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Googlephone or toy?

A very unusual novelty was presented by Motorola: the FlipOut communicator is aimed at young people and is made in an unusual look and funny form factor - it is stupidly square. The dimensions of the device are quite small: 67 x 67 x 17. but under the upper part of the device, under a 2.8 "touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, there is a full-fledged QWERTY keyboard. The smartphone can be folded easily: the upper part with the display rotates around one of the corners. typing on such a smartphone is convenient, but holding a plump little object during a conversation is not very good.Try to hold FlipOut with your shoulder, and immediately you will see how Android 2.1 falls (in the literal sense of the word :). Yes, the new device comes out on the old version Android'a. But who knows, maybe Motorola will have a new firmware with Android 2.2 by the time of sale? The standard shell of the system has been replaced by MotoBlur, which allows you to get quick access to Twitter and your favorite Google services. All this works very quickly: still - 600 MHz processor and 512 MB of RAM.By the way, it is thanks to this performance that the guys from Motorola were not afraid to do something that will never be in the iPhone - add a browser with the This is the default Flash support. I would like to believe that Webkit will not crash or slow down at the very first clumsy Flash banner from the very first site. In Ukraine, the new Motorola FlipOut will appear approximately in September - October at a price of UAH 3000 - 3500. Not bad for a stylish and, moreover, nimble device with A-GPS, an electronic compass and a good 3 megapixel camera on board.