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This article was published on November 30, 2010

Facebook post claims AT&T’s Motorola Olympus arriving soon

Facebook post claims AT&T’s Motorola Olympus arriving soon
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As an AT&T customer, the device pictured at right has me excited to say the least.

What is it?  The Motorola Olympus, touted as “the first real flagship Android device on AT&T.”

Sounds about right given the device is expected to feature a 4-inch display, and a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor the world’s first mobile dual-core CPU allowing up to 2x faster Web browsing.

Currently the Olympus is expected to run Android 2.2.1, but may in fact launch with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

When will the device officially launch?  According to a Facebook question posed on AT&T’s Share account on Facebook concerning when the device would be available, a representative from AT&T responded  stating that it would be “available in December or January.”

The exchange has since been removed from the Facebook page.  Luckily, before it was, the discussion was captured for all to see:

According to AT&T, the information on their Facebook page was removed because,  “This response was posted erroneously. We don’t have any information to share about upcoming devices.”

Despite the information above, no one knows for certain when the phone will hit the hands of consumers.  Rumors claim the device will be announced at CES on January 5th, with the release of the device later in the month.

What do you think of the Motorola Olympus?  Do the features make it a device you’ll strongly consider purchasing when if/when it is released?  Why/why not?