The battle for 4G space intensified as both Motorola and HTC launched their 4G smartphones with key carriers.

Motorola launched Atrix for AT&T, Droid Bionic for Verizon and Cliq 2 for T-Mobile. HTC was not behind and has launched EVO Shift for Sprint, Thunderbolt for Verizon and Inspire for AT&T.

They both have a QWERTY keypad slide-out models with Motorola flaunting Cliq 2 and HTC with its EVO Shift. However, Motorola's Atrix offers powerful specifications with 960x540 resolution screen and 1GB of RAM. While its Droid Bionic comes with 1080p video-capture capacity and both are powered by dual-core Nvida Tegra 2 processors.

HTC offers higher RAM in Thunderbolt and Inspire models and adds two cameras in its Thunderbolt which could be a competing phone against Motorola Atrix.

Here is a list of tentative specifications that stack up the 4G releases by Motorola and HTC:

 

Atrix 4G

Droid Bionic

Cliq 2

HTC EVO Shift

HTC Thunderbolt

HTC Inspire

OS

Android 2.2

Android 2.2

Android 2.2

Android 2.2

Android 2.2

Android 2.2

Processor

Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core  1GHz

Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-core 1GHz

1GHz

Qualcomm MSM7630 800MHz

Qualcomm MSM 8655 1 GHz

Snapdragon 1GHz

Display

4-inch

4.3-inch

3.7-inch

3.6-inch

4.3-inch

4.3-inch

Resolution

960X540

960x540

854x480

800x480

800x480

800x480

Memory

16 GB

16 GB

1 GB

8 GB

8 GB

4 GB

RAM

1 GB

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

768 MB

768 MB

Camera

5 MP

8MP

5 MP

5 MP

8 MP rear, 1.3 MP front

8 MP

Video Capture

720p

1080p

n.a.

720p

720p

720p

Slide-out keypad

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Weight

4.8 oz

5.57 oz

6.17 oz

4.59 oz

N.A

5.78 oz

Wi-Fi

802.11b/g/n

802.11b/g/n

802.11b/g/n

802.11b/g/n

802.11b/g/n

802.11b/g/n

Battery

9 hrs talk time

9 hrs talk time

7.9 hrs talk time

6 hrs talk time

6 hrs

6 hrs

Carrier

AT&T

Verizon

T-Mobile

Sprint

Verizon

AT&T