The Motorola Defy+ is the new and improved version of the original DEFY, rocking a faster 1GHz processor and Android 2.3
A Preview of the Motorola Defy plus
As its name suggests, the Defy+ is the successor to Motorola's original life-proof smartphone, the Motorola Defy.
According to the American-based phone-maker, the Motorola Defy+ is 'faster, smarter, and richer' than the original Defy, sporting a bumped-up 1GHZ single-core chipset and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. As you'd expect, this comes skinned in Moto's MOTOBLUR UI, equipping the phone with integrated social networking feeds, live widgets, and all the usual Goodie goodies (Search, Gmail, Android Market).
However, its upgraded operating system isn't this handsets selling point. Aimed at ourdoors-types and general clumsy folk, the Motorola Defy+ comes with an IP67 compliancy rating, which means it's resistant against water, dust and nasty tumbles, while its Gorilla Glass display provides protection against scratches. There's also a bunch of included fitness apps, including CardioTrainer - described by Motorola as 'the perfect running mate'.
You'll also find a 3.7-inch (480 x 854) capacitive touchscreen on the Defy Plus, perfect for watching videos and for browsing the web. Another of the handsets' selling points is its Adobe Flash Player support, which means you can view rich multimedia websites without any error messages.
Other confirmed specifcations include; a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash (although lacking in HD video), 2GB of built-in memory expandable to 32GB via microSD, and a powerful 1700mAh battery.
The handset's pricing and exact release date is still to be confirmed, but it's expected to hit Blighty in late-September.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
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Motorola Defy plus Specifications
107mm x 59mm x 13.4mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 3.7 inches
Resolution: 480 x 854
External: microSD up to 32GB
A-GPS with maps
Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
Up to 2 Mbps upload speed
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
5.0 megapixel camera
Auto Focus and LED Flash
Battery Capacity: 1700 mAh
Talk Time: 420 minutes
Standby Time: 384 hours
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Video supported formats