The Motorola Backflip will be the first Android phone to be available on AT&T, the exclusive iPhone carrier in the US. In addition to the Backflip, four more Android phones are slated for the mobile provider.
The Backflip's namesake comes from the fact that it can flip backwards into something that looks like a tiny laptop PC. With its 3.1-inch touch-screen (HVGA), GPS, accelerometer, and 2GB of preinstalled memory, it is a solid phone but nothing out of pace with the rest of Android's offerings.
The phone comes with Android 1.5 and carries all the standard POP3, IMAP, Gmail, Google Talk, and instant messaging communication tools at its disposal.
One unique feature is the Motorola "Motoblur" software, which syncs up user and contact data to social networking accounts, making each contact profile more robust and feature-rich.
The Backflip will be available March 7 at a price tag of $99 after a two-year contract subsidy and $100 mail-in rebate.
There are no further details as of yet on the other four devices AT&T pledges to bring into the Android universe.
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