The Motorola Defy is a rugged Android device that can resists scratch, drops, dust and even water. As we mentioned earlier, this heavy duty device can withstand water 1 metre deep up to 30 minutes. Of course, most owners would be reluctant to test it out but luckily someone tried it out for the rest of us.
SlashGear had a brief first impression including a swimming pool test where the Defy was set on video recording underwater then dropped to the bottom of the pool of about 6 feet. As expected, it survived the dive, proving that the Defy is great for video recording at poolside parties.
Check out the video after the jump.
When it comes to handheld gaming, nothing beats the good ol’ buttons with tactile feel. With more games coming out on phones like the iPhone, playing on that capacitive screen with virtual buttons seems to be lacking. More often you need to look where you tap/push, affecting the gameplay itself.
The Japanese which obviously take gaming seriously is taking the matter into their own hands by introducing plastic stickers called Tactile+Plus. This consists of a mini screen protector with transparent bumps for D-Pad and action buttons. Quite a neat idea which makes game presses more assuring. Since it is just a standard sticker, it should be compatible with any touch screen smartphone. The only thing you need to consider is the app and the placement of the virtual buttons on screen.
Check out the order page here for more shots of the product.
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The only detail we got is to SMS “START” to 28933 and that’s about it. There’s no info on how much it cost but we are guessing it is RM1/week like DiGi/Maxis and probably 5 sen for each SMS request. Tune Talk is probably too excited about the announcement and they forgot to tell its subscribers how to use it.
We we’re told from a subscriber that tried and all he got was “Facebook texts are now turned on” after SMSing START to the provided number. Strangely they didn’t provide any instructions on logging into your twitter account and other various commands. Tune Talk, this is not good at all. Please test your product and provide clear guide for your subscribers before announcing a half baked feature to the world.
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We know that a number of you have been very vocal about wanting an update for your Legend. First and foremost, we would like to apologize for not responding to your ongoing pleas about the update. But we have been listening. We have been working hard to find the most accurate information about how the update is progressing, and when it will be ready for all of you – thankfully, you won’t have to wait much longer! Below you’ll find all the information we can share right now.
The update has been progressing quite well, and in the coming weeks those with unbranded Legends should be receiving the update.
For those of you with carrier-branded versions of Legend there will be a slightly longer wait. Once we finalize the update within HTC, the software must then go through the appropriate approval process at each carrier that supports Legend on their network. This is the same process for all of our handsets, and Legend is no different. Once our update has been approved by your specific carrier, you should then receive your software update. How long this process takes can vary, but our team is close to finishing the update and will then work with individual carriers for approval.
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask here. We will share as much information as we can. Thanks for your patience and for being a HTC customer!
This is good news for HTC Legend users as they will get improved performance of Froyo and added features that come with it. However we don’t think they will be getting access to the recently announced HTC Sense remote management service. HTC Legend users here better keep an eye out on HTC SEA support page or check for software OTA updates on the device.
Previously HTC Singapore had commented that the Legend will not get Froyo but retracted shortly after. After that, there’s some information that a Froyo update is on the way to HTC Desire, Legend and Wildfire. So far only the Desire has it but we have yet to see any news of Froyo upgrade for the rest of its Android devices launched this year including the HTC Aria.