The New Apple
Computer / Motorola iPod ROKR iTunes Phone
September 11th 2005
Inc. finally unveiled their new iPod cellular phone converging phone
with iPod. The phone, made by Motorola, incorporates the popular
iPod music player. The phone is expected to sell for $249 to
customers who sign up for a two year Cingular Wireless service
includes a camera, Bluetooth technology, speaker, voice dialing and
a reasonable battery life. The internal 512 MB flash memory card
can hold 100 songs. The iPod function lacks a clickwheel.
The new iPod
phone (dubbed ROKR) may not be so easy to use according to Jim
Dalrymple of MacWorld. After his purchase he brought the phone back
to his office for a trial. He became frustrated after plugging the
phone into his Mac and iTunes.
plugging the phone into my PowerBook, iTunes popped open as
expected, but nothing else happened. The ROKR (pronounced rocker)
was lost somewhere between the cable and my iTunes application” Jim
said. He spent a couple hours trying to figure it out. Obviously
Apple needs to work on their software.
message board includes complaints about the phone. Eric at the
apple discussion board said “Being the iTunes addict I am, i
rushed out and got the phone. Impressed so far, although navigating
around iTunes is a bit sluggish. Anybody agree? But my main reason
for this post is that I am having trouble transferring music from my
both my library and my ipod to my phone. It will not show the PLUS
sign for me. Am I doing something wrong? Anybody know, please share
your knowledge. “
may produce their own iPod phone. According to Reuters the new
phone might be called the iPhone. It would likely be designed by
Apple and manufactured by a contract manufacturer.
This new phone
is not expected to be released within the next couple years. They
must first partner with a carrier to resell minutes and choose a
contract headset maker to produce the devises which must work with
the different cellular transmission standards.
Apple has also
released their new iPod Nano as a replacement for their iPod mini.
It is much small and is being received favorably.
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