T-Mobile Motorola DEFY is rugged Android smartphone

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T-Mobile USA and Motorola have announced the Motorola DEFY, exclusive to the carrier and – bizarrely – making its public debut on the Oprah Winfrey Show today.  Packing a 3.7-inch WVGA scratch-resistent touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and waterproof/dustproof casing, the DEFY was first spotted in the UK at the start of the month.

OS is Android 2.1 – Motorola load Flash Lite into the browser, but there's no Flash Player 10.1 and there won't be until a Froyo update – and the Swype keyboard is also preloaded.  The camera is paired with an LED flash, and Motorola's MOTOBLUR social networking integration is also present.

No word on pricing or availability, beyond it being in stores in time for the holidays.  Motorola UK previously said the DEFY would land in Q4 2010 in Europe.

Press Release:

Motorola Debuts DEFY™ on the Farewell Season Premiere of "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

Exclusively for T-Mobile USA, Motorola DEFY is Equipped to Withstand All That Life Throws Your Way

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — September 13, 2010 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) unveiled the Motorola DEFY™ enhanced with MOTOBLUR™ on today's 25th season premiere of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Slim and pocket-able, this smartphone powered by Android™, which is planned for exclusive U.S. availability to customers of T-Mobile USA, comes equipped with a 3.7-inch high-resolution and scratch-resistant touch screen display that provides edge-to-edge views of your favorite websites, photos and videos.

"DEFY is designed to handle everything that life throws your way," said Bill Ogle chief marketing officer, Motorola Mobility, Inc. "With all the features consumers expect in a smartphone, DEFY packs Web browsing, entertainment and messaging capabilities as well as an exterior design that can withstand the stresses of everyday life."

Motorola DEFY is scratch and water resistant as well as dust proof, protecting you from life's little challenges such as a sudden rain shower to a drop in the sand. Pre-installed on the DEFY, CrystalTalk® PLUS vanquishes noisy environments with two microphones that intelligently filter out background noise and amplify your voice so you don't have to shout.

"DEFY is essentially a connection hub wrapped in a layer of protection," said Paul Cole, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. "The unique and innovative form-factor of the DEFY provides you with the confidence to truly take your phone anywhere."

An Adobe® Flash® Lite®-enabled Web browser and 3.7-inch WVGA screen allow you to view more of the Web than standard browsers. Choose from thousands of applications, widgets and games on Android Market™ and enjoy access to Google™ services including Google Search™, Google Maps™ and Gmail™.

With a durable form-factor and 5-megapixel camera featuring a flash, digital zoom and auto focus, the Motorola DEFY is the trusty companion to capture memories at the next family reunion or vacation. Part of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), DEFY enables you to stream, store and share content with compatible devices around the home such as HDTVs, game consoles and PCs. Also, the Connected Music Player provides the option to display lyrics to your songs and enables you to discover, buy and download music, right from your phone.


Motorola DEFY with MOTOBLUR is expected to be available exclusively to T-Mobile USA customers in time for the holidays. For more information on Motorola DEFY with MOTOBLUR, please visit here. To view images please visit here.