said to. The phone will cost $79.99 on a two-year contract, or $349 with no contract commitment.
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announced last week, varied from "it's distinctive" to "it's just plain ugly", but after a hands-on fondle this morning we're beginning to change our mind. The relatively low resolution, QVGA display is still disappointing, but the palm-sized form factor has a lot of appeal in the plastic. Meanwhile the spring-loaded rotating display is surprisingly tactile - and feels pretty sturdy, too - while the QWERTY keyboard is in fact very usable. We were able to peck out rapid SMS and email messages with only a few minutes familiarisation, and thanks to the narrow chassis it's also possible to type one-handed (albeit at a slower pace). The touchscreen was responsive and MOTOBLUR snicks through its widgets reasonably quickly. Motorola FLIPOUT hands-on: [vms 09e714c0774e22cb806f] Motorola told us that the FLIPOUT is the latest result of their attempt to slim down physical QWERTY Android phones, following on from the slide-out CLIQ/DEXT and the unusual BACKFLIP. It's certainly smaller than both those handsets, as you can see from the comparison shots in the gallery below, but the keyboard is still surprisingly good. Expect it to arrive on Orange UK imminently; no word on a launch anywhere else at this stage. [gallery]
rumor and leaks, Motorola have officially announced the Motorola FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR, their latest Android handset to bear a full QWERTY keyboard. The rotating smartphone runs Android 2.1 and has a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, 3-megapixel fixed-focus camera and 3G UMTS. MOTOBLUR has seen a few tweaks, with a new Battery Manager and Data Manager, along with the same Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other social networking integration as before. There are also new, customizable filters on the various social network widgets. There's also 512MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot, a 3.5-inch headphone socket and a 1170mAh battery. The whole thing measures a compact 67 x 67 x 17 mm and will go on sale "in certain regions around the world" later this quarter. [youtube 7uUBuev_LtA] [gallery] Press Release: Motorola FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR Fact Sheet Pivot in Style Accessorize your life with a smartphone that’s destined to turn heads. Introducing Motorola FLIPOUTTM with MOTOBLUR™– an innovative phone that’s as unique as you are. The touch screen’s pivot design exposes a five-row QWERTY keypad with a separate number row, transforming the phone from compact and pocketable to a charming social package. Stay in control with enhanced features on MOTOBLUR, including customizable filters for your Happenings and Messages widgets. Stylish, Compact, Vibrantly Colored The incredibly compact, square build makes FLIPOUT a fun smartphone that travels comfortably in purse, pocket or palm. With multiple colored battery door options included, customize your color to match your mood – or your outfit. And with the latest version of MOTOBLUR, Motorola FLIPOUT works harder to keep you connected to the people that matter most. Enhance Your Social Status MOTOBLUR, the only service that syncs all your friends, emails, messages, Facebook®, MySpace, TwitterTM feeds and happenings with continuous updates and back-ups, just got better. The enhanced version of MOTOBLUR allows you to take control of your Happenings and Messages widgets with the option to filter out updates and messages you don’t want, making it easier to follow who and what really matters. With seven home screens and the option to move and resize pre-loaded widgets, you can customize FLIPOUT however you’d like. The new, enhanced MOTOBLUR also brings you device management done right. Take charge of your charge with Battery Manager, a new feature that helps you manage your phone’s power consumption. Spend less time worrying about running out of juice and more time using it. FLIPOUT’s new Data Manager helps you manage your data usage. As always, MOTOBLUR comes fully integrated with GPS tracking and remote data wipe. So, while you may lose your phone, you won’t lose the contacts and data that keep you connected. Best of the Rest Motorola FLIPOUT allows you to experience the best of Google and the Web with multi-touch support including pinch to zoom, as well as full suite of Google services including: Google Search, Google MapsTM for Mobile and access to thousands of apps on Android Market™, GmailTM and more. With the latest version of MOTOBLUR, get your personal and corporate email pushed to you and have easy access to your work directory. Socialize With Ease Packed full of features, Motorola FLIPOUT lets you hear and be heard. Don’t miss another call or conversation on Motorola FLIPOUT with CrystalTalkTM PLUS. Using a proprietary Motorola process of microphone and speaker configuration, CrystalTalkTM PLUS adds a second microphone improving voice quality even further while filtering out background noise. Additional features include a 3 MP camera, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better, brighter pictures, gallery mode for tagging and labeling photos and instant upload access to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa & Photobucket. Motorola FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR will be available in certain regions around the world beginning in Q2 2010. For more information regarding pricing and product availability in your region, please contact your local Motorola representative.
AT&T FLIPOUT, BRAVO and FLIPSIDE had come along for some hands-on play. The FLIPOUT we're already familiar with, having seen the European model some months back, but the other handsets are a little newer.
