Motorola finally announced the square Android 2.1 powered QWERTY keyboard smartphone, the FLIPOUT. The phone, marketed towards the younger audience, sports features designed for individuals with social networking in mind, with "Facebook, MySpace and photo-hosting sites" integration included.
Engadget notes that "Euro readers can expect it imminently, as the listed Q2 2010 launch date basically means it'll be out by month's end."
The first time we saw the phone was back in mid-April and here we are with it's release just around the corner. AndroidCentral writes that there is unfortunately no official word on pricing, but Gizmodo Brazil reported awhile ago a price that translates into about $390 USD for the phone itself.
Here is the full list of specs from their press release here:
Talk and Standby Time: 275mins / 377 hrs WCDMA, 357mins / 365 hrs GSM
Bands/Modes: WCDMA 900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 7/8) EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12, HSUPA 2.0 Mbps, eCompass/aGPS, Version 2.1+EDR
Dimensions: 67.00 x 67.00 x 17.00 mm
Size: 76 cc
OS: Android 2.1
Battery: 1170 mAh
Connectivity: 3.5mm headset jack, USB 2.0 HS, Wi-Fi, NGP
Display: 2.8 inch display 320 x 240 pixels, QVGA TFT
Messaging/Web/Apps: MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, POP3, IMAP, Push Email), Instant Messaging
Audio: FM Radio Receive, AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, MP3, WMA v9
Video: Capture/Playback/Streaming, H.264, MPEG4, WMV v9
Camera: 3 megapixel, digital zoom, fixed-focus
Browser: Android HTML WebKit, Adobe® Flash® enabled
Memory: 512MB internal memory with removable 2GB Micro SD card (included); supports up to 32GB MicroSD (optional)
Form Factor: Rotator QWERTY
Address Book/Calendar: MOTOBLUR aggregates Facebook®, MySpace, TwitterTM and GmailTM; Syncs and merges your work contacts, email and calendar
Location Services: aGPS (assisted), eCompass
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