Motorola planning iPhone 4 killer

The iPhone 4 isn't even out of its box yet, but wannabe handset makers are already queuing up to take on Apple's latest.

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha confirmed today that his company would be releasing a smart phone based on a new 2GHz Snapdragon processor before the end of the year.

Smartphones including the iPhone are currently limited to 1GHz but rumour has it that the Motorola offering will double the CPU speed, run the Android operating system and include "everything that is technologically possible in a smartphone today" according to Conceivably Tech.

Jha reckons that the days of the portable computer are numbered and that we'll all be ditching the notebooks and using smartphones in the very near future.

An anonymous source from Motorola also suggested that the forthcoming app phone would feature 720p HD video, a 5-megapixel plus camera, a Tegra GPU with hardware Flash acceleration and a gyroscope.