Motorola Backflip review: more fashional, functional and attractive

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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 Nidesoft Motorola Video Converter 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 Nidesoft 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 Nidesoft DVD Ripper 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 Nidesoft 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.
    white007, Mar 24, 2010
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    here again
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