The Motorola Backflip offers a quirky style QWERTY keyboard

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The Motorola Backflip is an expressive mobile which combines useful social media functionality as well as a quirky styling. The phone comes with the cupcake version of the android operating system, which means that this handset is technologically advanced in many ways and as such includes elements such as an impressive touch screen, combined with many social media applications.

To view social media online, within the confines of a mobile phone requires a large screen, and the Motorola Backflip doesn't disappoint, coming as it does with a 3.1 inch TFT touch screen. Colourful representation of websites is afforded the user thanks to the screens ability to display 256,000 colours. The full QWERTY keyboard which is included with this package utilises an unrivalled and unique method of reverse flipping, to access it. The handset provides Motoblur user interface capability with live widgets as well as an accelerometer sensor. In addition, a backtrack touch panel is also included.

Social media has become a way of life for many people, and this handset provides the means to access a wide variety of social media applications and websites whilst on the move. Facebook, Twitter and MySpace applications are all included within the package, which also includes photo bucket and Picasa integration. Google maps with street view capabilities as well as an organiser, document view and voice memo facility are all additional features within this particular handset.

Internet access is provided by the HSDPA and Wi Fi connections, which provides the means to surf the web at speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps as well as the ability to utilise the numerous hotspots located around the country. GPRS and EDGE are provided as well as microUSB and Bluetooth connections. The Bluetooth connection is version 2.1 with A2DP. In addition, satellite navigation is included which comes with A-GPS support.

Entertainment comes in a variety of means, the MP4/MP3 media player, combined with the 5.0 megapixel camera, ensures hours of endless entertainment. The camera helps the photographer by providing auto focus and an LED flash. Geo-tagging is also provided, which gives the user the opportunity to reference any image taken by location. HVGA quality video is also provided, which is recorded at 24 frames per second.

The Moto Backflip is a comprehensively functional mobile phone with an eclectic styling. Its unique method for providing the QWERTY keyboard is an element which will appeal to many. The handset itself is an excellent example of an effective and comprehensively featured mobile phone.

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