The oddly shaped cube mobile phone form factor is back, this time its on Rogers Wireless and Motorola is giving it a run with an Android 2.1 phone. Nokia gave it a shot with the X5, although we only heard of an Indonesian release, perhaps they weren’t brave enough to try it on other markets.
Even though Nokia continues to be the largest cell phone maker in the world, it seems to be constantly lagging behind in the design department. That is further epitomized by the new Nokia X5 that was announced today.
It takes on that strange square shape that seems to be popping up with a few other manufacturers too.
Catering to the explosive widespread adoption of “social media,” Motorola has yet again released a new phone, this time it’s a “compact” and pocketable “social package” you may or may not be eager to get your hands on. Shaped like a square, or a woman’s compact, is the Motorola Flipout. MOTOBLUR integrates your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, as well as your emails, messages and friends; as a hub for you to socialize your entire flipping life to the world. Spilled your mocha latte on your lap? Perhaps someone just cut you off on 27th.. Flipout will surely let you Flipout efficiently, all from one seamless interface. The Motoblur battery manager also optimizes the Flipout’s settings so you can get the most flipping use out of it.