Apple and Motorola today announced the long awaited iTunes phone - Motorola ROKR E1. The new music phone looks a lot like a white version of the Motorola E398. The technical specifications are not much different too - the new phone has 262K TFT color display and that's all. The difference is in the iTunes support. - the Motorola ROKR E1 syncs to the Apple iTunes jukebox software like any iPod music player. It lets you scroll through your playlists, select a song and play it - complete with any accompanying album art. To store the songs the phone uses a microSD(TransFlash) card slot; the largest cards available currently are 512 MB, so the music fans can expect a capacity of about 100 songs.
Motorola press release
The Motorola ROKR is the world’s first ever music phone featuring the Apple iTunes® mobile music player allowing you to take your favorite playlists - featuring full length tracks - wherever you go in one convergence product at the touch of a single dedicated iTunes button. Advanced stereo and lighting technology offer amazing sound and delivers reactions you can see and feel. The Motorola ROKR will have you seamlessly grooving to a new beat!
Music On The Go
With the Motorola ROKR; just upload and go! The integrated iTunes mobile music player syncs with iTunes on your computer via USB cable, just like an iPod Shuffle. Whether you “Autofill”, or manually pick a playlist, you are in for the ultimate in music portability.
Have an incoming call? No problem! With the Motorola ROKR simply accept the call and iTunes will automatically pause your music while you talk on the stereo ear-phones with integrated microphone. When you’re done with your conversation, simply end the call and your music will return to where you left off when the call came in.
Stereo Surround Sound
3D stereo sound via dual 22KHz speakers will “WOW” your friends when you crank up your favorite song! Music-based sounds are richer, deeper, and crisper providing a more intense experience, allowing you to become fully connected to your favorite artists. You can also choose to pop in your included stereo ear-phones and make all your friends envious of your sleek new phone.
Music In Color!
With the Motorola ROKR’s large color screen, cd-album information and artwork associated with your music vividly shows next to the current track. An integrated VGA camera with video capture and playback ensures you’ll never miss a moment.
The Motorola ROKR is custom-made for anyone who wants to have fun. J2ME™ games and downloads via GPRS* eliminate boredom – new music, ringtones, wallpapers, screensavers and information are all just a touch away*. Watch rhythm lights interact with your ringtones to create a unique visual effect that will really bring your phone to life.
SUMMARY OF KEY FEATURES:
• Apple iTunes mobile music player with dedicated one-touch music key
• Supported Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, and protected AAC**
• Video clip capture and playback
• TransFlash memory expansion Slot for up to an additional 512 megabytes of storage with optional card
• Large, active color display (176 x 220)Multi-Media Messaging (MMS) *
• Integrated VGA camera with photo indicator LED
• 3D Stereo Sound via 22 KHz enhanced polyphonic speakers with vibration and rhythm lights for enhanced music experiences
• Integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology* for hands-free connectivity
• Enhanced Games with vibration
• PIM functionality with Picture Caller ID*
The Motorola ROKR is expected to be available in the second half of 2005. For more information regarding pricing and product availability in your region, please contact your local Motorola representative.
Apple press release
Introducing iTunes for your mobile phone. With iTunes on your Motorola ROKR E1, you can listen to music on your mobile phone, wherever, whenever you want.
It Rings and Sings
With iTunes for your mobile phone, your songs live right alongside your contacts. Think of it as musical multitasking. Hear a selection of your favorite tunes while sending text messages, taking pictures or checking your email. Listen through the included headphones or out loud on the ROKR E1’s speakers. You can even pause the music when your phone rings, so you won’t miss incoming calls.
As Easy As It Sounds
The ROKR E1’s handy menu interface lets you scroll through your playlists, select a song and play it — complete with any accompanying album art. Putting your music on the ROKR E1 is as easy as syncing to iTunes, the world’s best digital jukebox. Just connect the ROKR E1 to your Mac or PC, then choose the songs you want to sync or let iTunes choose them for you — autofilling your phone with a random selection from your iTunes music library.
As the exclusive U.S. carrier for the Motorola ROKR E1, Cingular Wireless offers great plans to go along with your iTunes-enabled phone. Only Cingular lets you get in on the action of ROKR E1 and all its musical mobility. Plus, ROKR E1 phones from Cingular come pre-upgraded to support up to 100 songs. That’s a lot of music for your money.
am having a problem with my i tunes. i think its blocked i want to know the steps in which i can upload my music into the i tunes again with the usb. thanks
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