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UNVEILED: Motorola announces two new Android Smartphones - the Motoluxe and Motorola Defy Mini
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 05.01.12 - 17:32:23 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 9359x
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This spring, Motorola Mobility is adding two new stylish and unique Android 2.3/Gingerbread powered smartphones to its growing budget-friendly smartphone portfolio. The Motorola Motoluxe is a hip, slim touchscreen device while the the Motorola Defy Mini is dustproof and water-resistant, making it the ideal "life proof" phone for active users. And they come in different shapes, sizes and colors. With Google Mobile services preinstalled, users will be able to search for anything with Google Search, chat with friends using Google Talk, or find the way with Google Maps with navigation.

The ultra-vogue, very-slim, Motoluxe sets the bar high in terms of style with a 4" edge-to- edge touchscreen display. This hip device is perfect for writing emails, surfing the Web and watching movies. And, for the amateur photographers out there, the 8 megapixel autofocus camera with flash lets users shoot like a pro.

The Motoluxe also sets itself apart with a lanyard slot that has a lighting effect. Other features include the front-facing VGA camera for video chatting with friends and family, availability in licorice or white and the 1400 mAh only battery  for up to 6.5 hours of talk time, 19 days of standby time

Water-resistant, dust-proof and with a scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass display, the Motorola Defy Mini is the ideal smartphone for active users who need a device as resilient as they are. With a 3.2" touchscreen and a long battery-life, users can keep this phone on and by their side all day long. But there's more which includes the 3 megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, the front-facing VGA camera for video chatting with friends and family, easy access to all favorite outdoor apps with the "Instrument Dashboard" and the 1650 mAh battery for up to 10 hours of talk time, 21 days of standby time.

No matter what device chosen, Motorola's MotoSwitch user interface changes the way users manage their life. With MotoSwitch, Motorola smartphones learns who users talk to, which apps they use most and keeps all of that information front and center. The Social Graph feature gives users easy and fast access to the people who really matter. It learns who's most important to and uses that information to populate the home screen. The Activity Graph gives users a quick and easy access to favorite apps, automatically changing to reflect the apps used the most. With Music Now users can easily play their favorite music while the Smart Gallery displays the favorite pictures as collections.

Both devices are expected to be available in Greater China, Europe and Latin America starting this spring. Motoluxe is already available in China under the name Motorola XT615 and is expected to be available in Greater China, Europe and Latin America starting in February. Motorola Defy Mini is expected to be available in China under the name Motorola XT320 and in select countries in Europe and Latin America starting in February.

Cheers ~ Arne


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