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UPDATE 2 : iG Exclusive : Motorola to Launch Defy in India – 1st week Jan’11 – price leaked

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HOLD YOUR SMARTPHONE PURCHASES!

We have inside information that Motorola is prepping a massive launch of its Android phone the DEFY on the 6-7th of January 2011. The Defy as the name suggests defies all elements and is waterproof, dustproof and an inspiration to how all smart phones should be.

The Motorola Defy :

  • 480 x 854 pixels, 3.7 inch display
  • Waterproof
  • DUST Proof
  • – Gorilla Glass display
  • – Touch sensitive controls
  • – MOTOBLUR UI with Live Widgets
  • – Multi-touch input method
  • – Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
  • – Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • ANDROID 2.2
  • 800MHz processor
  • 5 MP Autofocus Camera dual led Flash
  • 512 MB RAM

Can you guess the price? Well you dont have to, we have word that this death defying device will be below INR 20,000/-

Stay tuned for more news on this.


UPDATE :

The Information came directly from Motorola, There has already been a soft Launch of the device, we are expected to get the demo unit sometime this week. Will have an update shortly on why the Public launch has been delayed.

UPDATE 2:

We got word that MOTO is to launch the device By Tuesday 18th Jan, – A Opening at Select City Walk New Delhi on Monday 17th Jan: We have still yet to confirm this.

We already have the device and you can expect a unboxing + review shortly, plus a full function test of the device defying the elements!

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Bharat Nagpal
Founder and Chief Editor of iGyaan. Bharat likes to keep on top of technology ! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+
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  • Hemant Deora
    April 8, 2011 at 1:40 am

    i want to buy moto defy, is it god phone?
    its Android 2.1 or 2.2?
    can we play facebook video?
    its 800MHz processo is good?
    …its internet speed is god or bed??

  • Sumit
    February 2, 2011 at 10:13 am

    all those who have purchased plz share your experience.. asap. specially the earpiece problem and screen crack while charging if at all…….. thanx in advance.

  • Sa_1
    January 18, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Hey guys , were you able to open the box??
    If not the phone ,then at least show us the picture of that box you got from Motorola ,or the tape they used on that box for that matter…

    • Vivek
      January 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      Hmm.. was frustration, now its funny, still waiting…..

      • January 18, 2011 at 6:43 pm

        ab to MWC ki w8 kro..koi aur phone hi launch ko jayega :P

        • Vivek
          January 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

          i had delayed my purchase of HTC wildefire for defy, just did not wanted to go for crappy low resolution screen of wildefire. and the next best thing HTC desire was out of my reach. motorola defy fit well in my requirement of “all goodies in 1 phone” but wont cont a bomb, but alas..

  • January 17, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    We are waiting for the Unboxing. Why so much Delay ?

  • aks
    January 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    This article seems to be a bogus. There doesnt seems to be an iota of truth in it.

  • Sa_1
    January 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Hi Bharat,

    I wrote a mail to motorola customer care .Below is the response that I received today.Could you please let us know if they are launching the phone on 18th ,then why the customer care keeps telling us that they don’t have any info on launching it soon.

    Response Via Email (Lokesh Goswami) 16/01/2011 08.44 PM
    Dear Customer,

    Thank you for writing us at Motorola Customer Care.

    With reference to your mail regarding Motorola DEFY, we would like to inform you that presently there is no information available about plan to release this handset in India. However, we can assure you, that any future releases such as this one will surely be prominently advertised when appropriate.

    You can update your incident by simply clicking on the following link:
    https://motorola-global-en-aus.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/motorola_global_en_aus.cfg/php/enduser/acct_login_submit.php

    You may also alternatively call us direct at the following number:

    1800-3000-4343 (Toll free from all Networks)

    Warm Regards,
    Lokesh Goswami
    Motorola Customer Care – India
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Motorola Software Update offers an easy, convenient and free way to update your phone’s software through your PC. Visit http://www.motorola.com/update

    to learn more.

    MOTOROLA MILESTONE™ Receives NDTV TechLife Best Smartphone of the Year Award! http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/new/techlife_result.aspx

    eBAY: http://mobiles.shop.ebay.in/i.html?_nkw=motorola+milestone&_sacat=22314&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1312&_dmpt=IN_Mobile_Phones&_odkw=&_osacat=22314&bkBtn=

    Customer By Web Form (Sa 1) 15/01/2011 06.06 AM
    Hi ,

    I am planning to buy Motorola Defy, Could you please let me know it’s tentative launch date in India? I am waiting for this phone since last month. Please reply else I will have to go with some other vendor.

    Thanks

  • Faiz sk
    January 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

    plzz full review with the earpiece malfunction , andriod 2.1 or 2.2 and price plzzzzz

  • January 17, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Unboxing…
    U need scissors ?

  • MSJ
    January 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    if u already have the phone,,, then wats the delay in unboxing video ?

  • January 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Yeahooooooooo. Finallllllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

  • hk
    January 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    plz upload unboxing video+ review and retail price of the device!!!

  • January 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    @UPDATE 2
    hmmm…Now we are talking…Just a small query…Is it running Blur?

  • Raghunandanjv
    January 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Great news… Hope at least this is true and we can buy one…. Is the launch only in delhi or everywhere incl bangalore?

