My Opinion on the Motorola E1 ROKR Cell Phone; Firstly, yes I own one. I bought it specifically because it was not a flip phone. I owned a V400, which is a good phone, but I'm very tired of flip phones and their bad connectors to the screen that cost a lot to repair. So a solid non-flip phone is ideal for me. As far as the looks I've read that a lot of people dislike the looks of the E1 ROKR. Personally, I like it very much...I much prefer the design of this device to some of those horrible 80's retro wannabe things that Nokia is pumping out lately. It is true however that the phone could have been made slimmer. It is basically the same size as the previous generation of phones. But the size is not all that bad. Also, the buttons were well laid out as I rarely have a problem finding the correct button...unline the Vxxx series of phones where I was constantly hitting the wrong button. Also the vibrate feedback feature onthe phone is nice...it is reasuring to knowing that your input was recognized by the OS. The Rythym lights features is interesting. It is a bit silly really, but a nice idea if it had been done correctly and implemented more seriously. As it is currently it's more a lame ravers feature and the novelty wears thin quickly. The itunes software is excelent. My only grip is that controlling iTunes on the phones is not obvious. Raising/Lowering volume, stop/play/pause and other features are not obvious. Also, it would have been better had those rythym light things gone to the beat of the music on iTunes.
The battery time is really good though. Beats the V400 my miles. I rarely need to charge this phone which is a plus for once.
The memory card used to store the songs is a bit strange. SD is fine...but why something called TransSD? And why do small? The card it like 1/8 of a postage stamp and it must be installed under the cover under the battery. Did noone at motorola realize that a slot in the side of the phone for quick change would have been nice...instead of having to open your phone and expose it's insides to swap out cards. So that is a bad design fault in my opinion.
The phone is Tri-Band which is good but unfortunately it is not Quad-Band.
The software is a fancy version of the V400. Themes are cool and a good idea but basically it's a V400.
The Camera on the phone is dated and takes low res pictures and they are very low quality. Yes the phone has a video camera feature but that is more novelty than useful.
The included transfer USB cable is a big bonus. And transfering files between the PC and the phone is a snap since the phones memory card shows up in Windows XP as a hard drive. So installing java games, pictures, ringtones, whatever, is really easy. This is an excellent design feature of the phone.
Bluetooth functionality on the phone leaves something to be desired. It basically works about 50% of the time and it is so limited in functionality that it's basically useless. You really can't do much with the bluetooth. Motorola needs to start including full bluetooth functionality in it's phones.
The 100 song limit is stupid. Whoever came up with that is an idiot. Even if you have tons of memory left the phone will not allow over 100 songs. Hopefully a future firmware upgrade will correct this idiotic limitation.
The phone is pricy in my opinion. But in all fairness...I think all cell phones are a rip off for what you get....if you want a really useful phone pop for the cash and get an HP iPaq phone....now there is a useful phone...all the rest are toys.
But if you want to own the first official iTunes phone this phone is not bad it's just not exactly what you probably expect. It would appear that the phone was rushed to market quickly before everything was thought out throughly.
Great phone. Itunes on the go - perfect. But the main reason i got the phone was to use my mp3's as ringtones. How do you do this ? It just does not say anywhere !
Lol.. nothing new here off Motorola.. I would just purchase a Motorola e398 flash the firmware to the itunes version which is this rokr e1 with 850mhz band to run like I just saved some money.
dis fone is da best lookin moto i´ve ever seen in my life! i usually say motos are the worst fones ever made and i would never get 1. but i was rong... im gettin dis and i think its gr8 lol
If you want to compare creative and ipod, just remember the earphones that you get supplied with an ipod... and remember who has years of experience creating sound cards.
Also the number of voices is for polyphonic ringtones, which is software limitation, not hardware!
The ROKR is great value for money, and with the impending walkman phone shortage will sell by the bucket load!
Hi! Im buying a new phone and I was wondering if some one could help me! I am trying to decide between 2 motorola phones. The first one is the ROKR E1. It looks like a good phone and I like the way it has itunes on it, but the camera is average at 640x480. If anyone has this phone could you email me with a good review hilighting its bad and good points and pictures (if you can).
The other phone is the Motorola V1050. This is the black 3g phone. This phone also has mp3 and memory card but isnt really a phone specifically designed for music. It also has a 1.3 MP camera which is good. If anyone knows which one i should buy can you email me please? Thanks.
Improved! 256K color...video recording...iTunes player...new body color...AAC supported...microSD...WOW features... I knw the sound of the quality is SUPERB! 3D surround sound with dual 22Khz speaker. Cheap! Comparable wit others except the camera pixel but 0.3mega pixel can capture a good quality compare wit other 300K pixels. The phone is TOUGH! User friendly keypad. Security wit PIN code for all application like message, phonebook, etc. (NOKIA don hav it) Its TRUE... Bcoz im the E398 user. But wat I don like abt E398 is SLOW process (laggy)... I think tis E1 stil not powerful features yet. I hope it includes radio, at least 1 mega pixel, faster CPU, longer battery life, eazy access memory slot, etc. Thx MOTO...!
the best loudspeakers?¿?¿ all motorola phones can play just about 23 voices... SE plays 40
omg ''malakas'' The Sonny ericsson W900 isn't Available yet :S , and This Phone Is Sponser by Apple , So Sorry for Ericsson , but this phone has the best loudspeaker ever
i believe its a very bulky phone......and its doenst have a great voice,doesnhv the vide recorder as well
its not better than w900 because my dad has the sony erricson mobiles and i tryied both rokr e1 and w900 and the rokr e1 sounds like creative mp3 player and the w900 sound like the i-pod!(i insist u to bye that cell phone if u didnt)
Itunes....Video recording....transflash 256mb....cheaper than the w800.....definitely the best music fone, motorola has the taste that surely everyone loves! keep up the good work moto!
Yes it does has video recording... Yes , it has the best intergrated speaker ever!! Better that SE's... Motorola will not put FM radio in their phone ... Bcoz they already made FM radio headset as an accessory for all Motorola phones... oh cmon only cost u less than 30 pound...
I have a Motorola e398 .. is like this.. whatever... ROKR E1 ROCKS !!! .. 256 k + Itunes + Video .. This is the difference.. Cool Phone... And with the best display ever..
FIRST OF ALL.. SORRY TO U GUYS...
I saw got a lot of ignorant people around here... *sorry but its true*
I am working as business development, therefore i done lot market survey and marketing strategy.
why 512 mb only? ROKR E1 comes up with itunes. Therefore it is impossible to put lot spaces like GB into it. It will ruins Ipod selling market coz people will go to this for instead.
DO NOT COMPARE with W800 since u need to check the price itself.. u want a good stuff then u should pay more. For instead Low till Mid end user are huge markets. They cant afford to buy expensive stuff like W800. Thats also the reason they not puttin the 2 MP cams into it since it will cost double. But u get 262k display colors and it could record a video (differences between E398).
If u ever had E398 sure u all know the stereo quality MP3 player rite? in this ROKR E1 they upgrade into better stereo quality speaker. Those who never use E398 will never know about it. For me myself, the stereo system in motorolla are better than SE *sorry SE supporter but its true* thats y Apple Ipod take Motorolla as a partner for Itunes.
I am sorry if I did annoyed some people feeling but I just wanna make all clear here. I hope u guys understand. THanks