January 6, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson
The original Motorola CLIQ, released early October 2009, was the first device to feature the company’s custom MotoBlur interface. Motorola and T-Mobile have now launched its successor, aptly titled CLIQ 2.
The device features some nice hardware improvements, such as a 1GHz processor, a 3.7-inch FWVGA (854×480) touchscreen, Wi-Fi calling and a hotspot for up to 5 devices. With all the dual-core CPUs, 1GHz processors seem to be the new choice for many mid-range handsets. The CLIQ 2 features profiles that allow you to easily switch between home and work setups, for example.
Motorola has also included an enhanced hardware QWERTY keyboard with a slightly deranged honeycomb/spider web design, that I’m not sure whether to love or hate. Engadget spent some time with the unit, and said regarding the keyboard: “it’s actually a bit more tactile, with domed soft rubber keys, and the hexagonal honeycomb arrangement felt refreshing compared to the some of the buttons we’re used to.”
The Motorola CLIQ 2 will hit T-Mobile shelves on January 19th.