The vendor spruiked the Defy as a “summer-proof” Android handset claiming it was water, bump, dust and scratch resistant.
Released last November, Telstra was then the exclusive distributor of the smartphone. The telco in conjunction with Motorola organised a Defy giveaway when The Oprah Winfrey show was filming in Australia.
Optus is selling the Defy on a 24-month $49 plan for $0 upfront.
The handset uses a 3.7-inch high-resolution touchscreen and features Motorola’s Motoblur for easier management of emails, messages and social network updates.