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Droid Bionic Heir To Be Called Dinara, Motorola's Latest iPhone 5 Rival

Rumour has it that Motorola is going to launch another Super phone, one that will take over the Atrix and the Droid Bionic as the company's next super phone.

The Dinara, as it known internally, is set to be launched sometimes towards the end of the year, most probably in winter in the US. The name has been chosen because it refers to a mountain (or a mountain range).

According to Kellex from Droid-Life (opens in new tab), the handset will come with a dual core TI SoC, possibly the OMAP4460, with 1GB RAM, a lock button on the side and a non-removable battery like the iPhone 4.

Sources close to the project have confirmed that the phone looks a lot like the Bionic but thinner and lighter. A couple of interesting details; it comes with a bigger screen (and a thinner frame), potentially with a HD screen which could well be 1280x720 pixels rather than 960x540 pixels.

In addition, it is set to have a 13-megapixel camera, the highest pixel count of any camera on the market (but pixels don't mean everything) and a VGA front one (which would be disappointing).

Expect it to still feature Android Gingerbread rather than Ice Cream Sandwich (which it will ultimately carry) and to come with 4G LTE; note that it is currently being tested on Verizon but should be available on other networks as well.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.