Motorola BACKFLIP announced, previous Motorola handsets to get Android 2.1 and Flash 10.1 update

Motorola’s CEO officialy announced the Motorola BACKFLIP (Motus) Android smartphone yeasterday during his CES presentation (the device will probably part of AT&T’s Android line-up) and also said that the Motorola Droid and CLIQ will be updated to Android 2.1 and receive the Flash 10.1 plugin in the near futur.

The BACKFLIP has basically the same specifications has the CLIQ and aruns the Same BLUR UI (unlike the Droid). THe only major change is the weird backflipping keyboard.

Here are the specs:

Talk and Standby Time2 Up to 6 hours /Up to 315 hours
Bands/Modes WCDMA 850/1900/2100,
GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
(Category 7/8), EDGE Class 12, GPRS
Class 12, aGPS, Version 2.0, 802.11b
Weight 133.00 g/4.7 oz
Dimensions 53.00 (x) 108.00 (y) 15.30 (z)
Size 80.7 cc
OS Android 1.5
Battery 1400 mAh
Connectivity 3.5mm headset jack, , USB 2.0 High Speed, BT Class 2.0, version 2.0 and 802.11 b/g 
Display 3.1” 320 x 480 256k TFT
Messaging/Web/Apps MMS, SMS, e-mail (POP3/IMAP embedded, corporate e-mail synch, Push Gmail) IM (Embedded – WVIM), OW 4.1 (WAP 1.2.1)
Video Capture/playback/streaming, H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Camera 5 megapixel, auto-focus, LED
Browser Full HTML browser, Android Webkit
Memory 2GB included up to 32GB supported1
Chipset 7200A
Form Factor Reverse QWERTY flip
Antenna Internal


Source: Motorola

Motorola Motus / Enzo / Backflip live shots

The Motorola Enzo / Motus / Backflip looks to be about to retail on AT&T soon. Phandroid got their hands on a few live shots of the device. As you can see it features a backflipping hardware keyboard which makes it look a bit weird. The MotoBlur UI on top of Android 1.5 is also on board with a couple of AT&T apps. Specs are the following:

528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A
512 MB ROM
256 MB RAM
3.1 inch display 320 x 480 (HVGA)
5 megapixel camera with LED flash
WiFi / Bluetooth 2.0 / GPS
OS Android 1.5 with Motoblur
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 W-CDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Reverse flip keyboard
Rear directional touchpad

Source: Phandroid

Motorola Shole Tablet live pictures

Thanks to Chinese website we now have full blown pictures of the Motorola Sholes Tablet we have seen two days ago. Contrary to what we thought the device only sports a 5Mpix camre (8Mpix was the rumor). The design doesn’t really look atractive (thankfully the specs are great).

Source: via Engadget

Motorola Sholes Tablet to have HDMI out ?

The long rumored Motorola Sholes Tablet is just around the corner if the picture above is to be believed. The device seems to feature an HDMI port to output videos to an HDTV. The Sholes tablet is supposedly a Motorola Droid withouth the keyboard but a 8Mpix camera that can capture 720p videos (compared to the 5mpix on the Droid). The Chipset is rumored to be the same TI OMAP3430 clocked at 550Mhz.

Source: Mobile01 via BGR

Motorola Motus specs and blurry shot


The misterious Motorola Motus handset that passed the FCC certification a few days ago is looking more & more like the Motorola Cliq. According to BGR the specs of the device are the following:

-Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
-Tri-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100MHz)
-5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
-256MB RAM
-3.1? capacitive 480×320 display
-Bluetooth 2.0
-Weight: 133g
-1400mAh battery
-microSD slot
-Qualcomm MSM 7201A CPU

One has to wonder if the Motus isn’t just the AT&T version of the Motorola CLIQ / Dext ?

Source: BGR

Motorola Motus approved by the FCC

The Motorola Motus just passed the FCC, according to rumors the device is supposedly a refreshed Motorola CLIQ. The fact that the Motus really exist makes us believe that the rumored Sholes Tablet (a Motorola Droid with a bigger 8Mpix camera and 720p video recording) is indeed true. The previously leaked roadmap:
motorola-motus-sholes tablet

Source: FCC via Engadget