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Motorola Defy+ ruggedized by JCB ships to UK

01/17, 2:00pm

Limited edition Defy+ with JCB branding now out

Motorola has teamed up with construction machine maker JCB on a limited-edition model of its ruggedized Defy+ smartphone. It includes a visco-plastic protective sleeve with the JCB logo on the back, and has construction site-oriented apps preloaded, including a spirit-level, a theodolite, a decibel meter and recorder, a flashlight, a unit converter, a calculator, and a DIY store locator. Push to Talk functionality will also be included in the phone.

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Motorola makes rugged Defy+ official

08/15, 11:30am

Motorola's latest rugged smartphone not due in US

Motorola on Monday officially confirmed that the ruggedized Defy+ smartphone will be shipping this fall. It also validated an earlier report that it won't arrive in North America, as its launch is limited to Asia, Europe and Latin America. The handset meets the IP67 specification for water, scratch and shock resistance thanks both to a toughened body and a Gorilla Glass-covered 3.7-inch touchscreen.

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