Motorola Announces MOTOBLUR - A Social Network Powerhouse

Motorola just announced MOTOBLUR, an Android based UI that places a large emphasis on social networking. From what we know so far, MOTOBLUR is:

  • A set of social networking widgets
  • Deep integration of social networking services into the Android OS
  • Online backup, restore, and remote wipe
  • Integrated contacts and email ala Synergy

The service looks to be very compelling. You have Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace statuses all updateable at once and also populated everywhere on the device. Getting a call? See their latest Facebook profile photo and their latest Facebook status (or Twitter, or whatever) pop up as the Caller ID.  Tap on a contact and see their entire social network history right within the address book. It's a very comprehensive take on all your social networks.

Furthermore, it looks like it'll be a joy to use--HTC Sense watch your back.

In addition, MOTOBLUR offers an online backup service that allows you to log in and track your phone's location if you lose it, and then remotely wipe it if it's clear that it's gone astray.

The first device to take advantage of MOTOBLUR will be the T-Mobile CLIQ in the US.  More on that in a moment!

Dieter Bohn