Our friend John from DroidDog leaked some photos of an unknown Motorola Android phone this weekend which were quickly pulled down (hint: they are real). Not much was known about the device till Android-France spotted the specs for a Motorola prototype which matches up nicely with the leaked pics.
Codenamed the Motorola Twist, this Android phone features a 2.8 inch QVGA display, 700 MHz TI OMAP 3410 processor, and a square form factor. The leaked pics look similar to the Motorola Backflip, but in a more compact size. The device could feature the same reverse-flip keyboard design of the Backflip, but the Twist name suggest something similar to the Nokia Twist.
Even though the phone comes in compressed form (67 x 67 x 15.8 mm), it should still pack quite a punch with its Texas Instruments OMAP 3410 processor. This CPU is similar to what was used in the Droid (ARM Cortex-A8), but it lacks the dedicated PowerVR graphics processor. The Droid’s OMAP3430 was underclocked at 550 MHz (600 default) whereas the Twist’s OMAP3410 is overclocked to 700 MHz (also 600 default). The major benefit of using an ARM Cortex-A8 based processor is the ability to run Adobe’s upcoming Flash 10.1.
The Twist is slated for a June release and the leaked documents indicate it will support AT&T 3G bands. AT&T already took a chance on an odd form factor with the Backflip, so they should have no issues bringing us another unique Android phone.