The new Android powered Motorola Defy will be joining ranks with the Motorola i1 in Motorola’s effort to produce the most rugged Android phones on the planet. The Motorola Defy is impact, dust, water, and scratch resistant and certified to IP67 standards. The exterior shell and Gorilla Glass should do a great job of keeping the 800 MHz OMAP 3610 processor, 1540 mAh battery, 1.25GB onboard memory, and 5MP camera with LED flash safe from harm. The display on the Motorola Defy will measure in at 3.7 inches, offering up a 480 x 854 pixel resolution. Those hoping for the latest and greatest version of Android will have to settle for Android 2.1, though an update to Android 2.2 in currently “being investigated.” The typical Google Apps will be included, as well as Motorola’s latest MotoBLUR 1.5. Motorola plans on launching the Defy in Europe in Q4.
This latest offering from Motorola may not break any speed records or win any beauty contests, but it’s definitely a more viable option than the extremely outdated Motorola i1 which only launched a few months ago. Those who work at more physically intensive jobs or find themselves in the great outdoors a lot more than they do in the city might be a lot more comfortable porting along the Motorola Defy than many of the other Android options currently available.