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Motorola to Offer New Defy+ Smartphone

Android mobile phone maker Motorola has unveiled a much faster version of its highly popular Defy smartphone.

The new Defy+ will feature Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a faster web browser, a decent 5 MP camera, 3.7-inch 864x480 touchscreen and a 1Ghz processor, which the company claims is 25 percent faster than the processor in the original Defy.

Motorola said that the new and faster web browser is compatible with Flash. Defy+ also has performance enhancements and improved versions of popular apps.

Similar to the original Defy, the Defy+ is water resistant, scratch resistant, and dust-proof. The device also comes with IP67 compliance.

The company has said that the device will be available in September, but has yet to give a definite date and the names of the carriers offering it.

According to an article in The Inquirer, none of the carriers have listed the device on their 'coming soon' pages. When contacted, O2 and Three confirmed they won’t be selling the device.

However, even if the device is not available through cell phone carriers, consumers can still buy it from for £246. Expansys is also offering the device on pre-order, but has yet to provide a price.