The Motorola Flipout's U.S. debut has been in question ever since we heard news that it had been killed by AT&T at the last minute, but Moto has stepped in to clear things up. Speaking to Engadget, Motorola has said that the Flipout is still coming to the U.S. some time "before the holiday season." Moto take the opportunity to mention which carrier would be launching the Flipout, but considering the amount of leaks we've seen in the past, I'd say that AT&T is still a safe bet.
Even though the next few months, which are already jam-packed with device releases, just got a little busier, I'm glad that Motorola is still planning to bring the Flipout stateside. After all, with its physical QWERTY keyboard, unconventional form factor, and (probably) low price, I have a feeling that the Flipout will help Android infiltrate the mainstream even more than it already has. As for a potential release date? I would guess before Thanksgiving, that way customers have a chance to get hands-on time with the device and perhaps pick one up during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness.