Ranking all the major hardware Apple released in [Year in Review]. Using the joystick to go through the iTunes interface is not nearly as easy as the iPod scrollwheel. The Rokr E1 is a re-badged Motorola E candybar style phone it was originally called the E with Apple-licensed technology to play back iTunes Music Store purchased music. The product Jobs was most worried about was the cellphone. Motorola Rokr e1 review I love the phone that I bought from an American supplier.

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When playing music, the phone goes back into standby mode while displaying onscreen soft controls and album art. The Good First phone compatible with iTunes.

The biggest letdown is the firmware-based restriction on the number of songs users are able to transfer from iTunes to the ROKR: Presumably this feature is designed to stop the ROKR phone competing on yet another level with standard iPods. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. It also inherited the 2-megapixel camera with manual macro-switching and business card recognition from MINGenhanced with QR Code recognition functions.

Selecting items in the iTunes menu tends to be a little sluggish as well. The Bottom Line An older model handset that Motorola has tried to resuscitate by building in support for iTunes — but rkor our eyes, there is no real hope for this incarnation. It should be enough to hold around tracks, though the decision to limit it only to this number means some will miss out. Supports microSD TransFlash memory cards: Best Phones for At first glance, it’s easy to see where the indifference comes from – make no mistake, the ROKR may be marketed as a music phone, but it’s very much a phone that includes Apple’s iTunes software, rather than an iTunes device with phone capabilities.


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Visit manufacturer site for details. It was Chinese, took weeks to arrive, had arabic letters in one mode of texting and did not support itunes at all. In the end, it doesn’t quite live up to the considerable motto, but future iTunes phones could be worth waiting for.

I would recommend this phone if you could get the genuine Motorola product. You can change the backlighting time and brightness, but visually impaired users should rikr that you can’t alter the font size. Ranking all the major hardware Apple released in [Year in Review]. It also featured a music control panel on the left side of the phone. In fact, the ease of use means that you may very well be shelving your 40GB iPod for short trips in favour of the slim, pocket friendly ROKR. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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To be fair, Motorola doesn’t claim the ROKR is an iPod replacement, and is pitching it more as a phone with which you can store a decent selection of music for when you’re on the move. The phone had been widely expected, with technology sites reporting on collaborations between Motorola and Apple as far back as December While you probably won’t need to remove the TransFlash card too often, we’d prefer to see it rest in a convenient slot on the phone’s spine.


One thing to watch out for if you are purchasing this phone for musicis that there is a smaller headphone jack than the regular “iPod standard size”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The E2 was released in January Good quality headphones and stereo speakers. Hang up and press the dedicated iTunes key, and your song picks up again from the point you left off. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

It features a music player with an interface similar to that of Apple’s iPod music players. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Depressing the joystick selects a menu option, playlist or song, and users can skip or fast-forward through songs by pressing right.

Additionally, the phone features a 3. Jerky and sluggish iTunes client on phone. We generally got between four to five days of average use out of the phone, but this was using the music function rarely. The display measures an ample 2.