Home » Uncategorized » ROKR On With the Newly Revealed Motorola E8
Image_15555_largeimagefile.jpg

ROKR On With the Newly Revealed Motorola E8

Although I’ve never been a huge fan of the ROKR series from Motorola, I’ve got to admit that they’re being persistent. The telecommunications giant has just unveiled the latest addition to their music-oriented family, showing off the Motorola ROKR E8 to the world. They managed to keep the profile nice and slim like the SLVR, but the front is said to be distinctly different from anything you’ve seen before.

You don’t get usual buttons for the keypad, getting treated instead to “buds” over a flat surface. The characters “must be illuminated to show.” In this way, you can think of the keys as being something like the touch sensitive controls you’ve seen on other phones, except for the fact that they’re not exactly touch sensitive. This allows the “buds” to adapt to the situation; from what I understand, the numerical keypad transforms into musical controls when the multimedia player is launched.

The OS on-board is said to be the new Linux-Java number. Other vitals include a QVGA landscape display, microSD expansion, stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, microUSB connectivity, and a 2MP camera.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.