The ROKR moniker now covers two phones:
- The E1 (a variation on the E790 (or E398, they're mostly the same thing) that was hinted at being the much-hyped iPhone.
- The E2 (a much improved version tied to the iRadio service).
- The E3 (an even uglier version).
Here's coverage of the E3:
Here's coverage of the E2:
- MobileTracker Gallery
- MobileBurn Gallery
- Video feature: ROKR E2 hands-on
- Motorola ROKR E2 Much Better Than Its Brother
- ROKR E2-Will It Suck less?
- ROKR E2 dumping iTunes for an iRadio service?
- Engadget's initial post, hands-on
Here's the follow-up on the iPhone/E1 hype coverage:
- Memo to Motorola: You aren't Apple - no kidding?
- Orchestrating a Revved-Up ROKR
- Motorola promises BETR ROKR - as if.
- Battle for the Soul of the MP3 Phone
- Motorola's ITunes Phone May Flop as Handset-Return Rates Soar
- Motorola iTunes ROKR phone called a "flop" - no kidding?
- iTunes phone not shifting - analyst
- Analyst analyzes why ROKR's not selling: it's ugly - what about useless?
- SHOCKR: ROKR Not Selling Well - one in four weeks? Wow.
- Ok, Fine. Apple Doesn't Think Very Much Of The ROKR, Either - filed under the "too much free time" category.
- Ed Zander: "Screw the nano" - on being upstaged by the iPod nano
- Why Motorola’s ROKR plays the humdrum
- Playlist article - that outlines the dumb 100-track limit.
- Engadget's Answers - in which we find the following nugget: "The rest of the OS is pure Motorola, i.e., it’s incredibly pedestrian. It does have a scheduler, a calculator, and an alarm clock. It does not have profiles." (which sounds a lot like a cop-out to avoid saying what's really on their minds...)