Dec 29 AT 7:21 PM Taylor Wimberly 6 Comments

Motorola Backflip and Devour Android phones to debut at CES?

A new report from Barron’s is suggesting that Motorola will unveil two Android phones at CES next week. No phone names were given, but Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry speculates Motorola my announce one phone for AT&T and another for Verizon.

The phone that is most likely headed to AT&T is the Motorola Backflip. Barron’s reports the phone might be a Google experience device with stock Android, but all the information we have seen is to the contrary. Phandroid recently posted pictures of the Backflip with AT&T branding and it was running Motoblur powered by Android 1.5.

Barron’s also reports that Verizon may announce a phone which features an OLED display and soft keyboard. The Motorola Devour is the next device we were expecting on Verizon and it actually features a physical keyboard. Either the Barron’s report is wrong, or Motorola has another device lined up (like a retooled model headed for China).

Motorola has scheduled a press conference for 5:30 p.m. on January 6 in Las Vegas. We are attending CES so hopefully we will be able to attend the event and bring you the latest details.

AT&T Backflip and Verizon Devour.

AT&T Backflip and Verizon Devour.

Source: Barron's

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  • Titty!

    That’s funny! Meanwhile both Verizon & AT&T get low-end Motorola phones, T-Mobile gets Google phone. (x
    DROID, as people presume it to be? Not anymore:) personalty think never was.
    I find Motorola degrading for Android. x) seriously.

    “Viva Magenta.” :)

  • Titty!

    BTW, I stand correcting my grammar:
    Between comma after DROID & “as” in the sentence above I mean to input “God’s Gift”, I dont think DROID as high & mighty as people presume it to be. :D

  • boydroid

    Why are they shipping phones with 1.5,makes no sense

  • http://Website KaLanGO

    Backflip design is too iphonish for my taste, yet the Devour looks like a nook.
    Whats happening to the designers, and dude… cupcake? NEVAH!

  • Drew

    I can’t say for the backflip itself whether or not it runs Android 1.5. I didn’t see any indications that could make me believe one way or another. However, take a close look at the Google Search widget in the silver picture of the Motorola Devour.
    That is clearly NOT a 1.5 search widget on a clearly MOTOBLUR phone. I personally believe it’s using 2.0/2.1 but it could be 1.6 too. We’ll just have to see. But if Motorola already has a 2.x version of MOTOBLUR for CDMA, then an update to the CLIQ shouldn’t be much farther off.

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