This is preliminary leaked info, so pretty much everything is subject to change. Still, what we’re seeing makes sense and lines up with FCC docs so this is probably at least close to what we can expect in the final product. Android and Me has posted the image below, which depicts a phone with a reverse keyboard – i.e., when the phone is closed, a QWERTY is seen from the back. Their tipster also gives the appropriate name, Backflip.
This is being presented as a successor to the Cliq. Just last night – my first with a Cliq – I was thinking about the follow-up, concluding that I really like MotoBlur. It just needs, in my opinion, some graphical polish and a larger, higher-rez screen. If the specs presented with the leak (seen after the break) are correct, there really isn’t a big difference between Cliq and Backflip outside of the physical design. Bummer. We already knew the resolution, thanks to a leaked Moto roadmap, but a couple of surprizes on the spec sheet would have been nice. I’d also like to see staggered keys, but I’m actually pretty happy with the Cliq keyboard. This one is expected Q1, 2010.
Motorola Motus specs (click to continue):
* 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A
* 512 MB ROM
* 256 MB RAM
* 3.1 inch display 320 x 480 (HVGA)
* 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
* WiFi / Bluetooth 2.0 / GPS
* OS Android 1.5 with Motoblur
* GSM 850/900/1800/1900 W-CDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
* Reverse flip keyboard
* Rear directional touchpad
Via Android and Me