Motorola Cliq 2 Now Available On T-Mobile.com

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As expected, the Motorola Cliq 2 is now available from T-Mobile.com. Coming in at $99.99 after a $100 gift card, the Cliq 2 is Motorola’s next MotoBlur device on T-Mobile. It’s Motorola, it’s the Cliq 2, it has MotoBlur, interested?

You can check out some pics from our brief hands on at CES to get a good idea of the approximate size!

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  • Ako1pinoy

    After my first Cliq, i will NEVER again buy any Motorola phone. Still on Android 1.5.

    • MIKEEEEE

      why? update to 2.1 has been available for a couple of months.

      if this dropped b/4 my DEFY, would have gotten it instead,

      moto has the best cellular radio for grabbing signals.

      my CLIQ is my spare phone now.

    • Jyoung1685

      2.1 has been out a couple of months now for our phones, but I too will never by a cliq again.

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      you should download the 2.1 update…

  • Kristsinferno

    I continue to be disappointed by Tmo’s Android offerings. I really hope they get at lease ONE amazing phone in the next 6 months…

    • Eleni

      True that. I just bought an HD2 to put Android on just to hold me over until I find out what they’re going to be releasing. If there’s nothing good, this summer I am going to switch to Verizon.

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      I wish they had more phones with keyboards. Right now there’s only the G2, CLIQ2, and 3G slide (outdated). So really the only two new phones with keyboards are the G2 and the CLIQ2. Not much to choose from.

  • Jeremiah

    Why would someone get this over the G2 when the latter has stock Android and is FREE?

    • OneManGang

      One reason is that the G2 has some serious issues with dropping internet connections. When tethered I could barley use Netflix because it kept dropping the signal. Once I tethered my MT4G I watched a whole movie and never lost the signal. Dont know about the Cliq 2 and internet connections, but when I had my Cliq it never gave me any problems, also motorola might have weakness in the software department, but their hardware is pretty soild, I liked my Cliq because it was built like a tank.

      • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

        I dropped my CLIQ several times not in a case without any repercussions. I agree on the tank comment.

    • OneManGang

      One reason is that the G2 has some serious issues with dropping internet connections. When tethered I could barley use Netflix because it kept dropping the signal. Once I tethered my MT4G I watched a whole movie and never lost the signal. Dont know about the Cliq 2 and internet connections, but when I had my Cliq it never gave me any problems, also motorola might have weakness in the software department, but their hardware is pretty soild, I liked my Cliq because it was built like a tank.

    • Anonymous

      It won’t always be free… But the G2 is definently a better option unless you just love SocioBlur.

    • Anonymous

      It won’t always be free… But the G2 is definently a better option unless you just love SocioBlur.

    • Anonymous

      That is exactly what I did. Yesterday, when I saw the G2 for free, I really debated about getting that or the Cliq 2. I was hesitant about getting the G2 because of the Z-hinge. I know that the Z-hinge feels good, but I have 2 toddlers that I would like to show movies to and pay games with on my G2. I’m sure if they both grabbed that phone at the same time and twisted, the hinge would be busted. Also, there isn’t any direction keys on the G2 and there are some on the Cliq 2.

      However, the G2 ultimately won out because I would like to get the latest and greatest versions of Android in a reasonable time frame. With Motorola’s record, The Cliq 2 probably won’t get 2.3 until January of next year. By then, there will be 2 newer revisions out and the Cliq won’t ever see those updates without getting rooted.

      BTW, Customer Loyalty is awesome! I’ve been with T-mobile for ~8 years. I called because I was doing the upgrade using my wife’s line (we became out of sync with our upgrades), but the data plan had to be put on that line. Customer Loyalty just set my line so that I would qualify for the full upgrade. My wife’s line is still eligible for a full upgrade also. T-mobile Customer Loyalty FTW!!!

      • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

        I am going for the CLIQ2 because of the hinge and because I don’t like the G2 keyboard.

      • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

        I am going for the CLIQ2 because of the hinge and because I don’t like the G2 keyboard.

