Motorola Backflip Announced
Remember the photos we posted last month of another Motorola Android phone coming to AT&T? Well, it has been announced officially at the CES 2010 yesterday!
Motorola CEO, Sanjay Jha, officially unveiled Motorola’s latest Android handset, the Motorola Backflip. It features a distinctive backward-facing QWERTY keyboard and will be released to AT&T exclusively.
It features a 3.1-inch touchscreen display with Moto Blur on-board, Motorola’s custom Android 1.5 and don’t you worry, they are already working on the Android 2.0 of Moto Blur which will be released soon.
Motorola Backflip Specifications
- Display: 3.1-inch touchscreen display (320 x 480 pixels)
- Camera: 5 MP camera, video recording and LED Flash
- Operating System: Android 1.5 (Upgradable to Android 2.x) – MotoBlur
- Capacity: 2GB microSD included, up to 32GB supported
- Other: WiFi, accelerometer, bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, aGPS etc.
- Battery: Removable 1400 mAh Li-Ion battery
Motorola Backflip Press Release
You can read the full press release below.
LAS VEGAS â€“ CES â€“ Jan. 6, 2010 â€“ Today Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced the latest addition to its Androidâ„¢ portfolio: BACKFLIPâ„¢ with MOTOBLURâ„¢.Â The Motorola BACKFLIP, which combines the social saviness and personalization of MOTOBLUR with the multitasking performance of a smart phone, will be available in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia beginning in Q1 2010. Â The unique reverse flip design makes it easy to enjoy videos, music and photos, and the QWERTY keyboard allows you to blast through e-mails, texts, news feeds, social network messages and more.
â€œSince introducing our first MOTOBLUR-based device, weâ€™ve remained focused on differentiating the Android experience and bringing it to new carrier partners around the globe,â€ said Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices. â€œBACKFLIP maximizes the multi-tasking and multi-functional potential of MOTOBLUR with its unique design elements, making it as smart as it is social.â€
MOTOBLUR is Motorolaâ€™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 moreâ€”from sources such as FacebookÂ®, MySpace, Twitter, Gmailâ„¢, work and personal e-mail, and LastFMâ€”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.
BACKFLIP is designed around the MOTOBLUR experience and provides multiple features to keep phone conversations moving. Multi-tasking has never been easier with BACKFLIPâ€™s reverse-flip QWERTY keyboard and high-res 3.1â€ HVGA screenâ€”letting you see more and respond faster.Â Navigate quickly and easily through menus and features with the new and unique BACKTRACKâ„¢ feature. BACKTRACK is a touch panel located on the other side of the device, offering you a new way to scroll throughâ€”the Web, texts, e-mails and news feeds without obscuring the home screen.
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.
BACKFLIP comes fully equipped with the MOTOBLUR features you know and love. The full HTML browser on BACKFLIPâ€™s 3.1â€ high-res, touch display will be sure to impress, and, with 3G speed and Wi Fi access, you will never be out of the loop. Android Marketâ„¢ gives you access to more than 18,000 apps and widgets, so you are free to customize BACKFLIP to your liking. Capture the moment with BACKFLIPâ€™s 5 MP camera with flash and easily upload to your favorite photo sharing or social site. Additional extras such as aGPS and stereo Bluetooth1 make BACKFLIP the complete package.
Finally, MOTOBLUR provides end-users with convenience and peace of mind, as lost devices can be located from a secure personal information portal and even remotely erased if necessary.Â Then, one user name and password brings back your contacts, messages and connectivity to your previously configured networks and email providers.
BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR will be available in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia beginning in Q1 2010. For specific regional availability and pricing, contact your local Motorola representative. To experience BACKFLIP, please visit www.motorola.com/backflip.
Motorola Backflip Price
Pricing has not yet been unveiled, but the handset will start shipping in Q1 2010.