Following in the footsteps of the novel form factor seen in Motorola’s Blackflip, the company today officially unveiled the Motorola Flipout, a square social media phone.
Launching in Europe in the second quarter of 2010, the Flipout runs on Android 2.1 and features a square pivot design that opens to reveal a five-row qwerty keypad with a separate row for numeric keys.
According to a press release, the Flipout comes in colors Licorice, Fairway Green, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Poppy Red, Saffron or White and features an enhanced version of the Motorola UI, Motoblur.
Motoblur is Motorola’s UI overlay for Android. The UI syncs contacts, posts, messages and photos from sources such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, work and personal e-mail and delivers them to the home screen.
Flipout offers enhanced Motoblur functionality and features, including: happenings and message widgets, screen customization, battery manager, data manager and push capabilities for personal and corporate email.
Additional multimedia features include a 3MP camera with digital zoom, one-touch uploads to social networking sites and video capture, playback and streaming options along with Bluetooth capabilities for wireless calls and music. The phone also features the full suite of Google services.
There was no immediate word on price or U.S. availability.