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      the keyboard and hinge things suck. AND some of us are not on a contract plan. I am on a non-contract plan and I like it.

  • Anonymous

    The Defy and Cliq 2 both at $99 is a pretty good move by T-Mobile. But why they think nobody wants a Droid X is beyond me.

  • Which way is Up?

    respectable hardware, silly design though…

  • Anonymous

    “It’s Motorola, it’s the Cliq 2, it has MotoBlur, interested?” LOL unenthused a bit?

  • iceman

    I can’t believe they wasted time to make a second one. I owned the first one and hated it more as time went on. As of now I have a mytouch slide and I can already say that my slide is better than this piece of sh$t!

    • Anonymous

      Sure, you can say it.

    • Anonymous

      Couldn’t agree more. I got my Slide in July, finally dumping that POS Cliq.

      And, definitely unlike the Cliq (though it did get rooted), the Slide gets mad Dev love: I’m running Cyanogenmod 7 with Gingerbread as my daily driver!

    • Anonymous

      Couldn’t agree more. I got my Slide in July, finally dumping that POS Cliq.

      And, definitely unlike the Cliq (though it did get rooted), the Slide gets mad Dev love: I’m running Cyanogenmod 7 with Gingerbread as my daily driver!

    • Anonymous

      Couldn’t agree more. I got my Slide in July, finally dumping that POS Cliq.

      And, definitely unlike the Cliq (though it did get rooted), the Slide gets mad Dev love: I’m running Cyanogenmod 7 with Gingerbread as my daily driver!

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      how is the slide better?

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    I know the keyboard looks “odd” to say the least, but if you’ve watched or read any of the reviews on this phone you’ll see just how Solid this phone is. It’s got really upper decent specs, made with quality materials, and is extremely durable save the back cover which is thin but still feels really good in the hand. I have to say this phone has truly surprised me. Motoblur aside they’ve actually come up with a upper mid-range device here so Bravo Motorola! …..I just wish you had made the keybaord and back cover look a bit more sexy. lol well the price is right as well so I cant complain.

    • Anonymous

      As a former Cliq slave, I will give you that it had decent build quality and hardware features: silence switch was nice and it was one of the first Android devices on T-Mobile with a proper headphone jack. It even had some bright spots when it came to areas where hardware/software interaction was key: quick GPS lock and excellent cell reception being notable in my experience.

      However, Motorola has an unforgivably bad reputation for software bug fixes and OS updates going back to at least the first Razr models. The only exception to this reputation, thus far, has been Moto’s Droid models on Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      As a former Cliq slave, I will give you that it had decent build quality and hardware features: silence switch was nice and it was one of the first Android devices on T-Mobile with a proper headphone jack. It even had some bright spots when it came to areas where hardware/software interaction was key: quick GPS lock and excellent cell reception being notable in my experience.

      However, Motorola has an unforgivably bad reputation for software bug fixes and OS updates going back to at least the first Razr models. The only exception to this reputation, thus far, has been Moto’s Droid models on Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      As a former Cliq slave, I will give you that it had decent build quality and hardware features: silence switch was nice and it was one of the first Android devices on T-Mobile with a proper headphone jack. It even had some bright spots when it came to areas where hardware/software interaction was key: quick GPS lock and excellent cell reception being notable in my experience.

      However, Motorola has an unforgivably bad reputation for software bug fixes and OS updates going back to at least the first Razr models. The only exception to this reputation, thus far, has been Moto’s Droid models on Verizon.

  • Sk8man53

    actually a pretty decent phone after playing with it for the last couple days in a mid coverage area pulling 3-4 mbps speed tests but id have to say with the recent price drop of the hd7 mytouch 4g and g2 there are better options out there.

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      the G2 keyboard is not great… the buttons are too far apart haha

      • Anonymous

        For you it isn’t. Of course it comes down to personal preference. Like me, after a while of owning an iPhone, I grew tired of the virtual keyboard and actually missed the physical. G2′s keyboard has been getting incredible reviews. Hey, somebody likes them.

        • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

          I agree with you in that I *NEED* a physical keyboard. But I tried out the G2′s keyboard and I just found it hard to type on because the keys were so far apart from one another!

        • J-Hop2o6

          u must have tiny fingers then.. spaced keys FTW!

        • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

          I’m a petite woman so yeah I guess so…

        • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

          I agree with you in that I *NEED* a physical keyboard. But I tried out the G2′s keyboard and I just found it hard to type on because the keys were so far apart from one another!

  • Sk8man53

    actually a pretty decent phone after playing with it for the last couple days in a mid coverage area pulling 3-4 mbps speed tests but id have to say with the recent price drop of the hd7 mytouch 4g and g2 there are better options out there.

  • Anonymous

    i would never buy another Motorola Cliq again.. i had the first one and it was a slow pos… also they suck when it comes to upgrading the android os.. how long did it take them to finally get android 2.1?? what is android 2.1 again?? geez 2.1 is so old its not even funny… htc for the win… just ordered my g2 and will be getting it today… also i had the mytouch 4g and i was able to put android 2.3 gingerbread on it and i cant wait to put it on the g2.. but u need to root ur phone to do this..

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      I would buy the G2 but I don’t like the keyboard :(

    • Anonymous

      The upgrade thing I’ll give you, but to dis this phone because the old one was slow is a bit silly. This thing has a 1Ghz processor and a pretty good (from what I hear) GPU. It won’t be slow.

      • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

        that’s the problem with the CLIQ. it’s ass slow!

  • Meagan

    Seriously Tmobile… Not a 4G mobile, No front-facing camera, No 5-row keyboard – though there was plenty of space. Why don’t you just go back to a regular phone-keypad keyboard if you are trying to squeeze the keys into a small space? 5-row keyboards are always going to be easier and faster to use than a 4-row(or less) keyboard. Guess the end-user was not considered in this keyboard spider-web design. Lets hope that Blur won’t be the usual battery-killer and processor-hog with its bloatware. How is this Motorola mobile different from 2009 mobiles? Sure it has a 1ghz board, they’ve been out for a while. Duo-core mobiles will be released (with other carriers, no less) in less than a month. We’ll see how long it will take for Tmobile to catch up…

    Is this 2009 technology released in 2011.

    • C-Fu

      You do realize, that T-Mobile doesn’t make this phone, right?

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      what? I thought it was a 4G phone?

      • J-Hop2o6

        plz don’t call it a “4G” phone.. just say the exact HSPA max.. the Cliq 2 maxes out @ 7.2 or 10.2 HSPA.

        • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

          HAHA BUT THAT’S WHAT T-MOBILE CALLS IT. damn don’t be so sensitive. the my touch 4g has it in it’s NAME. I mean maxed out. That’s what I mean.

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      what? I thought it was a 4G phone?

  • Meagan

    Seriously Tmobile… Not a 4G mobile, No front-facing camera, No 5-row keyboard – though there was plenty of space. Why don’t you just go back to a regular phone-keypad keyboard if you are trying to squeeze the keys into a small space? 5-row keyboards are always going to be easier and faster to use than a 4-row(or less) keyboard. Guess the end-user was not considered in this keyboard spider-web design. Lets hope that Blur won’t be the usual battery-killer and processor-hog with its bloatware. How is this Motorola mobile different from 2009 mobiles? Sure it has a 1ghz board, they’ve been out for a while. Duo-core mobiles will be released (with other carriers, no less) in less than a month. We’ll see how long it will take for Tmobile to catch up…

    Is this 2009 technology released in 2011.

  • Mid

    I’m not saying that there would be A LOT less posts about the disgruntled users of the original CLIQ if moto had decided to call this phone something else… but it certainly would have helped. Theres a reason you never saw a cruise ship named Titanic 2. Does moto make good phones? Usually yes, but its extremely difficult to view the CLIQ 2, without most original users feeling like they were sold a product that moto CHOSE to not support in a timely manner, instead spending more time on new devices and customers, rather than supporting and caring about their current consumers. I, for one am happy to see so many people using caution with purchasing this phone, and I hope that it fails. NOT because I hate moto, but because it will hopefully send a message to the company to stand behind its consumers instead what most companies do now, woo new customers and screw older ones.

