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Five Formidable Foes For iPhone 5

As the release date for iPhone 5 approaches, let's take a look at the giant's main competitors, suggested by NextiPhoneNews (opens in new tab).

Samsung Galaxy S II

The recently launched handset sure seems to be a worthy opponent. The 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, 1.2GHz ARMv7 dual-core processor, the 16/32 GB versions of Internal Storage Memory and the 8.1MP rear and the 2MP front camera, are just a few of its superlative features.

Nokia N9

This unique MeeGo powered device features a 3.9 inch AMOLED touchscreen and a Gorilla glass display, with 1GB RAM and perfectly compatible applications, especially designed for this smartphone. Despite the rather well-refined operating system, it is not very developer-friendly; but it could nonetheless prove to be a menacing rival.

Droid Bionic 4G

Set for release during the summer, this Motorola's phone has a 4.3-inch qHD display (an improvement on Samsung's S II), a 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, super fast downloads on 4G, with a mirroring function, micro HDMi port, and should have Android 2.3 gingerbread.

Google Nexus 4G

With not much definite information about it, this 4G device is supposed to feature a next gen 1.2 or 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 720 HD display with no physical buttons, a 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, and what is most important, Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 3

Although below the level of its competitors, this business oriented smartphone may still be considered a worthy candidate, with its stable OS, 1.2 GHz processor and its loyal following and trust among in particular business users.

Radu is the founder of, and has worked as a freelance writer for ITProPortal, as well as having been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.