The Motorola Flipout

5 May 2011  3 Comments

I’ve been getting my hands on a lot of phones lately, especially that my phones have been with me for a while now. iPhone 4 9 months+, Nexus One 1 year+, and the Blackberry Curve coming close to 2 years now.

I really love my Blackberry Curve but I have been looking to replace it for a while now. I don’t love the my Blackberry because of the BBM and Blackberry centric services, No. I love it because of its build, battery life and most importantly the physical keyboard.

I’m not looking for any keyboard, I love the vertical keyboard design. there isn’t much that is competing in that space at the moment so when I saw the Flipout I had to give it a try.

Keeping in mind that the primary use of this phone will be messaging, tweeting, checking facebook status and the occasional calling, it didn’t need to have the latest hardware.

The phone itself is small, it has a low-res 320 x 240 2.8″ screen/ 600MHz Cortex-A8 CPU 512MB of RAM a 7.2 HSDPA connectivity and a 3MP camera.

The phone comes with the Eclair version of Android (v2.1). And with the widget option that the Android OS has, it makes it even more practical. I just have the widgets of my social networks on 2 of my home screens. also, the notification system of the Android OS is the best on any mobile platform.

With all of that, to bad that the Motorola Flipout won’t be my Blackberry replacement for one very important reason. It doesn’t read arabic text. that is a major factor for me. And with the announcement of the new Blackberry 9900 I might give RIM one more chance when they release their new phones.

The Motorola Flipout can be found online for 65KD including delivery. [Link]

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  • Algharabally

    U can make a root and it will read arabic text

    • Tota_d2

      how can i exactly make a root

  • http://uptill1.com N

    I rooted the device but couldn’t find a custom rom to install on it. And also I could’t find the proper RTL (right to left) files. I managed to change the font to make it recognize arabic text but it read it kept showing it as broken text.

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