  • Ryan

    I personally like motoblur… never used the original cliq but did use the defy with blur and android 2.1…. I was so impressed…. hoping for a defy 2 with a 3.8 to 4″ screen….hoping is the key word. This device looks good though, for the price… its obviously not for phone freaks like us, but…..the average user I think would love it…the more variety the better …go tmobile :-)

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      4 inches? Isn’t that a bit too large? I mean there’s a point where it’s just like – get a tablet!

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      4 inches? Isn’t that a bit too large? I mean there’s a point where it’s just like – get a tablet!

      • Cubanito151

        LMAO…Lol

        • Anonymous

          LOL

        • Anonymous

          LOL

      • Cubanito151

        LMAO…Lol

  • Boom Boom huck jammy jam

    the cycle begins again. Motorola releases a phone, People complain how they didn’t update the last one, they go out and buy the phone anyway because it’s new and hope that it will be updated (knowing that it won’t), a few months from now, Gingerbread will be on more devices (but not the Motorola Or Samsung devices), you get mad at Motorola because they didn’t update the phone that you knew wasn’t going to be updated when “YOU” foolishly went out and bought it (but you just had to have it because it is new), Then Android releases 2.4 and you and alot of others (even some that received 2.3) are mad because you won’t get it. If you buy this phone and it doesn’t get updated, blame yourself, not Motorola because you knew it wouldn’t get updates when you bought it.

    Also the Android cycle will return. Happens everytime a new version of Android is released. A new version releases, the Nexus line gets it, people get mad and wonder why their device hasnt got it or when they’ll get it (not even knowing what the update does, it can completely brick your phone but since its the new version, you just have to have it). Mind you, you’ve been content with 2.1 or 2.2 for months but now that something new is out, oh, you just GOTTA have it.

    This scenario describes about 80% of the tech savvy phone buyers. Notice how most people that don’t know much about phones are happy with Android 2.1 or 2.2 and don’t care about updates but are happy to get them when it happens. Some people are Insatiable.

    • http://twitter.com/skozsert James Treszoks

      Pretty happy with CM7 on my MT4G right now. Surely upgradeability is something you expect from a $450 phone?

      • Boom Boom huck jammy jam

        “80% of the tech savvy buyers”

    • http://twitter.com/skozsert James Treszoks

      Pretty happy with CM7 on my MT4G right now. Surely upgradeability is something you expect from a $450 phone?

    • http://twitter.com/skozsert James Treszoks

      Pretty happy with CM7 on my MT4G right now. Surely upgradeability is something you expect from a $450 phone?

    • Craig

      So you’re saying that anger at my Cliq XT being stuck on 1.5 can be chalked up to simply not having the newest, greatest thing (that I apparently know nothing about). It might have nothing to do with the fact that I was assured by sales rep it would be no more then 2 weeks until 2.1 was released for my phone. It might have nothing to do with the fact that half the apps in the market don’t work on my phone, or that it lags to the point of deep-freeze, or it takes 30-45 seconds before I can start typing a text after clicking the text field? Kindle app?

      • Boom Boom Huck Jammy Jam

        Hit dog will Holler. Did you see anywhere in there where I mentioned “Craig”? I didn’t, so what I said must’ve struck a nerve. A Nervy Nerve that was Nervous to begin with.

      • Boom Boom Huck Jammy Jam

        Hit dog will Holler. Did you see anywhere in there where I mentioned “Craig”? I didn’t, so what I said must’ve struck a nerve. A Nervy Nerve that was Nervous to begin with.

