This is an Android 2.1 phone, so there are seven of the tiny homescreens to choose from. It’s a capacitive touchscreen, so you don’t need apply pressure but it won’t work with a stylus or through gloves. Compared to some touchscreens, I found this one occasionally unresponsive – occasionally, I had to press twice before the home screen swung into action, though the familiar pinch-to-zoom multi-touch works well.
With all the social networking widgets, the small screen gets very busy
Mostly, it’s a whizzy handset that handles its tasks fast enough – you’re rarely kept waiting for it to catch up. It has a 600MHz processor, so not matching the speeds of the Nexus One - reviewed here - or other phones sporting the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. However, there are fewer pixels to manage on this small screen.
Quite a lot fewer actually – the screen resolution is just 320 x 240, and you can tell. It doesn’t look bad, but compared to the HTC Legend or the iPhone 4 with their spectacular hi-res displays, it looks a bit low-rent. Colours are muted and underwhelming.
The Flipout includes MotoBlur, the accomplished social networking aggregator which collects your Tweets, Facebook updates and messages together, putting them into adjacent widgets on screen. Add in a button for your contacts, another to take you to the apps and a shortcut to the dialler, all of which appear on the right edge of every screen, and you’ll see that the main home screen is chock-a-block.
what an original idea
as for motorola's originality - be sure to check nokia twist
I was thinking of buying one....
....until I saw that vacuous bint on the screen shot. Oh look she's sooooo looking forward to something or other. Where's my bucket? Is that really the way to sell phones? "Buy this great bit of tech and sqander all your money and time exchanging pathetic drivel with the morons you call your friends who make you feel slightly better that your pathetic drivellings might actually be of any interest and that your life is more than just a complete waste of the earth's precious resources"????
Sorry but I use mine to make and receive calls, and to send and receive meaningful texts.
Mobile phone companies seem to be homing in on the yoof's endless desire to share the minutiae of their pathetic lives with like-minded morons who have nothing better to do than read it and make their own comments on it.
Mine's the one with 'miserable old git' written on the back.
on the navpad
it would be better if the navpad is actually a mini touchpad, or at least an optical navpad so that it won't require any clicking for navigation
...are you taking notes?
I'd Like to See Motorola Succeed But...
It sounds like they're still making the same mistakes as the RAZR. It was all looks and no processor power so it got annoying really quickly. And if it feels underpowered at pre-launch think about how bad it will be in 6-12 months.