Exclusive for three months to Telstra, which naturally ties in nicely with Telstra's 'Summer Proof Smartphone' campaign, Defy goes on sale from November 30, which not co-incidentally brings us to the hottest part of the end-of-year sales season: December.
Motorola's CrystalTalk PLUS technology is in action, with Motorola saying that it 'vanquishes noisy environments with two microphones which intelligently filter out background noise and amplify your voice, so you don't have to shout over your favourite band.'
Richard Fink, director of Telstra's Mobility Products said: 'Many of our customers tell us they're looking for a smartphone that's rugged enough to support their active lifestyles.
'The DEFY is perfect for people who want to take the latest smartphone features with them to outdoor festivals or when hanging out at the beach or when mountain bike riding.
'We also think it's going to be a hit with outdoor workers and tradies who want advanced features in a mobile that can take a few knocks. And for those who like adventure beyond the city fringe, DEFY comes with Telstra's Blue Tick - which means it provides superior handheld coverage in regional and rural coverage areas.
We've made sure it's great-value too with customers able to purchase the DEFY on a range of plans including for $0 upfront on a $49 Next G Cap Plan for 24 months (min cost $1176).'
The Defy is also available to purchase outright for AUD $600.
Motorola is also promoting music festivals, saying there's a key element of Australian summers. Thus, Motorola has taken this moment for some marketing, whereby as Defy is 'the summer survival essential', this summer will see 'Motorola announcing an exclusive partnership with the annual Big Day Out festival tour in Australia. The festival, which entertains close to 300,000 music lovers each year will see Motorola as the sole phone partner for the 2011 line-up.'
Motorola is also bringing in Oprah Winfrey with the suggestion to 'Tune in to 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' in January to see Motorola featured on the Ultimate Australian Adventure shows! The ultimate summer-proof phone, the Motorola Defy is the handset to be used by all 300 Oprah Show audience members travelling to Australia for their Ultimate Australian adventure.'
Here's the list of DEFY features:
UMTS: 850/2100, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 MbpsHSUPA 2.0 Mbps
59mm x 107mm x 13.2mm, 118grams
3.7'' WVGA TFT 16 million colour full touch display, 854 x 480 pixels
Android 2.1 + MOTOBLURâ„¢ 1.5
UMTS TT/SB Time (up to): 360 mins / 219 hrs* 1540mAh battery
5 MP camera with Digital Zoom, Auto Focus and LED
Capture/Playback/Streaming, H.264, MPEG4
MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, POP3/IMAP embedded, Push Email) IM (Embedded Gtalkâ„¢), Full HTML browser w/ Adobe Flash Lite
2GB microSD card pre-inserted into phone, 512MB RAM x 2GB ROM. Expandable up to 32GB
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDI, WiFi 802.11b/g/n,
Media player support MP3, MPEG4, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR NB, WMA v9,
H.264, 3.5mm Audio Jack