The Motorola DEFY has its name and marketing for one reason: it can defy almost anything. I’ve had a unit with me from Motorola for about 24 hours, and I can say the following: Scratch proof? Check. Dust proof? Check. Waterproof? Almost.
The Motorola DEFY is also a waterproof phone running Android 2.1 with a newer edition of MOTOBLUR. After thanks and speaking to my Motorola contact, I mentioned that I wanted to take a swim with it in the pool downstairs (that a few of you might have seen in a recent tweet of mine). The deepest the pools are is 6 feet, so it’s decent. When I presented this “test” to my contact, I was told that it would be a great way of testing the Motorola DEFY’s prowess to the elements.
So obviously, since I was given the “OK, go”, I stepped out and walked from one side of the pool to the other, occasionally dipping the DEFY into the water. After checking it once, I found that it was indeed waterproof. So I could get cocky, right? I opened the camera app, switched to video, and played like a child with a rubber ducky in the pool.
Success: it was still functioning. For now.