Motorola will be making a special appearance on today’s season premier of the Oprah Winfrey Show.  Why?  Because they are going to announce the new ruggedized Defy for T-Mobile USA.  That’s why!  According to the press release that has already hit the wires, the scratch and water resistant smart phone will be available in time for your holiday purchases.  A quick primer on the Defy – It will feature a 3.7-inch touch screen, MOTOBLUR, a 5-megapixel camera, and Adobe Flashfor the web browser.  There’s no mention as to what build of Android the phone comes with, but it’s definitely not 2.2 as it would feature the full Flash experience.

Although Motorola doesn’t say it, we are expecting to see the Defy in early November.  Now the question becomes, is the Defy going to be Project Jordan or Project Begonia?


Motorola Debuts DEFY™ on the Farewell Season Premiere of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”
Exclusively for T-Mobile USA, Motorola DEFY is Equipped to Withstand All That Life Throws Your Way

September 13, 2010

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — September 13, 2010 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) unveiled the Motorola DEFY™ enhanced with MOTOBLUR™ on today’s 25th season premiere of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Slim and pocket-able, this smartphone powered by Android™, which is planned for exclusive U.S. availability to customers of T-Mobile USA, comes equipped with a 3.7-inch high-resolution and scratch-resistant touch screen display that provides edge-to-edge views of your favorite websites, photos and videos.

“DEFY is designed to handle everything that life throws your way,” said Bill Ogle chief marketing officer, Motorola Mobility, Inc. “With all the features consumers expect in a smartphone, DEFY packs Web browsing, entertainment and messaging capabilities as well as an exterior design that can withstand the stresses of everyday life.”

Motorola DEFY is scratch and water resistant as well as dust proof, protecting you from life’s little challenges such as a sudden rain shower to a drop in the sand. Pre-installed on the DEFY, CrystalTalk® PLUS vanquishes noisy environments with two microphones that intelligently filter out background noise and amplify your voice so you don’t have to shout.

“DEFY is essentially a connection hub wrapped in a layer of protection,” said Paul Cole, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “The unique and innovative form-factor of the DEFY provides you with the confidence to truly take your phone anywhere.”

An Adobe® Flash® Lite®-enabled Web browser and 3.7-inch WVGA screen allow you to view more of the Web than standard browsers. Choose from thousands of applications, widgets and games on Android Market™ and enjoy access to Google™ services including Google Search™, Google Maps™ and Gmail™.

With a durable form-factor and 5-megapixel camera featuring a flash, digital zoom and auto focus, the Motorola DEFY is the trusty companion to capture memories at the next family reunion or vacation. Part of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), DEFY enables you to stream, store and share content with compatible devices around the home such as HDTVs, game consoles and PCs. Also, the Connected Music Player provides the option to display lyrics to your songs and enables you to discover, buy and download music, right from your phone.


Motorola DEFY with MOTOBLUR is expected to be available exclusively to T-Mobile USA customers in time for the holidays. For more information on Motorola DEFY with MOTOBLUR, please visit here. To view images please visit here.

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  1. we don’t know what the lead time is for production.

    probably 6 weeks from green light to air freight for USA delivery.

    that means they aint made yet, ergo me thinks they might fly with 2.2.

    why would anyone in their right mind market a 2.1 android in a 2.2 world?

  2. Buy a Motorola today, get no upgrades tomorrow!

    I’m still waiting for my quench upgrade. In the mean time, I won’t buy any other Motorola phone…

    Not sure why my comment was deleted from here…

  3. I knew this piece of crap was headed to Tmobile when it was first leaked. I’m so annoyed. It seems like who ever makes the bid for Tmobile phones just hangs out with a checklist:
    1. It it outdated at release? check
    2. Is it ugly? check
    3. Will this phone make our current customers want to bang their heads against brick walls and ask “why, for the love of God, why”? check
    4. Is this phone so bad, so useless, that even talking into a tin can would be more fun? check

  4. I don’t like he concept of Motoblur (or frankly any of the vendor add-on skins), so this phone will be more appealing when it is rooted (hopefully). But as far as hardware goes, this phone looks pretty reasonable. The 4 minute youtube video ( shows off the hardware fairly well but is less interesting at the end if you are like me and don’t even want Motoblur. They discuss screen size (3.7 854×480), gorilla glass, reasonably small borders from screen to phone edge, etc. But the real point of this phone is the extra durability. I believe the phone has IP67 compliance, which means it is good in up to a meter of water for up to half an hour. It’s also dust resistant and at least a little shock resistant. I have a GPS like this and it is really nice not to worry about devices when it is raining or any other incliment weather.

    I’d think about getting one of these myself if I can get rid of Motoblur. I read somewhere that there is no 720p30 video capture (unlike other Motorolas). That is a bit of a bummer. I hope they continue offering rugged phones as future hardware specs of all phones improve.

    Good luck, Motorola.

  5. Thank God for Samsung who is willing to put a Flagship phone on T-Mobile. I just hope their next one is in time for the holiday season.

    Not sure why we can’t get any more vendors to put Top Tier phones on T-Mobile…maybe it’s the deodorant:)

  6. hi i bought a defy from t mobile from usa and came to india but in india,the android market is not opening/supporting. i have tried hell lot things but of no use. plz can anyone suggest me how to operate android service??

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