Motorola’s first Android phone, the Cliq, may finally see a successor coming to market. The Cliq 2 model name has found its way into the Trademark office, and while it’s a little late, it’s certainly better late than never!
Codenamed Begonia, the Motorola Android smartphone will ship with Android 2.2 Froyo and the MotoBlur UI. It will bring WiFi Calling and the mobile hotspot feature T-Mobile has been throwing into their handsets as of late. While it still may a bit early, Android 3.0 Gingerbread could possibly ship with the Cliq 2, but we’re not holding our breath on that one. Since the handset will ship with some form of MotoBlur, we’re also in the dark as to which version of Motorola’s custom Android skin the handset will ship with. The original Cliq shipped with the original, toy-like MotoBlur UI, whereas newer devices like the Droid X got a more toned-down version. We’re hoping for the latter.
In either case, we’re definitely glad to see this handset actually happening. It would be great to see a solid upgrade from the original, and we are more than anxious to see what Motorola has been working on other than their Honeycomb tablet. We doubt T-Mobile will allow the Cliq 2 to steal much thunder away from the MyTouch 4G or G2, but we know that some of those still hanging on to the original Cliq will be happy that an upgrade is on the horizon.
Unfortunately, very little is known about this upcoming smartphone, and hopefully it will also sport some HSPA+ support to take advantage of T-Mobile’s not-4G network. Call it what you’d like, it’s blazing fast.
While we haven’t been too keen on the Cliq or the Cliq XT, we’re patiently awaiting to see what the C2 will bring to the table. Anyone else have their interests piqued with this handset? We’ll be sure to keep you up to date as more information trickles out.