Motorola Defy XT and Electrify 2 Join U.S. Cellular Roster
Two new Motorola phones were introduced by Chicago’s U.S. Cellular recently, namely the Electrify 2 and the Defy XT.
Both devices will probably be sold with a simple rebate offer and two-year agreements. The higher-end, thinner Electrify 2 is expected to sell at $199.99, while the entry-level Defy XT may cost $99.99 – these prices are all after the $100 rebate is mailed in.
The Defy XT is Motorola’s simpler U.S. Cellular offering, and is the new version of T-Mobile’s earlier Defy handset. It is a phone that is built to last despite exposure to the elements and possible drops and bumps, just as its name suggests.
We expect its features to include a 1 GHz processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread – the earlier Defy came with Android 2.1, aka Éclair. This is a device meant for the entry-level, so don’t expect anything fancy, just a durable, rock-solid handset.
Customers looking for a higher-end offering would want to check out the Electrify 2, which measures only 0.33 inches thick. That in itself should be a good selling point, but the specs aren’t that bad at all. It appears to be U.S. Cellular’s Atrix HD variant (which is already a variant of the Verizon Droid RAZR HD), and will come with a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen enhanced by Motorola ColorBoost, 8-megapixel rear camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.