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Four handsets to take on the iPhone 5 release

We are now drawing closer to the release of the iPhone 5 or whatever name it will be called. For those consumers who have set their heart on getting the next iPhone, none of the other good looking devices will sway most of them away from Apple’s new flagship device. There are some rather good looking Android and Windows handsets just about to come out, or in the pipeline to be released around the same time as the next iPhone. So today we are looking at four handsets to take on the iPhone 5 release.

One device that has now got a lunch date in the US is the Samsung Galaxy S II, and is a device that has sold really well in places it is already available. In the US the device will be getting LTE from the off, even though the technology is being added to in other areas next year. The device comes running Android Gingerbread powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

There is also an eight megapixel shooter, while the Sprint and T-mobile versions have a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display and the AT&T model has 4.3-inch. Many consumers have been waiting for the much delayed Motorola Droid Bionic to finally hit the shelves, but it may be too late for this handset as the Motorola Droid HD has been spotted.

What is known of the device so far is a screen size of 4.5-inches with 1280 x 720 resolutions. This also has an eight megapixel camera and is also thought to be around the same thickness as the Galaxy S II. Although not an Android device the HTC Titan looks a fully featured cell phone. It is on the large side though with a huge 4.7-inch display and again is very thin at only 0.39 of an inch.

This is also powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and has 16GB of on board storage, and again an eight megapixel camera can be found, and will be running the latest Windows Phone Mango software. If you don’t want to own a tablet PC and a smartphone the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note may be the device for you. This comes with a massive 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, and is only slightly thicker than the Galaxy S II.

It is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor running Android Gingerbread OS, and power is supplied via a hefty 2,500mA Li-on battery. Release dates have yet to be announced but there are rumors the device won’t be making it to the US. So if an iPhone is not your thing there are plenty of other choices available to you.

What smartphone will you be purchasing next?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems



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