The same day it announced it would be acquired by Google, Motorola has unveiled a new Android smartphone: the Motorola Defy+ (of which we’ve heard before, of course). Just like Samsung’s Galaxy Xcover, the Defy+ runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and is IP67 certified, so it’s water resistant and dust proof.
The new Defy+ one-ups the original Defy with a speedier processor (1GHz instead of 800MHz) and a larger battery (1,700 mAh). Other than that – and the new version of Android – its features have remained unchanged: HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP autofocus camera, 2GB of on-board memory, and MicroSD card support.
Motorola says the Defy+ will be released in “early fall” in Europe, Asia and Latin America, for an unknown price. I’m not sure why North America isn’t included here – maybe Moto wants to launch the smartphone there under a different name, or maybe it doesn’t want to sell it there at all. We’ll see.
Via Press release
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