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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by N1nja, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. N1nja

    N1nja Member
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    So I saw the Moto Defy for the first time today, and am really considering trying to get one and give up my Nexus one for it. One main thing though is that I'm not a huge fan of Motoblur or seven home screens, can it be rooted to run something more like base Android or just something less involved and resource hogging than Blur.
    Sorry, I've never rooted my phone or really looked into it because I was happy with how it was but the N1 just isn't on the rugged side at all.

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  2. J3D1

    J3D1 Newbie

    Blur gets a bad rap I think. It's actually is pretty handy, and you can easily delete the widgets you don't use or want.

    Yes it can be rooted.
  3. colnago

    colnago Android Expert


    I'm only using the Motoblur Calendar and Messaging widgets, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggle switches. Launcher Pro is also installed, but I prefer the stock Blur home screens.
  4. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert

    X3 I have the Defy, it's an awesome phone, I highly recommend it, rooted or not.
  5. N1nja

    N1nja Member
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    I didn't spend much time playing with motoblur in the store since it requires all of your login info, just didn't seem like something I would be down for but since you guys like it then it may be for me. I did really like how responsive and accurate the touch was, didn't feel much different than my N1 if at all and the swype text was fun but annoying, could be handy once learned better though.
    Still working on getting one, trying to push em to at least let me do the monthly payment on my bill for it.

    My N1 has seen many better days, the screen has been cracked for awhile but now I'm starting to be able to feel the cracks and some of the smaller pieces of glass around the corners have began to fall out.

Motorola Defy Forum

The Motorola Defy release date was October 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP 3610 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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