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Motorola Announces the Defy Rugged Android Phone

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Nov 28, 2010, 6:50 PM
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DEFY Virtual Keyboards... no "Number/12-key" Version!??!

I was playing with one of these in the store as I'm trying to finally move to the current times and give up my flip phone... the only reason is I can't find a phone with a bigger screen/android/symbian OS that has the standard "12-Key" configuration.

Many touch phones you can change the standard QWERTY keyboard to the 0-9 number pad to type with (3 letters on each key and using T-9)

This one doesn't have it --- does anyone know of an app that can add one??? It's the only thing stopping me from getting the phone...


Nov 16, 2010, 1:48 PM
over in the "Motorola Defy (2010)" discussion:

Wi-Fi is horrible.

seriously, I cannot get thing to connect to anything!!!!

Oct 31, 2010, 11:04 PM
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WCDMA 850 & 1700

Does that mean it COULD work on AT&T's 3G network? (Atleast in places that use 850MHz).

I know in my city they use it.
eric_cartman said:
Does that mean it COULD work on AT&T's 3G network? (Atleast in places that use 850MHz).

I know in my city they use it.

Probably but it doesnt say.....

If its 850 mhz 3g roaming then yes mayb...

Nov 5, 2010, 10:04 AM
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Thinking about getting this for AT&T, does anybody have any experience of unlocking android phones? Will T-mobile give me an unlock code?
Heyhey, we're thinking the same thing. Before you go forward, double-check that the UMTS in your area is on the 850 frequency!

As to your question, I was going to have a friend on T-Mobile claim they were going overseas and see if TMo would unlock ...
flip mode

Sep 13, 2010, 12:46 PM

no ffc

still no front facing camera...not a bad looking phone but just not for me
This is not trying to be a top of the line phone. It is trying to reach a demographic that may have not been able to make the jump to an android phone before because they are rough with phones.

Rumor is that the MyTouch HD will have a FFC.

Sep 13, 2010, 10:37 AM

so this is MB701

The spec looks fine (WVGA).
Hopefully it'll have 2.2 with mobile hotspot, UMA, 5-8mpx cam
You, sir, are a dreamer.
There is no UMA and the cam is 5MP AF with LED flash. Simple as that.
Well, it will have 2.1!

Sep 13, 2010, 1:19 PM

Two Strikes against it out of the gate.

Ugh its Motorola with the MotoBlur Bloatware and its T-Mobile just to ahead and run over it with a truck and put this miserable future hunk of crap out of its misery before they even release it.
so far i count maybe 1 strike...motoblur....next?
Daniel Dc5

Sep 13, 2010, 2:13 PM

Not bad...

It does not look like a bad looking phone at all, I am willing to bet that it will be better then all the negative people say it will be. A good example is the MY TOUCH 3g Slide, I never heard one good thing about it and it turned out to be better then the original Droid just with a lower quality screen. Give the phone a change I am sure it will be a good piece of Android.

Sep 13, 2010, 11:05 AM

I'm just wondering...

How well the screen will hold up? It might be scratch resistant but I've seen construction workers run over other clamshell rugged phones and they come out fine, but this has a lot weaker physique.
There is a huge difference between "Resistant" and "Proof".

Resistant will withstand a normal accidental brushing of a sharp object. Proof is much more forgiving but still not guaranteed.

John B.
Wow its amazing what rugged phones can endure! Did they run over it with a regular truck? Or some sort of heavy equipment?
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