The Motorola CLIQ and Motorola CLIQ XT are brothers -- and like-minded brothers at that. Both devices are powered by Google's Android mobile operating system, and have Motorola's MOTOBULR user interface built on top for close integration with popular social networks including Facebook and Twitter. While the CLIQ has a physical QWERTY keyboard, the CLIQ XT relies on a virtual on-screen QWERTY keyboard. The CLIQ XT has a number of enhancements over the CLIQ, including a more powerful camera.
Keyboard: Perhaps the biggest and most significant difference between the CLIQ vs. the CLIQ XT is that the CLIQ XT lacks a physical QWERTY keyboard. The Motorola CLIQ is equipped with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard in addition to an on-screen virtual keyboard. The CLIQ XT has only an on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboard. Users preferring a physical QWERTY keyboard may prefer the CLIQ, but the virtual keyboard on both devices works well.
Form factor: Because of the CLIQ XT's lack of a physical QWERTY keyboard, it is a noticeably thinner, lighter device than the CLIQ. The CLIQ XT is arguably a sleeker, more attractive device than the CLIQ.
FM Radio: The Motorola CLIQ XT has a built-in FM radio tuner (headphones required), while the CLIQ does not have the native ability to tune into FM broadcasts.
Battery life: Although both devices come with a 1420mAh lithium ion battery, the CLIQ XT will be able to achieve a longer standby and usage time than the CLIQ XT.
Camera: Both the CLIQ and CLIQ XT feature a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus. The CLIQ, however has a 4x digital zoom, while the CLIQ XT has a fixed zoom. The CLIQ XT is equipped with a flash, while the CLIQ does not.
Trackpad: The large select button on the front of the CLIQ XT doubles as a touch-sensitive trackpad (similar to that found on a laptop computer), providing an additional way to browse menus and select icons. The CLIQ has a 4-way directional pad to the left of its slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard.
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