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.
Here’s a little update for the folks north of the border. Rogers has added both the BlackBerry Curve 9300 and the Motorola Flipout to their handset lineup. The Curve 9300 will be available for $79.99 with a three-year contract or for $399.99 contract free. The Cliff’s Notes on the 9300 read like this: quad-band GSM, tri-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, 2.4-inch screen (320 x 240), 256 MB RAM, 2 megapixel camera, and BlackBerry OS 5. The Motorola Flipout will be available for $29.99 with a three-year contract or for $374.99 contract free. The stat sheet on the Flipout is as follows: quad-band GSM, dual-band HSPA, 2.8-inch QVGA touch-screen display, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 2.1, and MOTOBLUR. Anyone up north going after one of these mid-range smartphones? More →
Here it is, folks. Motorola has gotten around to announcing the FLIPOUT, aka that strange and square Motorola smartphone. The big news here apart from its strange, swivel design and 67mm square body and Android 2.1, are the enhancements made to MOTOBLUR. In a nutshell, you’re going to be able to resize widgets, implement filters in your Happenings and Messages widgets, and have access to corporate email. Apart from the modern Android staples of digital compass, Wi-Fi, GPS and 7.2Mbps HSDPA, the FLIPOUT has to its name a 2.8″ QVGA display, 3 megapixel camera and 512MB internal memory. We’re trying to find out processor powers this thing, but we imagine it won’t be anything too special. The Motorola FLIPOUT will be available in Europe sometime this quarter. Hit up the break to check out a trio of videos which show off the FLIPOUT and the changes made to MOTOBLUR. More →
According to HDblog.it, that mysterious square MOTORBLUR handset has a name: Flipout. Not only that, but the Italian site claims to have secured the official spec sheet, which read as follows: 2.8″ display, 3.1 megapixel camera, GPS, 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM, 700MHz processor, and Android 2.1 covered in MOTOBLUR. We have to be honest and say we’re really not digging the design, but in case your tastes are a lot little more adventurous than ours, word is you’ll be able to pick one of these up this June in your choice of black, green or pink. Wondering what those colors look like on a phone with four right angles? Find out after the jump. More →