A couple of weeks ago, Motorola released a new addition to the ROKR family.. the Moto ROKR E8
“ROKR E8 is a no compromises device – it’s both an MP3 player that makes great phone calls and a mobile phone with tremendous audio capabilities. With our unique ModeShift technology, we’re dispelling the myth that mobile phones with music features are inferior to stand-alone audio devices
Specs and more of the Moto ROKR E8 after the break.
Band: Quad Band; GPRS/EDGE class 12
Weight: 100 grams
Battery : 970mAh
Display: 2.0” QVGA 240×320 262K TFT
- ModeShift technology transforms the device from phone to music player to imaging device with the touch of a button
- FastScroll navigation wheel allows for scrolling through songs, contact and image library with the slide of a thumb
- Innovative haptics technology provides tactile response when a virtual key is pressed
- 2GB internal memory
- optional external memory support up to 4GB capacity
- Microsoft™ music ecosystem support
- 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, stereo Bluetooth wireless technology (A2DP)
- 2.0megapixel camera with 8x zoom, multi-shot feature, video capture and playback
- Airplane mode to play uninterrupted music in the air, even without a SIM card
- Talking phone offers a voice readout of text messages while dialing number or when receiving a cal
- MIDI, MP3, AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR-NB, Real Audio (RA) v10
- Crystal Talk™ technology
- Full HTML browser
- Connectivity Stereo Bluetooth Class 2, USB 2.0 Hi-speed, GPRS Class 12, EDGE Class 12
You see when the unit is turned off, you wont see any keys… It has a smooth surface!Then when you turn it on, you’ll see a virtual numbered keypad. There’s also a dedicated virtual music key. When you press it, the phone’s keypad disappears and the controls for the music player replaces the usual keys!
Motorola also says that this phone provides a great sound with its three-dimensional stereo feature that enhances two-channel audio and an on-board equalizer. Hmmm.. got to try this one!
ROKR E8 also helps consumers discover new music with a built-in FM radio and support for Song ID2 . The 2GB internal memory can store up to 1,500 songs3, and the external memory is expandable up to 4GB with an optional microSD card. Music transfers quickly with USB 2.0. The device is compatible with Windows Media Player 11 on the PC, which also provides access to more than 200 online music stores.
In phone mode, ROKR E8 provides outstanding voice quality using Motorola CrystalTalk technology. The powerful device can receive calls while downloading or playing music, text messaging2, surfing the Web2 or taking pictures. Quality construction and materials help make ROKR E8 durable and reliable, and a high gloss front, aluminum soft touch back, spun metal side keys and engraved banding offer the modern style expected from Motorola.