The rugged Motorola Defy stands in a niche of its own among Android-powered smartphones, and has always been marketed as a midrange offering, despite the fact that its specs are very good even today. Aside from the ruggedness, it comes with an 800 MHz processor, a 3.7-inch 854×480 capacitive touchscreen, 2GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card slot), 512 MB of RAM, a 5 MP camera with autofocus, LED flash, and VGA video recording. HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are also present.
Amazon UK now has a very good offer for those willing to purchase the Defy. If you get it from Amazon, it will only set you back £251.99. That price gets you a SIM-free, unlocked smartphone, as well as free shipping. Keeping in mind that, according to Amazon, the recommended retail price for this device is £349.99, that’s a pretty hefty discount.
Perhaps the only downside for this device is the operating system version it’s running. It’s currently still on Android 2.1. Motorola has promised an update to 2.2 Froyo, but that will only become available in the second quarter of this year, and it’s pretty safe to assume that the Defy will not be getting any further updates after that.
If you can live with that though, perhaps you should head straight to Amazon UK and order yours.
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