By Chuong Nguyen | January 8, 2010 2:58 PM
The Backflip has appeared in various leaks across the internet for some time now, but Motorola saw it fitting to unveil the device officially at CES with its unique clamshell device that leaves the keyboard exposed when closed. When you’re handling the device in closed position, the back, keyboarded side can also double as some sort of trackpad for navigating the device as well, a concept we’ve seen recently in the Synaptics Fuse concept phone. Although Motorola hasn’t made mention of which North American carrier will get the device, rumors have it, along with the AT&T Android CES announcements, have it that Ma Bell may be the US carrier to sport the device, which will have MOTO BLUR on it, something that is borrowed over from the MOTO CLIQ. The device, though, will unfortunately rock only Android 1.5 when it launches, which isn’t as snazzy as Android 2.0 on the Motorola Droid or even Android 2.1 on the Nexus One.
The good part about this “unique” design is that you can stand the display up as if it were docked without needing a hardware dock.
If you’re interested, you can also read Motorola’s press release).