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...
Conclusion: If you want a smartphone that doesn't look like everyone else's, the Motorola Flipout has its appeal. The hardware keyboard is surprisingly good and the build quality is solid. But the QVGA display holds this device back. That said, it's an extremely affordable entrance to Android and the phone is well made and has decent battery life.
Excerpt: Since with its ‘comeback’ last year with the Motorola Dext and Milestone, Motorola’s introduced some really interesting handsets like the Motorola Backflip , which featured in the T3 Hot 100 and now the Flipout, which has an almost unique design, apart from similarities to the Nokia Twist 7705.
Motorola Flipout review: The Motorola Flipout is an Android phone with a quirky design
Good Gear Guide.au
17 February 2011
Summary: Motorola has tried something different with the Flipout Android smartphone, but the end result is a clunky-feeling handset that is awkward to use. The Flipout is relatively cheap, but its display has a low resolution and an odd aspect ratio. There are much better alternatives on the market for a similar price.
Pros: Five-row QWERTY keyboard, responsive touchscreen, full benefits and functions of Android OS
Cons: Low-res display, awkward design, questionable build quality, odd screen aspect ratio has a negative effect on some apps
Excerpt: This Android smartphone is completely square and has a five-row, physical QWERTY keyboard. Aimed at people looking for an entry-level smartphone, the Motorola Flipout may hold some appeal for its target audience, but it suffers from a low-resolution display and it is awkward to hold and use.