Updated on:Sep 20, 2014
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Rogers has been offering a moderately rugged entry level Android handset with a full physical QWERTY keyboard called the Motorola Defy Pro for a few weeks now. Though the specs don’t exactly blow any minds, its pricing is a new step towards a bit of sanity in Canada; this is a phone you get for free on a two-year contract, which is unheard of when the industry standard up here is a three-year commitment. The $275 stand-alone price even make...
Pros: The Motorola Defy Pro’s price point is its main competitive advantage, especially in Canada where getting a free smartphone on a two-year contract is hard to do. A real physical keyboard plus a healthy dose of survivability are great perks.
Cons: Gingerbread is really painful to deal with, which is compounded by having to hold the phone sideways to run most apps. The spacebar isn’t particularly reliable, which is too bad considering the keyboard is one of the main selling features. The rear
Verdict: While the low price point may be an easy on-ramp for those new to Android, Gingerbread doesn’t do the operating system justice. Those that are primarily interested in saving a buck, however, will be plenty satisfied with the basic utility the D...
The Motorola Defy Pro runs Android and sports a 2.7-inch touchscreen with a QWERTY keyboard. Powered by a 1 GHz processor, the Defy Pro offers a front and rear camera, the rear camera offering a LED flash and 5 megapixels. Additional features include Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 3.0....