Motorola ‘Life Proof Smartphone’ Defy+ Announced

Motorola has just announced the successor to its popular mid-range Android phone Defy, the Motorola Defy+. Like the original Defy, the Defy+ is also capable of surviving the harshest of weather conditions. The handset is dubbed as a ‘Life proof smartphone’ by Motorola, and is dust proof, water resistant and scratch resistant.

The Defy+ sports the same 3.7-inch screen with FWVGA (480×854) resolution as its  predecessor. The handset is powered by a 1GHz OMAP processor, and packs 512MB of RAM. There is also 2GB of on-board memory, along with a microSD card slot with a 2GB card pre-loaded.

Other key features of the Defy+ include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio with RDS and a 3.5mm audio jack. The usual array of sensors are also on-board.

The back of the handset houses a 5MP camera with Auto focus and a LED flash, for  assisting  low-light photography. The Defy+ will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with the dreaded MotoBLUR UI on top of it. A beefy 1700mAh battery powers the handset, which is capable of providing a stand-by time of up to 16 days on 3G.

The Motorola Defy+ will hit the retail stores of Asia, Europe and Latin America in early fall.

Motorola Droid 3 Video Tutorials Leak; Updated Version Of Blur Onboard

Rumored specs and a picture of the Motorola Droid 3 leaked on the Internet a couple of weeks ago. The rumors suggested that the Droid 3 will be powered by a dual-core OMAP, and will sport a five-row QWERTY keyboard

Today, 3 video tutorials of the Droid 3 have leaked on the Internet. The 3 video tutorials provide us with complete specifications of the handset. From the video, it is clearly visible that the Droid 3 will sport a 4-inch screen with qHD (960×640) resolution.

As the earlier leaked picture suggested, the handset will also sport a five-row QWERTY keyboard, with a dedicated row for numbers. The back of the handset will sport an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash, and there is a front facing camera for video chatting as well. The camera at the back is capable of recording videos in Full HD 1080p resolution.

From the videos, it D3 seems to be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a new version of MotoBLUR. This new version of Blur is different from the one, which the Gingerbread update for the Droid X brought.

Like the Droid X and the Droid X2, the D3 will also sport a mini-HDMI port. The phone is also sleeker and slimmer than the Droid 2.

Below is a leaked video tutorial of the Droid 3-: