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Motorola Flipout (photos)

The Motorola Flipout exceeds on some levels, but its unique design doesn't do it any favors as a touch-screen smartphone.

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Motorola Flipout

The square Motorola Flipout certainly has a unique design. Though common several years ago, the swivel feature is rarely seen anymore.
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The Flipout's 2.8-inch display is much too small for a smartphone.
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Likewise, the tiny keys on the virtual keyboard weren't worth the trouble.
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On the other hand, the physical keyboard is spacious and comfortable.
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When the Flipout is closed, the volume rocker sits on its top end. When you open the phone, however, it switches to the left side.
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The camera lens and self-portrait mirror sit in the Flipout's top right corner.

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