Acer Iconia Smart and Motorola DEFY+ are to appear September in Germany

Acer Iconia Smart and Motorola DEFY+ are to appear September in Germany
After a fair amount of delay, the Acer Iconia Smart tabletphone seems to be nearing a September launch in Germany, where the updated Motorola DEFY+ will launch that month as well.

Perhaps this has everything to do with the fact that the biggest European electronics expo IFA will be held September 2-7 in Berlin, although we have already played around with the Acer Iconia Smart in particular, when the phone was announced way back in February.

Nothing was heard about it until now, and Acer might have run into production problems - after all, you don't make a phone with 4.8" 1024x480 pixels display very often, and rumor has it that the Japanese earthquake is also to blame.

The internals will be a bit outdated when it hits, though, as it will sport a 1GHz single core chipset, and 5MP camera. The European pricing at launch is scheduled to be the respectful  $700 (EUR 499) off-contract, but this is surely to go down pretty fast, as we don't imagine a lot of people inclined to lug around such a display at all times just to enjoy videos or browsing more.

The other phone that is expected to appear in Germany next month, is an updated version of the rugged Motorola DEFY. The Motorola DEFY+ is to have the same 3.7" display and 5MP camera, but a faster processor at 1GHz (the original sports 800MHz), and Android 2.3 Gingerbread, whereas the first DEFY is still stuck with Froyo.

A German site listed the phone as heading to O2 in the third week of September. Price is expected to be $430 (EUR 300) for the Motorola DEFY +, and this is without a contract. AT&T is also expected to land the updated ruggedness at some point.

via Electronista & GSMArena

Related phones

ICONIA SMART
  • Display 4.8" 480 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(8.00h 3G talk time)
DEFY+
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh(7.10h talk time)

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6 Comments

1. slickman44 unregistered

Too little too late... Faster & more powerful phones coming out in the next month.

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I think this SHOULD have being the first defy to begin with..... why cant companies build high end resistant phones

3. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

OMG, do you want to be sued Acer? only apple is allowed to make a black slab, that is just a toy, nothing else ;)

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

That phone is way too narrow and too tall. I get it, if you want to make a 4.8 inch display, at least make it much wider so it doesnt look like a touch screen TV remote.

5. ltr unregistered

Other than the Experia Arc, this is something interesting. At&t might pick it up Kinda want to see what Acer does to future android phones

7. jakson0100

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The smartphone is equipped with a 1 GHz processor, 2 GB of internal memory, 5 megapixel camera, microSD slot, GPS receiver, FM radio and the battery capacity of 1700 mAh. Among the sensor device - an electronic compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light. Motorola DEFY + works over cellular networks, WCDMA / HSDPA / HSUPA and GSM / GPRS / EDGE, dimensions are 107 x 59 x 13,4 mm, weight - 118 grams. Thankshttp://www.phonearena.com for providing such amazing info also i got some latest info for DEFY here http://www.motoask.com/motorola-defy-f42/

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