Rogers is soon to receive a new rugged device for its portfolio of Android-powered smartphones with the Motorola Defy Pro making its way into Canada. This addition to the Defy family had already made its debut in Brazil a few days back, proffering IP67 certification for resistance against scratches, spills and dust.
Built to withstand the ‘bumps and bruises’ of an active lifestyle, the smartphone is designed with a touch-and-type combination. A 2.7-inch 320 x 480 HVGA display with Corning Gorilla Glass covers one half of the device’s front, while a full-sized QWERTY keyboard takes its place on the lower part. Crafted around dimensions of 110mm x 66mm x 11.95mm, the handset packs in a 1GHz processor for carrying out all the heavy lifting.
“Defy Pro offers the complete package – a life proof device with an elegant design packed with smart technology from Motorola,” states Darren Seefried, national account director, Motorola Mobility Canada. “Whether you’re chilling poolside or stuck burning the midnight oil at the office, this phone is built to keep up and provides users with peace of mind.”
Dominating the rear is a 5MP AF camera featuring 4x digital zoom, LED flash and video recording at 30fps, while a second VGA one is fitted onto the front for use as a webcam. Powered by the Android Gingerbread platform, the Motorola Defy Pro is capable of delivering approximately 12 hours of talktime or 13.5 days of standby through the 1700mAh battery. Apart from the Social Graph feature which is said to automatically populate the homescreen by memorizing important contacts, the company has thrown in an instrument dashboard for assistance with keeping track of specific outdoor activities.
The Motorola Defy Pro release date for Canada points to sometime this summer. The smartphone will be available exclusively through Rogers and potential users can now register through the Motorola Canada website for more information.