Motorola Cliq XT Gets a System Software Update

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T-Mobile USA has released an updated version of the system software on the Motorola Cliq XT, a consumer-oriented smartphone that debuted early this spring. While it has a number of improvements, it does not upgrade this device to Android OS 2.1.

Motorola Cliq XTSome of the more notable changes in the newly released firmware 1.31.44 include enhancements to the device’s overall performance, touchscreen, camera, and Visual Voicemail. T-Mobile also says that improvements were made to Bluetooth and text messaging.

Installation
Installing the latest version of the Motorola Cliq XT’s system software is a two-step process. Go to Settings, choose About Phone and then select System Updates. Download and install version 1.31.43. Once the smartphone has re-started, repeat the process to install version 1.31.44.

Installing this upgrade will not erase data applications stored on it.

An Overview of Motorola Cliq XT
Like the Motorola Cliq that T-Mobile introduced last year, this latest model has a 3.1-inch HVGA (320 by 240 pixel) touchscreen, but this one uses a tablet shape without its predecessor’s hardware keyboard.

This is an Android OS 1.5-based smartphone, and therefore comes with the standard suite of software for connecting to Google services, like Gmail and YouTube. User can also pick from over 20,000 third-party apps.

In addition, the Cliq XT includes MotoBlur, Motorola’s software that brings together messages from a range of social-networking services like Facebook and Twitter, text messages, as well as consumer and business e-mail accounts, into a universal inbox.

Naturally, the Motorola Cliq XT supports T-Mobile’s 3G mobile broadband service, as well as Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, and aGPS.

Source: T-Mobile USA

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