Today's Menu: Steve Jobs In Two Styles

In example one, we have that video Matt showed you from earlier this week of Steve Jobs pitching products he positively adores. In the other we have, well, that abomination known as the Motorola ROKR: » 9/20/09 2:30pm 9/20/09 2:30pm

Motorola Insider Blame Game: Engineers Shoved Designers Aside

These days, most in-the-know folks would sooner eat glass than carry a Motorola phone. The company has shredded its reputation by failing to address basic interface design issues: freeze-prone software, head-scratching menus, keys that demand Herculean strength. It's baffling that such a venerable company could build… » 8/20/08 11:00am 8/20/08 11:00am

Lightning Review: Motorola ROKR E8 Music Phone

The Gadget: The Moto E8 ROKR is a candybar music phone that makes use of a touch-sensitive, haptic feedback panel on the bottom half of the phone. It's nearly buttonless, save for a few on the side. » 7/04/08 1:00pm 7/04/08 1:00pm

T-Mobile Gets the Motorola ROKR E8

Motorola is attempting to turn its fortunes around with the new ROKR E8—and it looks like T-Mobile users will be able to get their hands on one. No word yet on pricing or availability. [Boy Genius] » 2/14/08 9:04pm 2/14/08 9:04pm

First Video of Moto ROKR E8's 100% Buttonless Touch Interface



Straight from the Motorola press party, we've got video of the ROKR E8. Check out the phone-to-music player's ModeShift keypad morphing action. Could this be the music phone they get right? » 1/07/08 1:59am 1/07/08 1:59am

More Info Surfaces: Moto ROKR E8

Looks like that Motorola ROKR E8 we first showed you a few weeks ago is fo' reals. In addition to that cool-beans backlit keypad, we're liking that "Omega Wheel" navigation device that makes it easy to jump around your music and menus. Plus, there are haptic controls that give your finger a little vibrating action… » 9/18/07 7:50am 9/18/07 7:50am

Another ROKR Leak: The W5 Looks like Darth Maul's Phone

Following the leaky loo of the ROKR U9 is the ROKR W5, which is a quad-band GSM clamshell that has EDGE, Bluetooth, miniUSB, 20MB internal memory, a microSD slot, and a sad little 1.3-megapixel camera. It actually kind of seems like weak sauce, Mount Doom-inspired paint job aside. More details when we crib them,… » 9/12/07 10:25am 9/12/07 10:25am

Rokr U9 Pictures and Specs Show Motorola Design Still in the Wilderness

A new Motorola clamshell, the Rokr U9 has had pics and specs leaked online. And what do we think? Well, smoked mirror effects and ergo-pebble-cum-designer sex toy do not a zexy phone make. See for yourselves in the gallery, then ogle at the specs below. » 9/12/07 10:00am 9/12/07 10:00am

Moto Rokr E8 Has Backlit Nubs For Keys

These first shots of the Motorola Rokr E8 from zol.com.cn shows the unique keypad that Moto went with. Instead of regular keys, they've got little nubs that need to be back-illuminated. When you're dialing, all the keys are lit; but when you're playing music, the numbers are dimmed and only the music controls are… » 8/31/07 4:15pm 8/31/07 4:15pm

ETS Motorola S71 Headphone Sunglasses

If you own a Bluetooth headset but aren't happy with how ridiculous you look wearing it, then these may be for you. The ETS Motorola S71 is a combination pair of sunglasses/headphones/Bluetooth headset/opposite sex repellent. The device, which is apparently also known as the O ROKR Pro, has buttons on the frame which… » 8/07/07 6:16am 8/07/07 6:16am

Motorola Quietly Introduces MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth Music FM…

Today at the Motorola holiday show in NYC, amid a sea of RAZR-style phones and accessories that many Giz readers have already seen, Motorola showed off a few new items. The coolest (we hope) will be the ROKR T505 speakerphone. Like its predecessors in the T line, this one clips to the visor above your head. But unlike… » 7/26/07 8:46pm 7/26/07 8:46pm

Motorola Expands ROKR Music Phone Line with PEBL U9

Just like with the MotoRIZR Z6, Motorola is taking an old phone and placing the ROKR moniker on it, essentially turning it into a badged music phone. This time they're taking the Moto PEBL U9 and making it a Moto ROKR U9. » 7/12/07 5:40pm 7/12/07 5:40pm

ROKR Z6: Motorola New Music Phone Won't Make Elvis Proud

Old rockers never die. Unless you played for Thin Lizzy. Or Lynyrd Skynyrd. Or bought an original ROKR, the music phone that defined how music phones should never ever be done. If you bought one of those, you probably were dead already or wanted to get shot after a few minutes with it. » 5/15/07 3:07pm 5/15/07 3:07pm

Touchscreen Moto ROKR E6 Video Tour

We were kind of skeptical of the Moto ROKR E6 » 5/03/07 9:30pm 5/03/07 9:30pm Linux phone at first glance, but after watching the video and seeing what we can do, there may be room for this in our pockets yet. Noah from PhoneDog gives you a walk-through of the ROKR E6's UI, complete with an Apple iPhone skin that he installed himself.

Motorola to Ship ROKR E6 Sans iTunes: Stepping Aside for the iPhone?

Motorola announced it will ship its ROKR E6 music phone later this month but conspicuously absent from its feature list is iTunes. That'll be replaced by the loathsome RealPlayer. Doing damage control on a phone that was doomed from the start, Motorola is positioning this candy bar as a PDA. » 12/06/06 9:55am 12/06/06 9:55am

Motorola ROKR E6 Passes FCC, Linux Fanboys Throw Awkward High Fives

The Motorola ROKR E6, or E690 as the engineers call it, was just approved by the FCC, much to Linux fans' delight. It will follow up older ROKR phones, possibly with iTunes capabilities, and will run Motorola's Linux OS. » 10/20/06 7:45pm 10/20/06 7:45pm

Oakley/Motorola O ROKR Reviewed (Verdict: Good, But Has Issues)

Similar in design to the Thump 2, this O ROKR combines a pretty decent set of shades with the Bluetooth-enabled headphones which allow you to stream music from an iPod or a Bluetooth-enabled phone straight to your listen-holes. To make this work with your iPod, you'll need to buy a NaviPlay Bluetooth iPod Adapter, and… » 6/05/06 3:58pm 6/05/06 3:58pm

Motorola ROKR E2 With iTunes (??)

There's some talk that the new ROKR will have iTunes installed, something that everyone said would probably never happen again. However, because the E2 runs Motorola's Linux-based OS, which in turn can run iTunes, it seems plausible. » 4/18/06 11:35am 4/18/06 11:35am

ROKR E2 Approved by FCC, Still Might Suck

The ROKR E2 that we saw iTunesless at CES back in January might actually include iTunes after all. The loveable Apple music player is actually mentioned once in the user manual.
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Weird thing is, this is the only place that iTunes is mentioned, not even in the music-player section. This phone also features a QVGA…

Song Limit Upgrade on Motorola ROKR?

Observant tipster Evan DiBiase was rooting around the iTunes 6.0.3 binary file while lamenting the 100-song limit on his ROKR iTunes phone, and noticed some mysterious references to upgradePhone . One thing led to another and suddenly DiBiase found a link that led him to the iTunes Music Store. He saw the screen… » 2/16/06 1:30pm 2/16/06 1:30pm