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Motorola Defy

The new Motorola Defy looks light and feels compact despite its rugged and water resistant label.

The moment we hear that a phone is rugged, we assume that it must be bulky and ugly. Motorola Defy stands true to its name and defies that stereotype.

Launched recently in India, Motorola Defy feels light and compact in your hand. Its exterior is designed to make the device water resistant and immune to shock from being knocked around. Dirt and smudges don’t stay on the phone’s body, thus making it look clean.

Defy is certainly not the prettiest phone around, but you don’t buy it for that reason. It has a 3.7 inch touchscreen display of 480 x 854 pixel resolution, and uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass (scratch resistant) so even if the phone is lying in a bag with pens or keys, it will stay scratch free.

Motorola Defy has a bright display which ensures you can view the content properly outdoors as well. The home, search and back buttons at the bottom, however, are slightly troublesome since they tend to get pressed unintentionally.

The phone runs Android 2.1, also known as Eclair, but its OS is expected to be upgraded to version 2.2 Froyo. Defy has an 800 MHz processor and is quite fast. It has built in storage of 2 GB, which can be increased using micro SD cards. Defy’s micro USB port is hidden under a flap so that water can’t get at it. The phone’s battery is not unusual and you can expect it to get you through the workday.

The Motorola Defy costs Rs 18000.

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