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Motorola FlipOut Full Review, cheapest deals and tariffs

Category : Mobile Phones, Motorola

Traditionally, there are only a few physical types of mobile phone. The “candy bar” or “slab”, with or without a sliding QWERTY keyboard, and the “flip” or “clamshell” type. Surprisingly, the Motorola FlipOut is noe of these traditional types. The Motorola FlipOut has a swivel/rotation qwerty keyboard that come sout from a central pivot in the top left corner. It sounds (and looks) strange at first, but after a few minutes the action is easy even one handed, and after a short while can become addictive!

Realistically, most of the time you won’t need to open (FlipOut) the handset at all, as most of the main features can be accessed from the 2.8-inch screen display. But if you need to do some typing for texts or emails for example, the keyboard swivels out and is ready to use in an instant. The keyboard itself, although small with keys quite close together, is easy to get used to. You will find at the bottom left hand side of the keyboard, a “D-pad” for one touch navigation around all the icons and menu’s.

While the front of the handset is dominated by the touchscreen and swivel qwerty keypad, the rear of the handset houses the 3 megapixel camera with digital zoom. The Motorola FlipOut is a high tech device featuring WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS navigation, 3G and the Android operating sytem version 2.1.

The Android interface from Motorola (called Motoblur) allows you quickly manage all aspects of the phone. With a choice of 5 different home screens, each available with a configurable array of icons, menus, widgets and shortcuts. Social networking is well addressed via the central hub with easy access to Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, MySpace or LastFM amongst others. In addition to all the standard applications provided, there are many more to choose from online via the Android store.

Advantages: Compact size, neat flipout qwerty keyboard, customisable coloured casings, lots of technical features like 3G, WiFi and GPS satellite navigation.

Disadvantages: Screen is quite small, as is keyboard. The overall appearance of this phone might be a bit too quirky for some, it can look like a toy! For those cutomers who dont like the looks, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro is worth checking out

A trendy and compact smartphone, with competitive pricing and huge specification. Minor quibbles like small screen/keyboard aside, the Motorola FlipOut is a cracking phone with good looks and capabilities. Available today on T-mobile, Orange and Vodafone

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