With the news yesterday that Motorola will be releasing the Android-powered Backflip, Dext and Quench sometime during the “first half of 2010″. Very exciting indeed and great to see Moto back on their feet with some solid devices.
Today TELUS has stepped up and cut through the vagueness of finding out who’ll release which device by announcing they’ll exclusively carry the Backflip. No word on actually when this will be available or for how much, but the Backflip combines a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard.
According to the spec sheet the Backflip currently has Android OS 1.5 packed into it along with MOTOBLUR, a 3.1-inch HVGA display (resolution of 320 x 480), also comes with a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and video, music player, 3.5 mm headset jack, 1400 mAh Li Ion battery, WiFi, full HTML Browser, aGPS with Google Maps, Google Latitude, Google Maps Street View and access to the Android Market. The overall dimensions are 53.0 x 108.0 x 15.3 mm with a weight of 133 grams.
David Fuller, TELUS’ SVP of Product and Services said “Leading the smartphone market means offering Canadians the best-in-class devices such as the acclaimed Motorola Backflip… We’re thrilled to add the Motorola Backflip to our list of TELUS exclusive devices.”