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Motorola CLIQ MB200 T-Mobile Cell Phone Black

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 7 inches, 4 inches, 3 inches
  • Weight: 1 pounds
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Product Description

Product Description

Compatible Model with T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ mb200 GSM Cell Phone

The CLIQ 3G-enabled touchscreen phone for T-Mobile, is Motorola's first Android-powered device, and the first to feature the innovative MOTOBLUR overlay to the Android OS, which manages and integrates e-mail and social networking activity including Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. In addition to a brightly colorful 3.5-inch touchscreen, the Motorola CLIQ also offers a side sliding full QWERTY keyboard for quick typing of tweets, status updates, and e-mail.

The first phone with MOTOBLUR, the CLIQ automatically delivers your messages, contacts, e-mail, updates and photos from social sites, and more--right to your home screen.

Powered by the Android OS, you can customize your Motorola CLIQ with thousands of apps available via the Android Market.
With integrated Google technology, the Motorola CLIQ brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions of people use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, YouTube and Picasa. CLIQ also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail.

Enabled for T-Mobile's high-speed 3G network, the CLIQ offers fast data delivery and an enhanced Web-browsing experience that lets you connect quickly to social networking sites. The CLIQ offers GPS location services for turn-by-turn directions using Google Maps and Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and business networks as well as hotspots while on the go. Other features include a 5-megapixel camera for still photos and video capture, Bluetooth for both hands-free communication and stereo music streaming, a digital audio player, an included 2 GB microSD memory card, and up to 6 hours of talk time.

Key Features

  • Powered by the Android operating system with deep integration of Google services and access to thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market. (Learn more)
  • Innovative widget-based MOTOBLUR overlay to Android automatically delivers Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, and work and personal e-mail updates to the home screen in easy-to-view streams so there is no need to open and close different mobile applications. (Learn more)
  • Update Facebook, MySpace and Twitter at once instead of opening individual apps with MOTOBLUR as well as upload your photos to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa and Photobucket.
  • MOTOBLUR continuously displays your friends' latest profile pics as part of your texts, calls, e-mails and address book
  • View your friends your way: MOTOBLUR lets you view friends from A to Z, by contact history or in groups you make yourself.
  • Customize your home screen with your favorite widgets and short cuts
  • Your information is continuously updated and backed up into a secure environment, so you're connected and protected even if you lose your phone.
  • Fast 3G connectivity via T-Mobile's HSDPA/UMTS network. (1700/2100 MHz bands, UMTS/HSDPA; see more about T-Mobile's 3G service below)
  • Quad-band GSM phone for good global voice connectivity. (850/900/1800/1900 MHz bands)
  • Built-in GPS with turn-by-turn directions provided by Google Maps and other third-party apps (for real-time directions). With Google Maps, you can instantly view maps and satellite imagery, as well as find local business. And Google Maps Street View enables you to explore cities at street-level virtually while on the go. If your phone's missing in action, log into My MOTOBLUR to track it down with GPS.
  • 3.1-inch touchscreen display (320 x 480 pixels, 262K color depth)
  • Full slide-out QWERTY keyboard with familiar layout lets you type messages easily without scrolling for the letter you want.
  • 5-megapixel autofocus camera/camcorder for sharing images online and creating high-quality prints. Features include digital zoom, multiple white balance settings and color effects, three quality choices, and editing options for both still photos and video.
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.0) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB (2 GB card included).
  • Multi-format digital audio player with dedicated Amazon MP3 Store app for over-the-air downloads.
  • YouTube app for streaming video over 3G and Wi-Fi connections.
  • Real HTML Web browsing provides more pages and better Web content delivered efficiently to your phone.
  • Visual Voice-mail allows you to listen to your voice-mail messages in any order, respond in one click and easily manage your inbox without ever dialing in to the network.
  • Voice-activated dialing lets you call someone with simple voice commands when your hands are busy
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
  • Speakerphone

Vital Statistics
The Motorola CLIQ weighs 4.9 ounces and measures 4.5 x 2.3 x 0.61 inches. Its 1420 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 324 hours (13.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G network (1700/2100 MHz).

