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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Motorola Droid Razr Delayed

Online retailer Clove Technology has informed us that the first batch of the new Motorola Droid Razr, which was supposed to go on sale by now, has been delayed until next week.

Powered by Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, the smartphone, which will be available for £455 SIM Free, will rival both the iPhone 4S, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S and the Samsung Galaxy S2 when it comes to hardware features and the all-important thickness.

Whether potential customers will be wooed away by a 2mm difference remains to be seen. The chassis of the Droid Razr, which is also known as the Spyder, is partly made of Kevlar, the stuff that can make vests both lightweight and bulletproof.

Its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla glass and can display up to 960x540 pixels.

The rest of its configuration reminds us of the Samsung Galaxy S2 (or the HTC Sensation); a dual core SoC clocked at 1.GHz (the TI OMAP4430), 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, an eight megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, a front facing camera and full HD video recording.

Like the Atrix you will be able to convert the phone into a fully fledged laptop thanks to a clever docking station that comes with a screen and a keyboard.

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