Yesterday was all about Motorola (with MOTOBLUR) Android-action coming to Canadians. The general feeling from colleagues and friends around here was ‘oh, neat’… Not sure it was the reaction I was expecting, nevertheless, multiple Android devices are headed north-of-the-border from Motorola, on various carriers.
I got notice earlier this morning via TELUS that the Motorola BACKFLIP would be coming to their network ‘later this year’. Cool beans. I’m still waiting to hear more detail on the DEXT and QUENCH, but no doubt news on those are only a few days away.
Getting back to the BACKFLIP on TELUS, unfortunately no launch or pricing information was leaked, but we do know 100% that it is coming to the big T. The side-slider full-QWERTY BACKFLIP from Motorola will come with Android 1.5 (with MOTOBLUR), a 3.1″ HVGA display (320×480), a 5MP camera with LED flash and video, 3.5mm headset jack, WiFi, aGPS (with Google Maps), a 1400 mAh Li Ion battery and much more.
Check out the full press release after the jump.
TELUS to offer the Android-powered ?MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR
First mobile carrier in Canada to offer MOTOBLUR
Toronto, ON – TELUS today announced that it will be offering the acclaimed Android-powered MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR later this year, available in Canada only on the TELUS 3G+ network, Canada’s biggest and fastest.
Awarded 2010 CNET Best of Consumer Electronic Show award in the Cell phones and Smartphones category, the MOTOROLA BACKFLIP is the ultimate smartphone, combining the best in social networking, personalization, and multi-tasking all in one place. The BACKFLIP also has an innovative backward flip design, which features a touchpad on the back of the touchscreen and a large user-friendly QWERTY keyboard. BACKFLIP features MOTOBLUR, the only solution to sync all your friends, posts, feeds, messages, e-mails, photos and much more – from sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, work e-mail and more – with continuous updates, automatically delivering them to your home screen for immediate reply. MOTOBLUR delivers these updates in easy-to-view streams, so there is no need to switch between different mobile applications to keep up with the latest content.
“Leading the smartphone market means offering Canadians the best-in-class devices such as the acclaimed MOTOROLA BACKFLIP,” said David Fuller, senior vice-president of Product and Services at TELUS. “TELUS’ state-of-the-art 3G+ device line-up already includes industry leading Android-powered smartphones that helps Canadians stay connected and entertained on-the-go. We’re thrilled to add the MOTOROLA BACKFLIP to our list of TELUS exclusive devices.”
TELUS Android-powered smartphones offer a high-performance browsing experience with personalization and multi-tasking options that enables users to organize their device to best suit their needs. Users get their favourite Google applications and services – YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, and more – and get real-time notification of new e-mails, IM, Twitter and Facebook in one device. Plus, users can access more than 20,000 applications on Android Market.
TELUS is the only mobile carrier in Canada to offer the world’s best Android-powered phones including the Motorola Milestone, the thinnest touchscreen QWERTY slider; the HTC Hero, the first smartphone in Canada featuring the intuitive HTC Sense user interface and named Best Mobile Handset of 2010 at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress; and soon the acclaimed MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR on Canada’s biggest and fastest 3G+ network. For more information about TELUS product and services, please visit www.telus.com.