Four Reasons Why the CLIQ Just Clicks
- Outlook synchronization: The CLIQ will be T-Mobile’s first Android handset which supports Outlook calendar, contacts, and mail synchronization (with accounts that use Outlook Web Access).
- Built-in RSS Feed Widget: Faster than other RSS reader applications I’ve used, this built-in app has a very easy set-up process which will find and fill in a website’s feed URL for you if you do not know it.
- Better email: Yahoo fans rejoice! The email client features several updates, such as font editor, compatibility with HTML formatted emails and embedded pictures, and ability to download attachments directly within the Email application (not just through Gmail or via web browser).
- Hardware Design – A compact (compared to the alternative) full-qwerty slider, textured back surface, gunmetal bezel (only on black model) and raised keyboard are all subtle yet significant features which together add up to a quality handset design.
- URL Links do not work in Messages widget
- Further customization: selecting which networks and which people appear in Happenings
- Deeper MOTOBLUR synchronization within handset: Photo uploading to Facebook, scrobbling to Last.fm, etc. Obviously there are applications which can do that, but why have an extra application just for one specific function?
- Although you can send a quick response to a text message within the Messages widget, the conversation within the widget does not update as more messages come in. You have to exit and check your text message inbox again to see new messages.
These minor issues are software related and could easily be resolved should Motorola release future updates to BLUR. The CLIQ launches nationwide for T-Mobile customers on November 2nd.