It’s been ages since we last talked about the Motorola Flipside, a QWERTY slider that looks like a little brother to the Droid lineup with the unusual inclusion of an optical trackpad. When the smartphone launched late last fall, it shipped with Android 2.1 Eclair. That was annoying enough at the time, but Flipside users have been stuck with Eclair ever since. We’d have thought that Motorola had forgotten about the phone, when all of a sudden the company has revealed an official update to Froyo.
We haven’t heard anything about this update going out OTA, but you [...]
Motorola is no stranger to the world of Android. Their offerings range from low-end to high-end devices each with various different version of UI tweaks and skins. Motorola has added another mid-range device their lineup with the Flipside; a touchscreen phone offering both an optical trackpad and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Is there room for the Flipside as part of AT&T’s Android offering, and is it worth considering? Read on below to get the scoop!
Hit play below to see us unbox the Flipside. Inside the box you will find the device itself with [...]
So far we’ve unboxed the Motorola Flipside. We’ve also taken an up and close look at its hardware and MotoBlur user interface. Our next video in the Flipside series is a comparison video in which we pit the Motorola Flipside against the Samsung Transform.
Both devices are considered mid-range Android phones. The Flipside is featured on AT&T’s network and sports a 720mHz processor and 512MB of RAM. The Transform resides on Sprint and holds an 800mHz processor and 256MB of RAM.
Curious to see which device outperforms the other? Press play below to [...]
When we first unboxed the Motorola Flipside we were only able to sneak a quick peek at the devices UI and implementation of MotoBlur with the preloaded Android 2.1 OS. Now, it’s time to get down to business. For part 1 of our software overview on the Motorola Flipside, we take a quick tour of MotoBlur and its functionality.
MotoBlur is Motorola’s very own Android UI skin that puts social networking at the forefront of the user interface. One great aspect of Blur is that it lets the user resize widgets as they see fit. As you’ll see, some video natively support [...]
The Motorola Flipside is a touchscreen Android 2.1 device that offers a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This allows users to take advantage of either the physical keyboard or the 3.1″ capacitive screen, (featuring a resolution of 320×480) to compose messages of any kind. One unique aspect here is the inclusion of a trackpad for navigating through the UI.
The innards of the Flipside are made up of a 720MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and an equal 512MB of ROM. While the processor may not be the fastest from a hard spec standpoint, the amount of RAM is up to snuff with some of [...]