Motorola is looking to put more
popular devices on the market and one of them will be an inside-out
Android flip phone reports Reuters. The device would have the
screen and keyboard on the outside of the device rather than the
inside. The handset is also said to use a high-resolution LCD.
Motorola is also considering
making tablet devices that are larger than smartphones but offer
Motorola rival Nokia is already in the
netbook market and Motorola could enter that market eventually, but
the company is more focused on turning around its sagging mobile
devices division. The next smartphone from Motorola is the Backflip
set to hit the market in Q1 2010. The device has a full QWERTY
keyboard that tilts back away from the screen and a track pad behind
Like all handsets today, how successful Motorola
is in the market with the odd new Backflip will depending on how well
the handset is received by consumers, particularly young
Analyst Avi Greengart said, "It's [the
Backflip] definitely different and in some ways different is good
because it will stand out on the shelves. There's no question.
They're innovating with this product in terms of hardware."
other carriers are landing Android-powered handsets by the droves,
AT&T is still not offering Android devices to its customers. That
could change with AT&T announcement that it would be carrying
Motorola handsets reports Reuters. Odds are at least one of
the new Motorola devices headed to AT&T will sport Android since
Android is what is working best for Motorola right now.
will also be making a handset for Google to sell directly to
customers as it is doing with the Nexus
One. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha told Reuters, "One of
the subsequent devices Google will sell to their direct channel will
be made by us. It's an alternative channel to deliver devices to