Days are gone when you need to spend more than 20k INR to have a fully featured smartphone with Android O.S. Motorola hits the market with few best mobile handsets in medium range too. I would rather say it saves Motorola market in India. Motorola Milestone, Motorola Defy and Motorola backflip are to name a few (charm, quench etc are also there in the market).
Yesterday one of my friend Ritesh Kamal bought Motorola backflip. After seeing its sleek design and features and I became a good fan of Motorola too (this time Motorola attracted me rather than Nokia or Sony Ericson). It has very sexy look, easy to handle, 3 way navigation system, Android O.S. v2.1 and can be upgraded to v2.2
The Motorola Backflip is a Touchscreen Android mobile phone with Reverse flip keyboard and Rear directional touch-pad.The reverse flip design puts the Motorola Backflip in table top mode and transforms it into a hands-free video player,Music player,Digital picture frame or alarm clock.
It also features MOTOBLUR that lets you stream your emails and social networks into one feed. And with a secure server as a backup, you’ll never really lose it. Bad news for Indian customer is that Motoblur is not there in Indian Motorola backfliip handset. (But I didn’t find any difficulties even without that.)
Its costs 14,255 INR and trust me its worthy for that. I liked few features in it which are:
- Rear backtrack pad is Motorola’s patent technology. It gives feel like you are using mini laptop
- You can use the same 5 MP camera with autofocus and led flash, for front and rear purpose. It means while 3G Video calling , it will use 5 MP camera which is really amazing. Isn’t it?
- Its finishing , Reverse QWERTY keypad (Scratch Resistant) makes it very sexy handset to keep it in your hand
- Its having capacitive touchscreen.
- It is using 5 desktop modes, which means you can use 5 different themes with different applications at the same time.
- Its 3D navigation of Images and slideshow feature makes to feel like I am using Apple’s product
- You can keep it over table and can watch videos/movies just like you are watching in your system.
- You can record video at 24fps of QVGA quality which is again a good thing at this price.
- It has loudspeakers and 3.5 mm jack too for music lovers like my friend.
- Google map, GoogleTalk, Facebook applications are already there.
- Many other attractive & impressive applications exist in this handset. We need to explore more and then revert back again to you.
- When you use earphone, its sound quality is not so good as compared to Sony but who cares. Noting is perfect in this world!
- Radio is not there. Again, I don’t care, because rarely I use this feature.
- Motoblur is Motorola’s new technique to make smooth effect to UI navigation which is missing in Indian Version. (It should be in Indian version too)
It’s a real good competitor for HTC wildfire, Xperia X10 Mini pro, Nokia N97 Mini, Nokia C6, Samasung Wave and many more handsets.
- Network GSM 850 MHz / 900 MHz / 1800 MHz / 1900 MHz
- UMTS UMTS 850 MHz / UMTS 1900 MHz / UMTS 2100 MHz
- Data Network EDGE / UMTS / HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s / HSUPA
- 3G Network a big Yessssssssssss
- Smartphone ofcourse Yes
- Operating System Android OS (2.1 upgradable upto 2.2)
- Processor Qualcomm MSM7201A, 528 MHz
- RAM 256 MB
- ROM 512 MB
- Internal Memory 256 MB
- Weight 4.69 oz / 133 g
- Dimension 4.25″ x 2.09″ x 0.6″
- 10.8 cm x 5.31 cm x 1.52 cm
- Internal Display Screen 3.1-inch 262K Color TFT LCD Touch screen (320 x 480 pixels), little smaller huh
- Touchscreen Yes
- Sensor Yes. Accelerometer Sensor
- External Display Screen No
- Battery Type Lithium Ion 1380 mAh
- Battery Life Talk: 6 hours continuosly
- Standby: 315 hours (13 days approx.)
- QWERTY Keyboard Yes. 20-key QWERTY Keyboard, super sleek design. You are gonna love it, when you will start using it.
- Predictive Text Input Yes. T9
- Speakerphone Yes
- Expandable Memory Slot Yes. microSD / microSDHC. Supports Up to 32GB
- GPS System / GPS Navigation Yes. A-GPS. Supports LBS
Email, Messaging, and Office Functionalities
- Email Yes. Supports POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP
- SMS Yes
- EMS Yes
- MMS Yes
- Internet Browsing / WAP Yes. Full Internet Browser
- Instant Messenger Yes
- Microsoft Office Mobile No
Software and Games
- Games Yes
- JAVA Yes, Downloadable
- Alarm, Calendar, Calculator, TO-DO, Notes and many more
- Multiple Numbers Per Contact Yes
- Picture ID Yes
- Ring ID Yes
- Mega Pixel 5.0
- Zoom Yes (4x only)
- Autofocus Yes
- White Balance Controls Yes
- Geo-targetting Yes
Music and Audio
- MP3 Music Player Yes. Supports AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WAV Music Files.
- Playlist Yes
- Shuffle Yes
- Voice Memo & Voice Mail Yes
Video and Camcorder
- Video Player Yes. Supports 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 Video Files.
- Video Recorder Yes. Records at QVGA (320 x 240) resolution, 24 fps (Frames Per Second)
- Streaming Video Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP) Yes
- Infrared No
- Wi-Fi (WLAN) Yes. Supports 802.11b / 802.11g / 802.11i
- USB Yes. microUSB 2.0
- HeadSet Jack (3.5mm) Yes
- Computer Synchronization Yes