Motorola Backflip is AT&T’s first Android smartphone

Motorola Backflip is AT&T’s first Android smartphone


Everyone seems to be jumping on the Google Android bandwagon these days, but how can they not? AT&T wants in on the action so they decided on a release date of March 7th for the Motorola Backflip. That’s less than a month away.

We previously saw the Blackflip at CES last month, but at that time Motorola reps were staying mum about any carrier agreements.  That has changed now, and AT&T will be launching the Motorola Backflip next month.

As a quick refresher, this Google Android smartphone has a unique flipping design where the screen can completely flip up and over the QWERTY keyboard portion of the phone. Equipped with MOTOBLUR, lost devices can be located from a secure personal information portal and GPS.  With a private username and password contacts, messages and connectivity to email systems can be recovered.  The Backflip also gets a 5MP camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a 3.1″ touchscreen, check Motorola’s site for more specs.

Look for the Motorola Backflip to sell for $100 with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate when it hits AT&T next month. Android could position AT&T in a safe place if Apple offers the iPhone to other wireless carriers.

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