Anyone know what kind of video this phone takes?
I don't care about games or most of the other stuff. I work at a golf course and get wet and dirty all the time... sometimes with no warning! If this phone will play my music, give me animated radar, take good pictures and hopefully good video, and survive my work environment, $99 is an awesome price.
I can't wait to see some actual reviews!
According to Tmonews, it will launch November 3rd for $99 with contract.
Sooo apparently Motorola is being ridiculous by not shipping the Defy in Europe and delaying the release-date further and further. Probably will be a simultaneous release in Europe and the US now.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2010I know what is reported by insiders and press. Just Google on it. They have very limited assem... moreYou might be right if you used the term "Europe" instead of "global". I live in Asia and Moto is releasing at least one new model every month, mostly Android.
While the Chinese market sees some China specific models. While the Korean market is still doing good.
So I don't understand how you used the term "global" when you didn't mention a single thing about what's happening in Moto Asia.
Front facing camera is a funny gimmic. I am not really sure of its existance/spreed on the US market but in Europe it has existed now for more than 6 years. The veridict is that nobody use it, it still cost more than 10 times the price of a normal voice call. Actually, I have never since those first days when it was new and fun to try, seen someone use it (Sweden), pretty (un)impressive since a very big part of the phones here have those capabilites.
The "only one" that has had a big/important use of video calling obviously are hearing impaired, whom now can use sign language....
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2010Why not 4G ?1.Because nobody needs it?
2.There are almost no 4G phones on the market, especially in Europe (if any) because there is no 4G available?
3.It's not a spec-heavy device?
4.It will cost more?
Is it really that difficult to understand?
Same goes for front camera. Video calls are a waste of bandwith, battery and a gimmick the majority of people is neither interested in nor will use in any "mobile" situation.
Something about Motorola in Brazil:
100 Moto, 21 Oct 2010What do you know about Moto's mobile operation "around the world"? I told you about... moreI know what is reported by insiders and press. Just Google on it. They have very limited assembling facilities, so they are looking to close global Motorola mobility division to keep up the American market and T-Mobile. Situation is very bad and complicated.
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2010Nowhere. It's just the preorder. Ships were postponed to november. Moto experiencing very very... moreWhat do you know about Moto's mobile operation "around the world"? I told you about visiting Moto's websites in China and Korea and see how strong presence it has in those martkets, but you didn't seem to bother to read.
i won one of these in work when motorola were promoting it(i work for vodafone)these phones are great,they do everything and i mean everything.......
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2010google one example seerpress.com/motorola-closing-operations-in-russia/10157/i did not see any hints about assembling facilities. But i did not care about that in the first place. I was interested in the "november" part. So far Amazon seems to be the most accurate with 26th of Oct.
Nowhere. It's just the preorder. Ships were postponed to november. Moto experiencing very very large production problems. They simply have almost no assembling facilities. This is why no defy yet available and this is why they are killing motorola mobility division around the world, instead of building new plants...
Why moto announcing the phone without secondary camera. Then why to make 3g phones.
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2010The company kills their business even on profitable markets. Since 2010 they killed business i... moreYou'd be surprised if you ever visit moto.com.cn or moto.com.kr and see how many phones being specifically designed for the Chinese and Korean markets. These are still big markets which justify continuation of "international business".