updated 10:00 am EDT, Thu September 15, 2005
Mossberg on ROKR
WSJ writer Walter S. Mossberg , as well as some of the competition. Mossberg points out that Apple hasn't given much attention to the ROKR, with only a small button on its main site dedicated to the phone. While the phone works fairly well, Mossberg shares "Apple's indifference." However, when compared to the competition, the ROKR comes out on top. Sony Ericsson's $500 W800 Walkman cellphone is "very attractive," but its interface is "nowhere near as intuitive as iTunes." The low-cost LG VX8100 also suffers from interface shortcomings. The "abysmal" UI was "by far the worst in this bunch." Still, Mossberg says the ROKR isn't much to be excited about. "If you're desperate to have some songs on your cellphone, be our guest. But a smarter plan would be to wait for a better combo device. These aren't the phones that will replace your iPod."