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Motorola Rokr E1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 414 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The camera and value for money also get good feedback. The connectivity and features get critical comments. The GPS navigation and reliability get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Rokr E1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Motorola Rokr E1


alaTest has collected and analysed 14 user reviews of Motorola Rokr E1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Motorola Rokr E1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Motorola ROKR E1


Get your music, videos, and games to go in one slick cell.


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Motorola ROKR E1 review: iTunes inside


Motorola ROKR E1 seems to be a new and quite progressive mobile. Well, it is not really new, as it has origin in the older E398 model, but it does brings a sure novelty: a direct cooperation with the iTunes program as well as with one of the world's...

Motorola and Apple started working together more than a year ago, in July 2004. The result of their cooperation was first presented at the CES fair at the beginning of this year. Soon afterwards, in the spring of 2005, we were shown the first pictures...

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Motorola Rokr E1 (AT&T)


The display measures an ample 2.0 inches diagonally and supports 262,000 colors. Great for viewing photos and playing games, the display shines brighter than many Motorola screens we've seen; it's even readable in direct light. You can change the...

The Rokr benefits from solid call and music playback quality, and it comes with a speakerphone, Bluetooth, a bright display, user-friendly controls, and an integrated iTunes music player

The Rokr has a dull design, and it can't download songs wirelessly. It's also hampered by a small 100-song memory, limited Bluetooth functionality, a sluggish iTunes interface, slow music transfer speeds, and a low-resolution VGA camera

The Motorola Rokr E1 takes a step toward integrating a usable audio jukebox into a functional cell phone, but the 100-song limit and the slow processor performance will disappoint iPod users looking to carry a single do-it-all device.

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Motorola ROKR E1


The ROKR's treatment of iTunes, however, isn't up to iPod standards in several ways. The worst thing is the rude awakening you'll get if you try to connect your ROKR at both home and work: The ROKR pairs with only one computer. When we plugged the...

First phone with iTunes. Good call quality.function Video(mypage, myname, w, h, scroll) {var winl = (screen.width - w) / 2;var wint = (screen.height - h) / 2;winprops = 'height='+h+',width='+w+',top='+wint+',left='+winl+',scrollbars='+scroll+''win =...

Extremely slow music transfer. Somewhat clunky software. No other cutting-edge features ; See the Motorola ROKR E1 in Action

Although the first iTunes phone connects easily with PCs and Macs, the sad truth is that music transfers and the phone's interface both feel clumsy.

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Review: ROKR E1 - Motorola's iTunes Phone


But the ROKR doesn't have iPod style

They also produce a good, rich sound. We found it a pleasure to only have to carry one gadget with the ROKR, rather than two, and were impressed with how easy it is to switch between listening to music and making a call

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Review: ROKR E1 - Motorola's iTunes Phone


By now, with the negative reviews mostly over, the analysis stories are starting to appear, trying to understand how a phone this misguided came to be in the first place

And there are already rumors of a new, better iPod phone in the works. We can only hope Apple designs this one

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Motorola ROKR E1 review


Thanks to the Apple hype machine, Motorola's ROKR E1 was one of the most anticipated mobile phones ever. After 18 months of speculation (ever since it was announced that iTunes would be coming to some Motorola...

The biggest thing the Motorola ROKR E1 has going for it is the carrier deal with Cingular. Feature wise it just doesn't innovate. Overall the device isn't polished, from a USB 1 connection to extremely slow performance. Using the ROKR made me...

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Review: Motorola ROKR E1


Back on the 7th of September Motorola and Apple jointly introduced the new Motorola ROKR E1 - the world's first phone with iTunes support built-in. Based on the rock-solid E398, the E1 has a lot to offer.

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First iTunes phone no smooth operator


The first iTunes phone misses the mark. With its slow syncing and response, artificial 100 track limit, audio anomalies, and occasionally ungainly interface, many who are accustomed to an iPod's elegance will be disappointed with this phone.

Decent range ; sound quality equal to an iPod ; support for multiple playlists

Dead-slow syncing ; poky interface ; artificial track limit ; reversed stereo channels

The ROKR is a candy bar-style, tri-band global GSM, Class 10 GPRS phone. Bearing a 176 x 220 pixel color TFT display, a camera for capturing stills and video, built-in "surround sound" speakers, and Bluetooth, the ROKR offers most of the functionality...

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Motorola ROKR E1 iTunes Mobile Phone


Pundits claim that standalone digital music players are destined to be replaced by music-ready mobile phones. If they're correct - and we're not convinced that they are - Motorola's ROKR E1 Mobile Phone ($349.99) will not be the vanguard of the...

Above-average on signal strength, this combination of cell phone and iTunes music player doesn't drop calls easily, and plays back MP3 or AAC tracks without complaint. Includes 512MB memory card. Offers partial Bluetooth compatibility, an integrated...

Signal strength aside, audio quality of calls is only okay, and not good on caller's end when using included stereo headset. Phone and iTunes interfaces, including music synchronization, are frequently slow and non-intuitive by comparison with...

I'm glad this crap got a low rating. C+ is still too high in my opinion. The ROKR just stinks of restrictions. Restrictions that Apple probably placed on the device so it wouldnt take away from iPod sales. This could have been the next big thing!...

Product Specifications

The Motorola ROKR is the world's first ever music phone featuring the Apple iTunes mobile music player allowing you to take your favorite playlists - featuring full length tracks - wherever you go in one convergence product at the touch of a single dedicated iTunes button. Advanced stereo and lighting technology offers amazing sound and delivers reactions you can see and feel. The Motorola ROKR will have you seamlessly grooving to a new beat!


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):230hours
Talk Time (PB):560minutes




Band:GSM 850/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:AT&T/Not specified
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola ROKR/Motorola ROKR / Motorola MOTOROKR

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:1000names & numbers