Motorola announced the latest addition to its Android portfolio: the Motorola Backflip with MotoBlur.
At the first sight looking like the Motorola
the Backflip 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. The Backflip is designed around the MotoBlur experience and provides
multiple features to keep phone conversations moving. Multi-tasking has never
been easier with Backflip's reverse-flip QWERTY keyboard and high-res 3.1" HVGA
screen - letting you see more and respond faster.
Running Google's Android 1.5/Cupcake, the Backflip features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE
and triband UMTS/HSDPA at 850/1900/2100 MHz as well as WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0
and an aGPS receiver. Furthermore, the Backflip features a 5 megapixel autofocus
camera with supporting flash LED.
The truly original design allows Backflip to create new ways to enjoy photos,
music and more. In the reverse-flip, tabletop mode, listen to music or view
videos hands free. The digital picture frame mode lets you show off your latest
adventures. You can even turn Backflip into a bedside alarm clock for your
morning wake up call.
The Backflip comes fully equipped with the MotoBlur features you know and
love. MotoBlur is Motorola's Android-powered content delivery service created to
make phones more personal and socially smart. It is the first and only solution
to sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more - from sources such as
Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, work and personal E-Mail and LastFM - and
automatically deliver them to the home screen. Content is fed into
easy-to-manage streams allowing you to spend less time managing your life and
more time living it. Last but not least the Backflip features Motorola's new
BackTrack feature, which allows to quickly and easily navigate through menus and
features. BackTrack is a touch panel located on the other side of the device,
offering you a new way to scroll through - the Web, texts, E-Mails and news
feeds without obscuring the home screen.
Backflip with MotoBlur will be available in North America, Latin America,
Europe and Asia beginning in Q1 2010. Carrier related agreements weren't
Cheers ~ Arne