Announced: Feb. 15, 2010
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Vendor: Motorola (NASDAQ:MOT)
Price: $79.99 with a two-year contract
Pros: The Motorola Cliq XT, which runs Android 1.5 and has Motorola's MotoBLUR user interface, sports a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, WiFi, dual microphones and noise cancellation technology, a 5-megapixel camera and support for Adobe Flash Lite. NPD's Ross Rubin said the device is essentially T-Mobile's answer to Verizon's HTC Droid Eris.
Cons: The phone is not that different from the original Motorola Cliq, which T-Mobile also sells. The main difference between the two phones is that the Cliq has a keyboard while the Cliq XT does not.
Impact: The Motorola Cliq XT is another mid-level Android device in T-Mobile's stable, though it does serve as a buffer against Verizon's Droid Eris.