The Motorola Backflip incorporates advanced technology

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The Motorola Backflip comes at a time when many are looking for a stylish yet functional handset that offers social media integration as part the package. This handset fits the bill perfectly. Measuring 108 mm x 53 m wide and only 15 mm thick, this compact handset is comfortable to hold and simple to use. Weighing only 133 g in weight it is also relatively lightweight.

The Motorola Backflip currently is available in one colour which is platinum silver. It operates utilising the cupcake version of the android operating system, which is upgradable. In addition it offers a wide variety of social media applications, such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter applications. Coupled with this, for those who utilise the services of a Photobucket and Picasa, integration is also available with this phone.

As an effective means of viewing websites and surfing in general, the 3.1 inch TFT capacitive touch screen is more than adequate. Displaying up to 256,000 colours at a pixel screen size of 320 x 480 pixels, this screen offers effective colour representation. One of the key elements included with the phone is the reverse flip full QWERTY keyboard that is provided by the handset, which offers responsive and effective text and data entry. An accelerometer sensor is included as standard as well as a Backtrack touch panel. As with all Motorola handsets that utilise touch screen technology, the MOTOBLUR user interface is provided and comes with live widgets.

Web surfing is facilitated by utilising the integrated HSDPA connection, which offers speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps, whilst the Wi Fi connection provides the means to access a variety of local and national hotspots. Satellite navigation is provided, through the GPS function that also comes with A-GPS support as well as Google maps with street view capabilities. Class 12 versions of GPRS and EDGE are further complimented by the inclusion of both blue tooth and a microUSB port.

HVGA quality video capture is offered with this handset and operates at 24 frames per second. Video recording is facilitated through the 5.0 megapixel camera integrated into the handset. The camera operates at a pixel resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and comes with auto focus, geo-tagging and an LED flash as standard. Entertainment is provided by a variety of means which includes a repository of games as well as an MP4/MP3 player, which plays all major audio and video file types.

The Moto Backflip is a comprehensively functional handset that incorporates a wide array of functionality, all of which is useful. The simplicity of social media access, that this phone offers, will be the overriding reason for its popularity.

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