US Cellular brings Motorola Electrify 2 and Defy XT to the hardcore public

Aug 1, 2012
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It's time to get hardcore on the Motorola tip with your favorite 5th-place carrier in the United States, US Cellular. There are two new devices being revealed this week, the first being the Electrify 2, a Motorola device that takes everything that's great about Motorola's newest line of RAZR and ATRIX devices and puts it in a slightly different casing. The second device is a rough-and-tumble smartphone by the name of Defy XT, another Motorola smartphone that looks rather similar to the Defy, a Motorola smartphone sold by T-Mobile.

These devices reinforce the idea that Motorola has a constantly changing and churning line of devices that look rather similar but add features and more features as they're released, month after month. This most recent line of devices stared with the RAZR, aka the DROID RAZR as it was called on Verizon, and moved on the RAZR MAXX with a larger battery and the ATRIX HD on AT&T. Now we've got a lot of the same features in a device ready for US Cellular as well.

This device is 0.33 inches thick and has a lovely kevlar weave coating on its back for hardcore battle. Inside you've got the same splash coating you've had with past Motorola devices, an 8 megapixel camera on the back with the ability to capture 1080p video, and you've got both a microUSB and microHDMI port next to one another for connection to the most recent set of Motorola devices. Connect this device to a Motorola Lapdock for Motorola's own Webtop interface and loads of fun.

The Electrify 2 is only the second Motorola device to be released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box, the ATRIX HD being the first. It's also got a 1.2GHz dual-core processor of unknown origin (we're assuming Qualcomm) and has a 4.3-inch LCD display with "Motorola ColorBoost" like the ATRIX HD as well.

BONUS: Check out our review of the original Motorola Electrify, also carried by US Cellular last year!

The Motorola Defy XT takes on what the T-Mobile Motorola Defy offered up at the end of 2010 and brings it into 2012 with a load of new features. The Defy XT comes with a 1GHz single-core CPU, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and is ready to take on dust, drops, splashes, and a nice beating as well.

The Electrify 2 will cost you $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and the Defy XT will ring in at $99.99 USD after rebate. These devices will both be coming out SOON as well, expect them! UPDATE: the Electrify 2 is available online later today while the Defy XT will be up on August 3rd.


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