Motorola Defy Mini announced: a compact ruggedized Gingerbread warrior

Motorola Defy Mini announced: a compact ruggedized Gingerbread warrior
The Motorola Defy Mini is a very compact ruggedized handset running Gingerbread, but what makes it even more attractive is its affordable price tag. Motorola unveiled the Defy Mini with a 3.2-inch display, and the device is a tinier sibling of the original Motorola Defy.

The 3.2” screen is water and scratch-resistant, dust proof and comes with Gorilla Glass and a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. On the back there’s a modest 3-megapixel camera with LED flash, while up front Motorola has included a VGA snapper for video calls. 

Under the hood, the Defy Mini packs a 600MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It also supports up to 32GB microSD cards, and comes with a very capable for the size, 1650mAh battery giving you the impressive 10 hours of talk time and 21 days on standby.

Sadly, this is another Gingerbread device and looking at its sheer specs it doesn’t look like it’s going to get updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. It is, though, coming soon - the Motorola Defy Mini’s release date is February in Europe, Latin America and China.

source: Motorola


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5 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Jan 06, 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: Apr 04, 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?

3. gescalona

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

I like it!

5. BooneGibson

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 06, 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!

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