The Motorola Backflip was recently launched and offers an impressive array of features. Key features include a combination of touchscreen navigation and QWERTY text input, as well as Internet access and a 5 MP camera.
The front of the phone bears a resemblance to Apple’s iPhone, however on closer inspection one can see the difference when a full QWERTY keyboard “flips” out from behind the screen. The Motorola Backflip measures 108x53x15x3mm and weighs 133 grams. The 3.1-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen uses 320×480 pixels to display its 256,000 colors for quality viewing of on-screen content. The screen can be viewed in both landscape and portrait thanks to the built-in accelerometer sensor.
Vibration, MP3 ringtones and WAV ringtones alert users to incoming calls and messages. For hands-free communication in the Backflip, a loudspeaker with stereo speakers is installed for excellent sound quality. A 3.5mm audio jack supports headsets for music playback and hands-free headsets for hands-free talking.
The phone book can accommodate a virtually unlimited number of entries and includes the popular picture call feature. 512 MB ROM and 256 MB RAM provide storage for data such as music tracks. The micro SD slot comes with a 2 GB memory card pre-installed; however, this can be increased to 32GB by installing a larger memory card.
Class 12 EDGE and Class 12 GPRS provide the Motorola Backflip with its primary means of network connectivity in areas with little or no 3G coverage. In areas covered by 3G, HSDPA is available at speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps. A faster Internet connection can be achieved thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity. This takes advantage of the signal provided by wireless Internet routers in home and business locations. To share files with friends at no cost, Bluetooth V2.1 is installed. A micro USB connection allows the phone to connect to a computer so users can transfer files and back up contact information, etc.
The Motorola Backflip has a 5MP digital camera (2560×1920 pixel resolution) to capture good quality images. This features autofocus and LED flash so quality photos can still be taken with minimal effort, even in low-light conditions. As an alternative to taking still images, the camera also has the ability to record videos in CIF quality at a rate of 30 frames per second.
The chosen operating system is the renowned Android software, in this case version 1.5 (Cupcake). Coupled with a 528 MHz processor, it provides an impressive user interface and a fast and smooth user experience.
The media player supports most common music and video file formats, while a variety of games provide an alternative method of entertainment. Social network users will love the inclusion of applications that allow direct access to websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. The wide range of features coupled with its unique design are sure to make the Motorola Backflip a popular phone.