Motorola reinvents its popular MOTOROKR lineup with the technologically advanced ROKR E8 cell phone/digital audio player for T-Mobile. It features a morphing keypad that only shows the relevant keys in various modes, a wide variety of music file format compatibility, and wireless Bluetooth stereo music streaming. And it includes new Motorola design innovations, including ModeShift technology for moving from phone to music mode with the touch of a single button and the FastScroll navigation wheel for quickly accessing both your music and contact libraries.
This phone also features an internal 2 GB memory, MicroSD memory expansion for additional memory, 2.0-megapixel camera/camcorder, and an airplane mode that allows you to play uninterrupted music while flying or when you don't want to be interrupted by incoming calls.
The ROKR E8 has a morphing keypad and touch sensors that change to dedicated phone, music, and imaging functions.
The ROKR E8 provides you the freedom to access music from a wide variety of sources, whether it's music you've purchased from online stores or from subscription services. It's compatible with Windows Media Player 11, and it access to more than 200 online music stores and simple drag-and-drop organizing of songs, artists, albums and playlists. The phone also includes a built-in FM radio (optional headphones must be plugged in) and a Song ID feature that recognizes and displays tune information (not available in all areas; additional charges may apply).
In music mode, the ROKR E8 delivers great sound through a three-dimensional stereo feature that enhances two-channel audio and an on-board equalizer. Share music with friends over the built-in speaker, use a favorite set of standard stereo wired headphones using the 3.5 mm headset jack. This phone also provides Bluetooth version 2.0 wireless connectivity with the A2DP Bluetooth profile, enabling you to stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
A perfect blend of art and science, the face of the E8 is a sleek, seamless panel that features the first haptic touchpad from Motorola, which provides vibrating, tactile feedback. Using breakthrough ModeShift technology from Motorola, the E8 presents you with only the controls you need, at the time you need them--instantly transforming from music player to phone to imaging device with the touch of a button. When powered off, the surface of ROKR E8 shows no visible keys. Power on the device and it presents a virtual numbered keypad on the front surface. Press the virtual music key, and the phone keypad disappears and and is replaced by control keys for the music player (play, pause, fast forward and rewind). Using innovative vibrating haptics technology, the device provides the tactile feedback you expect from a traditional keypad, providing confirmation they have pressed a virtual key.
Enjoy your favorite music with 2 GB of internal storage, MicroSD expansion, and stereo Bluetooth streaming.
The ROKR E8 also marks the debut of Motorola's new FastScroll navigation wheel, a variable-speed touch control that lets you 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.
The ROKR E8 follows the RAZR2 in offering Motorola's CrystalTalk technology, an innovative feature that automatically accounts for background noise during a call and adjusts the audio quality based on ambient noise conditions to provide the optimal conversational experience. CrystalTalk also reduces the volume of the background noise picked up by the microphone during a call, making it possible to be more easily heard over the phone while in a noisy environment.
The 2-megapixel camera includes an 8x digital zoom and it provides four resolution choices (from 320 x 240 to 1600 x 1200 pixels). It also features a multi-shot mode, self-timer, free memory space indicator, color effects, and multiple shutter sounds (including silent). The phone also includes an impressive video camcorder, providing up to QCIF resolution (176 x 144 pixels) at 15 fps (frames per second. You can record video for as long as you have available space on your MicroSD memory card.
Other features include:
- 2.0-inch QVGA display with 240 x 320-pixel resolution and 262K colors
- Supported music formats: MIDI, MP3, AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR-NB, Real Audio (RA) v10, Microsoft music ecosystem
- Quad-band GSM network connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
- GPRS/EDGE Class 12 (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) network compatibility
- Talking phone offers a voice readout of text messages while dialing number or when receiving a call
- Built-in email client, text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messaging, and support for two-way instant messaging
- Full HTML browser
- iTAP predictive text entry
- 48-chord polyphonic ringtones
- USB 2.0 wired connectivity for fast downloads from your PC
- Speaker-independent voice dialing
- Picture and ringer caller ID
- PIM tools: calendar, to-do list, alarm, voice memo, calculator
- SyncML PC synchronization standard
- Airplane mode to play uninterrupted music in the air, even without a SIM card
The ROKR E8 weighs 3.77 ounces and measures 4.57 x 2.11 x 0.43 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies.