To Celebrate, T-Mobile® Nationwide Contest Kicks Off to Find the Biggest College Clique
Bellevue, Wash. — Nov. 2, 2009
T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the national availability of the Motorola CLIQ™ with MOTOBLUR™, the first Android™-powered device from Motorola and the only device to feature MOTOBLUR this holiday season. Beginning today, customers can now purchase the CLIQ in T-Mobile retail stores, partner locations and online at www.T-Mobile.com/CLIQ. To celebrate the CLIQ’s arrival in retail, T-Mobile also launched the T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ Challenge today, a nationwide contest to build the largest college fan club on Facebook®.
Available exclusively from T-Mobile, the CLIQ is a must-have mobile device as the only smartphone this season with MOTOBLUR, an innovative solution developed by Motorola that manages and integrates communications – from work e-mail to social networking activity. Updates to contacts, posts, messages, photos and more are streamed together and synced from sources including Facebook, Twitter™, MySpace®, Gmail™, work and personal e-mail, and automatically delivered to the home screen of the CLIQ in easy-to-view streams.
“Smartphones are fast becoming the primary way many consumers engage with social networking services, e-mail and the Web, which makes the Motorola CLIQ with MOTOBLUR the right phone at the right time,” said Travis Warren, director, product marketing, T-Mobile USA. “T-Mobile continues to expand upon its industry-leading lineup of Android smartphones for the holiday season with the launch of the CLIQ, and we expect it to be very popular among our highly connected customers.”
T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ Challenge
Given the social power of the CLIQ, T-Mobile today also launches the T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ Challenge, a nationwide contest to ignite college pride by asking all passionate school supporters – students, alumni, fans and faculty – to build the largest Facebook fan club. Fans can visit www.facebook.com/tmobile to rally together and vote for the four-year college or university of their choice to win the ultimate grand prize.
The college or university with the highest number of votes in its clique by Nov. 30 will be awarded with an exclusive, free concert by the multi-platinum rock band Weezer, who release their new album Raditude tomorrow. In addition to the concert, T-Mobile will also award the winning school $1 for every vote up to $25,000 for collegiate enrichment.
About the CLIQ
The CLIQ delivers a powerful 3G mobile Web experience by harnessing the strength and speed of T-Mobile’s 3G network and Wi-Fi. Available in two colors – Titanium and Winter White – the CLIQ features a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch HVGA full touch-screen display, support for T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network and Wi-Fi, a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with video capture, a 3.5mm headset jack, a music player with pre-loaded Amazon MP3 store application, Shazam, iMeem Mobile, AccuWeather, MySpace Mobile, Quickoffice and a pre-installed 2GB microSD memory.
With integrated Google technology, the CLIQ brings one-touch access to the popular Google™ mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search™ by voice, Google Maps™ with Street View, YouTube™ and Picasa™. The CLIQ also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. E-mail is also supported by Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, and other POP3 and IMAP e-mail services.
For more information, visit http://www.T-Mobile.com/CLIQ.
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CLIQ CHALLENGE: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to voters who are legal residents of the 50 U.S., D.C., and Puerto Rico, 18 or older. Schools which are eligible to be identified through the T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ™ application on the T-Mobile Facebook page are those that are federally accredited, four-year colleges or universities that grant undergraduate degrees. Void where prohibited. Begins 12:01 AM PT 11/2/09, ends 11:59 PM PT 11/30/09. Subject to Official Rules, available at http://www.facebook.com/tmobile. Sponsor: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
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About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group – 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA – all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.