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Motorola Lines Up Yet Another iPhone 5 Rival: The Spyder

Motorola has another smartphone that may give the iPhone 5 a run for its money; the Spyder is a set to be an LTE smartphone which could either be named the Droid RAZR or the Droid HD.

Thisismynext has published pictures of the smartphone which looks a tad like the Droid Bionic and sports almost the same hardware as the Motorola Atrix 2.

One big difference though is that it carries a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display with a 960x540 pixel resolution (the previous Atrix for example used Pentile screen technology instead).

Other titbits that have emerged indicate: a dual core 1.2GHz SoC (possibly a TI OMAP4430), 1GB RAM, possibly 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card, an eight megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, a two megapixel front-facing camera, Kevlar casing and a Gorilla Glass layer on top of the display.

Thisismynext also posits that the phone might arrive on US carrier Verizon and that it should be compatible with Motorola's Lapdock, the same one that works with the Atrix 2.

No release date has been announced yet, although we believe that the device will be released early next month, possibly in a bid to disrupt Apple's iPhone 5 launch.

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 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.