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rosalindavenue
Sep 8, 2005, 02:49 PM
Here is a new review of the Motorola ROKR itunes phone. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9246291/) He loves the design of the phone :confused: and the implementation of itunes. The only downside he sees is the ONE HOUR time to move 100 songs onto the phone.



BornAgainMac
Sep 8, 2005, 03:52 PM
USB 1.1? 1 hour sounds about right.

Mord
Sep 8, 2005, 04:35 PM
250 bucks with a 2 year contract, it's a joke when you can get a razr for free with a contract

lalcan
Sep 8, 2005, 04:37 PM
USB 1.1? 1 hour sounds about right.

Not really sure about that, my 1Gb shuffle syncs 200 songs in about 10 minutes with my G4 iMac (USB 1.1) so the ROKR should take about 5 minutes...

jaw04005
Sep 8, 2005, 04:44 PM
I would like to know what the external speakers sound like. Does it allow you to use your iTunes purchased music as your ring tone, etc? No one seems to mention those features.

As of now, I think it's pretty pathetic for such as hyped product. I'm not sure how many people actually want to listen to music on their mobile phone. The design is old, technology (USB 1.1) is old, and it supposedly lacks iSync support. Blah. :eek:

kntgsp
Sep 8, 2005, 06:13 PM
I'm pretty sure in the speech Jobs said that the Phone is USB 2.0 If you still have a computer with USB 1.0, sucks to be you.

Whyren
Sep 8, 2005, 07:02 PM
I'm pretty sure in the speech Jobs said that the Phone is USB 2.0 If you still have a computer with USB 1.0, sucks to be you.

Unless of course you have FireWire. ;) But still, maybe this whole situation will bring down the prices in USB -> FireWire converters...last I checked it was still well over $100.

zap2
Sep 8, 2005, 07:06 PM
250 bucks with a 2 year contract, it's a joke when you can get a razr for free with a contract



really were??

mkrishnan
Sep 8, 2005, 07:19 PM
250 bucks with a 2 year contract, it's a joke when you can get a razr for free with a contract

The official RAZR price though is also $199, even with contract. Assuming there's nothing special about the ROKR, it should appear on Amazon, etc, for free after rebates, too, very soon.

But...hmmm...no bluetooth, and USB1.1. I dunno about that. I have gotten very used to my cron'd hourly autosyncs with my Nokia.... :D

geese
Sep 8, 2005, 07:55 PM
Dont know what the fuss is all about really- the Sony Ericsson w800 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4215546.stm) is a much better phone- and it can even play AAC's.

It wont synch with iTunes, but you can easily copy into the Memory Stick though.

BornAgainMac
Sep 8, 2005, 10:05 PM
When the phone flops, I wonder if they will blame Apple. They may say that users want to be able to purchase songs directly from the phone for $2.99. Apple wouldn't allow them to do that.

It is strange they didn't use their flagship thin phone as a starting point. The phone could have been white like the iPod with a scroll wheel and a flip top.

madmaxmedia
Sep 9, 2005, 12:01 AM
When the phone flops, I wonder if they will blame Apple. They may say that users want to be able to purchase songs directly from the phone for $2.99. Apple wouldn't allow them to do that.

It is strange they didn't use their flagship thin phone as a starting point. The phone could have been white like the iPod with a scroll wheel and a flip top.

Actually, people will be able to buy songs wirelesssly ($2 or $3 a song, don't remember which.) Cingular just hasn't added the capability to their networks yet.

ruud
Sep 9, 2005, 08:30 AM
It is strange they didn't use their flagship thin phone as a starting point. The phone could have been white like the iPod with a scroll wheel and a flip top.
My theory is that Apple specifically did not want Motorola to design a phone that looks remotely like an iPod, to prevent dilution of the iPod brand.