News Flash: Motorola's ROKR w/iTunes not a flop? Or is it?

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  1. mucky

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    Cliffnotes: Motorola is clueless in the mp3 phone thing and Sony Ericsson walkman phones > iTunes phone. :run:

     
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    No, it's a failure.

    Apple really didn't really care for getting into the cell phone/mp3 player market at the time and they essentially used Motorola to test the market. When Apple really gets into the game will be when the iPod Phone or 'iPhone' or whatever-you-want-to-call-it is released. It's won't be the half assed effort of the ROKR, and they won't work with anyone on it.
     
  3. Rip The Jacker

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    yeah thats gonna be great, jumping into the mobile phone game without any prior experience or technology.
     
  4. Skoles

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    I'm a Mac guy and I think it's a failure.

    If they put the iPod software in their complete line of phones, instead of designing one shitty one around it, it would work better.

    Now people are stuck with a phone that looks like ass and holds less than a Shuffle.
     
  5. Rip The Jacker

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    that phones been out for over a year before they put itunes on it. its design had nothing to do with itunes.
     
  6. Skoles

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    Exactly, it's been out for over a year. It's dated and there are better models people would rather buy w/iTunes than that. Why restrict it to one phone?
     
  7. easeupoffmynuts

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    it sucks end of thread
     
  8. coronet

    coronet Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    I personally think it looks nice :o

    And the lights are pretty cool. Bulky, though. Unexcusibly bulky at the price point.
     
  9. Rip The Jacker

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    that is one stupid assed article.
     
  10. herpes

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    except mp3 phones have been aroud for a fucking long ass time. any phone with a media slot can play mp3s.
     
  11. robwormald

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    it was a half assed attempt from the beginning. that article is right, all it is is an itunes button and a basic MP3 player. i suspect we'll see something better from apple one day
     
  12. GochuBoy

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    Flop 'cause its ugly, and limited to 100 songs...

    and the only thing special about the ROKR is that is has iTunes in it. And thats not even that big of a deal. its just software. The only reason why its such a big deal for some people is because it has iTunes on the name of features.

    no big deal.
     
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    Supposedly the RAZR V3x has iTunes and a miniSD slot.
     
  14. GochuBoy

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    :noes: :run:

    iTunes is just a software thing...not like its an actual feature. I don't know what card the older RAZRs used, but it still had external memory storage so its nothing new. The V3x is going to be thicker too...which IMO will be a good thing 'cause it will have supposedly new features.
     
  15. mucky

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    Unless they fix the bugs and limitations of iTunes, it will still suck.
     
  16. kRySs

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    :werd: even my p735 has a 512 mb card and i hold over 200 songs.

    and i've had it for a year already. i use my ipod for music now.
     
  17. coronet

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    More likely a MicroSD slot, to perserve size.
     
  18. frinky23

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    It's miniSD, and I've seen a bunch of various phones floating around that have full iTunes integration. Rumor has it that within 6 months all mid-level phones and above will have full iTunes capability.

    I played with a black SLVR the other day with iTunes on it ;)
     
  19. Rip The Jacker

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    well considering the SLVR is the same thing as a ROKR :hsugh:
     

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