New Motorola Cliq Aimed at Social Networks

MotorolaCliq.jpgStay in touch with your clique using the new Motorola Cliq.

The mobile-phone provider introduced its new Cliq, which is aimed at simplifying access to services such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, work and personal e-mail and LastFM.

The Cliq, which has a 3.1-inch touch screen and a slide-out keyboard, is based on Motorola’s Motoblur technology, which, in turn, is based on Google’s Android operating system.

The company said:

All conversation threads, friend updates, stories, links, photos and more are automatically delivered to live widgets on the home screen. There is no need to open and close different applications or menus. It’s all organized, streamed and delivered throughout the device in unexpected ways.

Motorola added that Motoblur keeps track of all contacts, which are automatically synced to the phone from personal and work e-mail, as well as social-network accounts, and it automatically updates any changes friends or contacts make to their information.

The company said its Cliq phone with Motoblur will be available in the fourth quarter, exclusively from T-Mobile USA. The New York Times added that Motorola will likely announce a second smartphone that will be compatible with Verizon Wireless.