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12/21/2009
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Leaks Cough Up Details On Two Motorola Androids

Earlier this year, Motorola indicated that it plans to release up to 20 handsets in 2010 running Google's Android platform. Considering the sheer volume of Android-related leaks coming from the Motorola camp, it wasn't kidding.

Earlier this year, Motorola indicated that it plans to release up to 20 handsets in 2010 running Google's Android platform. Considering the sheer volume of Android-related leaks coming from the Motorola camp, it wasn't kidding.Add two more Motorola-made Android phones to the growing pile of devices the company is preparing to release in 2010. Most recently caught on camera? The Opus One and and Backflip. Both are interesting in their own way.

Opus One

What stands out most about this device is the fact that it will be Motorola's first iDEN-based Android phone. That means it will work on Sprint Nextel's iDEN network and offer features such as walkie-talkie calling. According to the Boy Genius, it will run Android 1.5 with iDEN service enhancement. As for the rest of the specs:

  • 3.1" HVGA 320×480 capacitative touchscreen display
  • 3 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth
  • microSD card slot
  • 2.5mm headset jack
  • Home, Menu, Back, Speaker buttons are capacitive buttons with haptic feedback
  • iDEN PTT & PTX
  • Android LBS which is integrated into the iDEN GPS engine
  • "Enterprise email"
  • Plastic-molded housing with some rubberized texture finishes
  • 58mm in width, 118mm in length
  • 100g weight
  • 512MB Flash /
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 64k and 128k iDEN SIM card support
  • A-GPS
  • Motorola dual-mic technology noise-canceling for noisy enviroments
  • Flash Lite v3.1.x
  • Some of the preloaded apps include: corporate email client with ActiveSync support, MOTONAV navigation app, barcode scanner, and document viewer.

Backflip

This is one of the weirder phones I've seen, if the spy shots are to be believed. It is a sideways clamshell, but the QWERTY keyboard is placed on the back surface of the device. That's just not something you see very much of. How Motorola will engineer it so that users don't accidentally compose email dissertations while the thing is packed away in their pocket or purse is beyond me.

Other points suggest that this will be AT&T's first Android device. "Known" specs are said to include Android 1.5, 256 MB memory, 528 Mhz processor, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3.1" HVGA touchscreen.

This information was sorted out by Phandroid. The Backflip (also called the Motus and Enzo) will run Motoblur, which is Motorola's social networking service.

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