May 10 AT 4:15 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Motorola flips out with new square design for AT&T

Italian site HDBlog.it has some new pics of the square-shaped Motorola phone we saw last month. Now called the Motorola Flipout, this phone will feature Android 2.1 with Motoblur, a 700 MHz processor (OMAP3430), and twist out QWERTY keyboard.

Even though the Flipout is one of the smallest Android phones, it will still pack quite a punch. The Texas Instruments OMAP3430 has an ARM Cortex-A8 based core, which means it can handle Flash 10.1 when available.

The leaked specs of the Flipout indicate it is headed for AT&T and last we heard it was scheduled for a June release. Depending when it launches, this could be the first device to feature Motorola’s new version of Motoblur for Android 2.1. Since we have AT&T and Motorola teaming up for another Android launch, expect a similar experience to what was offered with the Backflip.

Look for the Flipout to come in black, green, and pink when it launches. No price point was announced, but this is a mid-range Android phone so we expect it to retail around $149 with 2yr contract.

The Motorola Flipout.

Highlights of the Flipout specs include:

  • 2.8 inch QVGA display (320×420)
  • 700 MHz processor TI OMAP3410
  • 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM
  • 3.1 MP camera
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • 940 mAh battery

Via: Mobile Crunch

Source: HDBlog.it

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  • http://Website Todd

    Another form factor abomination – Ugh!

    make. it. stop.

  • http://Website StephanC

    Design:Ugly
    MOTOBlur:FAIL
    Another stupid Android phone for AT&T

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

    Love it.
    Not for me though.

  • http://Website the pimp Rod

    Make it STOP…It hurts..WHY AT&T WHYYY do you hat Android so much…

  • Alan Reboli

    Gross. I wonder why they keep making MotoBlur on weird devices. It’s like they want it to fail. haha

  • http://Website Ali

    interesting concept… not for me though… i see this being used by people who don’t really care about apps, just want a phone from which they can make phone calls and be able to txt and keep up with facebook, tweeter, email etc. something like those kin phones… being able to browse the web and take pics and vid comes in handy too… i remember back in the day people would ask if i could check myspace from my sidekick 2… i would show them other cool tricks but all they cared about was myspace… and porn =)…

  • http://Website Darkseider

    Anyone else notice this thing has a faster 3430 SoC than the Droid?

    • http://Website Dave

      You do realize an OMAP 3410 is NOT even close to a 3430 overall, right? The OMAP 3410 is the absolute bottom of the 34xx series SOCs. It has NO dedicated GPU, and it’s max video record/playback is CIF resolution (352×288 pixels). And at 700MHz, it’s officially overclocked; as it is supposed to run at 600MHz, just like the Droid’s OMAP 3430 is supposed to.

      In other words, I don’t think the Droid has anything to fear.

  • http://Website Jordan

    I have a strange feeling that Apple may be ‘approving’ which Android phones get released onto AT&T…who in their right mind would buy the shit that they put out???

    • SpykeZ

      its either that or apple is paying them to nerf the features of the droid to make the iphone seem like a better choice, imagine they had Verizon’s android offerings, it would kill the iphone in everyway possible

  1. ToddGuest 5 years ago

    Another form factor abomination – Ugh!

    make. it. stop.

  2. StephanCGuest 5 years ago

    Design:Ugly
    MOTOBlur:FAIL
    Another stupid Android phone for AT&T

  3. Love it.
    Not for me though.

  4. the pimp RodGuest 5 years ago

    Make it STOP…It hurts..WHY AT&T WHYYY do you hat Android so much…

  5. Gross. I wonder why they keep making MotoBlur on weird devices. It’s like they want it to fail. haha

  6. AliGuest 5 years ago

    interesting concept… not for me though… i see this being used by people who don’t really care about apps, just want a phone from which they can make phone calls and be able to txt and keep up with facebook, tweeter, email etc. something like those kin phones… being able to browse the web and take pics and vid comes in handy too… i remember back in the day people would ask if i could check myspace from my sidekick 2… i would show them other cool tricks but all they cared about was myspace… and porn =)…

  7. DarkseiderGuest 5 years ago

    Anyone else notice this thing has a faster 3430 SoC than the Droid?

    • DaveGuest 5 years ago

      You do realize an OMAP 3410 is NOT even close to a 3430 overall, right? The OMAP 3410 is the absolute bottom of the 34xx series SOCs. It has NO dedicated GPU, and it’s max video record/playback is CIF resolution (352×288 pixels). And at 700MHz, it’s officially overclocked; as it is supposed to run at 600MHz, just like the Droid’s OMAP 3430 is supposed to.

      In other words, I don’t think the Droid has anything to fear.

  8. JordanGuest 5 years ago

    I have a strange feeling that Apple may be ‘approving’ which Android phones get released onto AT&T…who in their right mind would buy the shit that they put out???

    • its either that or apple is paying them to nerf the features of the droid to make the iphone seem like a better choice, imagine they had Verizon’s android offerings, it would kill the iphone in everyway possible