After making something of a comeback with the Motorola DEXT and then the Milestone, the manufacturer has been a little quiet of late. So we’re pleased to hear of a new handset, the Motorola FLIPOUT that not only runs on the latest Android 2.1, but also features an innovative design. Twisting the square pivoted front of the phone reveals a five-row QWERTY keyboard complete with an individual numeric row. This form factor makes the phone impressively dinky, but the FLIPOUT manages to pack some real oomph.
Although an Android device, the Motorola FLIPOUT runs on MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s own take on affairs and first seen in the DEXT. However, Motorola has tweaked it to bring an enhanced experience. Users will be able to sync contacts, posts, messages and photos from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, last.fm, Gmail and other personal and work email. All your contacts, log-in information and emails will also be backed up, while any info can also be wiped remotely.
As well as providing access to the Google Android Market, the Motorola FLIPOUT also houses a three-megapixel camera with digital zoom and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology, with photos being uploaded to various social networks with just one touch of a button.
The Motorola FLIPOUT will be arriving this summer, initially as part of an Orange exclusive.
We’ll be bringing you a hands-on report later today, so stay tuned for that.