updated 03:20 pm EST, Mon October 31, 2005
\"Walkman\" beats \"ROKR\"
Strategy Analytics today released its latest , concluding that the Sony Ericsson W800i "Walkman" phone is the highest rated cellular music device in the USA, ahead of the Motorola E1 "ROKR" iTunes phone and the Samsung A970. Results came from hands-on consumer testing by the Strategy Analytics Advanced Wireless User Panel, and the Sony Ericsson W800i device achieved "Best in Class" status based upon superior style appeal and an above average rating for music feature quality. The Motorola E1 "ROKR" iTunes phone achieved the highest rating for usability, but failed to impress in terms of style and feature quality. The Samsung A970, weighing 144 grams, was considered too large for primary feature phone positioning: "The ROKR was rated lower than the Samsung and Sony Ericsson devices for Music Quality, however, a notable underperformance for Motorola given the branded and highly optimized iPod interface designed for music delivery."