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Motorola Backflip

Motorola Backflip The Motorola Backflip is a 3G Android™ 1. Read more

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Video: TELUS Motorola BACKFLIP Hardware Review

9 May 2014
  • Excerpt: The TELUS Motorola BACKFLIP will be launching soon and tight off the top I love how unique it is. Compared to the other flip phones that are on the market, and even compared to the other MOTOBLUR devices such as the Quench and Dext that will be released soon… the BACKFLIP is really one to consider. Many features are unique such as the way that the keyboard flips open from reverse of what we’re used to.
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Motorola BACKFLIP now available at TELUS

9 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Another Android-powered device has landed in Canada – this time it’s the Motorola BACKFLIP. This can be yours on the following plans through TELUS: 3-year contract: $99.99 (Promo with a min. $50 voice & data plan) 2-year contract: $299.99 1-year contract: $349.99 No-contract: $399.99 The BACKFLIP currently has Android OS 1.5 (possible an upgrade to 2.1 in the future) and has Motorola’s MOTOBLUR, a 3.1-inch HVGA display (resolution of 320 x 480), 5 megapixel camera with...
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Overall 4

Motorola Backflip (AT&T)

PC Magazine
3 September 2010
  • Conclusion: The Motorola Backflip is a mediocre Android phone with one of the worst designs I've ever had to suffer through using.
  • Pros: Good keyboard. MotoBlur integrates e-mail and social networking well. Solid battery life.
  • Cons: Design renders it nearly unusable. Last year's specs. MotoBlur still running at Android 1.5. A boatload of bloatware.
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Noah's Motorola Backflip review

1 September 2010
  • Summary: I always like seeing innovation in gadget design. Sometimes new designs catch on and sometimes they don't. While I'm not about to put money on Motorola Backflip's reverse-folding, rear-mounted trackpad concept catching fire in the wireless world, I actually think it's kind of cool and kind of handy after a near-week of testing.
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Motorola Backflip Review

Bright Hub
20 June 2010
  • Excerpt: The Motorola Backflip is one of the newest Android releases by Motorola. The USPs of the Backflip are the unique slider design and the integrated social networking features in the MotoBLUR UI.
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Overall 6

Motorola Backflip Review

9 May 2010
  • Summary: My feelings about the Motorola Backflip  are mixed. It has some nice features, like the Backtrack navigation pad, the nice keyboard, and a fairly good camera, but those good features are heavily outweighed by the slow processor and sub-par voice quality and signal strength. The Backflip isn't a bad device, but it isn't a great one either. There are plenty of better options out there, most notably the HTC Incredible offered by Verizon Wireless.
  • Pros: Cool touchpad navigator panel behind the screen, Nice Keyboard, Fairly good camera
  • Cons: Slow processor, Short battery life, Very poor call quality, Difficulties getting a strong enough signal to place calls or surf the Web
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Review: Motorola Backflip (AT&T) – Our First-Ever Do Not Buy Rating

4 May 2010
  • Excerpt: We have taken the bold step today of saying that you shouldn’t buy a phone. Read more to find out why the Motorola Backflip, and AT&T’s policy on Android phones, has driven us to this important decision. We’ve been reviewing our review policies , and today are introducing four new ratings that will replace our five point scale. And, they are: Top Pick, Good Buy, Mediocre, to Do Not Buy.
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Review of AT&T Motorola Backflip

Testfreaks blog
19 April 2010
  • Conclusion: The Motorola Backflip is a unique and interesting phone for sure, but there are much better examples of Android out there today. The phone is running Android 1.5, and supposedly it’s upgradable, but I haven’t seen it happen yet. The phone is slow and sluggish, and just underpowered overall. It feels like it can’t really run the interface, there’s a lot of lag and I experienced many crashes of Moto Blur, which is supposedly a selling point of the phone.
  • Pros: Seems well made, Interesting design, Android on AT&T, Decent call quality, Good battery life, Nice big keyboard
  • Cons: Crashes/Errors often for some reason, Odd backflip style, Yahoo search?!, AT&T junk installed, Rather slow overall
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Motorola BACKFLIP review: Back and forth

GSM Arena
18 March 2010
  • Conclusion: We can almost hear some users say thinking out of the box is overrated. We understand that and – more importantly – the Motorola BACKFLIP can get over people doubting it. It’s a bold design, eccentric indeed, but it works. The Motorola BACKFLIP will tease you to give it a try. Though obviously not everyone’s cup of tea, it has what it takes to sustain that interest.
  • Pros: Unique form factor and sturdy build quality, Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support (7.2 Mbps HSDPA), 3.1" 256K-color 320x480 pixel capacitive touchscreen, Android OS v1.5 (upgradeable to later versions) with MOTOBLUR UI and Live Widgets, Folding four-row QWERTY keyboard, BACKTRACK touchpad at the back of the screen, Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz processor; 256 MB of RAM, 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging, CIF (352 × 288 pixel) video recording @ 30fps, W...
  • Cons: Poor sunlight legibility, No multi-touch, One-finger zoom works only on the BACKTRACK touchpad, No smart and voice dialing, Limited camera features, lens on the QWERTY keyboard, No free GPS navigation solution, No Flash support for the web browser, No FM radio, No DivX and XviD video playback, Below par audio quality
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Overall 8

Motorola BACKFLIP Review

Phone Arena
17 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Unlike Verizon’s plunge into Android, AT&T has decided to go with a less than magnificent entourage with their dive. It’s not to say that the Motorola BACKFLIP might not be garnered as the flagship Android device we would’ve envisioned, but it’s uniqueness in various aspects meticulously elevates it to a higher platform for AT&T customers that have been Android-less.
  • Pros: MOTOBLUR, Unique design, Quality construction, Decent photo quality, Excellent calling quality
  • Cons: Stiff QWERTY, Unstable performance, Stuck on Android 1.5
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