Motorola Flipout review

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Motorola Flipout
The definitive Motorola Flipout review

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Motorola Flipout review: Internet

The small screen is not designed to do the internet any favours, and its TFT technology means web pages don't really shine out.

The low resolution of 320 x 240 pixels means fullscreen views of web pages are pretty much useless.

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The capacitive screen supports pinch to zoom, but we found this quite hit and miss. Zooming was jerky, and the text reflowing is more or less non-existent.

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There's an accelerometer in the Motorola Flipout, and you can use this to switch to a slightly taller screen mode if you like when web browsing, though it probably won't do you much good. You're still going to have to do a lot of panning around to read most web pages.

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Adobe Flash Lite 3 gives some chance of viewing embedded video, but there will be plenty that you won't be able to see, and the Flash abilities compromise the viewing experience too.

A dedicated YouTube client provides some respite, and over Wi-Fi we found video was quite smooth. As ever, though, the low resolution and small screen mean viewing isn't the pleasure it could be.