Summary: If you frowned while reading through the review, get ready for the final blow. The Flipout is priced at Rs. 15,999 which is terribly expensive for an outdated OS that cannot be upgraded, mediocre features and an otherwise standard smartphone.
Excerpt: The Motorola Flipout (MB511) is one of AT&T’s newest Android 2.1 devices. This phone sports an innovative spring assisted hinge that allows the screen to pivot 90 degrees. The included MotoBlur software makes this an ideal choice for any social networking fan by combining ways to update status and share pictures on the fly through many social sites at once. In this review we will cover the hardware, software and overall experience that the Flipout has to offer.
Pros: + 720MHz TI processor is snappy and responsive
Excerpt: The Motorola Flipout offers a uniquely designed, rotating keyboard on a small 2.8 inch screen. This Android powered phone from Motorola is a welcome breath of fresh air to a market flooded with phones with similar designs. But is the design enough to...
Summary: The Motorola FLIPOUT is different than anything I'm used to, but it surprised me in quite a few ways. While it is assuredly a mid-range device, it offers a great web experience for such a small display, great social media connection, a nice physical QWERTY keyboard, and a cheap gateway to the smartphone world. It isn't marketed as a business-centric device, but it does offer some things to accommodate, like corporate email.
Pros: Small size that can be easily pocketed; decent physical keyboard; fast for a 720 MHz processor, no lag; 5-row physical QWERTY keyboard; friendly price tag for a smartphone at $79.99 with a two-year agreement; great social media integration.
Cons: A bit too small for some tasks; Android 2.1 instead of the current 2.2; MOTOBLUR is very obtrusive; display is a little pixellated and definitely low-end; poor battery life; on-screen keyboard is cramped; poor camera quality; signal was very sensitive to change; very poor camera quality.
Excerpt: So far, AT&T customers have been exposed to a healthy dealing of mid-range Android powered handsets. For those interested in a sub $100 priced smartphone, the Motorola FLIPOUT will instantly come to view with its intriguing form factor and entry level contract price of $79.99. Even with its inexpensive costs, it doesn't always necessarily translate to a deep and comforting experience.
Pros: Intriguing Design, Usable QWERTY
Cons: Low-res screen, Terrible photo quality, Poor battery life