T-Mobile to sell Motorola Android phone Oct. 19

Sep 29, 2009 By PETER SVENSSON , AP Technology Writer
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(AP) -- T-Mobile USA plans to start selling the first phone from Motorola that uses Google's software on Oct. 19.

The Motorola Cliq will cost $200 with a two-year contract, said. Buyers who aren't already T-Mobile customers will have to wait until Nov. 2.

The Cliq is the first product to come out of a turnaround effort at Motorola Inc., whose cell phone division has been struggling since the Razr fell out of favor. Motorola is now focusing on making "smart" phones using Inc.'s Android software to compete with Apple Inc.'s iPhone.

T-Mobile already sells two Android smart phones made by HTC Corp. Sprint Nextel Corp. is releasing one, also made by HTC, on Oct. 11.

The Cliq comes with a touch screen and a standard "Qwerty" keyboard that slides out from its side. Motorola has added a layer of software on top of Google's, to let users aggregate contact information from various social networks and accounts. Small application "widgets" will show such information as your friends' Facebook status updates on the home screen.

The Cliq also has a 5-megapixel camera, allowing for sharper images than most other phones.

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