Motorola launches ROKR E8

Motorola wants to rock your world with a new cell phone, the Motorola ROKR E8. This handset will be released a few days earlier than the highly anticipated 3G iPhone, that is, on July 7th. This cell phone isn’t just a communications device, as it helps you get your entertainment chops in as well, being a rather formidable MP3 player in its own right. In addition, it will be the first Motorola device that boasts the company’s breakthrough ModeShift technology which was pretty hyped up at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.

Here’s a list of its features :-

  • ModeShift technology transforms the device from phone to music player with the touch of a button
  • Innovative haptics technology provides tactile response when a virtual key is pressed
  • FastScroll navigation wheel allows for scrolling through thousands of songs with the slide of a thumb
  • Patented CrystalTalk technology delivers outstanding call clarity even in noisy environments
  • Windows Media Player 11 compatibility enables easy transfer of tunes from the PC to the device
  • Includes pre-loaded music tracks and album art from Interpol, The Starting Line and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

According to Jean Pierre Le Cannellier, senior director of North America marketing, Motorola Mobile Devices, “With ROKR E8, U.S. music lovers no longer have to settle when it comes to using their mobile phone as a music player and vice versa,” said. “ROKR E8 is an exciting blend of innovative design and technology that harmonizes music and phone features into a single mobile device.”

With the ROKR E8, it will also mark the first time Motorola’s new FastScroll navigation wheel makes an appearance, being a variable-speed touch control that lets consumers easily scroll through all of the content stored on the device. All it takes is a gentle slide of the thumb, where the wheel will quickly scroll through your music (music mode), contacts (phone mode), calendar (phone mode), or multimedia (imaging mode) content. With a 2″ QVGA display, all the relevant information is easily viewed.

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