Motorola Backflip to be AT&T's first Android-powered smartphone

AT&T has just announced that they have picked up their first Google Android-powered smartphone, the Motorola Backflip, which will start appearing in AT&T stores nationwide and online this spring.

AT&T has just announced that they have picked up their first Google Android-powered smartphone, the Motorola Backflip, which will start appearing in AT&T stores nationwide and online this spring.It's taken AT&T awhile to jump on the Android-based smartphone bandwagon. Maybe they can't place all their bets on just the iPhone any longer. The Motorola Backflip, set to arrive March 7, features Motoblur, a platform dedicated to communication and social networking. Using the power of the Android mobile OS, users will be able to connect directly to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and the Google app collection (Gmail, Picasa, etc.) all from their home screen over AT&T's 3G network.

For refreshing everyone's minds, some of the Backflip's other notable features include:

  • Reverse flip design
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 3.1-inch color touchscreen display
  • 7.2 HSPA 3G technology
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • 5-megapixel autofocus still/video camera with flash

Contracts will start at $99.99 (after the $100 mail-in rebate, of course) for a two-year agreement, requiring a smartphone data plan.

Anyone eager to go out and get one this March?

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