Fresh from the very successful launch of the top of the line Samsung Galaxy S3, U.S. Cellular is hoping to jolt its Android roster some more by introducing two new mid-range phones from Motorola, the Electrify 2 and Defy XT.
The Motorola Electrify 2 is the sequel to Moto’s Photon 4G, which was released a year ago for Sprint. At the heart of the phone is a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, though we’re not sure what SoC it’s sporting since it’s not mentioned. It also boasts a 4.3-inch ColorBoost display, 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, microSD card slot, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p HD camcorder, and 1,780mAh battery.
Republic Wireless started offering its hybrid wireless service in late 2011, with the premise that customers can make unlimited phone calls, texting, and browsing for only $19 a month. Unfortunately, it only provided one choice of Android model for its proprietary technology, the rather outdated LG Optimus S. The mobile operator is reopening its unlimited Beta service for new customers today, bringing along a new phone to offer, the Motorola Defy XT.
Before you can gorge on the carrier’s unlimited everything, you will have to shell out $249 for the Motorola Defy XT. But since there’s no contract, no overage fee, nor other hidden fees, it’s still a pretty good deal. [...]