Motorola Flipout review

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Motorola Flipout review: Media

By now you might be starting to think the Motorola Flipout has very little going for it. But there are a couple of nice surprises when it comes to media.

First off there's DLNA. You can use the Media Share app to send media files (photos, video and music) to any compliant device. That means certain TVs and a Windows 7 computer, for example.

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Then there's the Connected Music Player. We really loved this when we saw it in the Motorola Defy and it has lost none of its charm here.

We love the way Shoutcast online radio sits alongside the built-in FM radio for music listening.

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But the real winner for us is the way the music player pops online and finds lyrics of whatever tune you're playing, and drops them onto the screen. It's seamless, and it means that even odd tunes that you've not ported across with album art suddenly get pictures attached to them.

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We've already noted that there's a YouTube player on-board, but when you're listening to music, tap the Menu button and you can quickly search for related music videos.

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The other side of the media equation, video playback, is less wonderful. The TFT screen isn't great at colour rendition, the small screen is a hampering factor, and only MP4 video played, anyway.

You can edit videos a little, cutting out the bad beginning or end of videos you've shot, or taking out sound, which might come in handy - but that's not enough to save the overall video experience.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderAT&T
Input MethodQWERTY, Touchscreen
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory512 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SAR Value0.62 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 1900
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSwivel
ColourBlue
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time5 Hour
Product ModelMotorola Flipout
Screen Size7.1 cm (2.8")
Screen Resolution320 x 240
Weight (Approximate)110 g
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.1 Eclair
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height67 mm
Width67 mm
Depth16 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time11278.08 Hour
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameMotorola Flipout Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberATTFLIPOUTBLU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.motorola.com/uk
Marketing Information

MOTOROLA FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR is a compact smartphone with a touch screen that rotates, exposing a full QWERTY keypad. And while everyone's talking about its cool design, its insides will be busy using MOTOBLUR, a service that syncs your friends, messages and more with continuous updates and back-ups.