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Rugged(er) Android Units On The Way

Engadget posts about the Motorola Defy, coming to Europe Q4 2010. Dust, scratch and impact-resistant, and conforms to the IP67 water spec, meaning half-an-hour at 1-meter water depth without leakage. Good size screen (3.7″ diagonal) and decent processor (800 MHz OMap, just a bit slower than the 1 GHz typical of the best units today). If you added a better GPS chipset/antenna, and a larger battery, you’d have a solidly awesome, field-friendly GPS unit ready to go. It’s only a matter of time …

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2 Responses to “Rugged(er) Android Units On The Way”

  1. 1 Epicanis

    I like the concept, but as a victim of the Motorola “CLIQ™ with MOTOBLUR™”, I’m very skeptical of Motorola Mobile Corporation’s ability to think beyond “consume-only”, and these days who the heck still wants a “consume-only” GPS?

    (Relevant example – the CLIQ, and presumably other “MOTOBLUR” phones, doesn’t geotag photos. The option is there, but it turns out Motorola paid their developers to remove actual geotagging, replacing it with “put the name of a nearby city in the filename, but only if you have an internet connection when you take the picture” instead.)

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