Tag - Cliq
Motorola may claim the title of the first with quad-core smartphones with two launches early next year. A solitary source claimed Friday that two phones, the Bullet and the Jet, would both use NVIDIA's Kal-El processor, often expected to get the Tegra 3 label. Either phone mentioned to Droid-Life would have at least 1GB of RAM, possibly up to 1.5GB, and would share NFC wireless as well as a new 12-megapixel camera.
Motorola at its CES event tonight unveiled three new devices beyond the Atrix 4G it showed this morning. The Bionic is Motorola's first LTE phone and can provide data up to 10 times faster than 3G hardware on at least Verizon's network. It runs the same NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chip as the Atrix 4G and includes its front camera for video chat, though it trades some of the RAM (down to a regular 512MB) for a larger 4.3-inch screen.
Motorola's upcoming Cliq 2 handset for T-Mobile has been spotted today in a leak that suggests it will be a major upgrade. A source for Cellphone Signal said the Cliq 2, sometimes called "Begonia," will be a high-end Android phone with a five-megapixel camera and possible calling over its 802.11n Wi-Fi. It may also permit WiFi VoIP calling. Like the original Cliq, the Cliq 2 will use a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, but here in a staggered honeycomb layout.
An as yet unconfirmed rumor on Tuesday night has pinpointed the T-Mobile launches of the Dell Streak 7 and possibly the unannounced Motorola Cliq 2. Both would reportedly ship on January 19 and might be unveiled at CES on January 6. The date is tentative even for the source and might change, TmoNews was told.
As expected, the long-awaited Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Cliq at T-Mobile has gone live. It needs to be downloaded manually from Motorola's website and isn't yet available as an over-the-air update. The process is a little more complicated and requires a number of steps, though it is detailed here.
Motorola has posted an Android software upgrade schedule on its support forums website detailing when users can expect to get their handsets freshened up. In the US, the Backflip is said to get the upgrade to Android 2.1 this summer, with the Cliq and Cliq XT getting it early in the fall or late in the summer, as it's currently undergoing testing. The Droid X will get the latest Android 2.2 software later this summer.
Several new Motorola handsets, the Quench XT3 and XT5, have surfaced in documents recently submitted to the FCC. Details for both devices remain slim, including the possible specs that differentiate each specific model. The current Quench is essentially an international release of the Cliq XT, a mid-range Android handset.
New information reveals some of the expected features of the Motorola Motus that is rumored to be coming to AT&T as the provider's first Android-powered handset. Some of the features and functions were covered before but have reportedly bee nconfirmed by an unnamed source with access to the device. The unique keyboard flips backwards to face the outside when the phone is closed. In the open position, the trackpad located on the underside of the keyboard lets users scroll on the screen.