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Motorola Defy+ smartphone available from £70

The Defy+ is now available from UK retailer Three for as little as £70 plus a £10 top up voucher on PAYG. The Motorola smartphone is an entry level handset that builds on the success of its predecessor, the Motorola Defy.

The smartphone was launched back in August 2011 and comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread which features the MOTOBLUR user interface, one which doesn’t feature as prominently on newer Motorola handsets.

It is powered by a Cortex-A8 SoC from TI, the OMAP3620 which is clocked at 1GHz and has an IT PowerVR SGX530GPU. Other features include 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, a microSD card slot, a rear 5-megapixel camera (no front facing ones), a 3.7in 854 x 480 pixel display, IP67 certification (dust and water proof up to 1m), a 1,700mAh battery with a talk time of up to 500 minutes, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a USB port.

The device is locked to Three but you should be able to unlock it fairly easily. You should also be able to upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which will allow you to access Google Play. You can read our hands-on of the Motorola Defy+ smartphone here.

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