Motorola debuted their latest Android phone, the T-Mobile DEFY, on today’s episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show. This mid-level smartphone runs Android 2.1 with Motoblur and features an 800 MHz OMAP3610 processor, 3.7 inch HVGA display, 2 GB internal storage, 512 MB RAM, and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash.
Outdoors fans should like the DEFY since it is scratch and water resistant as well as dust proof. Based on the rugged specs it looks the DEFY is the same phone we were calling the Motorola Jordan, so it should launch in early November.
Even though the DEFY has a speedy 800 MHz processor, the device will only support Flash Lite at launch. Hopefully this is from the lack of Android 2.2 and Motorola will provide a future software update that supports Flash Player 10.1.
If you are familiar with the OMAP3 series processor, we normally praise them for their inclusion of the PowerVR GPUs. Unfortunately, the OMAP3610 lacks the dedicated PowerVR GPU so this might not be the best device for gaming.
Anyone in the market for a tough work smartphone for should keep their eye on the DEFY, but otherwise it is a pretty ordinary Android device and T-Mobile has lots more options coming this year. Motorola is already shipping devices with Android 2.2 on other carriers, so maybe T-Mobile can get the DEFY bumped to Android 2.2 by launch. If you see the DEFY ship with Android 2.1, then I would use caution unless Motorola or T-Mobile confirms an Android 2.2 update.