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Motorola Flipout For £99 + £10 Topup At Orange Store £109.00

£109.00 @ Orange
Just came across this in my visit to Edinburgh city centre. The orange store had discounted it from £149 to £99. The member of staff was also willing to use my phone fund on it. I think it also come…
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Just came across this in my visit to Edinburgh city centre. The orange store had discounted it from £149 to £99. The member of staff was also willing to use my phone fund on it.
I think it also comes with 5 extra cases/covers but I can't remember.
The first time I have posted a deal so sorry if I have done anything wrong.
I understand the orange san francisco is also available at a similar price point but this would be a good alternative for those who would want a qwerty keypad, unique styling and possible a better build as the san francisco suffers from quite a few faults.

Thanks.
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#1
Are these phones any good?
Screen looks a touch small.
#2
if this is nation wide then its a fantastic deal.
#3
Excellent price decent phone aswell brilliant for facebook twitter YouTube and texting wifi for browsing Internet helps
#4
be aware that you might not get any firmware update to later OS... Motorola is a crap company
#5
specs here

FLIP
6 Likes #6
dante2000
be aware that you might not get any firmware update to later OS... Motorola is a crap company

Full Orange Debranding
STEP 1 Download usb drivers here below

http://developer.motorola.com/docsto.../?pubid=987654


STEP 2 Download the debranded Firmware here (note you can also use the uk one with motionblur its your choice for debranded use the RUTEM_U3_01.14.2 Central Europe

http://and-developers.com/sbf:ruth#bootloaders


STEP 3 Download RDSLite Latest is v4.5.3 here below

http://www.motorolafans.com/forums/a...load-here.html

STEP 4 Install the USB Drivers and the RDSLite program and reboot PC


STEP 5 Extract the firmware file you downloaded a while ago to c:\Program files\Motorola\RSDLite place the folder you extracted there.


STEP 6 Start the RSDite program now where it says filename press the select area and find the downloaded firmware in c:\Program files\Motorola\RSDLite and select the (sbf) file some details will apear on the right hand side.


STEP 7 Now power down your phone and press the up button on the dpad and press the power button for 4 seconds and release the power button only you should see a bootmenu displayed reading the boot vershion and a simple battrey check etc.Now plug in your usb cable it should start loading usb driver wait for it to finish and your ready you should see where it says (port type) your usb connected in RDS Lite this means your ready to flash.


STEP 8 Press the start button on the RDS Lite and just relax while your device gets flashed,debranded etc. you will see a progress status on the right hand side wait till it reaches 100% but please do not disconect it will reboot the phone automaticly and restart the phone.And just wait untill android comes up and fully running untill you disconnect it should read (PLEASE START PHONE MANUALY) on RDS Lite when this shows it is safe to unplug.


STEP 9 Hopefully you now have a debranded phone and or unbricked your phone if it all went wrong for you please read carfully word by word and try the procedure again thankyou and enjoy.
#7
you will lose the warranty. I was speaking about further Android OS updates... With previous phones Motorola promised that all the phones will get an OS upgrade at later on they said that they will not update the phone....

7iain7
[quote=dante2000] be aware that you might not get any firmware update to later OS... Motorola is a crap company

Full Orange Debranding
STEP 1 Download usb drivers here below
#8
dante2000
be aware that you might not get any firmware update to later OS... Motorola is a crap company
Not any more, the company has been totally re-organised in last few months and doing very well with andriod phones, good reviews at last weeks CES (but are still mainly aiming at US market and its technically backward comms companies). Lets hope they have taken on the past lack of updates

BTW this phone seems a bit girly.

Edited By: scattycat on Jan 15, 2011 21:51
#9
poor reviews on revoo.... people talking about loads of different isues there
#10
This is a really cool looking phone for the price. I was looking into it before I got my desire because of how quirky and neat it looks. It's also running on 2.1 with pinch to zoom, multitouch etc.. really nice little handset for kids who wouldn't be seen dead with the aesthetically unpleasing San Francisco. Heat from me :)
#11
i was nearly convinced to buy one after watching youtube clip and cnet review. but after reading revoo..I might have to think again
#12
Don't forget the extra £10 off if you have £10 in ur phone fund or more. (£20 if you have £10, £40 if you have £30 ect)
#13
Nice Deal
#14
stupid concept. square phone? whats the point? the screen is tiny.

Orange SF is surely a better buy.
#15
But is it 1080p?
#16
Nice little device. I'm sure my youngest would love one.

Hot.
#17
This was voted worst Android Phone by Cnet. Screen too small seemed to be the main problem.

Edited By: brobson on Jan 16, 2011 00:44
#18
brobson
This was voted worst Android Phone by Cnet. Screen too small seemed to be the main problem.


The screen "too small" problem can be overcome easily. Change the Launcher to something like ADW and have a 3x3 grid instead of the default 4x4.

At £99 this is a good deal, especially as the phone has dual mics for sophisticated noise cancelling.
#19
londonstinks
But is it 1080p?
#20
londonstinks
But is it 1080p?

There are no phones that capture vids in 1080p UNTIL the new duo cores are out (sometime in March).
2 Likes #21
he was joking.
#22
Nutkin
he was joking.


X)
#23
great phone screen isent that small its just because its square people think its really small :)
#24
Looks like a really good price!

Is this deal nationwide? Has anyone been able to purchase this device at this price?
#25
It's Nationwide
I can confirm this as I've see the brief going to all uk stores

Edited By: Blackhorse on Jan 16, 2011 18:18
#26
Blackhorse
It's Nationwide
I can confirm this as I've see the brief going to all uk stores

Do you know if this will become available online at this price ?
#27
is it easy to make this use another networks sim card?
1 Like #28
probably will be online in a week or two
ANDYF
Blackhorse
It's Nationwide
I can confirm this as I've see the brief going to all uk stores

Do you know if this will become available online at this price ?
#29
freestyle
is it easy to make this use another networks sim card?

Its not the easiest phone to unlock.
currently costs about £20 to unlock, sadly.
#30
If this deal went online, i would definitely purchase one.
#31
Jackarinus
If this deal went online, i would definitely purchase one.

for some reason the orange web site is slow to change prices.
The San Francisco phone was available in store before the orange web site had it.
Toshiba tg01 was the same,£99 instore then a few weeks latter £99 online too.
#32
7iain7

for some reason the orange web site is slow to change prices.
The San Francisco phone was available in store before the orange web site had it.
Toshiba tg01 was the same,£99 instore then a few weeks latter £99 online too.


Yeahh thats fair enough, i mean im in no rush to get it. I already have a HTC that im happy with this would just be a nice 2nd phone to own. Read some reviews and watched reviews on youtube. Looks like a smart little piece of kit.
1 Like #33
motrola phones suck
#34
I went into an orange store to take a look, not impressed, seems small & flimsy (sf it is then ?) 8)

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