Motorola just announced their latest smartphone while at CES – the Backflip. The Backflip is AT&T’s first of five Android-based phones they announced to release within the first half of 2010. The Backflip has a very unique design, keeping its QWERTY keyboard exposed on the backside of it at all times. Another key feature of the Backflip is that it runs simultaneously on both Android, and MOTOBLUR.
Because the keyboard remains exposed even when the Backflip is closed – the 5-megapixel autofocus camera is embedded in lower left-hand corner, along with the LED flash. They’ve ended up with such large keys that, while they look like they should be tactile, are actually tough to use and overly firm. Motorola’s concept is certainly interesting: the nature of the hinge means you can use it as a desk clock and widget station without, say, the dock the DROID demands.