Those who have used the Rokr say it's quite a good phone (with a camera, Bluetooth, speaker, voice dialling and reasonable battery life) but nothing special. And the (Motorola-designed) software is as uninspiring as that of the Razr. (Why is it that Nokia is apparently still the only company capable of designing an intuitive user interface for telephony?)The rest of this commentary can be read over at Guardian.
The music-player module works like an iPod - though it lacks the clickwheel that makes its big brothers function so slickly. But overall, the impression is distinctly underwhelming. The word on the streets is that far from being the revolutionary device that will bring about media 'convergence', the Rokr is, well, just the sum of its parts..
Why the Motorola ROKR iTunes phone doesn't rock
Posted on Monday, Sep 12 2005 @ 15:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck