Motorola has unveiled two smartphones, the hotly anticipated Milestone 2 running on Android Froyo 2.2 and the Motorola Defy.
The Milestone 2 features a number of key updates, including the latest version of Android, Flash 10.1 and an enhancement to the Motoblur interface that synchronises information from sites and email accounts.
"The Milestone 2 has been updated with new features based on feedback we've received on the original device," said Tom Satchwell, European marketing director at Motorola.
The handset offers 720p HD video capture, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1GHz processor and 8GB of internal memory, expandable to 32GB with a MicroSD card. Battery life is stated only as "extensive".
No information was given on pricing, which Motorola said is dependent on discussions with network operators. The handset will be on sale during the fourth quarter.
The Motorola Defy, meanwhile, runs Android 2.1 and is designed to offer " life-proof" protection against everyday wear and tear such as water, scratching and dust, including resistance to International Protection 67 standards.
"Our aim was to make a product that if you are out and about with, out running or in a busy work environment, it won't cause you any problems. It's all about giving the phone enough protection so you don't need to worry about damage," said Satchwell.
The device has some similarities to the Milestone 2, including a 3.7in WVGA touch screen, and has Adobe Flash Lite built in to the browser as well as the enhanced version of Motoblur.
Pricing information is not available, but the devices will be available in the fourth quarter.
The new handsets push Motorola's output of Android devices to 17, following hot on the heels of the Flipout in June.
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