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Motorola gets even tougher with phones


Motorola Mobility has unveiled an update to their first ever Defy tough handset with the Defy+, which builds on the life proof abilities of the original mobile and brings in a new processor and operating system.

This news from Motorola arrives just a short time after Google announced they are acquiring the whole of Motorola Mobility, where the internet search engine giant promises to supercharge the Android ecosystem with deeper integration of Android and hardware.

Motorola’s Defy+ will tip up with a new 1GHz processor that runs 25-percent faster than the previous Defy’s 800GHz CPU, and delivers faster web browsing amongst other new features.

Aiding the latest arduous phone is the new Google mobile platform – Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3, where the original model shipped with ‘Éclair’ 2.1 and was only recently updated to Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2.

The phone shares the same IP rating of 67 with the first device, with a water proof and dustproof case along with the scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass display that can survive life’s little knocks and scrapes.

The latter of which is of a 3.7-inch touch screen variety, which is accompanied by a 5 megapixel camera and 2GB of internal storage, plus the MotoBlur user interface that provides quick access to social media accounts and live widgets on the home screen.

No prices or costs have been made public by Motorola for the DEFY+, only that the device will be available in Asia, Europe and Latin America starting in early fall.

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