T-Mobile Motorola DEFY Android Smartphone Announced

September 13, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic


Today, Motorola unveiled a new phone called DEFY that will launch just before Christmas holidays, on T-mobile’s network. This new phone is a tough one being able to resist scratches and impacts with its Gorilla Glass screen, and it’s also dust-proof and water-resistant.

This rugged Android 2.1 phone comes with a 3.7″ WVGA display (854×480 resolution), 5 MP camera with Flash, digital zoom, auto-focus, DLNA support, along with all the Google Apps for mobile. There’s no word on pricing or whether this will be a HSPA+ phone.

Here’s the full press release:

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — September 13, 2010 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) unveiled the Motorola DEFYâ„¢ enhanced with MOTOBLURâ„¢ on today’s 25th season premiere of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Slim and pocket-able, this smartphone powered by Androidâ„¢, 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 Marketâ„¢ and enjoy access to Googleâ„¢ services including Google Searchâ„¢, Google Mapsâ„¢ and Gmailâ„¢.

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.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to mobile and wireline digital communication devices that provide compelling experiences, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit

[Via IntoMobile]