Pros

  • Slim, changes virtual interface at touch
  • First-rate music player with Song ID app

Cons

  • Touch controls aren't always responsive
  • Not great for messaging or email

At A Glance

Music playback excels, but in other areas, usability issues plague the Rokr E8.

Manufacturer’s Description

Motorola designed ROKR E8 to deliver an uncompromised consumer experience for music or talk. Using breakthrough ModeShift technology from Motorola, the quad-band GPRS/EDGE device presents users with only the controls they need, at the time they need them, instantly transforming from music player to phone to imaging device with the touch of a button.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.motorola.com/us

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number ROKRE8
Inventory Number 32104
Processor
Processor type Vendor did not disclose
Processor speed 0.532 MHz
Display
Backlight Yes
Display size 2.0 inches
Display type Color
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Storage
Other storage Micro SD
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Talk Time 11.3 hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 264.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack
  • 3.5 mm
  • 2.5 mm
Bluetooth
  • Yes
  • Stereo Yes
USB 2.0 Yes
USB 1.1 Yes
Dimensions
Width 4.5 inches
Depth 2.1 inches
Height 2.1 inches
Weight 0.21875 pounds
Image Processor
Megapixels 2.0
Storage Media
SD card Micro SD
Carrier
GSM 850 1.0
GSM 1800 1.0
GPRS 1.0
GSM 1900 1.0
GSM 800 1.0
Cell Carrier T-Mobile
Supported Video Formats
MPEG4 Yes
wmv Yes
Real Media Yes
Streaming Video Yes
Video Calling No
Supported Audio Formats
AAC
  • AAC Plus
  • AAC
MP3 Yes
Included Software
Operating System Proprietary
Sync
Sync Options Supported
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
Camera
camera_shutter 1.0
Form Factor
Volume Controls Yes
Number of Displays One
Form Factor Candy bar
Keyboard Yes
Messaging
MMS Yes
SMS Yes
Other Messaging Support
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM
  • E-Mail
Location
GPS 0.0