BARCELONA, Spain--On Monday, Motorola introduced its eighth Google Android device, the Motorola Cliq XT/Quench, at Mobile World Congress 2010. In other parts of the world, the device will go by the name of Quench but in the States, it will be called the Cliq XT and will launch with T-Mobile in March.
As with the original Motorola Cliq, the Cliq XT will use Motoblur software and has a 3.1-inch, 320x480 touch screen with pinch-and-zoom capabilities. It also supports Swype technology, which allows you to enter text my dragging your fingers across the keyboard, rather than pecking at individual buttons.
Its features list is fairly standard for a smartphone for these days: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G. The Cliq XT also offers Adobe Flash Lite support and a 5-megapixel camera, as well as dual microphones and noise cancellation technology for better audio quality. The only downer, it seems, is it runs Android 1.5.
While the Cliq XT will launch next month, the Quench is expected to ship to other markets during early 2010. Pricing was not revealed at this time.