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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Motorola Droid 4 Pics & Specs

Details and close up pictures of the Motorola Droid 4 have appeared online courtesy of tech website (opens in new tab).

The smartphone which is set to launch on Verizon on December 8th, the same day the Samsung Galaxy Nexus goes live, appears to be a variant of the Motorola Razr.

Apart from the fact that it has a smaller display (4-inch 960x540 pixels), a full five-row Edge-lit QWERTY keyboard (like the Droid 2 and 3) and doesn't come with a Kevlar battery cover, there's not much to differentiate between the two handsets.

Both have a 1.2GHz dual core TI OMAP chipset, 1GB RAM, an eight megapixel rear camera with full HD video recording, a 1785mAh batttery, HD front facing camera, 1080p HDMI video mirroring and 4G LTE connectivity.

As expected, the Droid 4 packs a number of Motorola only applications like a Webtop one which converts the phone into an ultraportable laptop when connected to an optional docking station.

There's also the Smart Actions feature that allows users to extend battery life and automate everyday tasks. Also included in the package are Motocast, a clever streaming app, and FIPS 140-2 Government-Grade encryption that ensures maximum security.

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 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.