US Cellular has just dropped a couple of handset announcements into our lap, both for Motorola phones and both launching this week. The Motorola Electrify 2, in fact, is available as of today. A followup to last year’s model, the Electrify 2 features many of the hallmarks of recent Moto release, including a 4.3-inch ColorBoost display, Kevlar construction, and an 8.4mm thin profile. It runs Android 4.0 on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and features an 8MP camera.
The Motorola Defy XT is the same rugged handset we have recently seen pop up in other areas around the globe. IP67 rated, the Defy XT carries a 3.7-inch display, 1GHz CPU, and 5MP camera. The Android 2.3 handset will be available later in the week on August 3rd. Pricing hasn’t been announced for the Defy, but Electrify 2 sells for $180 after contract agreement and mail-in rebate.
MOTOROLA ELECTRIFY™ 2 AND DEFY™ XT LAUNCH ON U.S. CELLULAR
Incredibly thin, made Kevlar®strong ELECTRIFY 2 available online today; tough and durable DEFY XT available August 3
CHICAGO (August 1, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Motorola Mobility today announced two new Android™-powered smartphones to the carrier’s lineup. Motorola ELECTRIFY™ 2, the next generation of the popular ELECTRIFY that runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will be available online on August 1 and in stores on August 2. Additionally, Motorola DEFY XT will be available online and in stores on August 3. Visit uscellular.com for detailed pricing and visit motorola.com for additional product details.
The Motorola ELECTRIFY 2 and DEFY XT through U.S. Cellular come with the carrier’s unique user benefits, including faster phone upgrades without re-signing contracts and the only points-based rewards program in the industry. Both smartphones will run on U.S. Cellular’s high-speed nationwide network, which has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier.
“Customers who purchase Motorola ELECTRIFY 2 or DEFY XT will not only enjoy a new cutting-edge Android-powered smartphone, but will also get the best customer experience,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “A mobile phone should make life simpler and easier to get things done and U.S. Cellular believes the customer relationship with their wireless carrier should be the same.”
With a slim 8.4 millimeter design, Motorola ELECTRIFY 2 is ultra sleek, made Kevlar® strong and features an invisible splash-guard coating to protect from spills. The 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 4.3-inch ColorBoost™ display make ELECTRIFY 2 a multimedia powerhouse, perfect for gaming, movie watching, and web surfing. Great for capturing photos and videos, the ELECTRIFY 2 features a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and a 1080p HD camcorder. It’s also the first U.S. Cellular device to include SMARTACTIONS™, the free Motorola app that can help extend battery life as well as intelligently automate routine, everyday tasks and suggest ways to personalize your phone to make your life easier.
Motorola DEFY XT is perfect for customers looking for the features and functionality of an Android-powered smartphone with a durable design. Water-resistant, dustproof and with a scratch-resistant 3.7-inch touchscreen, DEFY XT is ready to take on everyday scrapes and spills. Not only strong and sturdy, it’s also a great device for keeping connected with friends and family with a 5 megapixel camera and a front facing webcam for video chats. Stay entertained with access to more than 600,000 apps and games on Google Play™, as well as millions of books and songs and thousands of movies and TV shows. Also, the customizable activity dashboards offer additional functionality with access to an integrated compass, pedometer, music player, and weather.
“Motorola is excited to bring the next evolution of ELECTRIFY to U.S. Cellular customers and Motorola ELECTRIFY 2 is ideal for those who crave premium features,” said Jeff Miller, corporate vice president, North America Go-to-Market, Motorola Mobility. “Motorola DEFY XT packs innovative specs into a resilient design that can withstand whatever life throws your way. These two products provide unique experiences and give consumers choice.”
For more information about all of U.S. Cellular’s devices and plans, visit any U.S. Cellular store, go to uscellular.com or check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.
Purchase of a data plan is required, and a new two-year agreement and activation fee may apply for new customers. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.