Motorola BACKFLIP now available from AT&T

Motorola BACKFLIP now available from AT&T
AT&T is now offering its customers an Android powered device for the first time. The Motorola BACKFLIP, with its unique form factor, can be purchased for $99 after a mail-in rebate and your signature on a two year contract. The handset features a 3.1 inch WVGA touchscreen display and will start life with Android 1.5 which will be upgraded over time to 2.1. As you have seen in a few videos, the unit flips to close with the QWERTY keyboard and the display facing outward. On board is the MOTOBLUR UI which pushes all of your social networking information to the home page. A microSD slot can expand memory to 32GB so you can keep more of those great pictures you take with the phone's 5MP camera. The BACKFLIP is equipped with a 3.5mm audio jack, Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and Tri-band 7.2Mbps HSPA 3G (850/1900/2100 MHz). AT&T customers have been demanding an Android phone, and now that their carrier has one to offer, they can start doing backflips.

Motorola BACKFLIP Specifications | Hands-on

source: AT&T via BGR



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10 Comments

1. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

I bet all These AT&T people are like "its about damn time we get andriod!!!". After EVERYONE else. Hahah

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

then they remember they got the iphone still biggest seller out thier and move on.

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1169; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I am gonna add "biggest seller for now" for you to make it accurate

4. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

every customer i have showed it to so far looks at it then moves on to the iphone.................so as i have said before the android os is great, but the hardware of the backflip is not going to impress anyone when comparing it to the iphone.

5. scottmbolt unregistered

Every customer who enters your store already has it in their heads that they want the "cool" and "hip" iphone, because that is what is pounded into their heads. A brainwashed customer is an easy customer.

6. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

the more i play with it the more i like the backflip i have an upgrade available so i may have to indulge myself and make the switch to the friendly little green robot.....just i am afraid that the htc android phone coming here soon might be better....what to do?

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

or move on to sprint and pay ALOT less and get a samsung moment one of the fastest phones out their with its 800hmz processor and a keyboard may not be pretty but is an awesome device.

9. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

sprint has limited coverage in my area

8. Brian25x

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

I got this phone yesterday so far so good i love it no problems

10. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

yeah got mine too, i like it alot, curious to see how the battery life is comparted to my iphone.

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