  • Sa_1
    January 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Bharat,

    Please, either update this with a correct date from your “source” or remove this blog. As this becomes very frustrating when you don’t reply to user comments.

  • Sa_1
    January 15, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Check saurabh’s comment

  • Omkar
    January 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    @ Bharat Nagpal and Venkatvijay1 – please rply to Saurabh’s post as soon as possible..

  • MSJ
    January 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    just got of the call from Motorola support. They mentioned that the next model is definitely Defy which could be launched by end of Jan – no further information was availble.

  • January 14, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Sorry to spoil the Party.Got the below mail from MOTO India itself.

    Dear Customer,

    Thank you for writing us at Motorola Customer Care.

    With reference to your mail regarding Motorola DEFY, we would like to inform you that presently there is no information available about plan to release this handset in India. However, we can assure you, that any future releases such as this one will surely be prominently advertised when appropriate.

    You may also alternatively call us direct at the following number:

    1800-3000-4343 (Toll free from all Networks)

    Warm Regards,
    Lokesh Goswami
    Motorola Customer Care – India

  • MSJ
    January 14, 2011 at 12:31 am

    awesome news… but i did read on some blog that it was launched in Kolkota for 15K !!!

  • January 13, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Somebody please tell when this phone might be launching. I am losing My patience waiting for this Device.

  • S N Maran
    January 13, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Here’s what I think — assuming Motorola indeed wants to launch this device, they want to do this at the right price point keeping in mind the new market realities. The premium one pays for a smartphone has come down a lot over the past twelve months.

    They want to price this right, but they still have the original Milestone floating in the market selling for over Rs. 20K, even over Rs. 25K at some places. If you look at the RAM, storage, processor etc the Defy is higher spec-ed than the Milestone. I would say it is safe to assume that the market forces are not willing to cut the profit margin on the Milestone and sell it at a cheaper rate than the Defy. Moto is negotiating with the distributors, and thus the delay in the launch. I would also go so far as to say that they are perhaps keeping an eye open for creating an entry point for the Milestone-2 in the future. You already have the HTC Desire-Z in the market at a price that would have been impossible just 12 months ago.

  • Venkatvijay1
    January 13, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I am a local Moto Distributor, got information this month we are getting stocks 100%, already placed the order quantity required, I am from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. 9000986633

  • January 13, 2011 at 12:12 am

    @iGyaan: Can someone your team get some update from the ‘source’ about the launch date and pricing? I almost bought an unlocked piece before I saw this article! Its already been a few days since the alleged release date. I would prefer to buy a piece without a T-Mobile or Telstra logo on it. However, it’s good to know that if it launches, it will launch with Froyo; don’t care much about MotoBlur!

  • guest
    January 12, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    where is the phone no info till today…………?????????????? where it is mr nagpal ji????

  • S N Maran
    January 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    you say “there has already been a soft launch of the device”.

    what exactly is a “soft launch”?

  • Gautham47
    January 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    where is the defy?????????? Its 12-1-11

  • January 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Man I am so desperately waiting for this device. There were no good android devices in the 18k range. after 13k they were directly at 23k. this device fills the gap perfectly. This phone had earpiece issues when launched abroad. guess that’s why its launch is being delayed here as they might be solving it. Hope they launch here soon. Keeping fingers crossed.

  • Raghunandanjv
    January 10, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Can anybody let us know what’s the exact status on this? I didn’t buy htc wildfire just for this phone.

  • January 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Hey,
    Its launching now on 11-1-11 definitely.
    Its a Tuesday and most Motorola’s launches are on Tuesday’s in India.

    Lets just keep patience for the best in the Game .:-)

  • jimjam
    January 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    what a waste of time ??? its 9 and no launch
    was ur insider talking about january 2012 ????????

  • Raghunandanjv
    January 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Its already 8th and still thr is any news…. Motorola is always delays thr launches never on time

  • January 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Where is this phone? Its already the 7th. Been waiting for it since the last 2 months it got launched in the US.

    Firmware is upgraded to 2.2 in the next few months.

    Indian edition is likely to have good maps from mapmyindia.com.

  • January 6, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I am waiting desperately for this device. This phone was reported to have Earphone issues in Germany and Europe by many customers. Hope the issue has been solved.

  • AB
    January 6, 2011 at 12:11 am

    This is a phone that i am looking forward to. Hope Igyaan is right about its launch. If not we can always get it from Singapre for about 500 SGD. I am sure it does not have Android 2.2 but custom Froyo ROMs are already being worked upon.

  • Santhosh
    January 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Hey but in ASIA PACIFIC they have mentioned that defy will be upgraded to 2.2 in Q2…

    https://supportforums.motorola.com/community/manager/softwareupgrades

  • Santhosh
    January 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Great news. Hope it turns out to be true…
    I am a fan of this phone right from when it got listed in phonearena!!!

  • January 4, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    hardware is awesome and firmware can be easily upgraded…..
    no support required from motorola for firmware

  • S N Maran
    January 4, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I don’t think it will come with MotoBlur. Plus I am not sure about Android 2.2 either, I would say that Android 2.1 sounds more like it. Anyway, this is a very good phone for Indian conditions. I am going to buy it it this news indeed turns out to be true.

  • Khamoshpathak
    January 3, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I am so looking forward to buying this phone.. if it releases on 7th jan.. i’ll be one of the first people to buy it. really hope it really does launch here on this date and the price is around 18000…

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