It is in fact a fairly standard Motorola phone with all the usual features. Ringer Volume Control As was stated earlier, the volume keys on the left side panel adjust the ringer volume. And if that MB capacity is good enough for an iPod Shuffle The headphone jack is on the top panel, and the bottom panel is where you will find the USB data port that is used to connect the cell phone to your PC for loading songs. GPS Feature The Rokr does not have a GPS global positioning system feature that is used by some of today’s cell phones to help local systems locate you in case of an emergency. Caller Identification The Rokr displays the telephone number of an incoming caller or the name of the caller if you have entered the caller into your phone book, but it is displayed in an point font, and there is no voice output of that information. Instead, it is assigned to a soft key, so users who are visually impaired have to memorize when and which soft key is assigned the backspace function.

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It’s an okay phone, and not a bad music player. Keys that Are Easily Identifiable by Touch Although there is still room for improvement, most of the keys on the Rokr are relatively easy to identify by touch. Clicking on the Music Store icon brings up a software application that browses Apple’s library of available music to buy, but without sighted assistance, it is impossible for a person who is visually impaired to use this application.

Best Android photo and video apps. But you can resume your music right back to where it was if you hit the right button.

Motorola ROKR E1 – White (Unlocked) Cellular Phone

Views Read Edit View history. While you are in standby mode, these buttons increase or decrease the ringer volume among five different levels. Voice-Activated Dialing The voice-activated dialing that is built into the Rokr is inaccessible to set up independently, but the network voice-dialing service that is provided by Cingular at no cost to its customers who are visually impaired is fully accessible.


Product Evaluation A Nonrocker from Motorola: Unlike the Shuffle however, the ROKR allows you to view the tracks you’re carrying, along with album artwork and other details.

Keypad-Lock Mode A keypad-lock feature is used to avoid inadvertent dialing if roke phone is jostled while in a pocket or briefcase. The camera lens is on the back panel, the Camera button is on the right side panel, and the Up and Down Volume keys are on the left side panel.

Because this cell phone is offered through Cingular Wireless, which is a national service with no roaming charges, it has no roaming indicator. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.

Product Evaluation

In the end, the Rokr E1 proved disastrous. The biggest letdown is the firmware-based restriction on the number of songs users are able to transfer from iTunes to the ROKR: These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate SARwhich is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone.

We received over 60 responses and came up with a list of eight more features to evaluate, which we call “the Elite Eight. Regulatory Approval FCC approval: As a result, the Rokr E1 sold below expectations despite a high-profile marketing campaign.

The Rokr E1 is a re-badged Motorola E candybar style phone it was originally called the E with Apple-licensed technology to play back iTunes Music Store purchased music. Motorola says the ROKR is merely the first in a line of iTunes-packing products – and we expect that Motorola’s next iTunes mobile could be appearing in motrola more cutting-edge guise shortly. Battery life is rated by the manufacturer at minutes for talk and hours for standby. The number keys you have pressed The names and numbers of each contact entry as you scroll through Contacts The status information, such as signal strength, battery level, date and time, and service status Main menu options as you scroll through the main menu A prompt indicating that your motorol phone is placing a call.


Good quality headphones and stereo speakers. Speed Dialing On the Rokr, there is no speech output to assist in setting up speed dialing, but if you get sighted assistance to associate certain contacts with speed-dial numbers, you simply press and hold a number between 2 and 9 to call one of your contacts quickly.

The other keys on the cell phone pose no problems except for the four keys that are just below the screen. Both E8 and EM30 uses the ModeShift technology and this enables the phone to switch from talk to music with one touch special music keys get lighted up when playing music The phone incorporated Motorola’s patented CrystalTalk technology, providing clear conversations in noisy environments. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

An indication tone is played as you adjust the volume, and that tone increases or decreases in volume, depending on the direction in which you are adjusting the volume of the phone. Talk time – As rated by manufacturer.

In SeptemberApple discontinued support for the Rokr. For all its limitations, the ROKR is actually very easy, and even fun, to use.

Motorola ROKR E1 pictures, official photos

If you have sufficient vision, you can tell whether the phone is on simply by looking to see if the display is on. The Z6 supports the following motoroal formats: So if you want to upgrade the supplied earbud headphones white, natch, like the iPod’syou’ll need an adaptor. Supports microSD TransFlash memory cards: