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AT&T today renewed its commitment to Android by nearly doubling the number of Android phones it offers. All three new phones are from Motorola. All sport Android 2.1 and the newest version of MOTOBLUR, which includes resizable home screen widgets and advanced social networking including Facebook comments and Twitter retweets. A battery manager feature offers three performance profiles to conserve battery life. All three phones have HSPA 7.2 3G data, 3-megapixel camera, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, and come with a 2 GB memory card. All three also include Motorola's CrystalTalk™ PLUS dual-microphone noise filtering.
- Bravo: Sports a large 3.7-inch touch display with 480x854 resolution, 800 MHz processor, and DLNA for streaming video over Wi-Fi to an HDTV, etc. Available this holiday season for $130 with 2-year contract.
- Flipside: Sports a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and front touch trackpad, and a 3.1-inch touch display with 320x480 resolution. Available this holiday season for $100 with 2-year contract.
- Flipout: Unique swivel design with full QWERTY keyboard. Specs include a 720 MHz processor and QVGA display. Available October 17th for $80 with 2-year contract.
Motorola today announced the Motorola Flipout with Motoblur, a somewhat unique swiveling phone coming to European markets this quarter. The phone strongly resembles the older Nokia Twist, with a square design and a keyboard that rotates out from behind the screen. The Flipout uses an enhanced version of Motoblur, offering new filters to improve the signal to noise ratio on your social network status updates. The phone also features improved power management features for better battery life and data management features for more frugal data usage. The Flipout also comes with photo processing enhancements from Kodak, though it will only feature a 3 megapixel camera sensor. The Flipout will be available in certain regions around the world, but US availability has not been announced.