Bellevue, Wash. - T-Mobile put a $199 price tag on Motorola's first Android-based smartphone and said it would begin offering the previously announced 3G device for presale to existing subscribers starting Oct. 19 at www.t-mobile.com/CLIQ.
The Motorola CLIQ smartphone will ship to existing subscribers as orders are received, the carrier said. It will become available to all consumers beginning Nov. 2 in stores and online.
The $199 price is contingent on a two-year service agreement with voice plan starting at $29.99/month and qualifying data plans starting at $24.99/month.
The phone features Motorola's MotoBlur service, which manages and integrates communications for viewing on the home screen. Updates to contacts, posts, messages, photos and the like are automatically collected from multiple sources such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, and work and personal e-mail. MotoBlur automatically delivers the updates to the phone's home screen so users don't have to open and close different mobile applications.
The CLIQ features slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.1-inch HVGA full touchscreen display, Wi-Fi, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera/camcorder, music player with preloaded Amazon MP3 store application, and TeleNav GPS Navigator, which is available for a free two-week trial.