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Motorola and Apple Launch ROKR iTunes Phone
Posted: 07-Sep-2005 [Source: Motorola]

[ROKR iTunes phone enables users to transfer up to 100 songs from their iTunes library via a USB connection to the phone.]

Schaumburg, IL and Cupertino, CA -- Motorola and Apple today announced the availability of the world's first mobile phone with iTunes, enabling music lovers to transfer up to 100 of their favorite songs from the iTunes jukebox on their Mac or PC to their mobile phone*. The Motorola ROKR features easy-to-use menus, simple navigation and playback, and the ability to simply switch from listening to music to talking on the phone and back again with the push of a dedicated music key.

Personalization and Fun Features:

Make and transfer playlists from your PC to your phone : note approx. transfer time is 30 seconds for 4MB music (transfer times will vary)

Matching wired stereo headset : Listen to music or calls in privacy on a matching wired stereo headset (note: Bluetooth devices are for voice calls only)

3D Surround Sound : Surround Sound from two speakers

Integrated Digital VGA Camera with 4 x Digital Zoom Video capture and playback

J2ME Games : Play pre-loaded J2ME games enhanced with lights, sounds and vibrations or download your favorites

Polyphonic Speaker : Two 22 kHz enhanced polyphonic speakers MIDI, MP3, WAV, and AAC

Performance Features:

Talktime : up to 260-560 minutes

Standby Time : up to 160-230 hours

Bands : GSM 900/1800/1900 and GSM 850/1800/1900

Music Time : up to 15 hours using wired headset, up to 6 hours using Surround Sound feature iTunes

Technical Specifications:

Removable Memory : Optional, removable TransFlash memory cards store photos, music and video clips

Form Factor - Candy Bar

Volume : 89 cc

Weight : 107 g

Dimensions (H x W x D) : 108 x 46 x 20.5 mm

Display Type : 176 x 220, up to 262K colors TFT

The new Motorola ROKR (pronounced "Rocker") is available in the following markets:

* U.S. - today, exclusively with Cingular

* U.K. - available first with Carphone Warehouse, expected in mid-September and then with O2, followed by Orange, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile and other top retailers through September and October

* France - expected to be available by late September through key retailers

* Italy - expected to be available by late September through key retailers

* Germany - expected to be available through distributor and operator channels in 2H 05

* Canada - expected to be available in mid- to late-September with Rogers Wireless

* Hong Kong - expected to be available by late September through multiple retail outlets and operator channels

* Australia, Singapore and the Philippines - expected to be available late September through early October through retail and operator channels

* Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and other markets throughout the world - expected to be available in the fourth quarter

The Motorola ROKR features a color display for viewing album art, dual built-in stereo speakers and stereo headphones that also serve as a mobile headset with microphone. Music fans can randomly autofill or manually fill the mobile phone with playlists of their favorite music, audiobooks and Podcasts from their iTunes library via a USB connection. The Motorola ROKR pauses music automatically when users take a call and offers the ability to listen to music while checking messages or snapping a photo.

Pricing and Availability

For more information on product availability and pricing in each market, please visit www.hellomoto.com. iTunes for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Music Store and is available as a free download from www.apple.com/itunes.

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