hub.  CLIQ 2's high-resolution 3.7–inch touch-screen display stretches from edge-to-edge to maximize media playback and web browsing. Share media on an even larger screen, as CLIQ 2 is DLNA-enabled, allowing users to stream and share content on other DLNA-enabled devices. In addition, customers can easily frame the moments captured on CLIQ 2 with the Print to Retail feature, which allows copies to be made at a local photo retailer.  

For busy professionals, CLIQ 2 offers serious business functionality.  Stay on time with robust calendar capabilities, which include the ability to propose new meeting times, reply and reply-all to groups, forward meeting notices and even check meeting participant availability. Stay connected with co-workers through the corporate directory, or network after hours by importing LinkedIn connections into the contact list. Users can work remotely on CLIQ 2 using Quickoffice® to view and edit important documents right on their phones.  Even connect a laptop or other device to the Internet using CLIQ 2 as a 3G mobile hotspot or through Wi-Fi Sharing. Plus, IT departments will rest easy with advanced security features like remote locate and SD card wipe. Additional security features such as device and SD card encryption are expected to be available in early 2011.

CLIQ 2 also provides a helping hand with communication overload. MOTOBLUR helps manage email and social networking services right from the home screen without separately accessing Facebook® and Twitter®, among others.  And, time won't be wasted because customizable filters allow consumers to control the types of messages and updates displayed in their home-screen widgets.

Availability

Offered in a titanium hue with a smoke gray finish, Motorola CLIQ 2 with MOTOBLUR will be available exclusively to T-Mobile USA customers on Jan. 19 at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and online at http://www.t-mobile.com/cliq2-android-phone.  To view images, please visit here.

About Motorola

Motorola Mobility, Inc. fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit www.motorola.com/mobility.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the third quarter of 2010, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group - 33.6 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world's most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Media Contacts:

Kristine Mulford

Motorola Mobility, Inc.

(224) 312-2995

Kristine.Mulford@motorola.com


T-Mobile USA Media Relations

(425) 378-4002

mediarelations@t-mobile.com



Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Use of device as a mobile hotspot requires a Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing rate plan.  Contact your service provider for details. Contact your service provider for details. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and MOTOBLUR are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC.  Android and Android Market are trademarks of Google Inc. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners © 2010 Motorola Mobility, Inc. All rights reserved.

* 4G speeds reached on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, not available everywhere; device peak capability is 10.1MBps

Forward-Looking Statements

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SOURCE Motorola Mobility, Inc.