AT&T today confirmed details for the carrier’s first Android smartphone, the Motorola BACKFLIP.
Unveiled in January at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, the BACKFLIP sports an unorthodox “reverse flip” form factor, with keyboard and unique BACKTRACK touch panel located behind the screen for navigation of the device.
The BACKFLIP also includes MOTORBLUR, Motorola’s proprietary social networking UI. MOTOBLUR allows users to sync Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, Picasa and other accounts with their contacts. The UI threads status updates as well as profile photos through calls, e-mails and their address book.
Additional specs for the phone include a 3.1-inch high-res touch screen display, 5 megapixel camera with flash, HSPA 7.2 connectivity, and access to AT&T’s 20,000 Wi-Fi hot spots at no additional cost.
The BACKFLIP will be available in retail stores nationwide and online on March 7. The phone will sell for $99.99 with a 2-year contract, after $100.00 mail-in rebate.
AT&T emphasized their commitment to expanding its device portfolio this week at Mobile World Congress. In addition to adding Android devices, the carrier said that it will offer devices that run the new Microsoft Windows 7 series platform.