/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

Square cell phones we have known (photos)

The striking square Motorola Flipout got us reminiscing about other compact phones with near-equilateral dimensions that we've known.

cnet.png
CNET Reviews staff
34191547_FT.jpg
1 of 6 Josh Miller/CNET

Motorola Flipout

The Motorola Flipout--the only smartphone of the bunch--is a true square phone, measuring 2.6 inches tall and wide. The Flipout's face swivels to reveal a quite roomy QWERTY keyboard. Unfortunately, the 2.8-inch display is too small to give justice to the Android operating system.
336659022440PALM.jpg
2 of 6 Corinne Schulze/CNET

Samsung Gloss

Making its market push in gray and pink for U.S. Cellular, the bite-size Samsung Gloss was for small hands.
336992872440PALM.jpg
3 of 6 Josh Miller/CNET

Motorola Karma QA1

Another palm-size cell that's a tad taller than it is wide, the Motorola Karma QA1 debuted in August 2009 as an excellent feature phone.
336608512440FT.jpg
4 of 6 Corinne Schulze/CNET

Motorola Hint

Never our favorite phone, the Motorola Hint QA30 was nevertheless part of the square phone trend that played out in 2009, originally offered for Cricket, MetroPCS, and Alltel. The Hint stands 3.2 inches high by 2.4 inches wide.
33938992-2-440-FT.jpg
5 of 6 Josh Miller/CNET

LG Lotus Elite

The keyboard and stylish design of the original LG Lotus won us over. In a repeat performance, the LG Lotus Elite further strikes us with its external touch screen, and great QWERTY keyboard and call quality.
msft-kin-7.jpg
6 of 6 James Martin/CNET

Microsoft Kin One

Microsoft's Kin One will live in infamy (along with its cousin, the Kin Two) as a phone that was discontinued just six weeks after it came to life. The Kin One's unique compact shell design held some advanced features nevertheless, like a 5-megapixel camera and 4GB of memory.

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
The 23 best Christmas movies and where to watch them

More Galleries

The 23 best Christmas movies and where to watch them

23 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

67 Photos
2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

More Galleries

2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

65 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos
Meet Roadshow's long-term 2021 Acura TLX Type S

More Galleries

Meet Roadshow's long-term 2021 Acura TLX Type S

29 Photos