Design and Display
The Motorola Flipout has a very interesting design, separating itself from not only its own competition, the Motorola Droid X, or the Motorla Charm, but also from its external competitors, such as the Samsung Captivate or the Apple iPhone 4G. It's designed to be small, fitting right in the palm of your hand when the keyboard is rotated in. When the keyboard is needed, or if you feel like doing something to waste time, you can rotate the keyboard out. The rotating mechanism is fairly solid and actually very addictive.
In addition, the Motorola Flipout has swappable covers, meaning you can stylize your phone the way you want it; Licorice, Fairway Green, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Poppy Red, Saffron and White, use the color you like.
The small size is also pocket friendly, able to slip in and out of your pocket with no trouble. The nearly palm sized phone is perfect for those who want smaller sized, powerful smartphones. On the top of the phone is your standard power / lock button along with the 3.5 mm headjack. On the sides are the volume rocker and microUSB port.
The screen itself is a 2.8 inch TFT capactive touchscreen, with the usual Android buttons, menu, home, and back. The beauty of this phone, of course, is the rotating QWERTY keyboard. Rotate out and you have a full QWERTY keyboard ready to work with. The only downside is the space wasting directional pads on the bottom left hand corner, used for navigation. As the display is touchscreen and very responsive, the directional pad seems pointless.