yeah I've done it.. I used Motorola Phone Tools and connected to my ROKR as a USB modem. I then selected the model as E398. Came up just fine and then I went into the Multimedia Studio and uploaded mp3 clips into the `My Music' folder on the ROKR.. Go... (continues)
If Apple had done the design of the phone and simply packaged Moto's electronics, it would be a hit. As it is, it doesn't look cool enough to warrant being associated with anything with the name "iPod" on it. It looks like just another generic crappy phone. There are a ton of phones out there with MP3 players, and that allow more than 100 songs as well.
I have no idea what their marketing guys were thinking. The W800, while just a repackaged K750i, is far and away a better phone in every respect. Even the case design, which reminds me of a 50/50 bar (orange/vanilla...) is better than the junk design Moto came up with.
I expect an iPod phone to look like something from Apple, not the other way around.
100 song limit only from the iTunes app. You can have more than 100 on the embedded MP3 player, a la the E398. $250 might not be so bad if you think of it as an E398 with a 512 MB card. And surely that price will be coming down for the holiday season I would imagine.
i work wireless dept. at bestbuy, we set a display model out right away at openning at 9, no one even picked up the phone until 3.. we sold out 20 quantity of apple nanos within the first 2 hours though, thsi phone will bomb
Synch capabilities and mitigation on memory upgrades.
This is kind of speculatory as of now, but are we to imagine that the synching process will be similar to the iPod Shuffle? If they have a 100 song limit on the device there must be some type of strange synching option. Also, I have a Nokia 6230 that Nokia says will support up to 256MB MMCards but I have used a 1GB card and it tells me total storage is 256MB but will still allow storage on the full 1GB. Who thinks something like this may be possible with the ROKR E1? BTW the phone looks cool. It is too bad that Cingular is going to be carrying it. They're going to make it suck.
In many ways, the ROKR E1 falls somewhere in-between an iPod Shuffle and an iPod mini. Pretty much like an iPod Shuffle, it can only hold 100 songs, and you can tell iTunes to "Autofill" the ROKR with a random assor