It’s been a quiet CES for Motorola compared to the big Milestone and Dext announcements from last year. The Backflip is the handset maker’s big thing this year, and it’s looking pretty good.
The Backflip gets its name from it’s hinged screen, allowing it to sit on a desktop for accessing your calendar, or watching videos or your Twitter feed. There’s a discrete touchscreen on the back so that your fingers don’t obscure your view of the screen and It even doubles up as an alarm clock.
Much like the Nokia N97, there’s a full QWERTY slider tucked under the screen too.
That screen is a 3.1 inch HVGA offering, with a MotoBlur skinned vresion of Android under the hood. There’s also 3G and Wi-Fi options, as well as a 5MP camera.
No price for this one yet, but its expected to hit shelves in the first quarter of 2010.
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