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Motorola launches Backflip Android phone

What Mobile
January 8, 2010

The handset will be available in Q1 2010 and will have a similar specification to the original DEXT handset.

Its unique ‘reverse flip’ design makes it possible to include a larger, almost ruggedised, QWERTY keyboard – although early reports from people who have seen it at the CES in Las Vegas say it’s not as tactile and user-friendly as the DEXT or Milestone.

The inclusion of MOTOBLUR syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and more from services including Gmail, Twitter, MySpace and Facebook.

A new BACKTRACK touch panel located on the rear of the device offers a new way to scroll around the web browser, texts, emails and news feeds without obscuring the home screen.

Finally, a digital picture frame mode works when the phone is put in ‘tabletop mode’, a possibility of the reverse-flip design. It can even be turned into a bedside alarm clock for your morning wake up call.

To get a better idea of how this works (it’s simple when you know how!), check out the video below:

(Via: Mobile Burn)

 

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