T-Mobile announced on Tuesday that the Motorola Cliq, Motorola's first smartphone on Google Android platform and a potential booster, will be available next month.
According to T-Mobile, Motorola Cliq will be available to existing T-Mobile customers on October 19 and new customers starting November 2 in T-Mobile stores. The handset will retail for $200 with a voice and data plan, provided customers commit to a two-year contract.
Motorola first unveiled Cliq earlier this month at the GigaOM Mobilize Conference in San Francisco, and expects the device to jump-start its strategy to build mobile devices around Google's open-source Android platform.
Motorola Cliq is 3G and includes a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1 inch touch screen, a five-megapixel camera with autofocus and 24-frames-per-second playback video capture, a music player pre-configured for Amazon's mp3 store, WiFi, a 3.5 mm headset jack and 2 GB of memory, expandable up to 32 GB.
Through the Android platform, Cliq also has one-touch access to Google mobile services like Google Maps, Picasa and Google Search by voice.