Motorola Olympus MB860 scores the hat trick of certifications

Motorola Olympus MB860 scores the hat trick of certifications
Earlier today, we reported that the dual-core Tegra 2 powered Android device that was called the Motorola Terminator, or the DROID T2, is actually the Motorola Olympus MB860 and is heading for a potential launch on AT&T. And as if to back up this story, the handset has scored a certification hat trick by getting green lights from the Bluetooth SIG and the Wi-Fi Alliance and had previously been cleared by the UPnP forum.

Of course, with a bombshell device like the Olympus is expected to be, nothing is ever certain until it is introduced. While the sites all list the model as being a smartphone and not a tablet, the Bluetooth SIG changed the name of the unit to BT0001, suggesting that Motorola would like to keep a high layer of secrecy surrounding this phone, which is said to be the personal pet project of Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha.

source: electronista



1. achilles

Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 2010

ATT has a long history of limiting the functionality of Android phones on its network. For examples, look at its current Android offerings and compare its features to other Androids on Sprint or Verizon. I'm just curious to see if they actually get a full featured Android with the latest software and hardware.

2. spoonb1

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

who cares.... those of us that know that its a limitation are easily able to root them and do what we like... nothing holding anything back, aria-rooted, xperia x10-rooted, captivate-- rooted, not too many people care as much about the backflip- but, rooted. att just does it so the regular ol'consumer doesn't brick there phone or run into issues with crappy unlisenced apps that are not officially recognized through the android market... that's the great thing about android, doesn't matter what the carrier wants to do to it, you can just undo it and replace it with stock if you want. This is great news as ATT will more than likely stop taking shit because they cared so much not to piss off Mr Jobs and hurt that relationship with apple. Now that that is ending, att will not pass over top end phones that would take attention away from the iphone. This is great news for those of us that always have to get the high end phones we want from Rogers or Telstra and pay more to get/ship them in and unlock them for use on att...

3. tomorrowisnow unregistered

Ever hear of VZW and Bing?

4. llichtwalt

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Yeah...that wasn't their best laid out plan. I really have to wonder how that works out for the 2.2 update of non-rooted Fascinate's.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

achilles, I get your point - but every smartphone from AT&T I have owned I have been able to do what I want to do with your argument is pretty much pointless.

6. Man_of_God

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Am I missing something, because I thought ATT has only been offering Android devices since the beginning of this year. So where does the idea of "a long history" play out? I don't want a debate or rebuttal. I am merely pointing out overlooked facts.

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