Motorola Defy tough smartphone launched – Hands on pics

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Motorola Defy 1.jpgIf, like me, you spend as much time dropping your phone as you do making calls on it, you might want to check out Motorola’s new Defy smartphone. While they’re keen not to have the handset fall into the extreme “rugged” category, the Defy does meet IP67 standards.

That means the phone is dust and scratch resistant, as well as being able to withstand 30 minutes submerged in water. Tough casing with filled grommets should see the phone through a fair few knocks.

In terms of specs, it’s an Android 2.1 phone with Motorola’s Motoblur UI popped on top. An 800MHz processor sits somewhere beneath the 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen, finished with Gorilla glass and running at an 854×480 pixel resolution. The Swype comes as standard for quick text entry, as well as access to the full range of Google apps through the Android Market.

A 5MP camera sits on the back, capable of video capture at up to 640×480 resolution. 2GB of onboard storage space is also included for storing all your apps, pics and vids on.

Motorola have given the Defy a Q4 release, but have yet to confirm pricing or network carriers.

Scroll down for some more hands-on pics of the handset.

Gerald Lynch
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