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Motorola Intros Innovative Music Slider

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Mar 24, 2005, 12:13 AM   by (staff)

Today at the M3 music festival in Miami, Motorola announced the E725, a new music phone for North American CDMA EV-DO networks. The slide-style phone includes several unique music-oriented features, such as a full-size 3.5mm headset jack for stereo music headphones, MP3 player, FM transmitter for playback through nearby radios, FM radio, built-in 16mm stereo speakers, and a 5-band graphic equalizer. The E725 also contains over 40 MB of built-in memory, expandable to over 1 GB via a miniSD card slot. A dual-action navigation pad spins to scroll through playlists, in addition to traditional four-way direction keys. The music player interface is implemented as a BREW application. New APIs provide memory-card access for all BREW applications. The E725 is expected to be available later in the first half of 2005.

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tuolumne

Mar 24, 2005, 10:00 PM

Music phone designation?

Ok, so you slap on a regular headphone jack and an FM transmitter, along with a little scroll wheel, and you get to call your phone a music phone? I don't see why this phone can be labled a music phone, but new MP3 capable phones (Sanyo 5600, Samsung P777/A800) don't get this much hype. So far, I see nothing very special in this design, other than the nice addition of a scroll wheel and FM transmitter. If it's priced anything like the V3 Razr, I'll take my A800
it's designated as a music phone because its primary focus (other than phone calls of course) is on music. There's no camera, no bluetooth, no e-mail, no QWERTY, none of the stuff that typically comes with other MP3 playing phones. The P777 for exam...
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It's music phone because you'll be able to buy and download music from the carrier. You'll also be able to listen to music on demand.
johnnyjjohnnyj

Mar 28, 2005, 9:28 AM

Motorola copy cats!!!

Hmmm I wonder what phone they copyed that off of? KYOCERA!!!! How about come up with your own stuff and not try to copy everyone elses stuff!!!! Evil or Very Mad
johnnyjjohnnyj said:
Hmmm I wonder what phone they copyed that off of? KYOCERA!!!! How about come up with your own stuff and not try to copy everyone elses stuff!!!! Evil or Very Mad


why do u care so much?
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Hmmm...wonder where Kyocera copied THIER slider from.....could it be SIEMENS???? Check the data, Kyo's SE44 was approved Aug. '03 whereas Siemens' SL55 was given the OK on Apr. 2nd of '03. Kyo's slider may have gotten out there more, but it sure was...
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Well, if thats the case, you may want to find out who created the first clamshell phone. Then come back and call everyone else a copycat. The majority of everything in existance is an improvement of someone else's idea, ie: the car, TV, audio, etc.
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HeroPsychoDreamer

Mar 31, 2005, 1:39 PM

Innovative?

How is this innovative?
janze4

Mar 27, 2005, 6:57 PM

first american CDMA phone with an FM transmitter?

is it?
I honestly think it's the first phone PERIOD to include an FM transmitter. Course don't quote me until someone confirms, but I've not heard of any others.
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Danthalas

Mar 30, 2005, 1:57 PM

When is verizon getting this phone?

I need a new phone, so i was wondering if I should wait on purchasing a new phone. Should I expect it this x-mas or sooner?
VR6Yetta

Mar 27, 2005, 9:54 AM

GSM????

are they going to make a version of this phone for the GSM network?
My guess would be since this phone is for EV-DO they might wait untill WCDMA is released throughout the U.S. Just my guess. I don't think they will leave out GSM. It would bring in far more revenue. Being a worldwide medium and all.
hacer54321

Mar 26, 2005, 10:25 PM

Amp'd Mobile Phone

Hey everyone, I just noticed this phone and realized that a very similar version (with Push to Talk) that is going to be released on Amp'd Mobile. Amp'd is shooting to launch Q3. This looks very exciting for Amp'd (and probably Verizon).
fincher

Mar 24, 2005, 1:06 AM

All BREW apps

Perhaps the best thing is that its supposed to have access to all BREW applications.
forgive my ignorance, but what is a BREW application?
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fincher said:
Perhaps the best thing is that its supposed to have access to all BREW applications.
And because it's BREW, will subscribers only be able to download music from Get it Now? I sure hope not.
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mustang_dvs

Mar 24, 2005, 10:34 AM

Is this the iTunes Phone?

Shocked

Is this the much-vaunted, highly-anticipated iTunes phone? Supposedly it was due soon, with a last-minute disappearing act at CeBIT.

Hmmm...
No, CDMA phones won't support iTunes. The "iTunes" phone doesn't exist. Moto phones will have an iTunes application on them, so there will be many iTunes enabled phones shortly.
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bonovox

Mar 24, 2005, 3:45 PM

Model Number Confusion

It seems that in most cases you can tell what brand a phone is just by looking at the model number, or even just the first letter in most cases (i.e. T=Sony Ericsson, V=Motorola, No Letter=Nokia, E=Samsung, etc.) but this model number is a little deceptive. If someone told me they were getting the new E725, I would be expecting a Samsung GSM flip. Maybe they should have picked a different letter, like B or Q. Just a thought...
if only the manufacturers would use some, ANY, logic to assign model numbers to their phones. it's something people in the industry can often be heard complaining about. different manufacturers will sometimes give phones similar or even the same model...
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DDA

Mar 25, 2005, 1:46 PM

Back light

Ok, so I was looking at the thumbnail pictures in the article and something caught my eye. Green back light? I hope that is just something that is on the prototype.

Eric or Rich, any word on this?
gtb_ajt

Mar 24, 2005, 2:10 PM

Slider for Moto!

Shocked So moto now has a slider, but I don't find it as sleek and sturdy looking as some of the other sliders out there, it looks like it's going to come apart, just my thoughts about it.
gtb_ajt said:
Shocked So moto now has a slider, but I don't find it as sleek and sturdy looking as some of the other sliders out there, it looks like it's going to come apart, just my thoughts about it.

Your comment should...
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Eric Lin... I saw how you removed those posts... (mm & lin were having a little spat & lin deleted it after i told them to stop being crappy at eachother & knock it off.)



I wonder if this phone will be any good... I hope it will be. I am thinki...
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thehazmat

Mar 24, 2005, 5:47 PM

Ampd or Verizon

Its CDMA. Its got evdo. Its a slider. I really wonder if this is the motorola phone Ampd was talking bout to release. It seems like it. A new music phone and teen/young adult-craving features.
Naytess

Mar 24, 2005, 12:12 PM

Sprint?

So, is the general consensus stating that this "WILL NOT be for SprintPCS"? Your thoughts... Cool
not likely. rich mentions the music player is a BREW application and then mentions BREW again. Sprint doesn't support BREW, but instead uses Java. So it's highly unlikely, a phone that is built using brew would come out on sprint. currently sprint's m...
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that "Amp'd" will get this phone. It seems sporty and appears to target the market they're after.
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HeroPsychoDreamer

Mar 24, 2005, 8:58 AM

This phone looks...

uber thick! Surprised It's hard to believe that this will be for Verizon or Sprint, it's too good and fancy. Like someone in another post stated, maybe it'll be for Amp'd, sounds more believable.
HeroPsychoDreamer said:
uber thick! Surprised It's hard to believe that this will be for Verizon or Sprint, it's too good and fancy. Like someone in another post stated, maybe it'll be for Amp'd, sounds more believable.
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sas0

Mar 24, 2005, 2:10 PM

More pictures... Verizon logo

the "photos" with a verizon logo was from a Moto presentation deck last year. the physical model being shown off does not have any logos on the body or in the OS yet. it may get picked up by another carrier. previous guesses by members that this could...
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jwbass1985

Mar 24, 2005, 1:02 AM

CDMA?

I was sure this one was going to be GSM for Cingular... Mad
ten bucks says its an amp'd phone
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IceCop

Mar 24, 2005, 9:59 AM

Launch Date

By now, everyone knows it is supposed to be out Q2 of 2005. If it is coming from Verizon, we should see it Q1 of 2006. They are notoriously slow on releases. Plus this phone looks fancy for Verizon. (I wonder if any VZW execs read this stuff and realize how may people are disappointed with their new product releases)
 
 
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