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Motorola Backflip video demo

Exclusive walk through of Android handset with Qwerty keyboard on the back
Tue Mar 23 2010, 13:30
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MOTOROLA'S BACKFLIP ANDROID handset gets captured on film by the INQUIRER, in another exclusive walk through, following our Roi demo at the weekend. The Backflip smartphone also has a physical keyboard attached to the rear of the handset, which is only activated when the phone has been backflipped and opened out in an innovative design.

Announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, the Backflip is a 3.1-inch full touch screen mobile powered by the 1.5 release of the Android platform with the Motoblur overlay on top of the OS.

Instead of the keyboard sliding out from under the screen, as seen on the Milestone and Dext handsets, the keyboard folds out from the phone's rear to expose and activate from where it usually resides. This allows for more room for a much larger keyboard, where often the space is compromised by the sliding mechanism and location beneath the screen.

The Motorola Backflip is set to arrive later on in the year, but no plans have been released as to what network the mobile will feature on or the price. µ



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