Motorola today announced the launch of Motorola FLIPOUTTM with MOTOBLURSmartphone, a brand new stylishly square and compact phone that is powered by Android 2.1 Eclair operating system and is equipped with full QWERTY keyboard.
Expected to roll out in Europe in Q2 2010, The Motorola FLIPOUT runs on Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system and features an innovative square pivot design that opens to reveal a five-row QWERTY keypad with a separate row for numeric keys.
The Motorola FLIPOUT features up to seven customizable home screens, live wallpapers and added security for exchange server users. It also offers enhanced MOTOBLUR features making it easier to follow who and what really matters to you.
It also offers enhanced MOTOBLUR making it easier to follow who and what really matters to you and access to SHOP4APPS by Motorola, featuring a wide selection of applications and games optimized for use on this new Android-powered device.
According to Motorola, the Motorola FLIPOUT Smartphone merges Motorola’s design heritage with Android to deliver a new take on the typical smartphone form. In an incredibly compact square, FLIPOUT fits neatly in your palm, purse or small pocket, making it fun and easy to stay connected while on the go.
The Motorola FLIPOUT Smartphone features several advance multimedia solutions that include a FM radio with RDS support, a 3.1MP digital camera with digital zoom and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better, brighter pictures and gallery mode for tagging and labeling of photos.
In addition, it also allows simple no-fuss one-touch content uploads to Facebook, Orkut, MySpace, Picasa and Photobucket make sharing your images quick and easy. In addition, the smartphone also allows video recording, playback and streaming options along with Bluetooth capabilities for wireless calls and music.
Motorola FLIPOUT Smartphone comes with a 2-GB memory card via microSD memory card slot that allowing upto 32GB additional memory, and features built in GPS with A-GPS (with google maps 4.1), E-Compass plus Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi wireless connectivity and 3G HSDPA network connectivity support for connectivity and features full Google services including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and access to thousands of apps on the Android Market where user can download choice of applications from over 50,000 free applications for Android OS.
For fans of social networking, Motorola FLIPOUT Smartphone also features enhancements to MOTOBLUR, allowing users to connect with their networks however they want.
Motorola FLIPOUT’s array of colors will be country-specific and could include Licorice, Fairway Green, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Poppy Red, Saffron or White.
MOTOBLUR is Motorola’s exclusive Android operating system experience that syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more — from sources such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Google Gmail, work and personal e-mail, and last.fm — and automatically delivers them to the home screen.
MOTOBLUR feature automatically backs up contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations and e-mail to a secure server and provides remote data wipe for lost or stolen devices. One username and password restores contacts, messages and connectivity to prior networks and email providers.
Motorola FLIPOUT offers enhanced MOTOBLUR functionality and features, including:
Happenings and Messages widgets – filter by social networking account, by contact(s) or by contact group to only see the information you want
Screen customization – move and resize preloaded widgets on up to seven home screens
Battery Manager – manage battery consumption by operating in one of three performance modes
Data Manager – monitor data usage from the home screen to better manage pay-as-you-go and limited data plans
Personal and Corporate e-mail – pushed directly to the device
Motorola FLIPOUT Smartphone includes CrystalTalk PLUS which improves a caller’s voice quality while filtering out background noise for better conversations. Building on Motorola’s proprietary microphone and speaker configuration, CrystalTalk PLUS adds a second microphone to provide even clearer voice quality, while cutting down background noise.
Web & Multimedia
Android powered Motorola FLIPOUT Smartphone brings optimal web and photo browsing to the palm of your hand with multi-touch pinch to zoom, and is Adobe Flash enabled which provides access to most content-rich websites.
For music fans, FLIPOUT’s connected media player offers full screen lyric support, integrated song ID and a social solution for knowing what people around you are listening to.
SHOP4APPS, Motorola’s store for Android applications, makes it easy to discover, purchase and download free and paid applications for Motorola Android-powered phones. SHOP4APPS complements the Android Market experience by providing consumers with a broad selection of local language apps across multiple categories that have been tested and optimized for Motorola devices.
Additional multimedia features of this uniquely designed Motorola FLIPOUT Smartphone includes a 3MP camera with digital zoom and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better, brighter pictures and gallery mode for tagging and labeling of photos. One-touch uploads to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa and Photobucket make sharing images quick and easy. Also included are video capture, playback and streaming options along with Bluetooth capabilities for wireless calls and music.
Motorola FLIPOUT phone features full Google services including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and access to over 50000 of apps on the Android Market place.
The new Motorola FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR will be introduced to Europe from Q2 2010. Please visit www.motorola.com for more details.