T-Mobile Services

  • High-speed data connectivity via T-Mobile's 3G network: In addition to its quad-band GSM connectivity, this phone is also compatible with T-Mobile's UMTS/HSDPA 3G network, which operates on the 1700/2100 MHz AWS spectrum. This phone is designed to automatically connect to the best available network (3G or GSM/GPRS/EDGE) to provide faster data speeds when accessing the Web.

    In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the via T-Mobile's EDGE network (which stands for "Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution"). This high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

    While this phone is optimized for use with T-Mobile's high-speed 3G network, many of its functions will also work well on the moderate-speed EDGE network. If you plan to access the Internet extensively on your phone, 3G network coverage may serve you best.

    Activities that work well on EDGE or 3G networks:

    • Email, instant messaging, and texting
    • Downloading ringtones, CallerTunes, wallpaper, light data files
    • Sending photographs via e-mail or picture messaging

    Activities that work best on a 3G network:

    • Viewing content-heavy websites (lots of images or videos playing)
    • Viewing YouTube and other video files (they will play on EDGE, but require loading time)
    • Uploading large files (photos, videos, presentations) to sharing websites
    • Downloading large files from an e-mail or a website

    T-Mobile's 3G network is currently available in 222 cities nationwide and covers more than 160 million people. By the end of 2009, T-Mobile USA expects its 3G network to be available to approximately 200 million people across the U.S.

Android Power

The Power of Android and MOTOBLUR

The Motorola CLIQ runs the Android operating system, which provides easy access to a wide assortment of messaging tools and Google apps. With Android, you're able to richly personalize the entire theme of the Motorola CLIQ with new widgets, icons and wallpapers--which can be added directly on the home screen--in order to truly make it your own.

Developed by Motorola, MOTOBLUR is an innovative solution that manages and integrates communications--from work e-mail to social networking activity--on your CLIQ. Updates to contacts, posts, messages, photos and more are streamed together and synced from sources including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, and work and personal e-mail. MOTOBLUR automatically delivers these updates to the home screen in easy-to-view streams so there is no need to open and close different mobile applications to keep up with the latest content.

CLIQ also features multitasking capabilities and one-touch access to the Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, YouTube and Picasa. Easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts is supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. e-mail and contacts are also supported by Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, and other POP3 and IMAP e-mail services. It also combines instant messaging support for Google Talk, as well as AOL, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.

The app screen.

All your messaging in one place.

Contacts with recent status updates.

Additionally, the Android Market hosts a wide variety of unique applications, and with the Motorola CLIQ's one-click access to it you can find and download a wide range of innovative software applications--from games to social networking and on-the-go shopping--to personalize your phone. Here's a sampling of just some of the available applications:

  • Sherpa, created by Geodelic, learns a person's likes and dislikes through behavior and user feedback, prioritizing recommended retailers, restaurants and attractions. Sherpa features a learning machine that automatically customizes itself to the user's preferences.
  • imeem Mobile streams music customized to your tastes, recommending new songs and artists based on which songs you identify as your favorites.
  • WorldTour puts live webcams from around the world onto your home screen.
  • Phonebook offers an upgraded, more personalized phonebook for Android.
  • FreshFace is a theme engine to further customize your phone.
  • Movies by Flixster takes the aspect of movie reviews to the next level. Through integration with Facebook, you can find friends who also want to see that movie or read reviews from friends who have already seen it.

The Motorola CLIQ is pre-loaded with the Android 1.5 (Cupcake) operating system update, which includes the following improvements:

  • Easy upload of photos to Picasa and videos to YouTube
  • Spanish language support
  • Edit multiple messages in Gmail
  • Faster My Location acquisition in Google Maps
  • Faster web browsing with smoother page scrolling
  • Improved camera with faster start-up and image capture
  • In-call keypad timeout to eliminate face dialing

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 3 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • ASIN: B002TX754K
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

The best review from a former iPhone and Blackberry user.

