This video gives us an overview of how the people-centric contacts application of the ATRIX runs. Again pretty basic but useful for the first-timer that hasn’t used MOTOBLUR before.
Thanks to Vince at TracyAndMatt for this thorough review of the Motorola DEFY. You can read an extract review below, the entire plain text version can be read here on our website or the original review with images can be found here.
In terms of strength, Coring and Motorola have really outdone themselves in the tough tests and I am quite impressed that the Defy really is a ‘Lifeproof’ phone.”
Beginning with the front, there’s the 3.7 inch touchscreen dominating almost all of the front. Not much bezel here; it makes the device nice and compact, whilst making the screen look bigger. Above the screen there’s a small earpiece hole, proximity sensor, light sensor, and notification LED. Below it there’s a touch sensitive row of standard Android buttons – menu, home, back and search.On the left, there are some industrial looking screws, and a stubby little volume rocker. On the right, there’s three more screws, and a rubber sealed micro USB port for charging and syncing that sits behind a beefy plastic door.
The Motorola Defy joins the onslaught of devices that Motorola are pushing into the Android space, but their designs have been quite different and interesting (such as the Backflip or the XT720). The Defy seems to continue the trend of uniqueness – Motorola have designed this one to ‘defy’ water, dust, sharp objects and even the occasional hard drop. Getting the Defy for review built up a bit of excitement in me as I knew it would be fun to test the claims!
The Motorola Milestone 2 helps you to organise all your social-networking activity with enhanced MOTOBLUR. This is really useful if you send and receive a lot of messages on single or multiple platforms. Of course, you’ll want quick and easy access to the likes of Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. The video below shows you how you can add a social-networking widget to your homescreen.
In anticipation of the release of the Motorola Milestone 2, we have added this Milestone Sizzle Video to our YouTube page. We will be receiving our first stock of the Milestone 2 late tomorrow and shipping backorders on Monday.
Here’s a run through of the features for those of you who are not yet familiar with the new Android handset from Motorola.
Features of Motorola Milestone 2
- Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- 1GHz Processor with 802.11n support
- 8GB Internal Memory
- Latest version of MOTOBLUR
- Multi-touch, pinch to zoom and double tap zoom
- 3G Mobile Hotspot – connect up to five other Wi-Fi devices
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1
- SWYPE Data Input
- 720p HD Video capture and playback
- Improved keyboard – larger keys and better tactility
- DLNA Support
With MOTOBLUR, you are able to customise the seven available homescreens of your Motorola DEFY, which comes preloaded with a range of apps and widgets. The information in the widgets is dynamically updated, such as in the happenings widget which combines MySpace, Twitter and Facebook messages. If the built-in apps and widgets are not enough, there is a massive range available to download from the Android Marketplace.
MOTOBLUR allows you to personalise and organise all the information for each of your friends under one listing. From the happenings screen on your Motorola DEFY, you can view recent contact history, social network updates, poke, email and ring people. Addresses can be automatically linked to Google Maps and contact info is backed up to your online MOTOBLUR account.
MOTOBLUR ensures that you have cutting-edge media features available on your Motorola DEFY. Easily share photos, videos and info about what music you’re listening to on multiple social networks. Hear a song when you’re out and about but don’t know its name? Use Song ID to learn its name and lyrics, as well as find the album art.
MOTOBLUR organises all methods of messaging in one place on your Motorola DEFY to make communication as effortless as possible. Also with MOTOBLUR, you can integrate a work exchange server and enable an auto erase feature for messages if someone enters a password incorrectly too many times.
With MOTOBLUR, you do not need to worry about losing your device. Whether you’ve lost your Motorola DEFY at home or out and about, use MOTOBLUR to determine its location. If your device has been permanently lost or stolen, MOTOBLUR lets you wipe the data remotely by logging on to your online account. This data is stored on your online account, so wiping it from your phone will not lose it completely.
The DEFY in the new ‘Lifeproof’ Android smartphone from Motorola. Last week, we posted this awesome TV commercial currently being shown for the DEFY, as well as a demonstration video of its water resistance capabilities.
Over the next week or so, we will be posting a series of videos demonstrating the MOTOBLUR user interface that operates on the Motorola DEFY. However, first of all here’s a run through of just how life proof the DEFY is.
The MOTOROLA DEFY is water-resistant* and dustproof* with a Corning Gorilla glass display that is resistant to impacts and scratches. So go ahead and take it anywhere! With CrystalTalk PLUS, you can be sure you’ll always hear and be heard no matter where life takes you.
You’ll never be bored with edge-to-edge entertainment on the 3.7-inch touch screen display that was designed to enhance your favourite websites, games and apps. Plus, this device comes equipped with a 5MP camera with flash, digital zoom and auto-focus for fantastic still shots and video. Of course, you’ll enjoy a full suite of Google services, including Google Maps Navigation BETA, Google Talk, Google Mail and YouTube.
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The MOTOROLA DEFY comes with Enhanced MOTOBLUR, which syncs, streams and backs up your contacts,
messages, emails and social status updates. Now, it even filters messages and updates so it’s easier to follow who and what really matters. No more information overload.
3.7” INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREEN
The high-res VGA touch display stretches from edge to edge to maximise media playback and web browsing. More touch sensors allow you to experience increased sensitivity, accuracy and response time. Let your fingers glide over the SWYPE QWERTY keyboard for faster emailing, searches,texts and instant messages.
* Product meets or exceeds IP67 standard for water and dust