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Phone News: Motorola Adds Three New ROKR Phones, the EM30, the EM28 and the EM25
      #31031 - 08/08/08 05:39 PM

The Moto Rokr E8 just got released by T-Mobile in the US, Motorola has arleady announced three new ROKR phones that are designed for music playback. Here are more info on these phones:

This new lineup includes MOTOROKR EM30, a candybar phone using Motorola's ModeShift technology, ROKR EM28, a clamshell device with sonic features and touch-sensitive keys, and ROKR EM25, a slider with FM radio sharing capabilities.

ROKR EM30: 50% Talk, 50% Music, 100% You

One moment ROKR EM30 is a mobile phone; the next, it transforms into your favorite music player. It uses Motorola?s innovative ModeShift technology to illuminate the keyboard?red keys illuminate in music mode and a brilliant blue keypad appears in phone mode?taking users from talk to text1 to complete music immersion with a touch of a button. With colorful cues that let users know exactly which mode they are in, the ROKR EM30 connects the sounds that matter most: family, friends and favorite artists.

In addition to the basics in talking and texting, ROKR EM30 is loaded with other great features for music lovers too, including high-fidelity audio and seconds-fast MP3 downloads for listening to their favorite tunes. Consumers will know the artist and song playing on the FM radio with Radio Data System (RDS) technology. The 3.5mm stereo headset jack provides consumers the flexibility to use the headset of their choice with ROKR EM30. Compatibility with Windows Media Player 11 provides the freedom to download music from more than 200 online music stores worldwide.


Talk Time: up to approximately 360 minutes; Standby Time: up to approximately 300 hours
Quad Band; GPRS/EDGE class 12
Dimensions- 115x53x10.6mm
Battery- BK60 970mAh
Connectivity- Class 2 stereo Bluetooth wireless technology2, USB 2.0 High Speed, GPRS Class 12, EDGE Class 12


3.5mm stereo headset jack
MIDI, MP3, AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR-NB, Real Audio (RA) v10
FM radio with RDS technology
Text-to-speech recognition
ModeShift technology for easy switching between phone and music
Microsoft music ecosystem support
Airplane mode for uninterrupted music
CrystalTalk technology
Optional 8GB microSD optional removable storage card
Compatibility with Windows Media Player 11
2 megapixel camera with 8X digital zoom

ROKR EM28: Sonic Performance

ROKR EM28 offers easy access to a genuine music-player experience in a familiar clamshell design and allows users to control their music using touch-sensitive keys that appear only when they?re needed. The front of the phone shows the name of the artist and song without even opening the flip.

ROKR EM28 has sonic features that enhance the music?s performance. A 3D sound effect gives music a surround-sound quality and an audio equalizer provides 11 pre-set music genres, including rock, reggae and pop for optimal listening. Consumers also can boost the bass up to nine decibels.


Talk and Standby Time-
Music Playback Time
Talk Time: Up to approximately 450 minutes; Standby Time: Up to approximately 250 hours6 Music Playback Time: approximately 11 hours
Bands/Modes- Triband GSM 850/1800/1900 & 900/1800/1900, GPRS Class 10, EDGE Class 10
Weight- 90g
Dimensions- 94.35 (H) x 49.5 (W) x 17.38 (D) mm
Battery- 940mAH
Connectivity- Class 2.0 Bluetooth wireless technology with A2DP5
Display- External, 1.8 inch 128x160 65k TFT


Audio: 3D sound effects, spatial audio and bass boost, audio equalizer and CrystalTalk technology, FM radio with RDS1, uninterrupted music in airplane mode, universal 3.5 mm headset jack, speakerphone
Memory: Up to 2GB optional removable microSD memory card
Video/Camera: 1.3 megapixel, 4x digital zoom, video capture/playback/streaming
Audio Codes: 32-poly AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR NB, , MP3, WAV, RA6
Displays: Internal, 1.8 inch 128x160 65k TFT; External, 1.2 inch 96 x 80 black and white matrix CLI
Audio Control: Dedicated music jump key/smart key and navigational keys; touch-sensitive multimodal keys on external CLI.
Messaging: EMS, MMS, SMS, WAP 2.0, MIDP 2.03
Form Factor: Clam
Browser: WAP 2.0
Preloads: Wallpapers/Screensavers/MP3 Ringtones/Video, three Java games.

ROKR EM25: Get What You Need

ROKR EM25 offers a genuine music player experience including immediate access to a stored music library and built-in FM radio, in a sleek, quality handset. The phone has a dedicated music key so consumers can simply access stored music and familiar music controls to play, pause, forward and rewind songs. Consumers can use FMShare to share a favorite station with friends by sending it in a text message and SONGID technology to identify a song while out and about.


Talk Time: Up to approximately 490 minutes; Standby Time: Up to approximately 330 hours
Bands/Modes- GSM 850/1900 & 900/1800, GPRS Class 10
Weight- Less than 90g
Dimensions- 101 (H) x 46 (W) x 13.9mm (D)
Battery- 780mAH
Connectivity- Class 2.0 Bluetooth wireless technology with A2DP4, Mobile Phone Tools
Display- External, 1.8 inch 128x160 65k TFT


? Audio: One-touch MP3 player, FM radio with RDS, uninterrupted music in airplane mode, universal 3.5 mm headset jack, speakerphone
? Memory: Up to 2GB optional removable microSD memory card
? Camera: 1.3 megapixel, 4x digital zoom
? Audio Codes: AAC, AMR NB, MIDI, MP3, WAV
? Messaging: Using SMS, share stations from any FM radio station with another FM-enabled
device (FM radio station sharing)3
? Other: Pre-loaded Java games, up to 750 text messages, 1,000 phonebook entries
? CrystalTalk technology
? FMShare

While the new ROKR devices are offered in different designs to suit a range of consumers? style preferences, each supports GSM technology and is equipped with a host of features for an enjoyable mobile music experience:
Supports multiple digital music formats including MP3 so you can sync your music easily with devices FM radio with RDS provides the name of the artist and song playing so you can discover new artists and songs
Industry-standard connectors, including a universal 3.5mm jack, and stereo Bluetooth wireless technology lets consumers connect to their favorite wired or compatible wireless speakers and headsets, including the lightweight Motorola S9-HD headset and Motorola?s new ROKR portable speakers.

Already Rockin?
The award-winning ROKR E8, which takes users from talk to music in one touch, is available globally. And for music enjoyment in stereo sound virtually anywhere, the ROKR EQ7, EQ5 and EQ3 portable speakers are available globally. The EQ7 Wireless Hi-Fi Stereo Speaker System uses four powerful speakers to deliver full, rich sound for music and calls; the EQ5 Ultra-Portable Wireless Speaker fits in a pocket and delivers amazing sound quality for music and calls; and the lightweight ROKR EQ3 Compact Folding Speaker is the perfect portable wired sound companion for mobile music devices.

ROKR EM30 is expected to launch first in Taiwan then in other markets throughout the quarter, while ROKR EM28 and ROKR EM25 will be available later this quarter around the globe.


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