The Motorola Backflip Is An Impressive Android Phone

May 12 11:46 2010 Chris Westley Print This Article

Released in March 2010, the Motorola Backflip sees the fusion of the Android operating system with the manufacturer’s hardware.  The result is a unique looking handset which combines both touch screen navigation with a QWERTY keyboard for efficient text entry.

The Backflip provides 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM as its internal memory.  In order to store a large amount of data such as media files,Guest Posting a micro SD slot comes with a pre-installed 2 GB memory card.  This can however, be upgraded to up to 32 GB offering ample storage for the needs of most users.  The internal phonebook can store a seemingly unlimited number of entries and features the ever popular Photocall feature.


In order to stay connected on the move, the Motorola Backflip utilises a range of connectivity options so the optimum connectivity is achieved dependent upon location and network coverage.  In order to stay connected to cellular networks, class 12 versions of both EDGE & GPRS are utilised.  HSDPA provides access to the Internet at speeds of up to 7.2 mega bytes per second in areas covered by 3G.  A faster Internet connection can be attained thanks to the inclusion of Wi-Fi Technology which utilises the signals provided by wireless Internet routers, allowing users to surf the web at faster speeds.  Micro USB and Bluetooth connections are both provided in order to connect the handset to other devices.


The TFT capacitive touchscreen measures 3.1 inches, and offers brilliant display quality of on screen imagery thanks to the ability to display up to 256K colours within a pixel layout of 320x 480 pixels.  The QWERTY keyboard “flips” out from behind the screen, hence the name Backflip.  An accelerometer sensor provides an auto-rotate function which allows the on screen imagery is to be viewed in both portrait and landscape forms dependent upon the orientation of the phone.


The dimensions of the Backflip are 108x 53x 15.3 mm meaning it is a relatively pocket friendly handset especially given its light weight of 133 g.  Its dimensions mean it is ideally formed for use with two hands when using the QWERTY keyboard, or with one hand when using the touch screen navigation system.


The Motorola Backflip comes with an impressive 5 mega pixel digital camera.  This operates at a pixel resolution of 2560x 1920 pixels providing excellent levels of clarity and detail within still images.  Autofocus and LED flash are provided to simplify the task of taking great quality images even in low lighting conditions.  The popular geo-tagging feature is also included, which records the location at which a photo was taken thanks to GPS.  Video can also be shot using this camera and this is in CIF quality at a rate of 30 frames per second.


A wealth of various features provides stunning everyday functionality and versatility within the Backflip.  These range from social networking features and a versatile media player to an organiser, document viewer and voice memo/dial.


Thanks to its unique styling and impressive specifications, the Android operated Motorola Backflip ticks all the boxes for users who are seeking a unique alternative within the current range of available Smartphones.

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