Motorola announces the 'lifeproof' Defy Pro

Motorola's dust-, water-, and scratch-resistant Defy Pro launches in Brazil.

The Motorola Defy Pro Motorola

Not every rugged or semi-rugged phone has to look like a rubber tire.

Yesterday, Motorola announced its newest handset, the Defy Pro, which can resist dust, water, and scratches, but still looks sleek enough to be your day-to-day phone.

It has a 2.7-inch Gorilla Glass touch-screen display, and has a four-row physical QWERTY keyboard.

The handset also has three different "dashboards" or user profiles, which include outdoor, hiking, and workout view. These views give you details on the weather, track your hiking trails, and monitor your workouts, respectively.

This Android device has Bluetooth capabilities, comes loaded with Quickoffice, and sports a 5-megapixel camera with flash.

It will be available in Brazil starting July 15.

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Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.


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