Today, AT&T announced three additions to its Android handset lineup, the Motorola BRAVO, FLIPSIDE, and FLIPOUT; all of which will run the Android 2.1 operating system and the MOTOBLUR interface. The BRAVO is a 3.7-inch, WVGA, full-touchscreen device with an 800 MHz processor, 3 megapixel camera, and DLNA support. The FLIPSIDE has a 3.1-inch HVGA display, full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, GPS, and a fairly large trackpad. The FLIPOUT is described as having 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.” The site AT&T’s press release directs us to to learn more about the FLIPOUT is currently down (Bravo!). The BRAVO and FLIPSIDE will be available by the holidays for $129.99 and $99.99 respectively with two-year agreements; the FLIPOUT will be available on October 17 for $79.99 with a 2-year agreement.
T-Mobile U.S. may have the Nexus One but T-Mobile UK is reportedly getting the HTC Bravo, a multi-touch packing, optical trackpad-toting variant of the Nexus One. Similar to the Nexus One, the Bravo will feature a 3.7 inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, GPS, HSDPA and 5 megapixel camera. It is expected to launch with T-Mobile UK in mid-March and will be free with a two-year tariff of €35 ($49USD) or more per month. No double termination fees apply.
The HTC Bravo made its appearance in HTC’s recently leaked roadmap with a launch date of April 2010. Rocking almost identical specifications, the Bravo is the European variant of our beloved HTC Passion. Now that the name game is out of the way, we can deliver some not so good news about the Passion. The latest rumor making the rounds suggests that the Passion is now on track for a January 2010 launch in the States while the Bravo will launch three months later with T-Mobile in Europe. As painful as it may be, you may want to cross that Passion off your holiday wish list and replace it with something that is “real” and not still just a rumor. To console yourself, you can gaze longingly at smooth curves and the sleek styling that appears in the latest leaked image of this Android handset and dream about what could have been.
If you live and die by HTC, you might be very excited to know that the company’s portfolio for the first half of 2010 has been leaked online. HTC’s portfolio was presented in Vienna back in October in a global meeting, and now it’s available for us to see. The phones are broken down by category: Design, Performance, Social and Productivity (can’t a phone be two or more?). Lined up are a number of Windows Mobile 6.5 devices and Android devices, so we hope you’re sitting down for this one. Hit the break to see how the phones are broken down by category and to see some images of the devices themselves!