Early January, Motorola announced the Motorola Backflip with MotoBlur which features a unusual but unique reverse flip design which is said to make it easy to enjoy videos, music and photos while the QWERTY keyboard allows you to blast through E-Mails, texts, news feeds, social network messages and more. Running Google's Android 1.5/Cupcake OS (but promised to release an Android 2.1 update later), the Backflip features WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 and an aGPS receiver as well as a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with supporting flash LED. And now, the Global Certification Forum approved the Backflip which means Motorola could indeed hold its planned Q1 2010 release target.
As initially announced by Motorola, the Backflip indeed features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband UMTS/HSDPA at 850/1900/2100 MHz which makes a release in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia much likely, even if it's confirmed now that it can't be released on T-Mobile US but AT&T only.
Cheers ~ Arne