Motorola DEFY Android Smartphone Launched in India

Motorola has today officially announced in India the launch of its another smartphone, the Motorola DEFY Smartphone that is a dust proof and water resistant ruggedized smartphone powered by Google’s somewhat outdated Android v2.1 (Eclair) OS and features enhanced MOTOBLUR UI which makes it even easier to manage emails, messages and social updates in one easy place.


Priced for Rs. 18,500, the new Motorola DEFY smartphone is a slim, pocketable Android v2.1 (Eclair) powered smartphone that comes equipped with advanced Web-browsing capabilities and a 3.7-inch high-resolution touch screen display that provides edge to edge views of your favorite photos, videos and websites.

The Motorola DEFY Android Smartphone is dust proof and water resistant protecting the smartphone from life’s little challenges like a sudden rain shower, spilt drink, or dropping it accidentally in the sand.

The Motorola DEFY Android Smartphone also features a large, resilient display that has outstanding protection against scratch damage. It also features CrystalTalk PLUS that vanquishes noisy environments with two microphones which intelligently filter out background noise and amplify user’s voice.

The Motorola DEFY Smartphone also features the latest version of Motorola’s unique solution, MOTOBLUR, which makes it even easier to manage all of your emails, messages and social updates in one easy place with the additions of filtering, re-sizable widgets, added corporate security and a versatile battery manager.

The Motorola DEFY also features an Adobe Flash Lite enabled browser that allows mobile users to experience millions of rich websites the way they were meant to be seen, including rich video and gaming content on its 3.7-inch WVGA screen allowing users to view more of the Web than standard browsers.

The Motorola DEFY Smartphone has 3.7-inch 480 x 854 pixels 16 million color capable TFT Capacitive touchscreen display and is powered by Google’s somewhat outdated Android v2.1 (Eclair) operating system for mobile devices. The smartphone also features Accelerometer sensor for auto rotation, magnetometer digital compass, proximity meter for auto turn off and ambient light sensor for enhanced reading.

Powered by 800 MHz OMAP 3610 processor, the Motorola DEFY offers exhaustive data connectivity options including stereo Bluetooth v2.1 EDR with A2DP, WiFi 802.11b/g/N wireless networking with DLNA, GPRS class 12, EDGE class 12, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, 3G HSUPA 2.0 Mbps connection and microUSB port.

The Motorola DEFY Smartphone also features a 5.0 MP digital camera with Dual-LED flash,  and 8x digital zoom lens with auto-focus, Geo-tagging, and image stabilization delivering maximum still picture resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels still picture resolution. The camera is also capable of video recording in 720 x 480 pixels resolution @ 24fps.

The Motorola DEFY is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-enabled allowing users to stream, store and share content with compatible devices around the home like HDTVs, game consoles and PCs.

Other hardware features includes 3.5mm audio out port, integrated GPS with A-GPS support and Google Maps 3.0, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, and Digital Compass.

The smartphone also includes music player delivering lyrics to songs, additional artist news and information, as well as integrated social applications for sharing and giving recommendations.

The Motorola DEFY Smartphone has 2 GB internal storage and 512 MB RAM and an 2GB microSD card inbox and support expandable storage to maximum 32GB.

Being Android powered, the Motorola DEFY Smartphone also offers a suite of Google mobile applications including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube are also integrated onto the device.

Choose from over 100,000 paid and free applications, widgets and games from Android Market and enjoy access to Google services including Google Search, Google Maps and Gmail.

Key Motorola DEFY Smartphone features include:

  • Quad-band 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Dual-band 3G HSDPA 900/2100
  • Android OS v2.1 (Eclair)
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 Support
  • Latest version of MOTOBLUR with Live Widgets
  • 800 MHz OMAP 3610 processor
  • 3.7-inch widescreen display, 480 x 854 pixels FWVGA 16M color capable TFT Capacitive Touchscreen display
  • Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
  • Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • Pinch & zoom and double tap features
  • 2GB internal memory, 512-MB Flash memory
  • microSD card slot, maximum 32GB storage, 2GB card included
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, 8X digital zoom, auto-focus
  • video recording in 720 x 480 pixels resolution @ 24fps.
  • Video playback H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR WB, OGG, MIDI, AMR NB
  • Ringtones eAAC, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, MP3, OGG
  • Motorola Media Link and Motorola Phone Portal to manage and share media content across desktop, phone and the Web
  • Location enabled, multi-window HTML5 Webkit web  browser
  • GPRS Class 12
  • EDGE Class 12
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/N Wireless LAN
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1+A2DP
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Built-in GPS + A-GPS with Google Maps 3.0
  • CrystalTalk Plus for superior talk quality
  • 1540 mAh Li Po Battery: 7 hrs talktime, 245 hours stand-by time on 2G network
  • Dimension – 107 x 59 x 13.4 mm
  • Weight – 118 gms

Additional functionality and apps include:

  • Full suite of the Google applications: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Talk,
  • Unified Google, Microsoft Office and Facebook Contacts
  • Navigation: GPS, MOTONAV turn-by-turn navigation with India maps
  • Email Support: IMAP, POP3, Gmail and Exchange
  • IM Support: Google Talk
  • Calendar: Exchange, syncs with Google Calendar

Price and Availability

The Motorola DEFY smartphone comes with Li-Po 1540 mAh standard battery that can provide upto 7 hours of talk time and 245 hours of stand-by time on full charge and is available in India for Rs. 18,500 with one year warranty.

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