An official release has hit Germany today saying that the Motorola Backflip will be arriving this very month. The hotly anticipated Android handset with QWERTY keyboard and intriguing underside touchpad will be available Sim-free on some shortly for €499 or €439 according to this page.

Manufactures aren't generally in the habit of launching handsets at different times within the EU and, if they are, it's rarely the UK that has to wait. So, the big question on our lips is, will the Backflip also be arriving here in April and will it be the same price? Were we of the betting persuasion, our answers would be yes.

Should the worst happen, you could probably just get it shipped from Germany. For more on the 3.1-inch device and its Motoblur custom UI, take a look at our hands-on.