Earlier this week, Motorola has announced it latest Android smartphone with MOTOBLUR - the Motorola FLIPOUT, a stylishly square and compact smartphone that's as individual as its users. Running Android 2.1 the FLIPOUT features a unique square pivot design that opens to reveal a five-row QWERTY keypad with a separate row for numeric keys. The FLIPOUT supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 800/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, an eCompass and aGPS. The device features a QVGA (320 x 240) 2.8" touschscreen and comes with a 3 megapixel fixfocus camera without flash.
The Motorola FLIPOUT features up to seven customizable home screens, live wallpapers and added security for exchange server users. It also offers an enhanced version of Motorola's MOTOBLUR, making it easier to follow who and what really matters to you. MOTOBLUR is Motorola's exclusive Android experience that syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more - from sources such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, work and personal E-Mail and last.fm - and automatically delivers them to the home screen. MOTOBLUR automatically backs up contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations and E-Mail to a secure server and provides remote data wipe for lost or stolen devices. One username and password restores contacts, messages and connectivity to prior networks and email providers.
The FLIPOUT features full Google services including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and access to thousands of apps on the Android Market.
Motorola has announced that the FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR will be introduced to Europe from Q2-2010. The FLIPOUT's array of colors will be country-specific and could include Licorice, Fairway Green, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Poppy Red, Saffron or White. A price wasn't announced.
Cheers ~ Arne