Moto Cliq/Dext, a few more details and photos

We’ve received a number of questions concerning the Motorola Cliq, so here’s an update along witha few side by side photos with the iPhone 3GS and the BlackBerry 8900. Nowyou can compare the Motorola Cliq to these popular handsets.

Q: What’s the battery life of the Cliq?
A: It depends on the usage pattern, so it’s hard to tell, but we’ve been told that like many smartphones, you might get away if you forget to charge it one day.

Q: Can the Cliq be used as a pure touch phone? (no keyboard)
A: Yes, you won’t have to slide the keyboard out, ever. Note that the horizontal keyboard is available in heavy texting apps, but not in all the applications

Q: Doesthe Cliq support Microsoft Exchange?
A: Yes

Q: Can a thiefdelete theMotoBlur account to prevent a remote wipe?
A: No, the MotoBlur account can be removed only with a hard reset, that effectively wipes the device anyway. The thief should be able to remove the SIM card, however.

Q: Can MotoBlur use Facebook’s thumbnails as a caller ID picture?
A: Yes, MotoBlur uses a cross referencing system to identify/merge your contacts across multiple platforms. In most cases, your friends Facebook profile photo can be used as a caller ID image.

Q: Can developer access MotoBlur’s data?
A: It’s a complicated answer, because it depends on the agreement with various social networks. We’ll have to get back to you on that.

Q: What’s the Cliqscreen resolution?
A: 320×4480

Q: If I lose my Cliq, can I just buy a new one, sync to MotoBlur and restore all my contacts?
A: Yes, your communications data lives in a remote MotoBlur server. Your handset is merely a view to that data. We don’t think that photos and music would be backed up to MotoBlur, but the contacts, emails/messages and social networking setup should be.

Q: How does the keyboard feel?

A: The keys were a little hard and the keyboard button shapes could be better. That said, it’s hard to get used to a new keyboard after less than one our of use. The keys are not“flat” and that’s good news, because itis a common issue with slider phones.

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