Motorola Olympus: December or January Arrival, Per (Retracted) Facebook Post

November 30, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

We’ve been getting quite a few rumors about the upcoming Tegra 2 device from Motorola, which will actually ship in at least 2 versions: Olympus for AT&T and Etna for Verizon. Olympus was rumored to come in late January, while the LTE-compatible Etna was supposed to appear in February. Now, however, we’ve learned from a post on one of AT&T’s Facebook accounts that Motorola Olympus will come to AT&T in “December or January”.

The post is now deleted, which means either it was a misstep from one of their employees, or a planned leak to take away some buzz from the Nexus One that’s supposed to be running on T-Mobile, and should be revealed very soon.

Update: Facebook post retracted, additional reporting follows:

Rumors come and go but it seems AT&T likes to lay them to rest as quick as possible. With a recent post on the official AT&T Share Facebook page, a customer we’ll call Anonymous Scott, posed a simple question for AT&T about the release of the Motorola Olympus, and got an answer.

Someone who moderates the AT&T Facebook page seemed to give a pretty nice, somewhat solid answer for those customers who have been waiting for the elusive Olympus to drop. To launch the device over the holiday season would make many customers happy considering that there is a major lack of great Android devices on the network as of now.

Now, thanks to BGR for doing a little of their own detective work, the rumor has turned pure conspiracy, with the earlier answer post on facebook by AT&T now deleted. Eventually being able to speak to someone from the company about the posting, the response was simply, “This response was posted erroneously. We don’t have any information to share about upcoming devices.”

It appears for the time, that the Moto Olympus will stay a rumored device.

with additional reporting by Jeffrey Scott Beard

Via – Engadget, BGR