Motorola announces its swivel QWERTY phone, the Motorola Flipout

By Abhinav Lal | Published on 27 Nov 2018
Motorola announces its swivel QWERTY phone, the Motorola Flipout

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Motorola Flipout

Motorola has finally officially announced its rather uniquely designed swivel QWERTY phone, the Motorola Flipout, which runs the Android 2.1 OS with an enhanced Motoblur user interface overlayed. One certainly questions why there has been no official word about it releasing with Froyo (Android 2.2) instead of Éclair, but we are quite sure that by the time it does come out, it will have an upgrade lined up.

Talking about how the Motorola Flipout is comparable in design to the Nokia Twist, Chris Hazelton, an industry analyst, has declared "It definitely is different; it mirrors the Nokia Twist, a square phone that twists up with the traditional form factor with the keyboard below the screen.'' He continued, saying the Twist is more of a feature phone and "not as capable as the Flipout, which can also access the Android marketplace for apps." The phone has also been likened to the Motorola Backflip, which also has an unconventional design, and was never fully accepted by the masses.

Certainly good-looking, the phone has been announced for a European release sometime this quarter, though pricing details or other release dates have not been revealed. Check out the specifications below, and two short videos showcasing the phone and the Motoblur interface.







2.8-inch (320x240 QVGA) TFT, 256K colours, capacitive multi-touch screen



2G Network



GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900



3G Network



HSDPA 900 / 2100






67 x 67 x 17 mm, 76 cc






120 g






3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels






Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)






TI OMAP3410 700MHz processor






256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM






microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB card included






Practically unlimited entries and fields



Call records



Practically unlimited






3.5mm audio jack, support for  MP3/eAAC /WAV formats












Class 12 (4 1/3 2/2 3/1 4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps






Class 12






HSDPA 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2 Mbps






Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0






Stereo FM radio with RDS






White, Fairway Green, Poppy Red, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Licorice, Saffron






Yes, with A-GPS support






Via third party application






Li-Ion 1170 mAh, with standby time of up to 365h (2G) and 380h (3G), and talk time of 6h (2G) and 4.5h (3G)




Abhinav Lal


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