Rugged Motorola Defy Getting Processor Upgrade, Coming to AT&T?
Motorola’s Defy hit the scene last year, bringing some ruggedizied Android action to T-Mobile. Since then, it’s moved on up from Eclair to Froyo, and we’ve seen a Gingerbread leak hinting at an official update on the way. Now a new rumor says that we might be about to see a Defy refresh, bringing with it a hardware upgrade, as well as the emergence of the smartphone on some new frequency bands.
This so-called Defy+ would swap out the original’s 800 MHz OMAP 3610 Texas Instruments chip for a 1GHz OMAP 3620 TI model. It’s not a huge improvement, sure, but the 25% clock bump should help the Defy+ keep up with some of the models that have come out since the original Defy’s release.
The source of this rumor doesn’t seem to have any information specifically linking the Defy+ to AT&T, but notes that it will support 850, 1900, and 2100MHz bands, certainly giving if it the radio hardware it would need for service on the provider. These changes aside, the Defy+ looks like it will keep most of the original’s specs. That means 512MB of RAM, a 3.7-inch FWVGA display, and 2GM of internal flash storage.