June 3, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Motorola’s Marketing team has released a preview video of what to expect in the next version of MOTOBLUR coming to the Motorola Flipout. Aside from the most obvious and important feature, the inclusion of Android 2.1, the upcoming version of MOTOBLUR will include cosmetic changes, major optimization, and new features inspired by “user feedback” (aka they got sick of the complaints).
The new version of MOTOBLUR will include filtering to choose which contacts to receive updates from, new resizable widgets, push corporate email, and improved battery management. Here’s a video demo of the features:
The Flipout is a square phone with a sliding pivot that reveals a five-row QWERTY keyboard. It features Motorola’s custom Android UI that places a premium on contacts/social networking aggregation. The device will ship to European markets in Q2 2010 (essentially, this month). Here is an abbreviated list of specs and features:
- Android 2.1
- 2.8-inch screen with QVGA resolution, TFT colors
- 3MP camera, fixed-focus lens with digital zoom and Kodak Perfect Touch technology
- Easy uploading to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa, or Photobucket
- Bluetooth support for wireless calls or music playback
- 1170 mAh battery: 357 minutes of talk time/365 hours standby on GSM networks
- 3.5 mm headset, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, aGPS
- 512 MB internal memory, 2GB Micro SD card included, expandable to 32GB
- FLIPOUT’s array of colors will be country-specific and could include Licorice, Fairway Green, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Poppy Red, Saffron or White.