Android-fueled Motorola Motus specs get spec'd

(Get it? Specs, spec’d, spectacles? Anyone? Come on – maybe it’s not funny, but at least it shows I know.. uh.. words.)

I’m not too sure what to think of the Motorola Motus yet, but one thing is for sure: that form factor is crazy. The photo that leaked just a few hours ago already seemed to indicate that something weird was going on with the keyboard (with what seems like a tiny sliver of overlap, how the heck is it attached?), but these (alleged) specs just make things even more ridiculous.

The specs, uncovered by them crazy Wimberly brothers over at AndroidAndMe, are all just hearsay for the time being – so arm yourself with however many grains of salt you need to sleep soundly tonight. Here goes:

  • * 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

It’s all well and good for the first few items – 528 mhz CPU, 512 MB ROM, WiFi, Android 1.5 w/ Motoblur… nothing too crazy. But then you get to the last two items: “Reverse flip keyboard”? Uh, what?

Then it gets better: “Rear directional touchpad”. From the sound of things (with these “things” being totally unconfirmed), the Motus might be rocking some form of crazy touchpad on the back of the device. This is an idea thats been thrown around for a few years — type with the thumbs, navigate with your fingers on the back of the device — but, as far as I know, this would be the first time it’s made it into a major product.