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T-Mobile Releasing the Samsung Behold II November 18th.

The spotlight for Android is certainly busy the past couple of days. After the Droid ad onslaught this past weekend, everyone is focused on Verizon’s Droid. But with the Motorola CLIQ now available, the CLIQ is jumping back into the mix. And that’s not even mentioning the best Android phone currently on the market, the Sprint HTC Hero, being released just a week ago. So is there room for more Android phones?

T-Mobile certainly thinks so. According to this leaked slide, the Samsung Behold II will be released on November 18th. The Samsung Behold II is going to pack a 3.2 inch AMOLED screen, 5-megapixel camera and comes running Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI. TouchWiz is supposed to give easy access to frequently accessed applications and of course, offer widgets galore.

I wasn’t excited about the Behold II before but since the purported November 18th release date is less than a month away, I am a little more optimistic. With the CLIQ being a QWERTY-slider device and the Behold II being a touchscreen only phone, are these two devices the new T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G?

What do you guys think?

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Motorola Hopes Android is Their Savior

Motorola to release 80 per cent of 2010 portfolio on Google Android platform, with UK version of Droid expected on Vodafone before Christmas and further Android handsets in new year

Motorola has announced an aggressive Android rollout strategy, claiming 80 per cent of all its handsets launched in 2010 will be based on the platform.

Its first Android offering, and major device release in nearly a year, the Dext, was released exclusively on Orange in the UK last month. The device has been named Cliq for the US market.

Motorola shares rose more than eight per cent on Monday as investors anticipated the success of the manufacturer’s second Android phone, the Droid, launched in the US on Verizon Wireless.

Verizon has marketed the handset as being superior to the iPhone in terms of its product specification.

The UK version of the Droid, which has the working title ‘Sholes’, is expected on Vodafone before Christmas.

The Droid features a touchscreen and QWERTY slider, five megapixel camera and flash. It has been trailed already in the US with an Apple iPhone-baiting advertisement.

A tablet version of the Droid is also expected next year, also running on the Android platform and featuring an eight-megapixel camera.

Other Android devices from Motorola, including the ‘Motus’ and ‘Zeppelin’, are due in the new year, across various price points.

Motorola UK country manager for mobile devices Fraser King told a Data Select dealer conference this month: “Our portfolio for the next 12 months and strategy is all about Android.

“80 per cent of the products we launch next year will all be based on the Android platform and our vision is to take what we are doing with Android and social networking and social connectivity and drive it down in to the masses and capitalise on trends we are seeing in the mobile market.”

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Motorola Cliq Available Now to T-Mobile Customers

T-Mobile USA is now offering the Motorola Cliq to its current customers. However, those who are interested in switching to T-Mobile to get this Android-based smartphone will have to wait until early November to get it.

The Cliq is the replacement for the T-Mobile G1, and like its predecessor has a sliding keyboard and capacitive touchscreen.

The Cliq smartphone is selling for the $200 with a two-year service agreement. T-Mobile voice plans start at $29.99 a month and qualifying data plans start at $24.99 a month.

To put in an order, go to www.t-mobile.com/CLIQ.

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Motorola Cliq Unboxed

MOTOROLA CLIQ with MOTOBLUR will be available exclusively from T-Mobile beginning Nov 2. Pre-ordering for current T-Mobile customers begins Oct. 19.

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Motorola DEXT Unboxed

Here’s a taste of the unboxing videos sure to pop up in the US in the coming weeks. It’s the Motorola DEXT on UK carrier, Orange. For those of us in America, the phone will be called Cliq, on the T-Mobile network.

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