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Motorola Droid 3: Not Quite A Threat To iPhone 5

Motorola’s Droid 3 has become available on Verizon’s network and can be purchased for $199.99 with a contract signed for two years or for $459.99 free of contract.

The smartphone is very appealing in terms of specs. The Droid 3 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and offers 1GB of RAM and another 16 GB of internal memory. The monster 4-inch HD display a highly resectable resolution of 960x549 pixels, while the 8MP camera can record 1080 p HD video content, IB Times (opens in new tab)reports.

The QWERTY physical keyboard is another strong selling point of the smartphone and guarantees high typing accuracy.

The Droid 3 is unlikely to be an iPhone killer since its specs are more or less in the iPhone 4’s league. Motorola’s smartphone does indeed have a better camera and a bigger screen, but the upcoming iPhone 5 will reportedly offer even better specs.

The fifth-generation iOS smartphone will be powered by an A5 processor, integrate an 8MP camera alongside a dual-LED flash and boast a 4-inch edge-to-edge screen, it is rumoured. And of course, the iPhone 5 will run Apple’s latest OS.

Despite its specs and the head-start, Motorola's Droid 3 will not be an iPhone killer simply because it brings no revolutionary features compared to Apple’s iPhone.

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