The Motorola Defy Pro Makes its Way to Rogers
Motorola’s Defy series devices made its debut back in 2010 with the launch of the ultra rugged, water resistant self entitled Defy. Since then we have seen the likes of the Defy +, Defy Mini, Defy Pro and the latest, the Defy XT. The Defy series devices are based on a rugged build that can take a beating and keep on going. The standard for these devices across the board have consistently been slate styled builds usually with the likes of Gorilla Glass, but one of the more recent Defy’s, well…defies that standard. The Motorola Defy Pro adds a full QWERTY keyboard into the mix and it has recently started showing up in North America.
Back in July, the Motorola Defy Pro appeared out of the blue and was announced by the manufacturer that it would be making its way to Brazil. The Defy Pro still runs with the very best in the Defy legacy, giving it a Motorola “Life-Proof” branding. Motorola’s Life Proof standard gives devices resistance to water, scratches and dust. Given these characteristics, its branded as Motorola’s first Life Proof Android device that includes a full sized QWERTY keyboard. While the Defy Pro is doing its thing in Brazil, the rest of the world is left to search elsewhere for a rugged Android based QWERTY device. Today however, brings good news to any Canadian looking for this option. Rogers has announced they will be offering the LifeProof devices on their shelves for about $275 out of contract or as low as a single cent for new two year service contracts. MobileSyrup who got the scoop on the carrier’s new offerings have spotted the devices in stores only as the Defy Pro has not made it to the carrier’s online offerings just yet. So what can you expect from the Motorola Defy Pro? Well, a bunch of keys, a pretty small touch screen and a bit of insight as to what a Blackberry would look like running Android. The Defy Pro starts with Android version 2.3.7 and takes a new look on life with an IP67 rugged rating that resists water, dust and scratching. Its LCD touch screen measures in at about 2.7 inches and offers up a 480×320 pixel resolution at 214 pixels per inch and is protected nicely under Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Internally the Defy Pro will get its commands from a single core 1GHz chipset and 2 GB of onboard storage. It also offers up expandable microSDHC memory up to 32 GB. Around back the Defy Pro carries a 5 mega pixel camera with LED flash, auto focus, zoom, geo tagging and video recording capabilities. Up front a .3 VGA quality camera sensor is available for all those self portraits and video conferences. Additional connectivity comes from Bluetooth version 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n and micro USB 2.0.
The specs stop there! But who’s interested? A simple high quality Android device with a rugged build and a fully functional QWERTY keyboard that has been compared to a Blackberry! Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think of the new Defy Pro and remember the very best in Motorola accessories start here.Rugged, camera, QWERTY, IP67, QWERTY keyboard