Surely, we’re as much surprised as you to hear that someone was able to buy the Motorola Olympus (or Motorola Etna for Verizon, if you like it by hat name) from (grey) market. Recently, the facebook page of Motorola said the device was slated for Dec 2010 or Jan 2011, which looked highly doubtful, as supported by the deletion of that post from the wall and insertion of new post denying availability of any date. But if someone’s able to get it from the market just like that, we’re totally cool with the Dec 2010 launch. No?
Here is what the tipster had to say about it:
he bought it not knowing it would power on. apparently by holding volume down and power I was able to access a developers menu with a lot of features, one being a bypass activation screen.
this is a pretty cool phone
The screenshots do suggest that the phone’s display is larger than 3.7 inches for sure, and at least 4.0 inches (maybe the 4.1 inches rumors we heard before was correct). But I would also wager with the 4.3 inch display, going by the 6 full rows (which normally are 5 at the max) of the icons in the app drawer (pic above). What do you think?
Also confirmed in the pics are the HDMI port (pic above) and the microUSB port tied near to it.
What we know about the phone — which is still unofficial in all forms — is that it’s headed to AT&T, releasing possibly in Jan 2011. And that it packs in very-anticipated nVidia’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor and with Android 2.2, with the hope that if it launches later, it would be upgraded to android 2.3 Gingerbread. Surely, it sounds very similar to LG Star, which LG is relying on to ramp up its android lineup of devices.
So, what do you think about the launch date, given the latest findings about the phone in the grey market? Will it become the first phone to be powered by a dual-core processor? Or will Samsung be able to bring its dual-core powered Nexus S with android 2.3 before any other android phone? Plenty to think, wait and wonder about!