Rumor Mill: Is Motorola making AT&T's first Android phone?

AT&T Mobility's first smartphone based on Google's Android platform likely will come from Motorola, according to the blog Phandroid, which posted what it said are pictures and details of the device.

The phone, variously called the Backflip or Enzo, reportedly will run Android 1.5 and sport Motorola's MotoBLUR user interface as well as several other AT&T-specific features, including the carrier's navigation and music services. Curiously, according to the blog, many of the standard Google mobile applications will not be featured on the device. For example, the device will feature Yahoo's search engine.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the device is its form factor. The phone reportedly has a reverse flip Qwerty keyboard, so that when the phone is closed the keyboard is on the back. Additionally, the smartphone is said to have a 3.1-inch display, WiFi and a 5-megapixel camera.

Representatives from AT&T and Motorola declined to comment.

AT&T is the only Tier 1 carrier that has yet to launch an Android device. The carrier, the second largest in the nation, sells smartphones running Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Apple software.

For more:
- see this Brighthand post
- see this Phandroid post

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