Remember the Motorola Flipout?

Remember the Motorola Flipout?
Back in the summer of 2010, it seemed that the sky was the limit in terms of form factors for Android phones. The Motorola DROID landscape slider had just turned the public on to Android 2.0, and the Nexus One followed up with a sleek, modern looking Android powered handset. The HTC Droid Incredible was next with a strange little bump on the back of the device.

Looking for a entry into the teen market, Motorola brought to the U.S. a unique looking device in June 2010. The small, square shaped Motorola Flipout was a swiveling slider that hid the QWERTY keyboard behind the 2.8-inch screen. The 240 x 320 resolution provided a 143ppi pixel density. A TI OMAP 3410 SoC was under the hood with a single-core 720MHz CPU, and the PowerVR SGX530 GPU. 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM was inside, and a 3MP camera was on the back of the device without Auto Focus. An 1170mAh battery powered the unit. Android 2.1 was pre-loaded on the Flipout.

Priced at $79.99 on contract when it launched as an AT&T exclusive, the Flipout tried to advance the form factor which Nokia had already used the previous year with its Nokia 7705 Twist. With today's larger screens, we probably won't see anything like the Flipout again. If you owned the handset, let us hear about your experience with it by commenting in the box below.

You can check out our review of the Motorola Flipout by clicking on this link.


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FLIPOUT US
  • Display 2.8 inches 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP (Single camera) front
  • Hardware TI OMAP3410 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 1170 mAh
  • OS Android 2.1

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