Motorola launches Rokr E8 in India
MUMBAI: Motorola has launched the newest addition to its Rokr family, the Rokr E8, which is an advanced audio player mobile device that offers access to Motorola’s new music portal Motomusic through GPRS.
Motomusic is a result of the company’s recent acquisition of Soundbuzz, an online and mobile music retailer. The Web site offers a range of down-loadable digital content (music and other) including full song tracks, ring tones, and music videos. Users can download the content directly on their mobile phones or PCs.
The phone features a first with technologies like “Morphing”, which basically entails illuminating only those keys on the keypad that are needed to work – like Camera, Music etc.
The Rokr E8 includes ModeShift technology, a FastScroll navigation wheel, and haptics technology. ModeShift technology transforms the device from a phone to a music player with the touch of a button.
The FastScroll navigation wheel allows scrolling through songs with the slide of a thumb. Meanwhile, haptics technology provides tactile response on pressing a virtual key.
The new Rokr features a virtual numeric keypad, which disappears when the phone is turned off, displaying a smooth surface with no visible keys. With pressing any virtual music key once, the numeric keypad disappears and control keys for the music player offering functions such as play, pause, fast forward, and rewind appear in place. Users also get a tactile feedback confirmation when they’ve pressed a virtual key.
Other features of the phone include a 2 GB internal memory with an option to extend it further by another 4 GB.
Supplementing the music player is a 3.5mm stereo earphone jack with support for A2DP (a Bluetooth profile for wireless headsets).
The supported music formats include MIDI, MP3, AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR-NB and Real Audio (RA) v10.
The camera is a 2 mega pixel one with 8x zoom, and connectivity features include USB 2.0 Hi-speed, GPRS Class 12 and EDGE Class 12.
The Rokr E8 is available for Rs 13, 455 Approx