Motorola Backflip priced Rs 30k in India

Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 19:55 by Tech Correspondent

Motorola launches Android powered Backflip in India

Photo: Motorola Backflip phone open view

Motorola launched its Android-powered phone, the Motorola Backflip today at a price of Rs. 22,990 in India. Backflip, as the name suggests, offers a reverse flip design, where the QWERTY keyboard becomes the base of the phone and flips up when open. The phone comes with 3.1-inch touch screen, 5 megapixel camera and a trackpad. We had reported on the Motorola Backflip in DWS Tech earlier.

The flip functionality allows the user to flaunt the phone in shape of an alarm clock or a mini gadget on table to watch a video or a movie clip. The Motorola Backflip also comes with a trackpad that helps the user to scroll through web pages without letting their fingers coming in the way.

Motorola Backflip technical specifications

Weighing 133 gm and with dimensions of 53.0 x 108.0 x 15.3 mm, Backflip comes with a Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz processor. It has 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM and a storage memory of 2 GB microSD card. Its 5 megapixel camera has features like auto-focus, flash and 4x digital zoom. It works with Quad-band GSM, Tri-band WCDMA (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps) to access A-GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1.

The Motorola Backflip is powered by Google’s Android 1.5 operating system that allows users to customize the homescreen, icons, wallpapers and various applications. Backflip offers a customisable multiple homescreen feature.

Motorola also officially announced the launch of its Milestone XT720 today. This phone features a 3.7-inch display providing high definition video experience and has eight mega pixel camera with Xenon flash and expandable memory up to 32GB. The phone is priced at Rs. 34,990.

During the launch, Motorola spokesperson said ,”We are taking the Android experience to a whole new level in India with the launch of our two smartphones. With this, Motorola has taken yet another step towards broadening the horizons for consumers to create and consume media on-the-go,” he added.

The Motorola Backflip was most awaited since its initial release. The stylish phone with unique features especially the crystal clear quality of FM, makes it a good deal for the youngsters to look out for it.

MapMyIndia maps on Backflip and Milestone

Both the phones have MapMyIndia maps for 401 cities in India pre-loaded on to them, with free life-time access. The MapMyIndia application offers voice guidance on the phone while navigating Indian cities. If most of your driving is limited to the city, then the free voice-guided navigation map may make sense for you.

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