Vodafone Motorola Defy inbound

You don't know this yet, but very shortly Vodafone is expected to announce that it will be stocking the new Motorola Defy in the UK.

The Defy, which was launched at the beginning of September, is the company's new tough phone that is due out some time before Christmas.

The phone gets its tough credentials thanks to it conforming to IP67 standards, promising to be scratch, water and dust resistant.

From a design point of view the phone looks tough, but it isn't designed to be a "rugged" handset, more for those who find themselves dropping, scratching or damaging their phone all too frequently.

The phone will come running Android 2.1 and Motoblur, but you will find Adobe Flash Lite included, so you'll be able to view some online videos on the move. Swype is also included for fast text entry.

Around the back is a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash, but it only offers video capture at 640 x 480 resolution. The phone will come with an 800MHz processor with 2GB of onboard memory

So how do we know all this? Well the phone, along with a couple of other unreleased handsets has just showed up on Vodafone's network as a contract handset, as the picture clearly shows. 

Two listings down is the Nokia N8 Green, an exclusive to the UK carrier. 

Check out our Motorola Defy - First Look review.