Knowing it was the big question on the minds of everyone in the room, the first thing Motorola CEO ED Zander said when he got on stage was basically that there would be no iTunes phone announcement. But he did promise that the phone was still moving toward release, and will hit shelves with major carriers by the end of this quarter (within 66 days).
That was all there was to see or hear about an iTunes phone, but that wasn't the only thing said about music phones. The company also mentioned its forthcoming ROKR line of music phones, including the flagship model, which was on display on stage:
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Frustratingly, nothing was said about the phone other than its name. But a simple glance at the phone reveals a PEBL-like keypad, a large scroll wheel, and a front-facing camera, implying it will be a video-calling-capable WCDMA phone. We do know that this particular ROKR will not have iTunes.