Motorola officially announces its weirdo square phone, the Flipout

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Motorola FLIPOUTMotorola love trying out new form factors almost as much as they love SHOUTING, and today’s announcement combines both those past times.

While we spotted the square phone last month, it’s always good to have something officially confirmed. So, without further ado, I present to you the FLIPOUT (also the last time I write it in all caps).

The phone will be released in Europe some time this quarter, and will come packin’ Android 2.1 with an updated version of MOTOBLUR (*sigh*), that allows customizable filters for the (now resizeable) Happenings and Messages widgets, as well as access to corporate email… coz this phone is clearly marketed to you corporate types.

The specs are pretty un-exciting, with a 3.2MP fixed-focus camera, 512MB on-board storage, and WiFi, aGPS, but no Bluetooth (!?). Previous reports said it would run a 700MHz processor, but there is nary a mention of it in the release, so we can’t be sure.

There is no mention of price just yet, but, judging by the specs, don’t expect it to break the bank.

You can read the full press release and spec sheet here, or check out some videos from Motorola’s YouTube channel, below.

[via Boy Genius Report]

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