July 31, 2014

Motorola is "Flipping Out" with Their New Android Handset

The square form-factored device pictured to the left is reportedly the new Motorola Android 2.1 handset called the “Flipout”.  It is being reported over at MobileCrunch that the Flipout is coming to the US in June  and will launch with three different color schemes.  The OS is said to be a new MotoBlur UI on top of Android 2.1.

The reported specs of the phone are as follows:

  • 3.1 MP camera
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 2.8 “display
  • 512 ROM
  • 256 MB RAM
  • GPS
  • 700 MHz processor

While I am not a huge fan of the square phone design, it does go to show Motorola’s continuing efforts to differentiate.  Being that this is an Android 2.1 device, perhaps Motorola is ready to start rolling the update out to previous handsets

There is no word as to which carrier will pick the Flipout up or at what price point it will have associated with it.  Speculation is AT&T, but we shall see.  This device looks to be aimed at a Sidekick crowd,with something that’s easy to fit in the pocket with the power of Android behind it.  Look for more details on the Flipout as they become available.