Optus has announced Motorola’s Dext and Backflip smartphones will be available from 9 April on new “data-centric” mobile plans.
Operating on the Google Android platform, Dext and Backflip use the Motoblur interface, heavily designed around social networking.
Motoroloa Australia and New Zealand managing director, Timo Brouwer, said the phones provide an “instinctive, social and smart” mobile experience.
The first smartphones to be released on Android by Motorola, Motoblur uses push technology to sync social networking communications and contacts to the home screen of the phone.
In a statement, Optus consumer managing director Michael Smith, said the new “data-centric” plans have been developed to cater to the increasing popularity of smartphones.
“These handsets allow customers to socialise without limits, automatically streaming friend’s feeds, posts, tweets, emails and more without the need to run multiple applications,” Smith said.
Both devices are exclusively available through Optus on the ‘yes’ Social $49 plan (Dext) and the ‘yes’ Social $59 plan (Backflip) over 24 months.