hi, do you know guyz from the philippines where can i surely unlock my motorola rokr because it is locked in t-mobile and i have been to greenhills which can't be unlocked because the software is still new can you please help me??up to now i can't use my motorola..tnx!!
I bought this phone at CPW in June 2008. it has been a brilliant phone and works perfectly well. It is basically a music player and that is its strength. The camera is not so good but not the reason I purchased the phone.
The music player and the thumb wheel for scrolling is superb. The way the keys transform to the relevant function is brilliant and they are even brighter in the sunlight. The radio is brilliant and reception is good.
The battery life is the best ever yet. I am amazed to see that review mags seem to have the battery life as poorer than the RAZR V8 because it is simply not true. I hammer the life out of this phone and can get up to 4 days from a full battery. I tend to charge every third day but will often allow it to drain completely.
Texting is a delight with Motorolas itap function. This is often useful as it will remember sentence structure making repeating similar texts a stroll in the park.
The only downside is that it comes with only one theme. As I have been unable to locate any other themes then it seems pointless offering it as an option in the menu system. However, the look is brilliant and modern. Menu system has new icons and is pretty easy to navigate. I am disappointed that you can no longer set personalised text alerts which is a shame.
All in all, another winner for Motorola. I love it.
BApe, 21 Oct 2008So why would anyone choose this over a N81 which has Wi-Fi, 3G, Symbian, bigger screen, better... moreThat's because not everybody is as wealthy as people like you who can afford N81!
E8 now runs about USD280 where I live (no contract, no lock)
Can you get a brand new N81 at the same (if not less) price as E8 as of Oct 2008?
So why would anyone choose this over a N81 which has Wi-Fi, 3G, Symbian, bigger screen, better sound etc. . . ????
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2008Why would you charge your phone everyday? Its giving a life to the battery. I bet she can on... moreI actually charge my phones about every 2~3 days, because I've chargers at home, in my car, and USB charger in the office.
However, for some others like my mom, instead of asking her to keep track of the battery meter, life maybe simpler to simply plug the phone back to the charger everyday.
Why would you charge your phone everyday? Its giving a life to the battery. I bet she can only go a day without having to charge her phone. Moto's work better if you wait until its almost dead. I can get 3 days off my year old battery.
neet, 19 Oct 2008can i group colling with this phone?no mate, the phone does not support conference calling due to the fact that it is a 2g handset.
log onto the forums for more tips
i bought this phone about 5 days ago and now i am having "lag" problems. sometimes it does not respond the button you are pressing, and hopefully will in some 30 seconds "wew". now its in the motorola concept store in SM Mall of Asia for consultation. hopefully when i get it back, it will be good as new! :P but over the past 4 days of using it, i noticed that it has a very poor picture quality even if it has a 2 megapixel camera. maybe its because its built for music. and music alone lol. i would recommend this e8 for music enthusiasts out there!, very cool and loud speakers and very nice morphing keypads.
the bundled earphones are bad as hell! haha! when it is in full volume, the earphones sounded like "bad"! arrgh! but when i bought a new sennheiser earphones, it sounded so great! the 2 gigabyte of internal memory is also an added factor of this phone. you can store thousands of mp3 files even if you dont have a memory card! and the cool thing is, the memory of this phone can be upgraded to 10 GIGABYTE!, you just need to buy an 8 gig MICRO-SD memory card and you now have a 10 gig motorola rokr e8 to show off!, this phone is very stylish and classy. not recommended for people who have heavy fingers when pressing keypads, for this phone does not have a normal cellphone keypad but a touch sensitive one. a gentle press only and you are good to go. the battery life of this phone is very good. i tested its battery life when i am using the music player with the volume at full blast, and amazingly it lasted for about 10 hours continuous!
OVERALL= (after 5 days of use) = 8/10
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Currently my oldest Moto phones, considering the fact they still work, are P7389 and V60i. Though I think I'll keep them in my collection.
I did give away my Moto 388 (not c)...the first tri-band touch screen phone by Moto (if not among other brands!) to a Moto collector 2 years ago.
I also sold V150, V188, and V375...for about US$25, which along with my E8, and a free W181, to get my A1600!
In my "collection", I still have A835, A1000, V600, E398...all of them are still working.
Will let u know if I'll have any Moto phone retire which I won't be keeping in my collection
keenen, 19 Oct 2008i know that motorola batteries are overcharging protected...but is it really ok to charge the ... moreEver since my mom got her first mobile phone...Moto V3688, I already told her to charge her phone "everyday" before she goes to bed, to ensure her phone's power is always ready...
Since then she had used C289, C300, V290, V180, V191, W510 (current), V3maxx (current)...all of them she charged the battery overnite everyday...not a single problem at all.
When you create playlist, make sure you specify the location of the songs whether in phone memory or in microSD card.In that way, the all the songs will be recognized. For the album art, I noticed that only songs that I manually edited (including pasting album cover) show their album art on the screen.
keenen, 19 Oct 2008ok now i got your point...well im a heavy texter...used it to make contacts as long as it does... moreThanks for your compliments, I don't think I'm qualify to be anyone's mentor rather I see myself as just another Motorola enthusiast over here - we all share info and help each other up, we are friends here.
There are other websites that I've visited and the guys over there are real pros, they mod, flash and do things I can only dream of on E8. They already have newer software upgrades as compared to Motorola themselves, these guys are technically sound. Just that I don't have the guts to download them for use, you know, I didn't want to void my warranty if Motorola Service guys find out that I'm using something not from them. Perhaps after the warranty period. You're smart to acknowledge the defective stocks there and made a good decision not to purchase. That's a good decision. I would agree that you wait for the good batch, when you get your unit, press *#9999#, you'll see the software version and the current version is 71.01.8BR. If it shows 71.01.5, it's earlier version. If someone you know recommends 72.XX.XXX, this is the third party version, not from Motorola but by someone from Russia - the pro team. I read that it worked well and the phone's respond is even faster than the original but I suggest for warranty sake, don't go for it at the moment. If I find something new, I'll be here to share again, take care friend.
Stuart, 19 Oct 2008Yes, the original Motorola's batteries are overcharge protected. I've tried charging my previo... moreok now i got your point...well im a heavy texter...used it to make contacts as long as it doesnt need a call... when calling, i used my w230 always, though sometimes, my manager and some friends would call me by the other phone...
a lot of things have been revealed by you STU, and im so happy to have you as a mentor on moto phones...anyway, i tried to buy the e8 last week, but to no avail, it was sold out, and the ones remaining the say, has some defects...well the store has been my where-to-buy-new-phone store...that they knew me well...i have returned 3 phones already, motorola, nokia and LG...and they dont have complains, coz they knew im good at handling my things...
GOD bless you STU and your family
I want to know if we can retrieve SMS from the phone even after deleting
keenen, 19 Oct 2008i know that motorola batteries are overcharging protected...but is it really ok to charge the ... moreYes, the original Motorola's batteries are overcharge protected. I've tried charging my previous phones (Z3 & V8) for about 2 to 3 hours before and I noticed that when I started charging them overnight, about 8 to even 10 hours sometimes, I got better talk & standby time. Due to my willingness to "sacrifies" my battery and buy a new one if it gets damaged, I discovered this detail. Now with E8, I'm happy with the battery life as compared to my previous V8. My bluetooth is turned on 24 hours, phone on 24 hours, bluetooth headset connects from 8am till the time I sleep, most of the time the battery won't even drop a bar by the time I sleep but it's my habit to charge my phone every night irregardless of the battery indication. I rather change battery every 6 to 8 months than to have my phone battery run flat in the middle of the day and since I'm a heavy phone user, mainly for work purpose, I can't afford to miss out on communications with my clients that could cost me much much more than a battery. I can understand if some would say I'm wasting my battery's life cycle but I can't tell you how many (unaccountable) projects I've closed via mobile phone alone.
keenen, another thing I discovered recently on my E8, if you noticed that I did mention some time ago that my current E8's signal reception is not as stable as my previous V8 and it's only marginal. While my previous V8's signal is at full 5 bars stable, my E8 would fluctuated a bit between 4 to 5 with occasional 3 so I sent the E8 back to the local Motorola Service Centre for a complete electronic calibration analysis. The result? All readings shown "pass" without problem. I insisted on the problem and the tech guy was kind enough to change a new motherboard for me. Guess what? The signal now is a lot more stable, similar to my previous V8. The explaination they gave me was it could be my original E8's motherboard's electronic settings were at the lower side but still within tolerance so all the readings shown OK during the analysis. After about 1 week now, I realised the signal's much better, used to get no-bar inside the lift where I stay, I'm now getting 1 to 2 bars and can carry on conversations inside the lift with occasional interferences. So I can understand now why some users (not only Motorola, for other brands too) complained about their phone signal strengths but others using the same phone model does not have the same problem. For your info, the motherboard replacement was done under warranty claim so like I used to say, buy from your local authorised Motorola distributor, you won't go wrong.