Motorola Bravo, Flipside and Flipout

We knew AT&T had some more Android up its sleeve -- we just didn't think it'd be dropping three new phones on us at once. But a trio we have. Seen above from left are the Motorola Bravo, Flipside and Flipout. The deets:

Motorola Bravo

A 3.7-inch WVGA (480x854) touchscreen with 3-megapixel camera, powered by an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 2GB ROM and a 2GB microSD card. Features DLNA access for streaming media. Motoblur UI atop Android 2.1. Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. 1540mAh battery, weighs 4.59 ounces. Has Adobe Flash Lite.

Available by the holidays for $129.99 after contract. No rebate required.

Motorola Flipside

A 3.1-inch touchscreen (320x480) horizontal slider with four-row keyboard. Runs Motoblur atop Android 2.1. Has a 3MP camera. Is powered by a TI OMAP 3410 processor running at 720MHz. Has 512MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM and a 2GB microSD card. Has Adobe Flash Lite, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Wifi b/g and an FM radio. 1540 mAh battery, weighs 5.11 ounces.

Available by the holidays for $99.99 after contract. No rebate required.

Motorola Flipout

We've seen this one before, but now it's official. A 2.8-inch touchscreen (320x240) atop a full QWERTY keyboard. Runs Android 2.1 and Motoblur. Powered by a TI OMAP 3410 processor at 720 MHz. 512MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM and a 2GB microSD card. Wifi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. 3MP camera, fixed focus. 1170mAh battery, weighs 4.3 ounces.

Available Oct. 17 for $79.99 after contract. No rebate required.

All in all, nothing terribly high end, but respectable mid-level phones. Presumably they'll be locked into the Android Market like AT&T's other fare, but that's why we have the Android Sideload Wonder Machine. [AT&T, Bravo, Flipside, Flipout]

There are 31 comments

ShaneOryan says:

glad to hear for motorolas sake that the flipout wasnt canceled... these phones arent great but there is nothing wrong with mid level phones

bryanjfaber says:

Crap, cRap, and crap....why spend money on a shyte device when for the same monthly $ why not spend alittle more n get a phone that may last a contract these wont even last 3 mnths

Kedar says:

Wow... Motorola's putting Omap processors in these?
Lol, they'll be able to play games that my Evo cannot.

jxcgunrunna says:

These OMAP's do not have good graphics.

Grape Drank says:

you are a moron, all those OMAP boards have better GPUs than crapdragon. The bravo will out perform any of the current HTC phones and keep up with the droid 2 and droid x. I know this first hand.

I'm holding a phone with "one of these OMAPS" in my hand. You've lost your mind, or are just telling tales.

Kedar says:

Speedwise and computing wise, snapdragon wins...

Graphics wise... these OMAPs have a better fill rate than the Adreno 200 found in Snapdragons.
Thus many of those Iphone game ports will work on these phones.

...yeah. I could go on and on... but whatever.

Ytown says:

Yuck, any decent moto android is only on verizon.

JayBeeZee says:

Let me give you this: k

for one you guys left out in the 'new' in the first sentence.

likwidsoul says:

All three of these phones look like good offerings From at&t and Motorola. Now lets see them get crippled. A cast here some bandages there and they will look like true at&t android phones . Lmao

cea1203 says:

No thanks , No thanks and um No Thanks !!!

coolkatz321 says:

This is basically AT&T continuing to say to their customers, "Buy an iPhone4, or go fuck yourself." The AT&T Android lineup is horrendous, just like the carrier.

likwidsoul says:

Really the bravo has almost the same specs as the merge coming out on Verizon or guess what the g2 that just dropped at T-Mobile. But the g2 is just awesome right. The bravo is a great alternative to the iphone4. People give processor speed way to much credit. I can clock my droid up to 1.2ghz and I hardly ever take it over 600mhz. Give these phones a shot don't knock them before their release.

coolkatz321 says:

Please. AT&T cripples their phones from the outset, and then they bring out this mediocre crap? Have you ever even used a phone with Motoblur on it? It's an absolute joke.

