CES 2010: Motorola announces BACKFLIP Google Android device

CES 2010: Motorola announces BACKFLIP Google Android device

Summary: Andrew earlier reported on the Android phones coming to AT&T this year and I just attended a CES 2010 Motorola event announcing a device that is highly likely going to be one of those Android devices. Motorola announced the BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR without announcing a carrier or pricing plan. It was confirmed to be a GSM carrier so it must be AT&T since T-Mobile already has the CLIQ with MOTOBLUR. I spent a few minutes playing with the BACKFLIP and I think people will like the large, spacious keyboard.

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Andrew earlier reported on the Android phones coming to AT&T this year and I just attended a CES 2010 Motorola event announcing a device that is highly likely going to be one of those Android devices. Motorola announced the BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR without announcing a carrier or pricing plan. It was confirmed to be a GSM carrier so it must be AT&T since T-Mobile already has the CLIQ with MOTOBLUR. I spent a few minutes playing with the BACKFLIP and I think people will like the large, spacious keyboard. The Backtrack navigation system where you can navigate the display from the BACK of the device is unique. The intent is to get your finger off of the viewable area on the display and hidden in the back so you have a richer experience while browsing and navigating.

Known specifications include:

  • Qualcomm 528 MHz processor
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 3.1 inch HVGA capacitive display
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth

The demo device was running Google Android 1.5, but the Motorola CEO stated that all Motorola Android devices would see an upgrade to Android 2.1 in 2010 so this one may ship with it too. This looks to be a mid-level Android device with the older processor.

Topics: Smartphones, Android, Google, Hardware, Mobile OS, Mobility

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  • now that looks neat and definately different

    But the AT&T part is a no go. I want T-Mobile, they have decent prices.
    T1Oracle
  • Whooppie. LG had this back in 2007 with the Voyager.

    So this is innovation? Not hardly. :-(
    ths40