The Android-powered Motorola Backflip smartphone will be available exclusively from Telus starting sometime in the second half of this year according to a statement this week from the company.

At this year’s CES show in Las Vegas, the smartphone was CNET's Best of Show award in the Cell phones and Smartphones category, thanks in large part, to its innovative backward flip design, which features a touchpad on the back of the touchscreen and a large user-friendly QWERTY keyboard.

Other features of the Backflip, which runs Android 1.5 are: a 3.1-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, WiFi, video and audio playback capabilities, Bluetooth, the new Motorola Motoblur application and, of course, access to the Android market.

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