Motorola to release Flipout smartphone in Australia

The US-based handset manufacturer Motorola has confirmed that its latest Android smartphone, called the Flipout, would hit Australia next month.

The Flipout smartphone runs Android 2.1 operating system, and comes equipped with a 3-megapixel digital image sensor, a 600MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3410 processor and a 2.8-inch 256K-coloured TFT screen with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels.

The company has equipped the handset with a side-ways rotational pivot that reveals the five-line QWERTY keyboard.

The device has a Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1130mAh. The storage can be expanded to up to 32GB using a MicroSD card.

The digital camera has Kodak’s PerfectTouch technology that enhances clarity and colour in captured photos, while company’s own Motoblur firmware promises better syncing to numerous sites and devices.

The Flipout, which comes in black, white and red colours, will be available exclusively on the airwaves of Vodafone, with a price tag of $299.