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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Motorola Outs Droid Razr

Motorola has unveiled the thinnest smartphone ever built and revived one of its most iconic brands at the same time as it launched the Droid Razr.

The handset is a mere 7.1mm thick - much thinner than anything on the market - with a chassis made out of Kevlar fiber and a screen covered with Corning Gorilla glass plus a water-repellent nanocoating.

It comes with a dual core 1.2GHz processor, probably a TI OMAP4 model, with 4G LTE compatibility, 1GB RAM, an eight megapixel camera with full HD video, a front facing 1.3-megapxiel camera, government grade encryption, remote wipe, pin lock, mobile hotspot, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, a 4.3-inch screen with a qHD resolution plus 16GB onboard storage and an additional 16GB microSD card.

Motorola claims that it is is the first smartphone to be able to stream Netflix content in HD, and you ought to be able to display it on a big screen thanks to its HDMI port.

Also It is only the third phone to come with Bluetooth 4.0, the other two being the iPhone 4S and the Nokia N9. Other features include the ability to turn the phone into a portable PC like the Atrix brand.

There's also Quickoffice, Motocast and a Smart Actions App that helps to improve battery life. The phone hasn't been announced yet outside the US and will be available for $300 in early November as an exclusive handset on Verizon Wireless with a two year contract.

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