With the Motorola Defy well and truly announced, and even available from some sneaky retailers, any one looking for a tough smartphone will be glad to know that the Defy will be available from Telstra Stores (as well as all the usual retailers) tomorrow for $0 on the Telstra $49 cap which includes 1GB of data.

If you’re not currently familiar with the Defy, it’s a 3.7″ device running Android 2.1 that is fully water and dust resistant, so it can take elements of nature head on. If you guys are interested we might even put together a little review.

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El Sledgo
El Sledgo
9 years ago

I’ve picked up one of these bad boys from overseas. Eclair 2.1 isn’t that bad a dealbreaker, and the fact Froyo has been announced for Q2 next year is going to be sweet. Build quality is excellent and I’ve already put the ruggedness to the test in my kitchen sink and into a jug of water 🙂 This is the ultimate “party trick” phone, and I’m expecting telstra to sell them by the truckload if they market it well. MotoBlur “ninja” isn’t as bad as people make it out to be, and I’ve not noticed any performance issues, even on… Read more »

ilzy
ilzy
9 years ago

nice little phone, went to check it out today at my local T-Life store and it’s really solid, very smooth, granted not really a fan of the MotoBLUR UI/Widgets, regardless it’s a great phone and only $600 outright…. cheaper than Mobicity!

ChaosDave
ChaosDave
10 years ago

2.2 in 2nd quarter 2011

GoroUnreal
10 years ago

I’d like to see a review, i’d be interested in it’s performance and when/if it would be getting 2.2

james
james
10 years ago

Buzz, do a review, then a giveaway! Better yet let me do a review, which would mean handing the phone over to my wife to use for a week, she is a one person phone wrecking machine… She could really put the phone through it’s paces

Grunger
Grunger
10 years ago

Yo Buzza,

If you can do a review on the Defy, that will be wikkid. It looks like a cool phone.

dawdle
dawdle
10 years ago

Please put up a review! What’s the RRP?

ilzy
ilzy
Reply to  dawdle
9 years ago

$600 outright from T-Life/Telstra stores…. awesome price if you ask me!

David
David
10 years ago

+1

Sam_K
Sam_K
10 years ago

Although it’s a nice looking phone and the ruggedness is very appealing,
anything less than Froyo is a total deal killer for me. WiFi tethering is a must-have on my list.

Gary W
Gary W
Reply to  Sam_K
10 years ago

I agree – would you buy a computer with Windows 98?

RogueX5
RogueX5
Reply to  Gary W
9 years ago

@Gary W, no but I’d buy a PC with Windows XP.

RogueX5
RogueX5
Reply to  Sam_K
9 years ago

FYI – The Defy has Wifi Hotspot

Mark
Mark
10 years ago

Would be nice if it came out for Verizon

nobodyatwp
10 years ago

dooo eeet