Motorola FLIPOUT which has already been available for some time in Europe, and two new devices, the full-touchscreen Motorola BRAVO and the QWERTY-blessed Motorola FLIPSIDE. The BRAVO has a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen and a 3-megapixel autofocus camera, together with an 800MHz processor and DLNA support. All three have Android 2.1 and MOTOBLUR. Meanwhile the FLIPSIDE has a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen, a trackpad for navigation, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The FLIPOUT will drop on October 17 from $79.99, while the AT&T Motorola BRAVO will be $129.99 and the AT&T Motorola FLIPSIDE will be $99.99 when they arrive in time for the holidays. No rebates are required, but you will need a new two-year agreement including a data plan. [gallery] Press Release:
AT&T Expands Android Portfolio with Three New Motorola Smartphones Motorola BRAVO(TM), FLIPOUT(TM) and FLIPSIDE(TM) Smartphones Powered by Android Coming Soon to the Nation's Fastest Mobile Broadband Network Key Facts AT&T* today announced it is significantly expanding its portfolio of Android devices by introducing three new smartphones powered by Android™, the Motorola BRAVO, FLIPOUT and FLIPSIDE, from Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT). All three smartphones pack the power of the Android 2.1 platform and the latest version of MOTOBLUR, Motorola's exclusive smartphone experience. MOTOROLA FLIPOUT™ will be available for $79.99 with a two service agreement and 2 year smartphone data plan beginning October 17 in AT&T stores, online and in business channels. (No rebate required) MOTOROLA BRAVO™ will be available for $129.99 with a two service agreement and 2 year smartphone data plan in AT&T stores, online and in business channels by this holiday period. (No rebate required) MOTOROLA FLIPSIDE™ will be available for $99.99 with a two service agreement and 2 year smartphone data plan in AT&T stores, online and in business channels by this holiday period. (No rebate required) In a move that further strengthens its industry-leading smartphone line-up, AT&T today introduced three new Android-based smartphones from Motorola. The powerful new devices give AT&T customers even more choice when selecting a mobile computing device to use on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network. AT&T will have eight Android devices available to customers once these smartphones arrive in stores. All three new smartphones feature Wi-Fi® connectivity, and qualifying AT&T customers receive access to the entire AT&T national Wi-Fi network included as part of their data plan. AT&T's has the nation's largest Wi-Fi network with more than 23,000 U.S. hotspots. MOTOROLA BRAVO™ BRAVO offers the power of Android, an 800 MHz processor and a large screen all in a compact design. The device features a 3.7-inch full WVGA touch screen experience, enhanced Web-browsing and entertainment while on the go. With a 3-megapixel camera with digital zoom and auto focus, customers can catch memorable moments to share with one-touch social media uploads to Facebook®, MySpace, Picasa™ and PhotoBucket®. Motorola BRAVO is a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) enabled device, so customers can stream, store and share entertainment with multiple devices around the home—including PCs, TVs and other mobile devices using an existing home Wi-Fi network. Get all the MOTOROLA BRAVO™ details at http://att.com/bravo. MOTOROLA FLIPOUT™ MOTOROLA FLIPOUT delivers an enhanced user experience, with a stylishly square, affordable and innovative pivot design. FLIPOUT whips open to reveal a full keyboard below its touch screen with a dedicated fifth row for numbers. Users can customize the color to match their mood with Dark Sapphire and Saffron battery covers included in the box for personalization. Additional colors will be available for purchase in AT&T stores and online. Get all the MOTOROLA FLIPOUT™ details at http://att.com/flipout. MOTOROLA FLIPSIDE™ MOTOROLA FLIPSIDE enables users to seamlessly manage their work and personal life. With a full slide-out QWERTY keypad, FLIPSIDE's 3.1”-inch high-res HVGA display supports pinch to zoom gesturing, while the laptop-like track pad provides an alternative way to navigate with one hand while keeping your fingers off the screen. Users can stay connected to work with full push corporate e-mail, support for Microsoft® Exchange, unified inbox and enhanced features for IT compliance like remote wipe and password enforcement. Get all the MOTOROLA FLIPSIDE™ details at http://att.com/flipside. Enhanced MOTOBLUR MOTOBLUR is Motorola's exclusive experience that syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more — from your favorite social media sites, work and personal e-mail, and last.fm — and automatically delivers them to the home screen. MOTOBLUR can locate or remotely wipe lost or stolen devices, MOTOBLUR can also automatically restore a user's contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations and e-mail with one username and password. The new and enhanced MOTOBLUR functionality and features include: Filter social networking and Messages widgets – filter by social networking account, by contact(s) or by contact group to only see the information you want. Screen customization – move and resize preloaded widgets on up to seven home screens Battery Manager – manage battery consumption by operating in one of three performance modes Personal and Corporate e-mail – pushed directly to the device Improved social networking functionality – Retweet, like Facebook comments and more Quotes “We want nothing less than the best smartphone line-up on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network,” said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “These diverse new Android devices from Motorola add diversity to our Android platform and provide more options for our customers.” “Motorola is committed to offering consumers phones that work best for their lifestyle. These three new devices each have a new unique take on the typical smartphone,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president, portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility, Inc. “Plus, the latest enhancements to MOTOBLUR not only allow users to easily stay connected with their networks but better filter so they can focus on the people and information that means the most to them.” 1 Prices listed above require a 2-year service agreement and smartphone data plan. 2 Mobile Broadband/3G coverage not available in all areas. 3 Limited-time offer. Other conditions & restrictions apply. See contract & rate plan brochure for details. Subscriber must live & have a mailing addr. within AT&T's owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activ. fee applies. Equipment price & avail may vary by mrk & may not be available from independent retailers. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but up to $35 restocking fee may apply to equipment returns; thereafter up to $325. Some agents impose add'l fees. Smartphone Data Plan Requirement: Smartphones require a DataPlus (200MB) or DataPro (2GB) plan. If you exceed your initial data allowance, you will automatically be charged an additional $10 for each additional 1GB provided on DataPro or an additional $15 for each additional 200MB provided on DataPlus. All data allowances, including overages, must be used in the billing period in which the allowance is provided or they will be forfeited. For more details on Data Plans, go to att.com/dataplans Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment. 4 Largest Wi-Fi based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. Wi-Fi enabled device and qualifying data plan required. Other restrictions apply. See attwifi.com for details and locations. *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
new Android device to come out on AT&T, well here's your chance to get one. The Motorola Flipside has been released today on AT&T's website for $99.99 on a new 2 year contract.