AT&T customers might FLIPOUT over change in plans

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AT&T customers might FLIPOUT over change in plans
AT&T retail outlets were apparently told to destroy material related to the Motorola FLIPOUT. As we reported, the phone was expected to be launched this past weekend but instead, corporate owned stores received marching orders from HQ to destroy any literature relating to the device. Calls to AT&T reps confirmed that the phone was not launched over the weekend as planned and AT&T personnel refused to comment on the reasons for the cancellation, nor would they comment on whether or not a launch would be re-scheduled.

Considering that all material related to the FLIPOUT was destroyed, it doesn't look good for an eventual release of the device. Of course, nothing prevents the material from being reprinted if the carrier decides to try to launch the phone again. As we recently told you, the carrier expects to offer a Motorola Android flavored device called the "Flipside" on October 17th with similar specifications to the missing FLIPOUT. If you absolutely can't wait for October 17th, the Motorola CHARM over at T-Mobile has similar specs albeit in a candybar form factor.

Motorola Flipside/Chindi Specifications
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source: EngadgetMobile

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6 Comments

1. meeyawh unregistered

they should just go ahead and do that with every motorola phone.

2. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Destroy the phone instead of the materials...

5. derp unregistered

they should just do that with motorola period.

3. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

maybe they missed the memo regarding the CrapFlip as well...

4. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

how old are you guys? 4? there was obvious reasons and those that need to know why already know. the rest of the people on the planed need to keep their long noses out of the business where it doesnt belong. if you need to know that bad, apply for a job with at&t corporate.. i am sure you wont get hired.

6. AgnosJones unregistered

Mr. Droid, I don't know if you know this, but you're commenting on a phone news site. See what this site does is report on industry news, speculation and rumor. Then, stick with me here, they encourage comments on those items of interest. Comments like those above yours. By your logic, we should all just stay away from this site and wait for the corporations to publish information. You know what? Maybe you should just do that and leave the rest of us to discuss amongst ourselves. That said: It sounds like ATT decided to kill the Name, not the Phone. They must have decided that Flipout had a negative connotation. Flipside will be the same phone with different branding.

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