The innovative power of Motorola should never be underestimated. With the announcement of Flipout, Motorola has already created noise in the market by this Android-driven, Motoblur and flipout keyboard featured mobile phone.
Let’s look at what are inside the box: a Motorola Flipout phone, a battery, a charger, a handsfree, a CD-ROM and a user's guide.
Flipout comes with a 2.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a display size of 320 x 240 pixels. Operated by Android 2.1, Flipout can easily surf in the Android Market to download the hottest apps for business or entertainment. What’s more, Flipout is built with Motoblur, a service that syncs your friends, messages etc with continuous updates and back-ups.
The rear of Flipout is cool. Not to mention its interchangeable shell with at least 4 colours, but also the well-designed camera.
The rear camera of Flipout is a 3.1MP one using CMOS CCD. Though the resolution is quite small, it still supports video-shooting.
The audio jack and the Power/Lock key lie on one side of the phone.
The most appealing feature of Flipout is of course its flip-out keyboard. Its swinging motion is quite smooth and stylish. If you still have no idea of how it flips-out, you may take a look at the video-ads online.
The keyboard of Flipout is a full QWERTY four-lined one that makes messaging or texting more convenient.
Overall, the design of Flipout is certainly a creative and innovative one. And under Android OS and Motoblur, operation becomes easier; with the full QWERTY keyboard, communications is enhanced. But for some users, the 3MP camera may sound quite insufficient.