Motorola’s latest offering in its durable Defy range, announced earlier this week, was on show at CES and so we had a play around with it.
Sadly there weren’t any tanks of water or cement mixers on hand to really test out its rugged credentials but we did get to play around with the phone and test out Motorola’s new MotoSwitch user interface.
Less obtrusive than the much-maligned MotoBlur, the standout feature of the MotoSwitch system is how the widgets aggregate all of your favourite contacts and most-used apps into handy spirals. Not only does this look pretty neat it’s also an easy way to quickly call back your BFF’s, significant other(s) and your folks.
Rocking a 3.2-inch screen that’s protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass, the Motorola Defy Mini sounds like a tough little cookie. The same rubbery dust-protecting bungs of the Defy and the Defy+ return here. But owing to the security tags and connected cables we can’t really show you them in our hands on video.
There’s also a pedometer built in and a stopwatch/tracking app so there’s some fitness credentials as well. This sits nicely with the Motorola MOTOACTV, which we spent some time with over Christmas and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active.