On July 7, T-Mobile launched the new Motorola ROKR E8, a music phone with ModeShift technology. The phone has a modern style, a high-gloss front, aluminum soft touch back, spun metal side keys and engraved banding.
The phone has a smooth surface and uses ModeShift technology, which transforms from music player to phone only with the touch of a button. In this way, the phone keypad disappears and the control keys for the music player appear. The ROKR E8 also brings the FastScroll navigation wheel. This wheel scrolls through music, contacts, calendar or multimedia content.
When in Music Mode, the sound is given through a 3D stereo feature that enhances two-channel audio and an on-board equalizer. Music can be listened on the built-in speaker, with a Bluetooth stereo headset, or a wired headset plugged into the 3.5mm jack. The ROKR E8 also features an FM radio and support for Song ID, a 2GB internal memory which can store up to 1,500 songs, USB 2.0., and also Windows Media Player 11.
In Phone Mode, this device uses CrystalTalk technology and it can receive calls while downloading, playing music, messaging, surfing the Web or taking pictures. Motorola ROKR E8 has the dimensions of 115 x 53 x 11 mm, weights 100 g, has an internal antenna, a memory of 2 GB, a main screen of 262000 colors (TFT) an 240 x 320 pixels and a camera of 2 MP, with multi-shot and video recorder. It also features an MP3 player, FM radio, wallpapers, screensavers, themes, games, and messaging via SMS, EMS, MMS, E-Mail, chat and predictive text. It is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, high-speed data, and PC Sync, but it has no GPS.
Motorola ROKR E8 is available from July 7 at select T-Mobile retail stores and online.