Motorola Mobility has added two new smartphones to their lineup, the Motoluxe and the DEFY Mini. Both devices will come with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), but that's about all that they have in common. The Motoluxe sports a 4-inch screen, 8-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing VGA camera.

Meanwhile, the DEFY Mini is, you guessed it, a smaller version of the rugged Motorola DEFY.  It's got a 3.2-inch touchscreen with a Corning Gorilla Glass display, 3MP rear camera and a front-facing VGA camera. It is also water-resistant and dust proof. The DEFY Mini is perfect for everyone who wants a smaller phone but also wants to be able to beat it up a bit without having to worry about it breaking.

The MOTOLUXE and DEFY Mini will be available in China, Europe and Latin America starting this Spring. No word yet on US availability. Both will also be showing off at CES next week, so if you're going to be there, check them out.

Source: Motorola Mobility


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Motorola Mobility announces two new smartphones, the MOTOLUXE and DEFY Mini


And I bet BOTH will have locked bootloaders. So much for that unlocking they said would happen in the last-half of 2011.

No more Moto products for me.

HTC has provided an unlock for almost all of their 2011 line of handsets just as they said they would. Motorola ... has not.

I really hope Google forces Moto to unlock the bootloaders and TONE down Blur if not get rid of it entirely. ick.

I see cheap phones that were in the hopper to be released a while ... besides these are revolutionay .. these are stick GB on some slightly different hardware and shove it out the door. *shrug* Don't buy these as with the specs they will probably never see ICS.

I was thinking the same thing. Do we really need 50 new android phones this year? How about 8 great ones. Or six. Or two!

They've announced a general idea on when the updates will be here. You really expect them to have ICS ready in basically a month and a half or so? T