The difference between the Merge and ANY of these is that 1) The Merge runs Sense UI, which is vastly superior to anything Motorola puts out (it's why the Incredible is still Verizon's best phone), 2) It has significantly more features (and a better keyboard, I'm sure) and 3) It's not crippled. Really, it's not a tough decision. If I had AT&T, I would absolutely be getting an iPhone, since I don't want Motoblur or any other crippled Android phone. Like I said--AT&T blows.

kubernetes says:

That really depends on what processor is in the Bravo. Looking at the price point, I doubt they used the same CPU as the G2, which is an absolute screamer at 800mhz.

Jonneh says:

I don't know if I'd say the carrier itself is horrible, but their Android line-up, from a high-end perspective, is quite atrocious, yes. I was thinking they'd release something high-end from HTC by the end of the year for the holidays...the only thing from HTC on AT&T is the Aria which is nice, but a mid-range device as well. I'd love if the Merge on Verizon were coming to AT&T from HTC with Sense and everything.

kubernetes says:

Well, they still have to serve the non-high-end. Remember that we who visit sites like this are a tiny minority of phone buyers. Most could really give a crap about the speed of the CPU or whether the screen is LCD or OLED or whether it has 3D acceleration.

chief113 says:

I couldn't disagree more. I switched from att to verizon just to get the droid x, and the service was so bad, I switched back.

Att will not release an android more powerful than iPhone until exclusivity is up. Hopefully that will end and android will flood att

icebike says:

The Captivate is already more powerful than any iphone.

All of these new phones are priced to be second tier to the Captivate and IPhones.

capang9555 says:

i am glad there is more moto blur phones! and my moto cliq is the one who started it all!

Jonneh says:

Well, this is what I've been waiting for and asking about in over half of any recent blog posts that had to do with a carrier or new phones coming out or anything, yet no one ever said anything at all besides "AT&T getting a new high-end android device? HA! yeah right! iPhone4 is their God" blah blah. I'm not so sure how much I believe this quote here from above: "We knew AT&T had some more Android up its sleeve..." it's much more probable that you just hoped they did, as did others. Otherwise, I'm not so sure why you would be holding this information (even if rumored) from us all. The last supposed AT&T holiday lineup announcements were about the charm(flipout) and a handful of WM7 devices.

Anyway, since none of these compete with the Cappy, I guess my decision has finally been made. I have been holding out on buying the Cappy due to its problems with GPS and all, but the recent update has fixed that for a majority of people, and this is all AT&T is going to put out by the end of the year, so I suppose I'll go ahead and grab the Cappy. :)

Thanks for letting us know!
Now to find out if the Cappy will be Best Buy's free phone this Friday for AT&T....

Cappy Cappy Cappy Cappy Cappy Cappy

JohnnyACE562 says:

I'll be surprised if these have Google Search.


I have AT&T. I have the Backflip.

I know. Double pain in the keester.

The Backflip has both pleased me and pissed me off. I prefer Android to anything. And I've been a Motorola supporter for the longest time. Likewise for AT&T (joined when it was Cingular). But I don't know who is more to blame with these. It's like the Backflip was rushed out like a first or second draft turned in as a final draft.

I hope to go for the Samsung Captivate if it remains viable and awesome, as I worked with my friend's. It seems amazing.

That is, unless, Motorola blows my socks off with a heavenly Android device.

Jonneh says:

*high-five* for being with AT&T since the Cingular days! Though, not sure if we should be celebrating it or not, sometimes... haha.

I still have my BB Bold 9000 from AT&T, but I am eligible for an upgrade so I think I'll go for the Captivate if Best Buy has it for its free-phone-Fridays in Oct.

Mano123 says:

How does the bravo have same specs has the g2 or merge on verizon both I would love to have but s but have the ridiculous backflip . I'm sorry but these three phones fail . Sure they have 2.1 but the camera is a downgrade, and the phone make is just ugly. And that flipside could do ithout that huge trackpad creating more room for the screen. I'm really hateing AT&T , actually I have been ever since knowing great phones been coming out everywhere else even tmobile :/ hopefully next year by april they have a better phone .

dwt10 says:

so its like an att mytouch, a cliq XT2, and a super

robnaj says:

Are these Yahoo or Bing phones or God forbid real android phones because I do not see gmail or google search ect.
If they are Google could be redemption for the black-flip except the flip-out because the screen on that one is wrong.

Jonneh says:

Ugh...AT&T, we get these 3 phones, and Verizon users get...

Mano123 says:

AT&T good that your getting three more phones but still not one is high end to match any of the other good phones on other carriers, plus its motorola, ew get more htc phones