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A great device for those who are all about social networking, the Motorola Backflip is a mid-range market smartphone.

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Pros

good build quality

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3.1" HVGA touchscreen display

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5MP camera with LED flash

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fairly slim an sleek

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full physical QWERTY keyboard

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trackpad behind the display offers a new and intuitive way of controlling the device

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enables alarm clock mode at a 45 degree angle - doesn't require a dock mechanism

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only $100 (after $100 MIR)

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

somewhat gimmicky

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same old CPU & Android version as the CLIQ, little more than a CLIQ clone

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requires a MIR to reach the attractive $100 price point

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trackpad on the back of the display isn't as useful as a front trackball / optical pad

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keyboard has a poor feel - no tactile feedback

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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A great device for those who are all about social networking, the Motorola Backflip is a mid-range market smartphone that has advanced unique features. Along with having 3G capability and using Android 1.5, the cell phone is equipped with Motorola's Android UI skin called MotoBLUR. MotoBLUR is designed for social individuals as it streams emails and social networks into one stream. The phone's reverse flip design also puts it into a table top mode where it can be used as a hands-free video player, music player or digital picture frame. Along with a reverse flip touch QWERTY keyboard, it also has a 5 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash, a 3.1″ 480 × 320 display, a microSD slot for extra storage, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, 256MB of memory and an ARM11-based CPU (Qualcomm MSM 7201A). The Motorola Backflip was released in the United States on March 7, 2010 on the AT&T network.

Features

  • 3G capability (Tri-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA on 850, 1900, 2100MHz)
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Android 1.5 (open-source Linux-based mobile OS)
  • Android skin MotoBLUR
  • Qualcomm MSM 7201A CPU (ARM11-based)
  • 5 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
  • GPS/aGPS
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 3.1″ capacitive 480×320 display
  • microSD card slot for flash memory expansion
  • Video capture
  • Music player
  • Reverse flip touch QWERTY keyboard
  • Weight: 133g
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