Motorola has officially unveiled the ROKR E8 cellphone for T-Mobile, which will be available from July 7, 2008 in the US.
The Motoroka ROKR E8 is a candybar-style cellphone, which carries significant media capabilities. Motorola’s ModeShift technology transforms the device from phone to music player with the touch of a button. Innovative haptics technology provides tactile response when a virtual key is pressed. Fast Scroll navigation wheel allows for scrolling through thousands of songs with the slide of a thumb.
Overall a good-looking phone – as long as you don’t consider the iPhone, we think. Take a look at the ROKR E8 photos on the page and judge for yourself if you like it or not!
ModeShift not only changes the interface functionality, but it also changes the keypad entirely. A single push of a button will change the keypad from the traditional cellphone-style 1 through 9 grid layout to a layout displaying media buttons and more. Motorola has included haptic technology in the ROKR E8. This ensures that when a virtual key is pushed, feedback is given to the user to affirm that a key was, in fact, pushed. Patented CrystalTalk technology delivers outstanding call clarity even in noisy environments Windows Media Player 11 compatibility enables easy transfer of tunes from the PC to the device.
Motorola designed ROKR E8 will deliver an uncompromised consumer experience for music or talk. Using breakthrough ModeShift technology from Motorola, the quad-band GPRS/EDGE device presents users with only the controls they need, at the time they need them, instantly transforming from music player to phone with the touch of a button.
ROKR E8 also marks the debut of the new FastScroll navigation wheel from Motorola, a variable-speed touch control that lets consumers easily scroll through all of the content stored on the device. With a gentle slide of the thumb, the wheel quickly scrolls through your music (music mode), contacts (phone mode), calendar (phone mode), or multimedia (imaging mode) content. Information is easily viewed on the landscape 2.0” QVGA display.
ROKR E8 also helps consumers discover new music with a built-in FM radio and support for Song ID3. The 2GB internal memory can store up to 1,500 songs4, 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.
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