AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

T-Mobile picks up ROKR E8, sets launch

updated 07:25 am EDT, Thu June 26, 2008

ROKR E8 launch date

T-Mobile on Thursday set the 7th of July as the launch date of its version of Motorola's ROKR E8 music phone. First seen at the 2008 CES show at the start of the year, the bar phone is unique in its dynamic touch-sensitive interface: different controls light up depending on the immediate context, with phone controls switching to camera or music controls as those programs become available. A similarly touch-sensitive wheel active in most apps helps users scroll through tracks quickly. Most controls are also haptic and vibrate to simulate a button press.

The quad-band GSM phone in T-Mobile form is virtually identical to the Motorola reference version with a two-megapixel camera, 2GB internal storage (expandable to 4GB through microSD), and an FM radio; the carrier gives the phone MyFaves calling plan support and is bundled with a 1GB microSD card preloaded with songs to get the user started on music. T-Mobile ships the phone for $200 when paired with a two-year plan but hasn't revealed the contract-free price.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    thats actually not that bad looking. in fact, had the iphone not existed, this would probably be my phone of choice.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented