New motorola android incoming!

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  1. Darkseider

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    This phone will be nice for those who crave social media. However looking at this phone makes me feel a little old because it is not at all appealing to me.
     
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    You're only as old as your stone tabl..... Errrr birth certificate says you are.
     
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    I think that phone will be targeted at girls.
     
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    Yeah Im with you on that JCo352. Pretty weird looking. I guess it'll fit in with makeup and the other strange foreign objects that reside in a girl's purse.
     
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    Looks like something you'd open and find smokes inside.
     
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    Ugh, I saw pics of this phone awhile ago on Engadget. Personally, I think it's an awful design.....I'm not the least bit fond of square phones. I guess it's specs are okay, but I'd almost rather use my old ROKR than that thing.

    If Moto wants to actually turn its phone division around, it should be focusing on making more phones similar to the Droid.....no gimmicks (anyone else getting tired of Backflip commercials?), just a solid design with plenty of functionality. It's as if there's one smart designer at Moto who came up with the Droid, then all of a sudden the rest of them decided to compensate by creating abominations.
     
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    Don't feel bad. I'm 34, and I think it looks like crap. Actually, it's quite a silly looking phone, and the screen looks pretty small.
     
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    When I see it I think - how many times can I get it to skip when I whip it into the water.
     
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    not a chance....


    Highlights of the Flipout specs include:

    2.8 inch QVGA display (320×420)
    256 MB RAM
    940 mAh battery

    SWEET! oh wait
     
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    No, it has an OMAP 3410 clocked at 700MHz. While it's still a Cortex A8, and it's clocked a bit higher; it lacks the dedicated GPU hardware of the Droid'd OMAP 3430; and in fact the datasheet basically says it's obsolete.

    OMAP™ 3 Processors - OMAP3410

    Compare this block diagram to the one here for the Droid's chipset:

    OMAP™ 3 Processors - OMAP3430

    Notice how the OMAP 3430 also says NOTHING about not being recommended for new designs. The 3410 is clocked higher simply because it's supporting hardware is not as capable, this thing will probably lag like hell running OpenGL (or not even be capable)

    Also note, if it indeed ships at 700MHz, then it is running outside of spec. The 3410 is specced for 600MHz, just like the 3430.

    EDIT: Here is the product brief .pdf for the OMAP34xx series chipsets when it launced. Notice the 3430 WAS the high-end; the 3410 at the bottom (with the GPU being listed as N/A)

    http://focus.ti.com/pdfs/wtbu/ti_omap3family.pdf

    It's limited to CIF resolution for video record/playback, for instance (352x288 pixels resolution, IIRC)
     
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    After reading the above post, I concur that:

    Then again, girls are gonna be pretty pissed trying to watch videos on it.
     
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    Lmao...I thought the exact same thing...I was thinking at least 10.