The candy bar Cliq XT is thinner than its predecessor, and its skin is a rather drab gray. As it runs MotoBlur, you'll notice the associated widgets on the central home screen (you get five home screens total). Below the display are four touch controls and the trackpad.
The Cliq XT uses Swype technology, which allows you to type messages by sliding your finger between the needed keys. It takes a bit of getting used to, but it's an innovative touch. Luckily, you get a list of suggested words in case your swipes aren't read correctly.