after reading these opinions i changed my mind and shifting to other brands. motorola needs to change now ,atleast for india. please do not lounch this handset in india atleast with these features and look and mere battery life as e 398.
it's too expensive for what its worth...hmm...BUT!...if i get a regular e398 and and ipod mini and rubberband them together...i think i may be onto something...a cheap identical of a rokr e1...
this phone is just for the people who want generic style, nothing personalized...
no, i think it's stupid. many other phones before this have way better features, can play same amount of songs if not more and also have stereo quality speakers as well. this e1 is just a fixed up e398. the camera is the same along with other features like same size screen. the only added feature is "i-tunes", which to me still a try from apple to keep up the i-pod craze cause, again, other phones have the same and better things to offer
hrmm.. so wat if it have itune without good camera.. SE 10x better than this... btw it only can extend to a 512mb memory card BAD.. bad .. camera summore those who buy this = good luck..
cut the crap this phone targets the people who wants to carry an ipod and a phone and they are itune fans. abviously they don't give a damn about other MP3 players and the sony ericsson crap, so those fans would buy this phone. If u dont care about itune so dont even bother to look at this phone, if u do well thats the only phone in the market right now so take it as it is and wait for an enhanced version.
Thats what you get for being fashionable and non-individualistic.
*Is proud of my PSP*
I bought this phone last week not realising it did not have a mega pix camera. I took it to work and all my collegues laughed at me when they got out there MID range Nokia phones such as the 7610 , 6630, 6680 etc. I am going to the phone shop to get a refund and buy a nokia. p.s i uploaded an image to my computer (the camera was set at best quality) and it came out looking like the qualoty of v600 picture (and that phone is 2 and half years old now) Why did motorola put itunes on this heap of junk when they could have fitted a user freindly normal mp3 player?
Happyseller - I disagree with your comments in some ways. Considering that the phone has Ipod software, i highly doubt that it would be 'half the price of the k750i'. And besides, why would you want a phone with iTunes if you dont have a high quality camera on it. They will just make an upgraded version with megapixel and then it's your $$$ down the drain
How do you like them apples?
E398 price: 199-250
E790\ROKR E1: 450-499 (yep guys is expensinve)
So it's your opinion.....which one?
The only thing that I can say is that E398 and ROKR are the same,same 3D Stereo Sound, same Games, same interface, except for the iTunes technology, 262k colors and video recording....But to put an iTunes and a video recorder in the E398 and paint it wait and increase the price so high? Is this something understandable? Maybe we can call it E398expesive version.
Also whats is the main difference between iTunes and a MP3Player??
Moto worked in iTunes project 4 1 year and came with an "upgrade" (cant call this as an upgrade.....upgrade is when u increase everything in the phone) version of E398....
Nothing against Moto...I am owner of a E398 and I like Moto, but the only thing I can say is that Moto lost an enourmus oppurtunity to make a "revolution" and to compete with SE (w800i) and Nokia(N Series)
This phone is a bit outdated, especially the crappy charging connector which by now mini usb should be a standard but over all the phone is awesome for a first version and the price of $249. I've heard it over and over that it can only store 100 songs which sounds lame but Apple probably did not allow Motorola to support more songs because that would kill the IPOD completely, DUH!. If it was up to Motorola it would have supported at least 1000 songs. The reason it took Motorola so long to put this device on the market was that the 3 companies (Apple, ITUNES, MOT) had to come to an agreement to make everyone happy in the deal. The phone itself probably took a few weeks to design. I would not be surprised to see Motorola releasing a new version soon that will blow this one out of the water. Maybe a thinner Razr type with better camera??
There are a lot of things behind the scenes of a product development that most consumers do not have a clue of.
What more can you ask for $249? It's the first ITUNES phone ever. That's how all companies do things.
I agree , Moto has lost its opportunity to make a fantastic Music phone better than the W800i. I think Moto really needs a young generation of designers and managers if it wants to keep up in the market. Pity Moto
512Mb??? speechless.... since my ears couldn't differentiate the music quality between normal mp3 phone and ipod, with all these specs, i'd rather go SE w800i etc, still lotsa better options out there
I am using Motorola E398 which look like same piece, in this new IPOD I would like to tell that it should be great news if you add extra features like FM, video and music "as well even E398 has great sound system with music" and I would like to exchange if possible to IPOD
after reading all of the opinions, i will say good on you motorola!!! they are aiming for the lower end market (this phone is probably half the price of the K750i). it will be a affordable alternative to the K750i so i think that they have done something right here. as for the camera only being VGA, if it was megapixel it would cost more to make, then the consumer would end up picking up the extra cost. all i ask of this phone is that it DOES NOT have that dodgy recharger connection. anyway my opinion, good job!!!
Its only the first one! Think about it. First iPod..how much space like 5GB? Bet you wouldn't wanna use that now. Everyone all over the internet is thinking that "this phone stinks" but almost everyone fails to understand that this is the first.
When this is relased i am going ot get it, i am uhappy with the VGA camrea thats all what can beat this, apart from n91, and w800i how much memory does it come with ?
This phone practically cant survive in the phone market.. only those who r despo for phones will buy it.. or those who only want a average phone will want it.. guess this phone gonna be cheap when it comes out.. the only thing good is iTune? lol