    • Mid

      Well I had the G1 and it did get updates in timely manner (going from 1 to 1.6 rather quickly) and using that as my template, the CLIQ was the first moto smart phone I purchased, and to my understanding there wasnt another moto android or moto smart phone on the market at the time. So I really didnt have much to go on except my other moto phones I had purchased in the past. (v330, and 2 razrs) I figured they had a good track record with me personally and I had never heard anything about them lacking on phone updates.
      But, the reason I was upset with the CLIQ and moto was not because it didnt have the latest OS, it was because more android apps were being made without supporting 1.5. Just about all android devices had been updated or released with 1.6 or higher and developers were working towards the majority of users (which they should).
      Moto went on to say that they were unable to update to 2.x because they had difficulty with a combination of the updated OS and Blur. Then after the release of newer phones with android and blur they went on to say it was the OS, Blur, and the HANDSET and they wanted to provide users with “best possible experience” (they actually still stand by this even though 2.1 was released in the US, but overseas with the DEXT it does not have the update http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/motorola-dext-denied-android-21-upgrade-in-uk-owners-furious-50000440/). I know that link is a little old, but I couldnt find the original page on moto’s site to post.
      To me, being unable to utilize a phone for what you bought it for is hardly giving me the “best possible experience” And when the company releases more excuses then updates is just bad business.

      If that wasnt enough, Moto then went on to stop sites from posting the “closed” beta when it was finally released (a year later), and put forth a rather large effort to do so. Moto said this was to protect people from getting an untested update. I was fortunate enough to get it, and frequented the moto forms because it did have some issues (wifi being one of them). A month later this clearly unfinished update 2.1.5.MB200 that was kept from the masses for a month to allow them to test and work out the problems, was released EXACTLY the same 2.1.5.MB200. No adjustments, no fixes. The only thing they DID add was a disclamer that said your phone performance may decrease by using this update.

      I agree with you that many people will complain if they dont have the latest and greatest, I mean I saw the vibrant the other day and thought it was great, but people are complaining that they have 2.1 and not 2.2 yet. I also wont dispute that many people will bitch one day yet still go and buy the newest phone the next. But to blame the users for buying a phone and expecting timely upgrades for a device they paid good money for is hardly fair to the consumer.
      I’m know I’m not alone in my detailed tale of frustration and others have experienced similar situations with Moto or several other companies. But again, the fault of lack of support is not the customers fault, after all we actually DID live up to our end by supporting the manufacturer, they least they could do is reciprocate.

      • Boom Boom Huck Jammy Jam

        You’re one of the rare cases where you honestly didn’t know. To those that honestly didn’t know moto’s track record, you’re correct, you did live up to your end and got shafted. Moto should’ve done something I agree but unfortunately they didn’t and it was a hard lesson learned. I feel your pain but at least now the people that did get shafted will be more wary before making phone choices and will research beforehand next time. Moto should write an apology letter or something at least.

        But there’s that other side too where the customers are at fault for supporting it. Most of the tech savvy people getting upset and mad at my comment knew what they were buying before they bought it but they had to have the latest and greatest. Now they realize that they just supported a company that has had a bad update track record and they are at fault. Keep supporting bad updates, you will get bad updates.

        • Mid

          Cant argue with you there that if you support poor service, you’ll get more poor service. Funny thing is this may actually be a good phone, but I got burned by moto and although I think their phones are solid, their support is not, so I will not buy moto again. Lesson learned.

          But I think there is also a side that will get even the “tech savvy” people. NO company ever brings out a new phone stating “we might do a few updates on this phone.. but its doubtful”. Most of them put the expectations IN people telling them what they want to hear and then as time moves forward (and your buyers remorse program ends) they pull the rug out from under you.
          I am one of those “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me” kinda people. So like I said, I wont be buying moto, no matter what. But I think a lot of people fall into that category of believing the manufacturer when they say “of course it will get an update soon” because what else can they really go with? If you cant trust the people making the phones or selling the phones, who ARE you supposed to believe?

        • Mid

          unless of course your comment was aimed DIRECTLY at the individuals that buy whats new regardless of any circumstances, just to have whats new and shiny! If that is what you are saying then yes, I’d have to agree, they have little room to bitch. If they didnt care enough about the product to begin with, then why start complaining later just cause someone else has something newer. If they are that impulsive then just go buy THAT instead!

