Mobile phone maker Motorola will soon have on the market its first device running under Google's Android operating system, the Motorola Cliq. Available with T-Mobile starting with an undisclosed date in the fourth quarter, the Motorola Cliq comes packed with the phone maker's MotoBlur, as well as with a wide range of applications, which should make most Android fans out there rejoice.
According to a recent article on phandroid, Motorola Cliq should feature a multitude of applications that haven't been yet presented anywhere, along with those apps and services that are already known and which one expects to meet in any Android-powered device available on the shelves, such as Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, and more.
Thus, the piece on phandroid points towards a possible DIGG application for Motorola's handset, as well as towards Telenav Navigator (the navigation app already available for purchase on the Android Market), Mint (a software solution enabling users to keep track of their finances), and Yahoo Mail (which seems to be the only communications app available pre-loaded on the device). 6 “Lifestyle” apps should also be present on Motorola Cliq, it seems, including AskMen, Gawker, Gizmodo, IGN, Life Hacker and Rotten Tomatoes.
In case this pans out and the first Motorola Android phone comes pre-loaded with this entire pack of applications, those who will purchase the device will certainly enjoy a great experience. For what it's worth, the moment of truth shouldn't be too far into the future, as the handset has been already rumored to become available for pre-order starting with October 19. An official announcement on the exact availability of the device is expected any moment now, and it might also come along with more details on the features Cliq should include right out-of-the-box. Stay tuned to learn more details on this.
Motorola Cliq's Array of Apps Under Scope
Pre-order availability expected for October 19