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AT&T hopes these are the Droids you're looking for

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October

Three new Android-based phones were announced by AT&T today, coming on the heels of new stats that show Android is the number one platform for U.S. phone buyers in the last six months. The three new phones include the touchscreen-based Bravo and two QWERTY keyboard phones, the Flipout and the Flipside. All three smartphones will ship with Android 2.1 platform and the latest version of MOTOBLUR. 

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Here are some additional specs from AT&T:

The MOTOROLA FLIPOUT ($79.99) delivers an enhanced user experience, with a stylishly square, affordable and innovative pivot design. FLIPOUT whips open to reveal a full keyboard below its touch screen with a dedicated fifth row for numbers.  Users can customize the color to match their mood with Dark Sapphire and Saffron battery covers included in the box for personalization. Additional colors will be available for purchase in AT&T stores and online. Get all the MOTOROLA FLIPOUT(tm) details at http://att.com/flipout.

The MOTOROLA BRAVO ($129.99 ) offers the power of Android, an 800 MHz processor and a large screen all in a compact design.  The device features a 3.7-inch full WVGA  touch screen experience, enhanced Web-browsing and entertainment while on the go.  With a 3-megapixel camera with digital zoom and auto focus, customers can catch memorable moments to share with one-touch social media uploads to Facebook(r), MySpace, PicasaTM and PhotoBucket(r).  Motorola BRAVO is a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA(r)) enabled device, so customers can stream, store and share entertainment with multiple devices around the home-including PCs, TVs and other mobile devices using an existing home Wi-Fi network. Get all the MOTOROLA BRAVO(tm) details at http://att.com/bravo

The MOTOROLA FLIPSIDE ($99.99) enables users to seamlessly manage their work and personal life.  With a full slide-out QWERTY keypad, FLIPSIDE's 3.1"-inch high-res HVGA display supports pinch to zoom gesturing, while the laptop-like track pad provides an alternative way to navigate with one hand while keeping your fingers off the screen.  Users can stay connected to work with full push corporate e-mail, support for Microsoft(r) Exchange, unified inbox and enhanced features for IT compliance like remote wipe and password enforcement. Get all the MOTOROLA FLIPSIDE(tm) details at http://att.com/flipside.

MOTOBLUR is Motorola's exclusive experience that syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more - from your favorite social media sites, work and personal e-mail, and last.fm - and automatically delivers them to the home screen. MOTOBLUR can locate or remotely wipe lost or stolen devices, MOTOBLUR can also automatically restore a user's contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations and e-mail with one username and password.

The new and enhanced MOTOBLUR functionality and features include:

  • Filter social networking and Messages widgets - filter by social networking account, by contact(s) or by contact group to only see the information you want. 
  • Screen customization - move and resize preloaded widgets on up to seven home screens
  • Battery Manager - manage battery consumption by operating in one of three performance modes
  • Personal and Corporate e-mail - pushed directly to the deviceImproved social networking functionality - Retweet, like Facebook comments and more 

AT&T says the Flipout will be available Oct. 17 with the Flipside and Bravo following for the holiday season.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:17pm]

    

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