The more that today's smartphones progress, the more they the large touchscreens become the focus, and the more delicate fragile devices they are. Motorola is combating that with tough phones meant to stand up to the abusive of normal uses and even on places like a construction site you no longer have to baby your phone. For a full touchscreen phone to be water proof is a great selling point and Motorola is seeing fit to release two more rugged devices in the coming months. Hopefully this movement leads to a general progression towards devices that are less fragile by all manufacturers.
The two devices will come in at half the price of the DEFY and while not being completely waterproof they will be much more resistant to the elements. As more details about these Android phones are released we will have a full update.