Feeds
75%
Motorola Flipout

Motorola Flipout

Fun phone for Facebookers

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

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.

Motorola Flipout

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.

Motorola Flipout

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2
New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US
Wearable will deliver 'actionable insights for healthier living'
Lawyers mobilise angry mob against Apple over alleged 2011 Macbook Pro crapness
We suffered 'random bouts of graphical distortion' - fanbois
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.