Review: Motorola Cliq 2
The Cliq 2 supports the mono and stereo Bluetooth. I had no trouble pairing with either type of headset. Call quality through mono headsets was quite good. Bluetooth speakers worked well and sounded good, too. The Cliq 2 can also pass files around via Bluetooth, and I was able to do this with multiple devices with no problem.Clock
The Cliq 2 displays a huge digital clock on the home screen when the lock/power button is pressed. You can easily see it from an arm's length (indoors as well as out). This clock can be adjusted to a smaller digital format, as well as analog. Of course, users can also choose to download their own clock skins from the Android Market.GPS
The Cliq 2 has Google Maps and T-Mobile Navigator both on board. Google Maps continues to be an excellent free tool for voice-guided navigation. It is my go-to GPS app. The newer 3D point-of-view tools and offline capabilities really make Google Maps a great, free product. If you prefer T-Mobile Navigator and don't mind the $10 monthly fee, it also performs well. Both programs kept me on track from here to there.
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The Cliq 2 also includes the mobile hotspot feature. Turning it on converts the Cliq 2 from a smartphone to a MiFi-like Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five other devices, relying on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network to provide the main internet connection. Set up was a breeze. All I had to do was turn it on, set up a network name and password, and connect my laptop via Wi-Fi. I ran Speed Test on my laptop. The best it was able to get was 2.4Mbps, even though the device itself was pulling down 3.5Mbps. Even so, 2.4Mbps was certainly fast enough to take care of my email and browsing tasks.
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