Motorola Backflip review: more fashional, functional and attractive
Posted: 22 March 2010 04:49 AM     [ Ignore ]  
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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!
Design
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.
Connectives
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.
Software
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.
Multimedia
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

this software.
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

users.
Camera
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.
Battery life
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.
Conclusion
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.

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Posted: 25 March 2010 02:06 AM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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I was thinking about getting one and I went to the store a played with one for awhile. It said that it has predictive wording but I could not get it to work. The people with a backflip, are you able to use T9. Meaning if you spell a word wrong does it correct you.

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Posted: 04 May 2010 01:14 AM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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nidesoft converter helps me alot! i like it!

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Posted: 27 May 2010 12:46 AM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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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.

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Posted: 01 September 2010 11:19 PM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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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.

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Posted: 01 September 2010 11:20 PM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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nice article

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Posted: 06 September 2010 02:21 AM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Motorola is my favorite and day by day it make me more impressed.

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