Summary: Making up for the horrific ROKR E1 flashbacks was never going to be easy, but Motorola's had a decent stab at it here. It's just a pity the features are so pedestrian when you want them to be ROKing.
Excerpt: I've been waiting for the ROKR E8 ever since I first saw it at the Motorola Developers' Conference in Bangalore a couple of months ago, and for good reason! Clearly Motorola’s got an eye for good design, and also a strong research team in place to ensure the best quality. That said, it's time the company concentrated on better integrated services. The technology used in its phones is rather staid, for one, and the GUI further undermines the value of the product.
Excerpt: The Motorola Rokr E8 has a similar flat profile to the iPhone thanks to the company's first use of ‘haptic' keys. There are no buttons sticking out of the unit, instead the fascia has a number of touch sensitive pads that respond to touch with vibrating, tactile feedback. Good in theory, but in practice slightly curious. We found the keys weren't as responsive as we'd like, with the vibration coming – albeit fractionally – after the press.
Pros: Sleek looks and slim profile, good quality screen
Cons: Haptic keys don’t do it for us, limited memory, average sound
Conclusion: The Motorola ROKR E8 is a stylish and cool looking mobile phone with some fantastic technologies and features. If you do like listening to your tunes and still managing your phone with ease at the same time then you will love this phone. It looks good it sounds great and provides plenty of entertainment as well as the regular practical elements we demand from our mobile phones.
Summary: Denkt man an Motorola, denkt man unweigerlich an das Kulthandy RAZR. Das ROKR E8 erinnert ebenfalls an den Bestseller: dünn, auffällig breit und ohne jegliche Tastaturerhebung. Im Zusammenspiel mit dem glänzenden Korpus und der einwandfreien Verarbeitung ist dieser US-Boy ein absoluter Hingucker. Beim Komfort stehen vor allem musikalische Qualitäten im Fokus. Nebst Radio bietet das ROKR E8 einen vollwertigen Music Player, der den Windows Media Player 11 unterstützt.
Pros: Attraktives Designkonzept, Massig Speicherplatz, 3,5 mm Klinkenstecker