Motorola has launched a new ROKR handset at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The new handset, called the ROKR E8, will focus on offering the user a mobile phone and music player.
Motorola has introduced a new technology it's calling "ModeShift" that transforms the device from phone to music player with the touch of a button.
The phone will also follow LG and Samsung by offering haptic technology that gives the user a tactile response when a virtual key is pressed.
“ROKR E8 is a no compromises device – it’s both an MP3 player that makes great phone calls and a mobile phone with tremendous audio capabilities. With our unique ModeShift technology, we’re dispelling the myth that mobile phones with music features are inferior to stand-alone audio devices”, stated Stu Reed, president, Motorola Mobile Devices.
Tech specs will include quad-band GPRS/EDGE connectivity, a 2.0-inch QVGA display, a three-dimensional stereo feature that enhances two-channel audio and an on-board equalizer, as well as Bluetooth and a 3.5mm jack.
It will also sport a 2GB internal memory, FM radio and microSD card slot with support for Windows Media Player 11 on the PC.
ROKR E8 is expected to be available before March 2008.