Motorola working on two DEFY-like rugged handsets, planned for Summer 2011
The handsets will have half the price of Motorola DEFY and still be touch-enabled. And while they will not be fully waterproof, the rugged handsets will still carry the IP54 International Protection code for rugged handsets, which grants them “a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, and windblown dust; and that [they] will [be] undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure”. In comparison, the Motorola DEFY carries the IP67 code for a waterproof rugged device.
Murtazin didn't reveal any details about the names of the handsets, but mentioned their visual appeal and their candybar form factor, the same as in the DEFY. And while most of the Motorola DEFY units slated for Europe were plagued by faulty earpiece, we certainly hope that Motorola will pull these two off successfully.
source: Mobile Review (translated)