I have been in love with the G1 since it came out a year ago, but I couldn't get over that ugly chin sticking out! I was beyond ecstatic when the MyTouch 3G was released, but after playing with the device for 3 hours I realized what a piece of crap it was and returned it. The screen wasn't that big and it made texting and instant messaging a living nightmare. In addition to that, the phone was not multi-touch capable, so if you're a fast texter and really quick with the emails then the MyTouch 3G is not for you. The virtual keyboard could only handle one letter at a time and I found myself hitting the wrong letters on so many occasions. I would hit a letter and the phone would pick up the surroundings letter. This really is ashame because the thirty-five dollar data plan is mandatory and its travesty that one can't even use it to the best of their ability. The lack of a keyboard also made the MyTouch 3G a big downer. Anyway, I digress.

Now, let's get to the Motorola Cliq. This phone is everything that the G1 and MyTouch 3G should have been, but better. This device doesn't come with Eclair (Android OS 2.0), but it functions just fine. Hopefully a mandatory upgrade will be made available to all Android users soon. This is a great PDA smart phone for anyone who is heavy into texting, emailing, and surfing the web. It's a full featured phone, but at the same time it's nothing groundbreaking. There is definitely some acclimation when it comes to the Cliq because I am so use to my Blackberry 8900 and I think its one of the best built devices with a very responsive well built OS.
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I had been using the Motorola Cliq since a week after its release. I think it is a great smartphone. The touchscreen is large and easy to read, even in bright sunlight. The sound quality is great and reception is good too; I have not experienced any drop calls. The phone is on the heavier side. The weight actually gives the phone a solid feel, but I am suprised the battery cover is a very thin plastic piece. I am happy the phone uses a 3.5mm headset jack. I like the slide out keyboard; since I do a lot of texting, this is a big plus. The keyboard is very usable; it isn't as good as the keys on the Motorola Q9, but still offers a good feel. I have read posts questioning the navigation key on left side of the keyboard. I actually like using the navigation key; I find it easier than using the touchscreen. Placing on a hard gel phone cover did reduce the space between the top row of keys and the slide back screen. The 5 megapixal camera is great; the lack of a flash for the camera is a surprise.

The customizable home screen is great. I can rearrange, add or delete icons on the screen to my preference. The ability to use music from my file as ringtone is another plus. I found some Android applications to be very useful. Hopefully as time goes by, there will be more applications. The phone comes with many applications such as Google Map, GPS, AccuWeather, Amazon Music Store and Shazam. The Motoblur is something I don't use much of. If you are into the social networking sites, this is something for you.

The main drawback to the phone is the battery life. With Motoblur (Facebook, MySpace), gps, emails, widgets; the battery life is extremely short. I ended up shut off most networking applicatons to avoid charging my phone daily.
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This is my first Android phone, being a Blackberry user for years. I really wanted to like the phone because it is not an iPhone (monopolized closed system), more fun than the Blackberry (wide choice of applications, widgets, nice screen), etc. Right after getting the phone, I was able to install a golf gps app, shopping app, unit converter, multiple games, setup all my emails, etc. In fact, I was even able to download the Pinyin IME (for chinese character input), which worked fairly well.

Some of the phone features are very nice - going to the contacts app you can see 'history' of your contacts, which includes emails from them. However, phone dialer using the contact/address book is not convenient - if you have a large contact database (I have hundreds of contacts), you have to scroll thru them or slide out the keyboard to do a search. Without sliding out the keyboard, there's no quick access to contacts such as typing in the first few letters of their name (Blackberry wins here).

Then the bad news came...bad battery life means turning off most apps and 3G, running the phone on the slower EDGE network. In fact, the phone had a hard time getting thru 18 holes of golf (tried to use the golf gps app). Turning all this stuff off means losing a lot of the 'fun' factor of the phone, and not having the advantage of the faster 3G. Still, with a lot of widgets turned off and running in 2G mode, I was able to get about 1-1/2 day use before needing to recharge the phone.

Other cons: GPS lock was real slow, and for gaming the touch screen was not always responsive or accurate.

The real deal killer was Tmobile.
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