In what seems like preparation for their upcoming G2 handset, T-Mobile is planning on clearing out their selection of Android handsets by ending sales of the Motorola Cliq, Cliq XT, and T-Mobile MyTouch 1.2 on October 4.

Whatever the reason, it’s probably a good thing that these low-end handsets are going off the market - hopefully, it will help keep outdated OS's like Cupcake and Donut from growing in size. Unfortunately, this doesn’t help reassure owners of said phones that their updates will come in a timely fashion, if at all. The Cliq and Cliq XT are still on track to receive Android 2.1, while the MyTouch 1.2 should be receiving the update to Android 2.2.

For owners of these devices, this is probably a sign that now is the time to update to a higher-end phone, like the Vibrant or the upcoming G2: as someone who owns a MyTouch (original, not 1.2), I sure am.

Source: TmoNews

  • anthony j

    im with you on getting rid of my (original) mytouch and going to the G2

  • john

    what the heck! the cliq and cliq xt havent even been around for a year. do you honestly think if i had the money to upgrade i would still be on this crappy cliq?

  • Thomas Brown

    I'm an XT user ... this phone is only 7 months old. T-Mobile ... throw us some upgrade incentive please ... give me a chance and this XT will be gone.

  • Stephanie

    End sales Oct 4th??? I purchased my Cliq in May of this year. I won't be elgible for my early upgrade ($150) until February of next year. I want the G2.

  • John Dover

    I got a Cliq in June, sent 3 back because they wouldn't receive calls from other carriers.tMobile finally sent me a 3G slide when I called in to cancel my service. Sent 2 of those back, finally sent me a Vibrant,
    had to send the first one back. When my contract is up I am DONE with tMobile

  • marah

    Sheesh, me and my husband have the G1 and Mytouch 3G (blackjack build 3.56) Ugh. Ever since getting the Android 2.2.1 update on my phone, I'm having problems again. I charge my phone fully, and later it shuts off, reboots and says battery is low. Hook it up to charger and charge is 65%. The G1 keeps dropping calls, even after a new SIM card. Oh and OS crashing! That one is new. Factory resets are starting to piss me off as I lost a very important app that is no longer on the market. But T-Mobile still wants to trouble shoot. I want a new phone. The 3G and G1 are off the market for a reason...and we've only had them for a year.