Review: Motorola Backflip
AT&T lands the Motorola Backflip as its first Android handset. Based on our experiences, it's tough to recommend to anyone other than the most diehard Motorola and AT&T fans.
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The Backflip by Motorola is what we at Phone Scoop refer to as an "odd duck." Why odd? Well, it has a unique form factor in its back-flipping keyboard. That oddity aside, the Backflip is a much better effort from Motorola when compared to the Cliq and the Devour — at least as far as the hardware is concerned. It's also AT&T's first Android handset. If you're an AT&T customer and have been longing for an Android handset, this could be your ticket to tech bliss, but there are a few major drawbacks worth noting.
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thanks for being honest...
"The main menu has been littered with AT&T apps..." - I couldn't have worded it any more perfect. at&t really cannot grasp the concept of customer choice.
Only thing I think AT&T shouldn't...
Great phone +potential
phone is great. my biggest complaints would be the processor speed, and the battery life, and the lack of push facebook notifications from a native facebook app, especially with a phone that boasts its integration with social networking sites.
Contacts are awesome. The way I see it is most people have hundreds of contacts, so even if that number were to double via the induction of an entire facebook friends list doesn't change much. Just search by typing the name. My favorite part of the contacts is how they display the latest facebook/myspcae/twitter status update, gives email addresses, and facebook ph...
design is just plain wacky
seriously... but i'm sure some will love it
I have had this phone since Sunday and the only real complaint I have is that battery life could be better. However, many times in the past for me the battery life improves after the first few full charges.
AT&T ruined an already struggling phone
Any hope this phone had of making any dent or convincing anyone in the marketing that AT&T was ready for Android was destroyed with the way they treated this device.
Removing Google Search is an insult and a tragedy of the highest degree. On top of that not allowing users to install "unknown" applications on this "open" phone is ludicrous.
AT&T has really destroyed my faith in them on every level. It is truly sad that the largest Cellular company in the US is so stupid when it comes to Cell Phones
Didn't agree with the review
One way to conserve the battery is to remove the Happending widget from the homescreen and just let it be part of the menu and you look thru it as when you want.
Only thing I agree with is all the ATT programs everywhere.
This is an excellent phone depending on what you are upgrading from
I prefer customer reviews from those who have to use the devices everyday.
I don't recall ATT ot Motorola saying this would be the latest and greatest device above all others. So the reviewer needs to step back.
I have this phone and love it.