Moto Cliq, Samsung Moment on sale

The Samsung Moment and Motorola Cliq go on sale at the start of a busy week for the Android OS,

Motorola Cliq Josh Miller/CNET

It's shaping up to be another big week in the Google Android universe, starting with the official release of the Motorola Cliq and the Samsung Moment.

T-Mobile's Cliq went on sale Monday for its promised price of $199 with a two-year contract. When we reviewed the Cliq last month we found a lot to like about the device. The MotoBlur interface can be somewhat overwhelming, but the user-friendly design and loaded feature set round out T-Mobile's other Android offerings.

Samsung Moment Josh Miller/CNET

The Moment went on sale November 1. Samung's initial Android phone for the U.S. market is a good first try at the OS by Sammy. There were some attributes we didn't love, but the brilliant display and physical keyboard offer a contrast to Sprint's other Android phone, the HTC Hero.

Of course, this Friday, November 6, marks the full release of Verizon's first Android phone, the highly anticipated Motorola Droid. And rumors continue to suggest that Verizon's Droid Eris (HTC Desire) will launch that same day. Will it really happen? We'll have to wait and see.

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