No matter what you say about AT&T (i.e. how long can they keep locking down sideloading no their Android phones?), at least their commitment to Android has definitely picked up compared to only a few months ago.
Today, as expected, 2 more new Android phones are available on AT&T, namely Motorola Backflip and Motorola Flipout.
The Bravo is a slightly more upscale of the two, but still fails to impress me in any way other than being DLNA-enabled. To refresh your memory, here are the Bravo specs:
- TI OMAP 3610 800 MHz processor
- No physical keyboard
- 512 MB RAM, 2 GB ROM, 2GB microSD preinstalled
- 3.7", 854 x 480 FWVGA screen
- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
- 3MP camera with auto-focus (ugh)
- 1540 mAh battery
- Android 2.1
The Bravo is available from AT&T for $129.99, but also showed up on Amazon for $0.01 and Wirefly for free. Since both Amazon and Wirefly charge no tax or shipping charges, the choice here is obvious. If you need this phone soon, go with Wirefly, as Amazon is currently backordered for 1-2 weeks.
Next up, for the texters among you, we have the Motorola Flipside with a smaller screen, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and a giant trackpad. Let's recap the specs:
- TI OMAP 3410 720 MHZ processor
- 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 2GB microSD preinstalled
- 3.1", 320x480 HVGA screen
- 802.11 b/g WiFi
- 3MP camera with fixed focus (ugh x5)
- Slide-out keyboard
- Abnormally large trackpad
- 1170 mAh battery
- Android 2.1