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orkle
Aug 22, 2005, 01:05 PM
OK so I know I'm a newbie user, but I have pretty much PROOF that the iTunes phone from Motorola will be launched on September 15th.

I do a lot of work in the music industry and know a couple of people who have been approached to play at the launch event...



doucy2
Aug 22, 2005, 01:09 PM
well if this is ture im saving my money
and saying good buy to my old phone
i just traded away my old ipod today too yay

ColoJohnBoy
Aug 22, 2005, 01:18 PM
Happen to know which carriers will offer the phone? I'm with T-Mobile right now, and couldn't be happier with the service, but Cingular offers much better phones and fairly similar service. I would love to have the iTunes phone or the Moto SLVR when either comes out.

orkle
Aug 22, 2005, 02:13 PM
Happen to know which carriers will offer the phone? I'm with T-Mobile right now, and couldn't be happier with the service, but Cingular offers much better phones and fairly similar service. I would love to have the iTunes phone or the Moto SLVR when either comes out.

No idea sorry - I think it's more of a Motorola product launch than a network thing...

solvs
Aug 22, 2005, 04:21 PM
Not that I don't believe you, but where's the proof other than your word? Be cool if true though. Finally.

orkle
Aug 22, 2005, 04:49 PM
Not that I don't believe you, but where's the proof other than your word? Be cool if true though. Finally.

Couldn't really say specifically, but a very good friend of mine manages a band who have been approached to play at the launch of the phone...

JW8725
Aug 22, 2005, 05:15 PM
Couldn't really say specifically, but a very good friend of mine manages a band who have been approached to play at the launch of the phone...

What band is it?

Applespider
Aug 22, 2005, 05:24 PM
The Apple store in Regent St are having a week long festival of music in September. Is your friend playing that? Or I guess they might tie them both in.

I'm no longer holding my breath for the iTunes folder since all the 'leaked' images have looked ugly, we've been waiting a year for its imminent release and I've just got a k750 which I'm very happy with. :p

orkle
Aug 23, 2005, 03:13 AM
What band is it?

Again, I wouldn't like to say sorry...

JW8725
Aug 23, 2005, 04:29 AM
Again, I wouldn't like to say sorry...

Hmmm....*rubs chin*

aswitcher
Aug 23, 2005, 06:37 AM
I'm no longer holding my breath for the iTunes folder since all the 'leaked' images have looked ugly, we've been waiting a year for its imminent release and I've just got a k750 which I'm very happy with. :p


Yeah, the K750i is currently my choice phone (for what I can afford) but I figure I can wait another month to see if Apple actually manage to surprise us with something good.

lalcan
Aug 23, 2005, 12:23 PM
Again, I wouldn't like to say sorry...

All right Orkle, let's suppose you tell us the first letter of the band's name, and if the 15th they release the phone, you'll win a huge virtual hug, aside from some recognition in these forums... what do you say to that? :-)

dornoforpyros
Aug 23, 2005, 12:56 PM
and yet after all the delays and the ugly pics I've stopped carring. Ok, it's a phone that plays mp3's from iTMS, big whoop.

JW8725
Aug 23, 2005, 01:06 PM
Bit more info and some pics on inasty phone here:

http://mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=1592&source=SIDEBARHOME

Demon Hunter
Aug 23, 2005, 01:27 PM
Bloody hell with it I'm buying a RAZR

cleanup
Aug 23, 2005, 01:48 PM
Bloody hell with it I'm buying a RAZR

Indeed. An iTunes phone would be nice, but most people already have an iPod.

I'm moving to Shanghai. RAZRs are pretty cheap over there. I think I'll pick one up.

orkle
Aug 23, 2005, 02:42 PM
All right Orkle, let's suppose you tell us the first letter of the band's name, and if the 15th they release the phone, you'll win a huge virtual hug, aside from some recognition in these forums... what do you say to that? :-)

I honestly think if I gave away the first letter of the band's name that it would give it away if you knew who it was! :)

It's "The ?????s" is about as much as I could say right now... :rolleyes:

Demon Hunter
Aug 23, 2005, 03:14 PM
Indeed. An iTunes phone would be nice, but most people already have an iPod.

I'm moving to Shanghai. RAZRs are pretty cheap over there. I think I'll pick one up.

Right on.. not to mention.. even with our minis and a RAZR in our pocket, it will be hard to notice :D

I was hesitant about RAZR because of the iSync/early adopter stuff but that's all been worked out hasn't it? It's been out a long time, I should hope its a safe buy now.

DJY
Aug 24, 2005, 05:15 AM
Yeah, the K750i is currently my choice phone (for what I can afford) but I figure I can wait another month to see if Apple actually manage to surprise us with something good.

I'm still undecided between the K750i and wondering if the W800 will come here any time soon...
Won't buy for a few weeks though at the earliest.

Applespider
Aug 24, 2005, 05:26 AM
It's "The ?????s" is about as much as I could say right now... :rolleyes:

Based on those clues, I'd guess The Zutons

aswitcher
Aug 24, 2005, 05:32 AM
I'm still undecided between the K750i and wondering if the W800 will come here any time soon...
Won't buy for a few weeks though at the earliest.


W800 could be a little while given delays into the US market. You know its pretty much th same phone, but with direct music button?

I was sort of hoping it would appear soon so that the K750i price dropped a little.

Applespider
Aug 24, 2005, 05:36 AM
W800 could be a little while given delays into the US market. You know its pretty much th same phone, but with direct music button?

The 750 has a direct music button too - straight into media player and whatever was last playing. Where I thought the w800 differed was in a slightly different media player, a normal headphone jack as opposed to the weird SE one that clips in the bottom and, of course, the larger standard memory stick.

orkle
Aug 24, 2005, 06:06 AM
Based on those clues, I'd guess The Zutons

Sshh!

aswitcher
Aug 24, 2005, 03:14 PM
The 750 has a direct music button too - straight into media player and whatever was last playing. Where I thought the w800 differed was in a slightly different media player, a normal headphone jack as opposed to the weird SE one that clips in the bottom and, of course, the larger standard memory stick.

Mmm. Ok. Here's the review I read.

http://www.mobileburn.com/review.jsp?Id=1571&source=HOM

"Even though the W800 does have the obvious Walkman branding and and vastly improved music application, it is otherwise almost identical to the Sony Ericsson K750 that we reviewed in June. The W800 uses a different mechanism to activate the camera and uncover its lens, and it also changes the K750's shortcuts button into a dedicated Walkman app button, but that's about all of the differences that I found to be worth mentioning."

But not owning either phone I defer to your experience with the K750i

Applespider
Aug 24, 2005, 03:23 PM
The W800 uses a different mechanism to activate the camera and uncover its lens, and it also changes the K750's shortcuts button into a dedicated Walkman app button, but that's about all of the differences that I found to be worth mentioning."

I understand the difference from that. The k750 has a button on the side of it which, with the headphones plugged in, plays or pauses whatever you are /were listening to its Media Player. And its shortcuts button can be tweaked to go to where you like. It suddenly makes sense why its there though since you used to just create shortcuts via the joystick (and still can)

ijimk
Aug 24, 2005, 03:54 PM
i hope this comes out soon i have been holding out for the itunes phone... :o

Loge
Aug 25, 2005, 02:11 AM
I'm finally getting interested in what this phone will do :p. On the SE phone though, does anyone know if music files can just be copied onto the W800's music player without any special software - that is you don't have to use the disc2phone software (which I imagine is PC only) that Sony Ericcson provide?