Motorola Defy Mini announced: a compact ruggedized Gingerbread warrior
1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5659; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that's a pretty nice little phone. i have a friend with a Defy and he loves it to this day. hopefully this'll come to T-Mobile.
2. BooneGibson (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
Why in the world would Motorola choose to make an even SMALLER Defy model?! I had the original Defy when I was with T-Mobile and I LOVED the ruggedness and waterproof qualities of the device! My only real complaint was the small size of the device. There was also the issue of the ridiculous port covers that were supposed to keep water out of the headset jack and the micro-USB ports! Now that Motorola has incorporated the nano-coating process to protect their internal circuitry, which can been seen with their Razr and Xyboard devices, I am at a loss as to why these flimsy port covers still a necessity. They wore out quickly and were a nuisance to deal with. Being in my line of work, I often relied on the ruggedness and waterproof qualities of the device when working out in the elements, but the device’s size was always a factor. I wanted a larger Defy model, perhaps one the size of their Photon 4G or Razr, but definitely NOT smaller! Who is Motorola going to market this device to, hobbits?! Come on, Motorola!
4. gescalona (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)
in a LOT of countries you have to hide your phone, when you are in the bus, street, etc. A small phone with nice features is very nice for us. And I talking about Central and South America, Africa, Asia. Is a big market, don't you think?
5. BooneGibson (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
I agree that those a HUGE markets, but they are not the only markets. I like the phone too, I just wish it was twice he size so that I could use it. I believe that this phone would be challenging to use by anyone with large - extra large hands that would actually benefit from the ruggedness of this device. There are plenty of smaller phones that can be easily hidden as you mentioned, but they don't necessarily need to be rugged as the Defy Mini. Honestly, every cell phone maker should produce everyone of their devices to be waterproof and rugged! The Defy family has proven that a phone does not have to be bulky to be tough!