As per the usual chain of events, spy shots lead to real products - in this case, the Motorola Flipout. Running Android 2.1, it comes in a quirky little swivel-design similar to the Kin One.
The QWERTY keypad is hidden behind the 2.8-inch QVGA TFT screen (which has a 320x240 resolution), and has the usual crop of standard features in an Android phone nowadays - a 3MP camera with digital zoom, 512MB internal storage (with a 2GB microSD card coming bundled), GPS, Wi-Fi... though Bluetooth hasn't been mentioned. And yes, MOTOBLUR is an added "feature".
Full release below, along with a bunch more photos. Not a bad phone really, even if it won't be replacing your Droid or Nexus One. [Motorola]
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 coloured battery door options included, customise your colour 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 customise 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 labelling photos and instant upload access to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa & Photobucket.
FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR™
Talk and Standby Time1
275mins / 377 hrs WCDMA, 357mins / 365 hrs GSM
WCDMA 900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 7/8) EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12, HSUPA 2.0 Mbps, eCompass/aGPS, Version 2.1+EDR
67.00 x 67.00 x 17.00 mm
3.5mm headset jack, USB 2.0 HS, Wi-Fi, NGP
2.8 inch display 320 x 240 pixels, QVGA TFT
MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, POP3, IMAP, Push Email), Instant Messaging
FM Radio Receive, AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, MP3, WMA v9
Capture/Playback/Streaming, H.264, MPEG4, WMV v9
3 megapixel, digital zoom, fixed-focus
Android HTML WebKit with Adobe® Flash® Enabled
512MB internal memory with removable 2GB Micro SD card (included); supports up to 32GB MicroSD (optional)
MOTOBLUR aggregates Facebook®, MySpace, TwitterTM and GmailTM; Syncs and merges your work contacts, email and calendar
aGPS (assisted), eCompass
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. To experience Motorola FLIPOUT, click here.
Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Contact your service provider for details. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.