Backflip is out as the Motorola Flipout opts for a flip-like action

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Backflip is out as the Motorola Flipout opts for a flip-like action
Some questioned the reality of the square-like Motorola phone we first saw a month ago, but now it looks more telling that this device is for real. Although there is a slight resemblance to the Motorola BACKFLIP, this latest smartphone sports a twist/flip like action that's required in getting the QWERTY keyboard into its usable position. Going by the name Motorola Flipout, it features Android 2.1, MOTOBLUR, 3.1-megapixel camera, 2.8” touchscreen, 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, GPS, and a 700 MHz processor. As of late, we've been seeing a steady stream of handsets that utilize the square form factor – such as the Nokia Twist, Microsoft KIN ONE, and the LG Lotus Elite. When it comes to personalization, it looks to be available in three colors – but it's unknown which carriers will be offering the smartphone. When every device out there looks somewhat the same, it's quite refreshing to see Motorola once again by stepping outside of the box to offer a unique looking device that can differentiate itself.

via MobileCrunch



1. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

...I really loved my Backflip, and this makes me want the least now that it has Android 2.1

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i really don't much care where this thing will be available but i'll keep my eye on it coz perhaps when this thing drops 2.1 updates will come for the rest of it's MOTOBLUR brethren like my Devour. C:


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Kids will love this but adults? Not so much. But hey good for ATT getting more android phones

8. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I know plenty of adults who would like a phone like this. Not every adult wants a dull, so-called "classy", blackberry-like phone.

4. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

The Nokia Twist was/is GARBAGE! Why would you use the same design Moto?

6. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

because all motorola makes is garbage. always has.

7. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Idk bout that... While Moto phones usually have buggy systems, their build quality is usually really good.

10. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Nah the Rival seems to fall apart a lot but the Droid is really solid, always hit or miss with any manufacturer I think. I definately agree with the buggy systems though, can't even count how many times i've seen the blue bootloader screen.

11. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i agree, these droids on verizon (Droid and Devour) are nothing like the rival. these phones are a couple of the more solid phones i've ever had my hands on are as the Droid has a metal plastic cover and the Devour a brushed alunium with soft touch plastic. i use the Devour coz i like the phone itself better than the Droid mostly because it has a MUCH better keyboard and i'm expecting it to get the 2.1 w/ BLUR treatment soon since it's so fresh on the market so it'll be a win/win and personally i like my phones built like a tank, means it's built to last you know?

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

This will be a better ANDROID than the backflip - noty for us hi-tech folks, but great for kids. Better than that KIN BS.

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This thing will be a piece of s*it like the Moto Rival on VZW. Moto needs to quit with the "cutesy/quirky" category. Release the Milestone in the U.S. already so GSM cats can get some of the Droid love.

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