Motorola has officially announced the CLIQ 2 at CES, and it will officially launch on January 19th 2011 with T-Mobile. Price will be $99.00 after rebate. This device seems to be aimed at business use as it includes several options to make it enterprise friendly unlike the former original CLIQ. Also, this device is considered to be a “middle market” type device, as you can see below in the specs, it gets fairly blown away by other smartphones announcements at CES like the Motorola Droid Bionic.
The Motorola CLIQ 2 will have the following features;
- Motoblur social connectivity
- Android 2.2
- an “ultra-fast” 1GHz processor
- a 3.7″ display
- 5 MP camera with LED flash
- Wi-Fi calling
- DLNA-enabled, allowing users to stream and share content on other DLNA-enabled devices.
- Business-oriented features like LinkedIn integration, Quickoffice, Froyo’s enterprise security features such as remote locate and SD card wipe.
- Device and SD card encryption are expected to be available in early 2011.
Check out the video below for a walkthrough.
A couple days ago we reported that you could find the Droid 2 Global available for pre-order on Verizon’s website, and it looks like those who ordered one are already starting to receive them! Talk about fast shipping! For any who haven’t seen, Motorola has released a video announcing the Droid 2 Global here.
The Droid 2 Global has several features which put it above many other smartphones on the market such as;
- 1.2GHz CPU
- 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
- mobile hot spot capabilities
- up to 40GB of storage
- SIM card included and pre-installed
- International chargers also included
- 8GB SD card included
- VPN app pre-installed
- SIM Manager pre-installed
- Keyboard flatter than original D2
You can check out a gallery of photos showing the Droid 2 Global being un-boxed at the link below.
As most people have heard today, Samsung has announced the Samsung Continuum Android smartphone to be launched through Verizon Wireless. The announcement came at the Samsung Event in NYC earlier this evening, and attendees were given an opportunity to get their hands on the device, and get us some details.
The Continuum is the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy S family of devices, sporting a sleek gloss black casing, with a 3.4 inch Super AMOLED screen, 1 GHz processor, and Android 2.1. I know, I know…why didn’t they launch with Froyo? They did state the Continuum will be updated soon.
Pics and Video below…
Add Walgreens to the latest to offer tablets at a ridiculously cheap price. In fact, based on user feedback, you’d be better off grabbing one of these for an eBook reader, cause the price at Walgreens online is only $99 US!
The tablet is the Maylong M-150 running Android 1.6. Users have reported that shipping is about 2-5 business days, and for the price, it’s worth every penny. I mean, what can you really expect for a 7 inch tablet?
Check out more below…
T-Mobile Comet (Huawei Ideos) is making its debut on November 3rd at T-Mobile sporting Android 2.2, and it looks pretty sweet for a small form factor! It just may even fit in those slimtight Emo jeans you can’t let go of!
The Comet comes complete with a 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3 megapixel camera and swype keyboard functionality.
The good chaps over at carrypad.com got their hands on a new Samsung Galaxy tab from Techdepot, and they’ve decided to share the exciting experience of unboxing it with all of us blokes.
Watch the unveiling below
With so much buzz about the Galaxy S and with a new Droid phone coming out every other week, it’s easy to forget that there are other Android phones out there.
One of those phones hasn’t gotten much buzz around the web is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. The X10 has a pretty stout spec list:
- 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
- 4in TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen
- 480 x 854 screen resolution
- 8.1 MP Camera with LED flash
- 1GB built in memory
Not to shabby eh? Hardware-wise, this phone is neck and neck with the latest and greatest Android phones that are currently available. But with all good, there must be some bad and in this case, that bad is the fact that this sexy-hardware phone is packing old-school Android 1.6. I know, I can hear your sighs and mutterings of “WTF” from here, I’m muttering that too. Sony Ericsson knows this and have said that the X10 will be getting some 2.1 goodness (I know, not 2.2, again “WTF”) in Q3 (or Q4 depending on your market) of this year.
Here it is folks, the one you’ve all (Sprint customers) have been waiting for, the Samsung Epic 4G. This is number three out of four of the Samsung’s Galaxy S phones, the other two being the AT&T Captivate and the T-Mobile Vibrant. The fourth US-Galaxy S phone will be the Verizon Fascinate, but not much has been said about the device.
Unlike the Captivate and Vibrant, which are truly the same phone with different shells, the Epic 4G does sport a few features that the others don’t:
Now that the Droid 2 is upon us, reviews and unboxing reports are trickling in from across the Web. The original Droid is one of the most successful Android devices of all time, and is largely responsible for putting Motorola’s phone division back on the map. Motorola and Big Red have a lot riding on this phone, so how does it stack up against its older brother? Boy Genius Report has their take on it, and let’s just say, they’re less impressed than they were hoping:
- The handset unfortunately feels a little bit cheaper than the original. It creaks along the sides a bit, and we’re not in love with the design identity of the phone. It’s almost like Motorola went backwards when trying to make the device have a bit more mass-market appeal with the chrome, blue color scheme, and now more rounded design — feels like their vision wasn’t carried all the way through.
- The keyboard is slightly more pronounced now (the middle of each key is domed), but we have to say, it’s not the update we hoped it would be. Comparing it to the old, flat keyboard, we’re not sure what we’d pick. You can feel each key more on the new keyboard, but we’re not sure if that let’s you type any faster.
- The screen is solid — seems identical to the original DROID.
- Android 2.2 doesn’t really feel like Android 2.2 since it’s been BLUR’d and MOTO’d. We’d have loved this to be a stock Android 2.2 handset. This is basically a DROID X in a different form factor.
- All in all seems solid, and a great product refresh, though we do wish that Motorola would have pushed the bar a tad bit higher.
In essence, it seems the Droid 2 is more of a slight upgrade than a full-blown overhaul. Probably the biggest surprise is the disappearance of vanilla Android, which became a mainstay of the original and has been replaced by the often loathed Motoblur. To those of you who have a shiny new Droid 2 in your hands, tell us what you think of Motorola’s latest. Also, be sure to check out the source link below for an unboxing photo gallery.
Even though the T-Mobile Vibrant launched a few days ago, we’re still going to go through our usual unboxing and reviewing process, that way you know what you’re getting before you get it.
Much like its near-identical brother the Captivate, the Vibrant comes in a very sturdy (and more attractive in my opinion) package: