Motorola Olympus launch in Q1 2011

Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 20:46 by Tech Correspondent

The latest news is that Motorola’s most-anticipated Android phone is code named the ‘Olympus’ and would be rolled out in markets by Q1 2011.

The new smartphone will be distributed on the AT&T carrier network. This is an early eak; so there are no photos or detailed specs of the Motorola Olympus yet.

According to information via BGR, Olympus will support 802.11 n Wi-Fi and UPnP media sharing. The smartphone is likely to run on Android 3.0, code named as Gingerbread. It is also expected to be Google’s showcase for Gingerbread, though there are rumors that LG may actually steal some of Motorola’s thunder.

LG is said to be developing a smartphone for use on the Verizon network, that will most likely get the Gingerbread OS first. Motorola may have to do with Android 2.2 Froyo for now (at least that’s what many reports indicate it’s being tested with).

Moreover, the Olympus is expected to boast an NVIDIA chipset. It will most probably feature a 4-inch display, with high resolution. But will that match the iPhone’s retina display? Or at least be at a par with Samsung’s super Amoled and amoled displays.

So, what makes this smartphone special? The answer is the presence of a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, clocked at 1GHz, making it a sought after device. The dual core Tegra 2 processor puts Motorola back in the game, and ready to take on its rivals with the Olympus.

Olympus is scheduled to come to the markets by Q1 of 2011. We have no information on its pricing and other specifications. Motorola has had decent success with Android phones, especially after the introduction of the Droid and Milestone. Will the Olympus be a winner?

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