It has been rumored and spied and even had its name changed, but the long rumored Motorola  BACKFLIP is now official. As expected, the BACKFILP is a reverse QWERTY flip phone and will feature:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100,
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 7/8), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12
  • 5 megapixel, auto-focus, LED flash
  • 3.1in 320 x 480 256k color TFT display
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • 2GB microSD included up to 32GB supported
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Android 1.5 with MOTOBLUR

Motorola confirmed that the handset was headed to multiple carriers worldwide and one carrier in North America but was hesitant to identify that carrier. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that all the rumors and the GSM band information point to AT&T as the BACKFLIP’s official carrier. In addition to the BACKFLIP, Motorola announced that it will roll out Android 2.1 to all of its existing handsets! Good news for CLIQ owners, despite living in the shadow of the DROID, Motorola has not forgotten you. Last but not least, Motorola also confirmed that it is working hard to get Flash 10 out to its Android handsets. The DROID, in particular, is the optimal platform for Flash and will receive it as a update in the future.