More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Motorola Defy Forums Added
And just in time for Christmas, our community has received the gift of yet another addition to the T-Mobile family of Android devices. Why is this device different from other Android devices? The biggest thing is the fact that the Defy is a very rugged phone, which can withstand scratching, bumps, hits, and even water splashing all over it. Something looking that tough should be customizable, and hence the Defy fora was born.
Have you gotten one yet? Care to tell us a bit of how a direct hit with a sledge hammer doesn’t even scratch it? Leave us a few lines with feedback on the device’s functionality, and if you have any ideas to make it better (porting roms, making apps, etc), make sure that you visit its new home.
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