Jun 27 AT 6:42 PM Taylor Wimberly 6 Comments

Motorola Flipout ready to twist and shout on AT&T

The Android phone with the most interesting form factor appears headed for AT&T. Our friends over at Android Central are reporting that a tipster has informed them the Motorola Flipout has already been sent out to testers and should launch soon.

Motorola’s Flipout features one of the smallest displays for an Android phone at 2.8 inches, but it’s 600 MHz OMAP3410 processor is based on a ARM Cortex-A8 core which makes it faster than most mid-range devices. Early reports on the Flipout also suggested it had 256 MB of RAM, but the official product page indicates that has been doubled to 512 MB.

I could see the twist-out design turning off some users, but the Flipout features some of the most beefy specs for a mid-range Android device. I’m glad to see Motorola using the OMAP3410 processor which is powerful enough to run Flash 10.1 (if the phone is upgraded to Android 2.2).

Given that the Flipout is already in testers’ hands with a firmware that looks final, expect the Flipout to launch later this summer (July-August).

Highlights of the Motorola FLIPOUT include:

  • 2.8 inch QVGA display (320×420)
  • 600 MHz processor TI OMAP3410
  • 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  • 3.1 MP camera
  • Five row QWERTY keyboard
  • GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • 1170 mAh Li Ion
  • Android 2.1 with Motoblur
AT&T Motorola Flipout

AT&T Motorola Flipout.

Source: Android Central

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    Whoa, that screen looks like it’s the size of a matchbook.

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    is it April 1st?

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    maybe they are going after the Blackberry fans. I might consider this even with the small screen if the keyboard is any good. up the processor speed and i’m sold.

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    Is there a way to uninstall the motoblur system (rooting?) and installing froyo?

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    Going after rim’s blackberry now! Fantastic! Soon we shall have 100% of people under android

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    Anything to bring the teens under Android, I guess. :/