Review: Motorola Cliq 2
The Cliq 2 doesn't differ much from any of the Motorola Blur phones that have shipped in recent months.
The Cliq 2 offers the fine Gmail application and a lesser, catch-all generic email app. The Gmail experience on Android continues to be the best way to interact with Gmail from a mobile device. As for the other email app, it can be used for Yahoo, Hotmail, AIM, Exchange and other POP3/IMAP4 accounts. It works fine, and alerts come in at a steady pace.
The SMS messaging application is the stock Android version, and offers threaded SMS and MMS conversations. Images and video appear in-line with text, making it easy to follow the natural progression of a conversation.
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The Cliq 2 offers two distinct instant messaging options. The first is Google's GTalk client. The other option bundles AIM, Yahoo IM, MySpace IM, and Windows Live into one app. I had no problems using it.
The universal messaging inbox Blur widget works in concert with the SMS app, Twitter DMs, and Facebook email. It collects the messages from all three types of communication and dumps them in one spot.
Speaking of social networking, it is a core part of Motoblur. Blur integrates Facebook, Twitter and MySpace into one portal and serves them up in widget form on the home screen. Users can post status updates, respond to messages, or just watch the conversation float on by. Alternately, the native Facebook, Twitter and MySpace apps are all robust and offer their own home screen widgets.
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The Cliq 2 follows the path set by the Cliq and the Cliq XT. It's a sideways slider with a 3.7-inch touch screen and a unique hexagonal keyboard design.
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