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AT&T Launches the Crippled Motorola Backflip

9 Mar 2010 | Android , Smartphone , att | 3 comments


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Not only is AT&T the last of the major US carriers to launch an Android device, but it looks like they're also the only ones to screw up the whole experience.

They have just launched the highly expected Motorola Backflip, which now became the most locked down of all Android handsets. AT&T does not allow users to install apps from sources other than the Android Market, a feature that most handsets on other carriers are currently enjoying.

AT&T has also removed the option to delete the 10+ AT&T applications, which come pre-installed with the phone. This can be as annoying as the Stocks app on the iPhone.

The other problem with the Backflip is the inability to search using Google. Believe it or not, AT&T decided to replace that with Yahoo Search. Briliant job there, guys!

So if neither of these problems bother you, go ahead and get Backflip for $99.99 with a 2-year agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate.

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~ 3 comments ~

by handydan918 on Mar 9, 2010

What a bunch of losers. I'll wait for the next android phone, and if they screw them all up, I'll be going to T-mo.

by Anonymous Coward on Mar 9, 2010

I just upgraded to the Backflip and ever since I did, all my friends are telling me that when they call it says that my number is no longer in service....even tho I have the same number.

by Lee on Mar 11, 2010

It's 100 bucks stright with free accessories at COSCO

just go there