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#91079 6-Oct-2011 11:50
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Motorola Mobility reveals all-new Motorola DEFY+ coming to New Zealand
It’s faster, smarter and richer – Life-proof Motorola DEFY+ is now equipped with faster web-browsing and the social networking tools you crave to stay connected wherever your adventures take you

AUCKLAND - October 6, 2011– Live life to the fullest with the latest life-proof smartphone from Motorola Mobility, Motorola DEFY+. Building on the Motorola DEFY’s life-proof heritage, Motorola DEFY+ offers exceptional protection from whatever life throws your way this summer with its water-resistant, scratch-resistant and dust-proof design (IP67 rated).

In addition, Motorola DEFY+ has a 1GHz processor so it can keep up with you, whatever you want to do. It also comes with the latest version of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread),meaning a smarter operating system, and an improved battery life to fully enjoy your experiences. Motorola DEFY+ will be available in New Zealand from 2degrees from 17th October for $749 RRP, marking the start of a new relationship for Motorola Mobility with 2degrees.

Water-resistant, dust-proof, and featuring scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, Motorola DEFY+, can survive a day on the beach, an all-night party, a sudden rain shower, or even a tough workout with the pre-loaded CardioTrainer application, which transforms the device into the perfect running mate. Its brilliant 3.7-inch, high-resolution, touch-screen display enables you to easily view and track your work out progress. Wherever your days – or nights – take you, Motorola DEFY+ is the life-proof device that can keep up with your toughest demands and wildest adventures.

Motorola DEFY+ is faster than ever, keeping up with your on-the-go lifestyles so you can effortlessly browse the Web, stay updated with social networking sites on your homescreens and stream and download rich media content more quickly than before. Motorola DEFY+ offers an Adobe® Flash® 10-enabled browser for a rich web experience that allows you to watch your favourite movies or view videos on the Web.

Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), Motorola DEFY+ is smarter than ever. This new version of Android boasts a longer battery life, a more intuitive user interface and improvements on the features you use most – including enhanced calendar and email features and home screen options. You can make Motorola DEFY+ your own by organising and personalising your Application trays for easy and quick access to your most used tools, games and content.

Boredom-proof your life; the richest experiences in entertainment and social media are always within reach with Motorola DEFY+. The Music Player lets you access and share your favourite music and you can also stream straight from your desktop at home or work, with Motorola Media Link.Motorola DEFY+ also features Google Talk™ to keep you connected with friends and colleagues, while built in apps like the *Zinio™ e-magazine service allow you to keep up with your favourite publications on-the-go. Entertainment doesn’t stop there: Motorola DEFY+ also features a 5MP camera with flash, digital zoom and auto focus, letting users capture the best of their social life and create their very own entertainment whatever the conditions.

“Motorola DEFY+, our latest life-proof smartphone, delivers the endurance and design strength to keep up with even the most demanding lifestyles, along with the social and entertainment capabilities that put friends and fun in easy reach,” says Timo Brouwer, managing director of Motorola Mobility across ANZPI. “We designed Motorola DEFY+ with all the smartphone features you need for a demanding lifestyle.

“We’re excited to be able to offer Motorola DEFY+ with 2degrees and evolve our portfolio in New Zealand across multiple networks,” continues Brouwer.

”2degrees is thrilled to further strengthen our relationship with Motorola by adding the Motorola Defy+ to our range of devices,” says 2degrees Chief Marketing Officer, Larrie Moore. “This robust, high performance smartphone will suit our trade, business and active lifestyle customers perfectly.”

Smart Accessories
A suite of smart accessories available from Motorola ensures users get the most from the Motorola DEFY+. For a limited time from launch, all Motorola DEFY+s purchased through 2degrees will come with a free car cradle valued at $79.95 available until 30th November, unless sold prior.

Key Features and Specifications:
• Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features more than 250,000 apps from Android Market
• 1GHz processor for efficient web browsing and multi-tasking
• Water-resistant, scratch-resistant and dust-proof to withstand all that life throws your way
• Features scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
• 3.7-inch high-resolution touch screen display
• Music Player connects you to all your favourite artists
• MOTOBLUR lets users stay in touch with friends, providing quick access to social media accounts and live widgets directly from the homescreen
• Motorola Media Link allows users to sync their media content from their desktops at home or work
• Loaded with the ability to create group emails and communication to stay in touch with friends
• Adobe Flash Player 10 for uncompromised viewing of applications, web content and videos
• 5MP camera with auto focus, flash and digital zoom
• 2GB internal memory; 2GB microSD cardin box, expandable up to 32GB
• Access to Google Apps (Google Maps 5.0 with Navigation, Google Talk, Browsing)
• 1700mAH battery for 7.1 hours of talk time and 16 days in standby


Availability
Motorola DEFY+ will be available in New Zealand from 2degreesfrom 17th October for $749 RRP.

 

 




 

 

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  #530342 6-Oct-2011 20:12
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I hope they at least bring in some car kits for general sale! (shame about the price....)

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  #530391 6-Oct-2011 22:10
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Not bad, for the stats it's a reasonable price. Still a considerable mark-up on Amazon (excess of $200 once shipping and GST added) but this is NZ




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  #530577 7-Oct-2011 14:18
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CruciasNZ: Not bad, for the stats it's a reasonable price. Still a considerable mark-up on Amazon (excess of $200 once shipping and GST added) but this is NZ


fairbuy had defy+ listed briefly for $499 then removed. they have a cashback promotion which essentially make it free shipping. so that's basically a 50% markup or $250 over shipped-per-order, a bit excessive imho.

yet I'm not sure if I'm willing to pay $100 extra for essentially a stock 2.3 OS and 100 more mAh. if my treo dies today I'd just grab a defy.

btw warehouse selling huawei x5 for $349 in latest mailer

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  #530647 7-Oct-2011 16:42
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Considering they're launching it at $50 cheaper than Telecom's Defy pricing, its pretty decent tbh

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  #530653 7-Oct-2011 16:51
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Considering this is New Zealand where everything worth having is more expensive for no apparent reason.

Least it's only $200 markup, the Samsung Series 7 Slate is $1099 US off Amazon, RRP in NZ is $2400 according to the press release (which refers to the starting price). That's almost $800 markup once you consider shipping, currency exchange and GST




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