Motoblur enhancements coming to the T-Mobile CLIQ & CLIQ XT

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So Motorola probably will miss their Q2 deadline to deliver the Android 2.1 upgrade to the CLIQ and CLIQ XT, but at least users have a few new Motoblur features to look forward to. The latest version of Motorola's social messaging service includes an expanded homescreen (7 panels), resizable widgets, plus a new battery and data manager.

In addition to new Motoblur enhancements, users will also receive all the new benefits of Android 2.1 including turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps Navigation, pinch-to-zoom functionality in the browser, an updated Android Market, and access to all the latest apps (like the official Twitter client and more).

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The official Motorola Android Software Upgrade News still has Q2 listed as the timeline for Android 2.1 on the CLIQ and CLIQ XT, but there has been no sign of a pending release. T-Mobile has been offering exclusive, early software releases to test their Android upgrades, so keep an eye on official CLIQ and CLIQ XT forums for updates.

For a preview of what to expect, check out the Motoblur enhancements as seen on the upcoming Motorola Flipout.

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The enhanced version of Motoblur offers new functionality and features, including:

  • Happenings and Messages widgets – filter by social networking account, by contact(s) or by contact group to only see the information you want
  • Screen customization – move and resize preloaded widgets on up to seven home screens
  • Battery Manager – manage battery consumption by operating in one of three performance modes
  • Data Manager – monitor data usage from the home screen to better manage pay-as-you-go and limited data plans
  • Personal and Corporate e-mail – pushed directly to the device
  • Re-tweet capabilities

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