Motorolas Rokr E8 More Than Just a Music Phone

By: Mark Hirst

The Motorola's ROKR E8 is a music phone with a context dependent keypad. Its morphing keypad is its eye catching feature which allows the user to adjust it according to his preference. The sensitive keypad offers a local Haptic feedback which gives the user a feeling that he is using a regular phone key.

Once turned off, its keypad appears to be big and flat with a shiny finish. The tiny bumps are also visible. At the upper portion of this onyx phone is the d-pad and right above this is the phone's display. Right at the top of the phone is Motorola's insignia that covers the skittish speaker.

The ROKR E8 has a basic candy bar shape. It is an averaged size mobile which is comfortable to hold. It is generally thin so keeping it is relatively easy. You can easily slip it in your purse or pocket without weighing much.

You don't have to worry about its exposed screen since it is made of special glass which is resistant to scratches. The phone feels solid and no parts move unnecessarily when doing some keypad inputs; it doesn't create outlandish sounds as well so users can be sure that the phone is really integrated.

Although the device is known to be a music phone, the image capturing feature is not to be taken for granted. Once you open its camera application, the key pad buttons will morph to four different functions. The upper two buttons will control its zooming feature; the bottom left allows the user to check the photo album while the bottom right allows the user to shift between video and still capture.

ROKR E8's music software is above average too. The morphing keypad provides options to skip, pause or play, repeat and shuffle. It also has an impressive audio quality which makes listening to music really entertaining.

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