As we've known for some time now, the Motorola BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR will be available to purchase this coming Sunday, March 7 via AT&T. The BACKFLIP will be the first of several Android-based phones to be offered by AT&T this year, and will sell for $99 with a two year contract. Another first about this phone is that it will be sporting Yahoo! as the default search engine, kicking Google out of its usual (and quite comfortable) spot.
According to Engadget: “Yahoo has replaced Google as the default search provider throughout the phone. It’s crazy: the home screen widget, the browser, everything’s been programmed to use Yahoo.” And from what I understand, there's no easy way to change the default search engine in the BACKFLIP.
Early rumors suggested that AT&T would be completely ridding the BACKFLIP of all stock Google apps. However, this does not seem to be the case any longer. AT&T has loaded the device with many of their own branded apps, such as: AllSport GPS, AT&T Maps, AT&T Music, AT&T Navigator, AT&T Wi-Fi, Hotspots, Mobile Banking, MobiTV, MusicID, Where, and YPmobile. They have, however, left many of the native Android apps for you to choose from.