So after the ROKR "failure", who's still buying it?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Winstonp, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Winstonp macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2005
    I think that things outstanding. I intend to get one within the next week/week and a half...
  2. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2004
    Livermore, Terre d'Ange, Bas Lag, Gallifrey
    Honestly, if I didn't already own an iPod, I'd consider it. But, even discounting the form factor, the real limiting factor to me is "100 Songs in Your Pocket" instead of "1000 Songs in Your Pocket."

    I'm not going to pour buckets of Hatorade on the ROKR, but for what I'd want in a cell phone the RAZR is more appropriate. Let the ROKR mature a little, open up the possibility to play more songs (not that someone won't figure out how to hack the existing model for this), and throw in some swappable SD memory for MP3s and I would replace my iPod with it.
  3. esco macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2005
    Morgantown, WV
    must be a lot harder to market a cellphone due to contract agreements

    I still like my razr more though
  4. native00 macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2004
    San Diego
    I bought one because I was in desperate need of a phone (the one I had was so old it literally had a defiant mind of its own). I was originally looking at the Nokia 6230, but out of 6 cingular stores, no one carried it. I was looking for a phone that was Bluetooth enabled and NOT a flip phone, hence the Razor was a no-go.

    Finally, I said "just gimme the damm iTunes phone!" Its not that bad at all. Same build as the e398, but with a dedicated iTunes button. The 100 song limit is something that I am eagerly awaiting to be cracked (which is, btw, currently under progress by many cell phone enthusiasts).

    I like it. Its got a nice design - light, fits nice in the pocket - and I've already added my custom ringtones and wallpapers effortlessly via Bluetooth. The 2-year contract is not an issue for me, as I ve been with cingular almost since its existence.
  5. esco macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2005
    Morgantown, WV
  6. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    So the Bluetooth is NOT limited to only voice (headset) but works for file transfers, also? How about iSync support? Is there any? I keep trying to get to a Cingular store to check it out but it hasn't happened yet. (Ironically, there is a Cingular store 50 yards from the gym I go to, but Cingular for some reason isn't open at 4:00am when I am there)
  7. G-Prime macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2004
    Phoenix, AZ
    I got to play with one yeasterday, I like it but don't plan on getting one. I may change my mind if someone cracks it so I can use my iTunes music as ringtones. The stereo speakers sounded better than I thought they would though, they don't sound great but they don't sound bad either. My current plans are to buy a Nokia 6230 and a iPod nano instead.
  8. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    to give up a flip phone, i'd need a lot more than 100 songs on it. it'd have to be shiny and pretty and neat. and it'd need to be designed by apple...

    put short, i'd love itunes on my phone, but i don't like moto phones much, and it's not worth it.
  9. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area
    Verizon has Sh*ty phones. Damn them and their contracts!. Everybody else has awesome super slim phones, music capabilities, and what not. Why can't I get an iTunes phone, or a RAZR! I wanna switch, but...

    1) I have a contract
    2) Verizon has better service then cingular [where I live] (Cingular was rated the worst)
    3) The only thing cingular has that I want is their phones.

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