Motorola Olympus goes iPhone 4 route – found at a flea market, poses for photos

Sure, we’re an all Android blog, but that doesn’t mean we don’t catch the other news out there. Like earlier this year, when Gray Powell inadvertently left the then-unreleased iPhone 4 at a bar, and Gizmodo got their hands on it, causing a huge stink in the tech world. Well, wouldn’t you know it, Gizmodo has gotten their hands on some more tech leakage, and they’ve got a high-resolution photo shoot to prove it – again.

It seems that one of Gizmodo’s tipsters purchased a Motorola Olympus (which, as of late, has been infamous for leaking photos) at a flea market. The unit, when initially purchased, would not turn on. However, the tipster said he was able to hold down the volume down and power keys to access a developers menu, which included an option to bypass activation. Convenient? You bet.

The biggest thing here is that Gizmodo has confirmed that the device they have in their hands is using a Tegra 2 processor, which is the biggest selling point thus far on the Motorola Olympus. They also tell us that they found HDMI and microUSB connections, along with a front-facing camera, and is running Android 2.2 Froyo. Gizmodo is also quoted as saying:

It does look larger than the Defy, as we said before, so that means the screen size is going to be larger than 3.7-inches.

Sounds like our oft-leaked Olympus for sure. Gizmodo is now asking those with access to the Olympus to see if they can confirm that it really does run a Tegra 2 chipset. This information would almost 100% verify if the device they have is truly a Motorola Olympus.

Do you think we’re going to see any backlash from Motorola over this device? Will it be iPhone-4-gate all over again? Be sure to hit the break for a full photo gallery, and let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments below!

All photos in the above gallery courtesy of Gizmodo

[via gizmodo]

  • zaiger

    Wow that would be like a dream come true to run across that at a flea market.

    Is it CMDA?

    Also Blur, gross. :(

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  • Nice looking phone based on the hardware, but take that crap called
    MotoBlur off and throw some stock Android on that baby. Make it run nice
    and smooth.

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