Remember when you got all excited that the Motorola Defy hit Telstra and that it had their Blue Tick for great country service? Yeah, neither can we, but that’s not the point. Telstra told CNET yesterday that the Blue Tick was removed from the Motorola Defy due to a manufacturing change to better suit other networks around the world.
“Unfortunately, we’ve had to revise the coverage performance rating for the Defy. Recent testing has shown that, due to a manufacturing change, the Defy doesn’t meet our Blue Tick performance criteria. This applies to all Defy’s sold to date,”
This doesn’t quite make sense to us. When Telstra first tested the Defy, it obviously qualified as a Blue Tick device, though now they’re saying that all Defy’s sold from day 1 aren’t up to Blue Tick standards. In an attempt to right this wrong, Telstra is working with Motorola to manufacturer Blue Tick quality Defy’s and say the Defy is still a top performing device. They’ve also set up a mobile site to better inform Defy users, you can check it out here: http://telstra.mobi/defy