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Motorola Expands Android Portfolio With QUENCH

Motorola Expands Android Portfolio With QUENCH

Motorola announced its eighth Android-powered device today. Called the Motorola QUENCH, this new smartphone features a touch-screen design with navigational features such as pinch and zoom and a touch pad. The QUENCH also comes with Adobe Flash Lite and a 3.1-inch high-resolution display. In the U.S., the QUENCH will be known as the CLIQ XT. It will be available next month exclusively through T-Mobile.

Another key feature of the QUENCH is its MOTOBLUR technology. This Android-powered content delivery service can synchronize contacts, posts, messages, photos, and more from social networking sources such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, email accounts, and Last.FM and display them on the phone's home screen.

To help ensure the phone provides clear calls, the QUENCH offers dual microphones and noise cancellation technology. The phone also has a connected media player and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and a LED flash. Other features include voice-activated search, 3G and Wi-Fi access, aGPS, and stereo Bluetooth.


Motorola Expands Android(TM) Portfolio: Introducing QUENCH(TM) with MOTOBLUR(TM),
a New Touch-screen Smartphone

QUENCH with MOTOBLUR streams together messaging and contacts so you can tap into your
social scene using a full virtual QWERTY and front navigation touch pad

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mobile World Congress -- Today Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced QUENCH with MOTOBLUR, Motorola's Android-powered content delivery service, which organizes messages and synchronizes contacts to keep conversations in constant motion. QUENCH's sleek touch-screen design, combined with great navigational features such as pinch and zoom and a touch pad, as well as the inclusion of Adobe Flash Lite, make browsing the web on its 3.1" high-resolution display a breeze. Motorola QUENCH™ will be available beginning in the first quarter of 2010. In the U.S., it will be called CLIQ XT™ and be available next month exclusively through T-Mobile USA. This is the eighth Android-powered device launched by Motorola around the globe.

"As we continue to expand Motorola's portfolio of Android-powered devices, we remain committed to delivering more of what people want from their handheld devices in easier ways," said Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices and Home business. "QUENCH with MOTOBLUR showcases Motorola's design heritage by offering a compelling differentiation from the traditional Android experience, giving people an easier way to have more messaging, more Web and more music."

MOTOBLUR is Motorola's Android-powered content delivery service created to make phones more personal and socially smart. It is the first solution to sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more — from sources such as Facebook®, MySpace, Twitter®, Gmail™, work and personal e-mail and Last.FM — and automatically deliver them to the home screen. Content is fed into easy-to-manage streams allowing you to spend less time managing your life and more time living it.

Messaging is made easier on QUENCH with the combination of MOTOBLUR features, a palm and pocket-friendly design and Swype, a new feature that makes responding to messages and entering text easier than ever. MOTOBLUR keeps happenings, messages, news feeds and more readily available for browsing and responding on the customizable home screen. Contact information, such as email addresses, profile pictures and phone numbers, is automatically synced whenever the details change online, so there's no need to manually update.

QUENCH delivers a complete Web experience on a full touch-screen device with pinch and zoom capabilities. Navigation is enhanced with a front-facing, centrally-located touch pad, so it's easier and more intuitive to flick through the Web. Adobe Flash Lite enables rich media content such as banners and videos to be displayed and fully enjoyed on the 3.1" high-resolution display.

The innovative new connected media player on QUENCH is not only connected to the Internet but your social networks as well. QUENCH connects you to your music with a new style of media player that lets you buy and instantly download music from an MP3 store while integrating third-party apps such as TuneWiki, SoundHound, GoTV, and YouTube™. The music search feature makes finding your songs easy while synchronized lyrics in any language you choose make learning songs easier than before. Share your favorite tracks, discover new ones, find lyrics, watch videos, and stream FM radio.

QUENCH enables clear calls using dual microphones and noise cancellation technology, while crystal clear pictures are enabled by a 5.0 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. Finding information online or within the device is made even easier with voice-activated search (English only). Simply say what you are looking for and QUENCH will find contacts, serve up Google™ Web search results based on location, or launch applications. Android Market™ provides fast access to more than 20,000 apps and widgets for limitless customizations and enhancements to QUENCH. Extras such as 3G and Wi-Fi® access, aGPS and stereo Bluetooth® make QUENCH a solid Android-powered device.

Finally, MOTOBLUR provides end-users with convenience and peace of mind, as lost devices can be located from a secure personal information portal and even remotely erased if necessary. Then, one user name and password brings back your contacts, messages and connectivity to your previously configured networks and email providers. Plus, with over-the-air updates, Motorola has the ability to improve current features and add new ones to QUENCH, ensuring the overall experience is continually enhanced.

Availability

QUENCH with MOTOBLUR will be available in multiple regions around the globe beginning in Q1 2010. In the U.S., the device will be called CLIQ XT with MOTOBLUR and will be available exclusively through T-Mobile USA beginning next month.

QUENCH™ with MOTOBLUR™
Talk and Standby Time
6.5 hours / 13.5 days
Bands/Modes
WCDMA 850/1900/2100 (for Global) WCDMA 900/1700/2100 (for US), GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 7/8), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12, AGPS
Weight
123.5g; 4.4 oz
Dimensions
59.4mm x 116.7mm x 12.3mm
Size
~ 790cc
OS
Android 1.5
Battery
1420 mAh
Connectivity
Bluetooth1 2.0, 3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, Over the Air Sync (OTA); Wi-Fi
Display
3.1 inch display 320 x 480 pixels (w x h), 65k TFT
Messaging/Web/Apps
MMS, SMS, Email (POP3/IMAP embedded) IM (Embedded),
Audio
AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA v9
Video
Playback - H.264, H.263, MPEG at 24fps at HVGA resolution; Capture - H.263, MPEG at 24fps at HVGA resolution
Camera
5 megapixel, auto-focus, digital zoom, LED flash
Browser
Android HTML Webkit
Memory
Removable Micro SD card (included); Supports 32GB MicroSD (optional)
Form Factor
Touch screen smartphone
Antenna
Internal / Antenna diversity (2 antennas to enhance reception)
Address Book/Calendar
MOTOBLUR (content delivery service) aggregates Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Gmail; Syncs your work contacts, email and calendar
Location Services
aGPS, Turn by Turn directions, Google Maps, E-Compass

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I would like to try one

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how does this compare to a droid?

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Im looking for a new phone soon. Maybe Ill look into this one. Anyone else use it yet?

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spammers! lol (READ)

Anyways its not released till next month so i don't think any one has tried it yet :)

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Rofl and it is being released on T-Mobile I already subscribe to Verizon so I'd say no I have not tried it yet. Although there is a Motorola Blur phone on Verizon which I may try. I don't get to upgrade until April I think it is, I have been watching though. There is so many phones hitting the market right now the choice will be difficult, not to mention I subscribe to Verizon which basically carries a version of any phone except the iPhone now (there rumored to get that as well in the near future).

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Hmmm, nice but Im not ready to trade in my IPhone just yet! LOL

Jess

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LOL, you can get it along side your iphone Wink

whats with the link?

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LOL, you can get it along side your iphone Wink

whats with the link?

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The link looks like it is supposed to be to something in Denmark, however the .tc makes no sense, and is probably why the link does not work.

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Phones come with way more than I need nowadays. I don't text and data services don't interest me. I do data right here, on the computer. So, YAWN!, they have a new phone out,......................

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