This is a discussion on backflip haters within the Motorola Backflip forums, part of the Motorola Android Phones category; Originally Posted by Con5150 When I was thinking of buying the phone I fired an email to a friend I knew was a longtime Android ...
Me personally it was hard and I mean real hard to depart with the backflip. But I returned it for reasons not mentioned here. I never had issues with the 1.5 OS nor the keyboard. I actually love the fact of the self portrait feature that I dearly miss, seeing how it's hard to take a snap shot on my n1. I can understand some of the disappointments of the 3rd party apps and what not, but it's not something to just **** on the phone for.
People just sit around and gripe about stuff and they don't even own it. I have seen people have the loved iPhone and gripe as hell about it on the AT&T sites.
People could have a gold brick and be pissed because it's not 24k pure but 22k.
But yeah, my girl was extremely tired of hearing me decide what I was gonna do about a phone. I was concerned about the 2.1 upgrade, but am happy for the phone.
I'll admit, when the Backflip first got reviewed by the blogs, I was heartbroken. I had been watching my wife play with her 3GS every day for months while I was stuck with a dumbphone. I nearly cracked on several occasions and joined the Apple masses, but then found a glimmer of hope when AT&T announced 5 Android phones for 2010.
I completely dismissed the Backflip until they went on sale last week at Amazon. It was only at that point that I really took a good look at it (through internet research and actually trying it in the store). Even though my Backflip has yet to arrive, I already feel like I would have been perfectly happy getting it on day 1 at full price. Now the wait is killing me.
The hate is really not surprising, considering its general source: elitist gadget bloggers.
Well I went in for an upgrade not realizing Droid was coming to AT&T until my girlfriend said something to the sales rep who informed me they would be launching one in about 2 weeks. I decided to g ahead and grab me a Pantech Reveal, but it was to basic coming from a Windows Mobile phone.