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Motorola pulls an Apple with 'found' Olympus

The new Motorola Olympus?
The new Motorola Olympus?

Motorola's mobile phone strategy has been heading in a different direction for a while, but that hasn't stopped it copying Apple and seeing one if its flagship devices 'found' in a fleamarket.

Unsurprisingly, it's Gizmodo that got the first pictures of the Motorola Olympus, which has been the subject of a few leaks recently.

The phone is running Android 2.2, has an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip stuck inside and also brings a HDMI-out port as well.

But will it blend?

Some specs haven't been confirmed, with the screen size probably around 3.7- to 4-inch in size, as well as elements like on board storage.

The finder of the Motorola Olympus said that he was surprised it worked at all when he picked it, saying:

"[I] 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."

With such leaking going on, we can only assume that the Motorola Olympus is coming soon - although whether it will get a UK release date is unknown.

From Gizmodo

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.