The Motorola Backflip will be the first Android phone on AT&T when it goes on sale early next month. According to reports from Reuters, the Backflip will sell for $99 with two-year agreement and $100 mail-in rebate beginning March 7.
Sporting a uniqe method for flipping the phone to expose the QWERTY keyboard, the Backflip is AT&T’s first Android phone. It is similar to the Motorola CLIQ in that both phones have identical faces and MOTOBLUR, though the Backflip has a different keyboard set-up.
AT&T will launch the BackFlip with the outdated Android 1.5 Cupcake build but it could be updated to 2.1 at some point this year. That would greatly improve on the 3.1 inch HVGA touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, and 1,500 mAh battery that’s packed into the phone.