The Motorola Flipout was supposed to be launched by AT&T this past weekend, according to a leak from a few days ago. Needless to say, it didn’t actually happen.
Not only that but today corporate-owned AT&T stores were apparently instructed to destroy all the literature they had received regarding this device.
What does this mean? Well, the simplest explanation is that AT&T may have just decided to cancel the release of the Flipout at the last possible moment. That would be strange, for sure, but not entirely unheard of. And it’s a shame. The Flipout may sport an unusual form factor, but it’s still a decent midrange Android-packing smartphone underneath. And it could have appealed to the oh-so-sought-after “hip youngster” segment.
Another explanation for AT&T’s decision may be that something has changed. Perhaps they’ve decided not to sell it as Flipout, but give it some other name.
Or there just might be something we’re missing here. And new marketing materials can always be sent to stores again, prior to a new release date (if there’s ever going to be one).
Either way, the Flipout on AT&T is MIA for now.
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