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Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha is giving attendees a look at Moto’s upcoming Android-based smartphone onstage at GigaOM’s Mobilize 2009 conference this morning in San Francisco.
He’s showing off MOTOBLUR (all caps, sigh), a phone service based on Google’s Android mobile operating system that will be out in time for Christmas. You can guess most of the features — it pulls all of your messages from e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and other services out of the apps and directly into a feed on the main page. It’s this feed that takes it a step further even than the Palm Pixi, announced just yesterday, which also seeks to target urban youth with advanced social networking features.
There’s no need to open or close any apps to access that information. You can also send out status updates to all your networks directly on the home page.
A feature Jha stressed is automatic backup and remote data wiping. If your phone gets lost or stolen, you won’t lose your address book or photos because the phone can be remotely commanded to erase your personal data.
The first MOTOBLUR-powered phone, called the CLIQ, will be available from T-Mobile in time for the holiday gift season. The CLIQ has a 3.1-inch touch-screen display, a five megapixel auto focus camera with video capture and playback at 24 frames per second. It also has a music player with pre-loaded Amazon MP3 store application, Shazam and iMeem Mobile.
For gadget geeks, Engadget’s speed-blogging team has a more technical report.
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