Motorola Backflip (ME600) available now – but only in China

Expected to be launched soon in the US, as AT&T’s first Android phone, the Motorola Backflip is already available in China – where Moto also has Android devices like the XT800 and MT710.

The Backflip appears as Motorola ME600 on Moto China’s website, and it costs 4,298 Chinese yuan unlocked (an 8GB memory card and a car charger are included in this price) – that’s about $629, so AT&T will probably (hopefully) sell the phone for $200 or less on contract.

The features of Motorola Backflip ME600 include a 320 x 480 pixels touchscreen display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi (and WAPI), GPS, full QWERTY keyboard, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP autofocus camera, and Android with MotoBlur.

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(live photos via 163)

Back to AT&T, the second largest US mobile carrier should launch the Motorola Backflip in March – and it looks like it has already ordered about 400,000 units of it. The phone is surely interesting, although the weird form factor might scare some customers off.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • taylorlauder

    One of the things that interests us MOST is that physical QWERTY keyboard on the back. Our tipster says its always revealed and flips from the back as you can see in the picture. When the keyboard is open a touchpad on the back of the phone is revealed which allows you to easily scroll through webpages and apparently it works very well
    slightly thinner, slightly shorter both length and width, and lighter than the G1. Hmm, that's more like it. backflip Details: http://bit.ly/moto-backlip-details-best-worst

  • taylorlauder

    One of the things that interests us MOST is that physical QWERTY keyboard on the back. Our tipster says its always revealed and flips from the back as you can see in the picture. When the keyboard is open a touchpad on the back of the phone is revealed which allows you to easily scroll through webpages and apparently it works very well
    slightly thinner, slightly shorter both length and width, and lighter than the G1. Hmm, that's more like it. backflip Details: http://bit.ly/moto-backlip-details-best-worst