It's hip to be square (and Android 2.1-powered): Meet the Motorola Flipout

Square phones, man. Call me old fashioned, but I just don’t get it. Nokia did it with the Twist, LG did it with the LG Lotus and Lotus Elite, and now Motorola appears to be giving it a go — but unlike the rest of the lot, this one’s an Android-powered smartphone.

This handset — which, according to the gents at is called the Flipout — is purportedly running Motorola’s BLUR UI on top of Android 2.1. If you’re running on a T-Mobile Cliq XT, Verizon Droid Devour, or AT&T Backflip, that’s a pretty good reason to get excited; BLUR and Android 2.1 haven’t been seeing playing nice together up until this point, so this suggests that Motorola might be able to push 2.1 out to these other handsets before too much longer. We hope. Maybe?

The specs, as they’re being whispered so far:

  • 3.1 MP camera
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 2.8 “display
  • 512 ROM
  • 256 MB RAM
  • GPS
  • 700 MHz processor

It’ll come in three colors when it launches in the US come June (according to the original sources) Besides that, it’s all a mystery. Carrier? No idea (though I’d guess AT&T, given only the design/color scheme shown here). Pricing? Who knows.