AT&T Says Olympus Here by January, Then Backtracks

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AT&T may be planning to launch the Motorola Olympus even earlier than expected. Today one of the company’s Facebook accounts responded to a query about the smartphone by both recognizing that the carrier will in fact be selling the handset, as well as saying the phone will be available in either December or January.

While January does fall into the Q1 2011 projections we had last heard, this new info slides that date right up to the beginning of the new year. In the time since the Facebook post first went up, AT&T Share, one of several Facebook presences the carrier maintains, has taken the reply back down. While this could point to the reply either containing incorrect information or privileged material not yet ready for public dissemination, if the former were the case we’d expect AT&T to post a correction rather that this seeming sweep-under-the-rug.

Officially, AT&T replied, “this response was posted erroneously. We don’t have any information to share about upcoming devices.” Well, have the information and have-to-share are two very different things, but take what you will away from this slip-up. Worst case, you’ll just have to wait a few months longer for the dual-core Android handset with its supposedly-super-high-resolution screen.

Source: Facebook (post now down)

Via: BGR

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