          But I still feel a lot of people are more in the boat of “I didnt know” rather then “I dont care”

      • Boom Boom Huck Jammy Jam

        You’re one of the rare cases where you honestly didn’t know. To those that honestly didn’t know moto’s track record, you’re correct, you did live up to your end and got shafted. Moto should’ve done something I agree but unfortunately they didn’t and it was a hard lesson learned. I feel your pain but at least now the people that did get shafted will be more wary before making phone choices and will research beforehand next time. Moto should write an apology letter or something at least.

        But there’s that other side too where the customers are at fault for supporting it. Most of the tech savvy people getting upset and mad at my comment knew what they were buying before they bought it but they had to have the latest and greatest. Now they realize that they just supported a company that has had a bad update track record and they are at fault. Keep supporting bad updates, you will get bad updates.

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      the only way to avoid this is going with an HTC / google experience phone – right?

    • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

      the only way to avoid this is going with an HTC / google experience phone – right?

      • Boom Boom Huck Jammy Jam

        Nope, if you’re expecting updates to any company other than Google themselves, you’re setting yourself up for failure and disappointment. It’s actually a few ways to avoid this:

        1. Don’t be so in a rush to get the newest, greatest thing only to be shown up 3 months later by more newest & greatest. If you’re tech savvy at all, you know technology upgrades rapidly nowadays. Learn to be content with what you have.

        2. Get a Google Phone because they’ll support their own products the most. Kinda Obvious.

        3. Go with another OS. (Timpani Drums start playing Old King Kong Movie style because that’s almost unheard of anymore. Another OS other than Android? NO WAY!!! Botherdash!!!)

        • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

          1 – I only want a new phone because mine is ass slow and dropping calls
          2 – isn’t that exactly what I said?
          3 – exactly! android all the way! but I don’t see how getting another OS would make people happy?

    • Anonymous

      @ Boom Boom huck jammy jam

      Love the Peter Griffin run on sentences LOL Hopefully they will start with the annual updates soon and end this madness.

    • Anonymous

      @ Boom Boom huck jammy jam

      Love the Peter Griffin run on sentences LOL Hopefully they will start with the annual updates soon and end this madness.

  • Vibrant Addict

    We get this crap while AT&T is going to get the Atrix. The Atrix really makes me want to make a move to AT&T, but I know it’s a deathly trap in the end.

    • Anonymous

      I watched a 10 minute video of the Atrix and yeah that thing is bad @ss. That combo to me could really be a good replacement to a laptop for basic needs and better than a tablet. Definently innovative and will end up being copied by many.

    • http://twitter.com/stikves sukru tikves

      It would probably cost less to buy it full price, and use it on T-Mobile network during the two years period. AT&T is using all their imagination to hike up prices.

  • Vibrant Addict

    We get this crap while AT&T is going to get the Atrix. The Atrix really makes me want to make a move to AT&T, but I know it’s a deathly trap in the end.

  • Vibrant Addict

    We get this crap while AT&T is going to get the Atrix. The Atrix really makes me want to make a move to AT&T, but I know it’s a deathly trap in the end.

  • Anonymous

    Why get a Cliq2 when you can get a superior G2 for FREE?

  • Anonymous

    Why get a Cliq2 when you can get a superior G2 for FREE?

  • http://twitter.com/dlaughs david

    Given Motorola’s track record with the CLIQ and CLIQ XT, this phone will probably get Android 2.3 when everyone else is walking around with Android 3.0+ phones.

  • http://twitter.com/dlaughs david

    Given Motorola’s track record with the CLIQ and CLIQ XT, this phone will probably get Android 2.3 when everyone else is walking around with Android 3.0+ phones.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SQQCAN7ZQ4PGUKAY7NIMEWDUU cyberstoic

    Once the motoblegh word was out my interest was gone. Moto should try an experiment. Release a decent moto phone on t-mo with stock android and no blur. That I would buy. But blur? No thanks I absolutely hated it. I am waiting to see if T-Mo picks up the ideos x5 and x6 since they have AWS bands on them. They look decent spec wise and are both vanilla android without a touch of blur, sense or wiz.