German network Mobilcom and box-shifter Amazon have decided to swim against the HTC tide and release the BACKFLIP in Germany this month, with a 499 euro price tag attached to it.

That’s very brave of them. That’s one of the bravest things anyone’s done in mainland Europe for a good 60 years.

Here’s a German-language press shot of the BACKFLIP to help everyone celebrate. Petra is going shopping, we think, and it looks like Norbert fancies hooking up with her.

Read the official press release (in German) here. The tech specs easily translate to other languages. It seems “stereo Bluetooth” is a universal phrase that transcends cultures and international boundaries. Link via Unwired.

Read the BACKFLIP’s full spec sheet over at Play, which is yet to stick on an RRP or speculative UK release date.