Motorola Announces 1GHz Defy+

The signs that Motorola was destined to be tied to Google

are there for all to see. On the same day as the

acquisition was announced, Motorola announce a new phone with a name very

familiar to those at Google.

The Motorola Defy+ may not be an entirely new phone but the

little plus symbol at the end of its name makes it seem very at home within the

Google family. While the symbol at the end of


denotes sharing, for Motorola, it denotes extra power.

When we reviewed the

original Defy back in December of last year we were highly impressed with this

fully-featured “rugged” phone. That phone featured an 800MHz TI OMAP3610

processor at its heart, but the new Defy+ will be powered by a “25 per cent

faster” 1GHz processor.

Motorola Defy

Not only that, but it will come with an updated version of

Android (2.3.3) which should help with the battery life of the Defy+. This is

certainly welcome when you consider that the original was only shipped with

Android 2.1.

After that, there’s not much to differentiate the Defy from

the Defy+, though there will also be a slight battery upgrade to a 1700mAh

model – up from 1500mAh in the original. Those looking to get their hands on

the souped-up Defy model in the US however will be disappointed as, for now,

Motorola is saying the Defy+ is coming to Europe, Asia and Latin America only

this autumn.

No pricing has been announced yet.

Source: Motorola