- Apr 12, 2001
After a lackluster launch, Businessweek is reporting that Motorola and Cingular are working on a revamp for the ROKR iTunes-enabled phone.
According to the article, Motorola says to have shipped 500,000 of the ROKR phone, despite the poor reviews. While able to play iTunes-purchased songs, the ROKR was limited to holding only 100 songs regardless of storage capacity.Though an early move by both companies to put music on mobile phones was a disappointment, they don't plan to make the same mistake twice.
In 2006, Motorola is planning on introducing a new version of the ROKR that addresses many of the issues of the first generation. New features expected include a 1 megapixel camera, a 3.5mm earphone jack, capacity to hold 1000 songs, and a "sleek new look". iTunes support is expected to remain.