|Availability by country||17 October 2010 (United States)
16 June 2010 (United Kingdom)
26 January 2012 (Botswana)
|Form factor||Swivel smartphone|
|Dimensions||67 mm (2.6 in) (h)
67 mm (2.6 in) (w)
17 mm (0.67 in) (d)
|Weight||120 g (4.2 oz)|
Android 2.1(can be upgraded to unofficial Cyanogenmod 7.1 (Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread)
|CPU||720 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3410 processor|
|Memory||512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM|
|Removable storage||Supports up to 32 GB microSD|
Internal rechargeable removable lithium-ion battery
|Data inputs||capacitive touchscreen display, QWERTY keyboard|
|Display||320 x 240 px, 2.8 in (71 mm), QVGA, 256k color LCD|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 2.1, MicroUSB, A-GPS
Quad band GSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz GPRS/EDGE
Dual band UMTS 850 1900 MHz (US), UMTS 900 2100 MHz (UK) HSDPA/HSUPA (7.2/2 Mbit/s)
The Motorola Flipout (Model Number MB511, also styled FLIPOUT) is a phone made by Motorola and released in June 2010. Its touchscreen is 2.8 inches in size. It also has a 3.2-megapixel camera and comes in a wide variety of colors such as "Poppy Red", "Brilliant Blue″, "Licorice Black", "White", and "Saffron". However, in Australia, only "Poppy Red" and "Licorice Black" are available. The Flipout runs on Android 2.1 (codenamed Eclair). Its square-shaped body has two parts that rotate near the bottom-right corner to reveal a five-row QWERTY keyboard below the screen. It has an accelerometer and includes a web browser with Adobe Flash Lite 3.0. It also has a 720 MHz processor with a QVGA 320x240 pixel display.
Users may customize the phone by installing apps through the Android Market; however, some carriers (AT&T) do not give users the option to install non-market apps onto the Flipout (a policy they have continued with all of their Android phones and which was already in effect with the Backflip). Users can circumvent this limitation by manually installing 3rd party apps using the tools included with the SDK while the device is connected to a desktop.
Since Motorola won't provide further updates for the Flipout, CyanogenMod 7.2 (Android 2.3.7) is used to update the device beyond official releases. Work was carried out at Xda-developers to update the Flipout to Android Gingerbread.
The Flipout was successfully "rooted" (manipulated to provide Superuser access). This allowed installing and launching custom software, and root access on the phone using a Terminal emulator. Later on, the Flipout was rooted using APK applications such as Superuser Permissions.
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