March 4, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Canadian carrier TELUS has confirmed that they will offer the Motorola Backflip this year. TELUS will be the exclusive carrier of the Backflip, one of three MOTOBLUR Android phones that the Canadian division of Motorola promised would be released in the country this year.
The Backflip is touted as a 3G+ device that should take advantage of the increased speeds available via TELUS’ GSM network opened last year. It will also bring MOTOBLUR’s deep social networking integration, widgets, and notifications.
There’s no word yet if TELUS will follow AT&T and replace the default Google search functions with Yahoo! search. A TELUS rep I asked declined to comment until the company is prepared to talk more about software, but I still have my doubts that they would also replace Google. There’s also no word on pricing or availability, but we at least have confirmation from my guess yesterday that TELUS would be the Backflip’s carrier.