This was a complete surprise, but AT&T made it official in February and
introduced the Motorola Backflip as its first Google Android device. The
Backflip made its grand debut at CES 2010, where we awarded the smartphones
category for its unique design, which includes a rear-facing QWERTY keyboard
and a trackpad behind the display. Unfortunately, after now spending some time
with the device, this seems to be the only real highlight of the phone. The
Backflip suffers from performance issues and runs Android 1.5, making it a
rather disappointing Android debut for AT&T. Now we have a close look for this
model and find what the main characters of it are!
The Motorola Backflip is powerful, handsome and fast. It comes with a manual
keyboard and a great screen and is still only 15.3 millimeters (.6 inches)
thick. They put the manual keyboard on the back side of the reverse flip. It
opens like a book with the keyboard on the back being exposed at all times. The
screen is also a big part of the Motorola Backflip, of course. It has a
capacitive touch screen that comes in at 3.1 inches. This is an average size
for a screen on a smartphone now. The physical resolution of the display is 320
by 480 or HVGA. It is not the AMOLED style. It still uses the TFT LCD style
that can chew up battery time a little quicker than the AMOLED. The Backflip
does come with an accelerometer to change the mode of the screen from portrait
to landscape and back again automatically. This is handy for texting and for
viewing web pages.
Inside the same processor as in the CLIQ runs Android 1.5 complete with
Motorola’s MOTOBLUR social networking integration. There’s triband 7.2Mbps
WCDMA (850/1900/2100) and quadband GSM/EDGE, along with WiFi b/g and Bluetooth,
and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Storage is via microSD, with a 2GB card in the box
and up to 32GB supported.
Similar to the Cliq and the Motorola Devour, the Backflip uses Motoblur
software, which helps merge contact information from various e-mail accounts
and social networking sites, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Exchange,
Twitter, and Picasa, into a master list. In addition, e-mails (aside from
Gmail) are combined into a universal in-box and appointments are also combined
into one calendar.
One area that remains relatively untouched by Android 2.0 is the built-in media
player. You still get support for MP3, AAC, H.263, H.264, MPEG-4, WAV, MIDI,
and AAC+ etc formats and support video playback. Music quality was quite good.
Thanks to the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, we plugged in our Bose On-ear
Headphones and enjoyed rich-sounding songs. Unfortunately, the Motorola
Backflip does not support DivX and Xvid files, but at least H.264 videos with
resolution of 320x480 pixels played without any issues.
But if I don’t have mp4 files, what should I do? I search this question on
Google and I have good software which could convert video and audio files
between all popular formats such as convert AVI to MP4, MP3 to WAV, WMV to
MPEG, MOV to AAC, etc. We could convert our files to mp4 format through using
Detailed process is as follows:
Firstly, you could free download and install -edited- Motorola Video Converter
from:When you finished the download process, run the .exe file to install it.
Step 1: Click “Add File” button to import your videos from your computer.
Step 2: Click “Format” combo box to select the output format.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start conversion. The conversion will be
completed in a short time.
Ok, now you have converted your AVI files to MPEG-4 format files which MOTO
phone supports and you may use it more convenient. Another I also find could
rip DVD to multimedia phones’ video and music: 3GP, AVI, WMV, MP4, WMA etc.
So, it is not a problem to watch your favorite DVD on mobile phone. I think
these two -edited- software are necessary additional software for mobile phone
The camera is a five megapixel model with LED flash, autofocus, geotagging and
video. The Backflip can record at 25 frames per second in the MP4 (MPEG-4)
format. This is nothing to write home about but is acceptable.
The Backflip ships with a 1400mAh lithium-ion battery with a rated talk time of
6 hours and up to 13.5 days of standby time. We are still conducting our
battery drain tests but will update this section as soon as we have final
results. According to FCC radiation tests, the Backflip has a digital SAR
rating of 1.37 watts per kilogram.
Although in some hardware, MOTOROLA Backfip does not calculate very prominent,
but in the fuselage on modeling and the system optimization, Motorola deserves
credit for trying an innovative design and for offering a unique way of moving
fingers off of the touch screen. But the Android machine, how to compare common
problems homogeneity let a person shine at the moment, is the most difficult
problem. The manufacturers can back flip smartphone also succeeded half and the
other half, still need to test by customer.