Motorola has expanded its ROKR family of music products with the introduction of the MOTOROKR E8 ARIA Edition mobile device, which transforms from phone to music player to imaging device, with the simple touch of a button.
A perfect blend of art and science, ROKR E8 ARIA Edition is designed to deliver an uncompromised experience for music or talk. The device enables the ultimate freedom in loading songs from multiple sources and is compatible with standard connectors, software and accessories.
ROKR E8 ARIA Edition features a new music button on the main menu, allowing direct access to the Motorola ARIA Chart from your mobile phone at all times, wherever you are and comes bundled with a bonus content card.
Direct access to the Motorola ARIA Chart means you are always only a click away from your favourite ringtones and downloads. The handset will also give you access to a Motorola Artist of the Month page with exclusive content and competitions, plus it has a built in digital music player.
Breakthrough ModeShift technology from Motorola means the quad-band GPRS/EDGE ROKR E8 ARIA Edition device presents users with only the controls they need, at the time they need them.
When powered off, the surface of ROKR E8 ARIA Edition is smooth, with no visible keys. Power on the device and it presents a virtual numbered keypad on the front surface. With one “press” of the virtual music key, the phone keypad disappears and control keys for the music player – play, pause, fast forward and rewind – appear in its place.
Yet, ROKR E8 ARIA Edition is more than just a “touch”-operated device. Using innovative vibrating haptics technology, the device provides the tactile feedback consumers expect from a traditional keypad, providing confirmation they have pressed a virtual key.
ROKR E8 ARIA Edition also marks the debut of the new FastScroll navigation wheel from Motorola, a variable-speed touch control that lets consumers easily scroll through all of the content stored on the device. With a gentle slide of the thumb, the wheel quickly scrolls through your music (music mode), contacts (phone mode), calendar (phone mode), or multimedia (imaging mode) content. Information is easily viewed on the landscape 2.0″ QVGA display.
In music mode, ROKR E8 ARIA Edition delivers great sound through a three-dimensional stereo feature that enhances two-channel audio and an on-board equalizer. Music can be enjoyed on the built-in speaker, with a compatible Bluetooth enabled stereo headsetÃ‚Â¹, or through a wired headset plugged into the 3.5mm jack.
ROKR E8 Aria Edition also helps consumers discover new music with a built-in FM radio and support for Song ID2 . The 2GB internal memory can store up to 1,500 songs3, and the external memory is expandable up to 4GB with an optional microSD card. Music transfers quickly with USB 2.0. The device is compatible with Windows Media Player 11 on the PC, which also provides access to more than 200 online music stores.
In phone mode, ROKR E8 ARIA Edition provides outstanding voice quality using Motorola CrystalTalk technology. The powerful device can receive calls while downloading or playing music, text messaging, surfing the web or taking pictures. Quality construction and materials help make ROKR E8 Aria Edition durable and reliable, and a high gloss front, aluminum soft touch back, spun metal side keys and engraved banding offer the modern style expected from Motorola.
ModeShift technology transforms the device from phone to music player with the touch of a button
Innovative haptics technology provides tactile response when a virtual key is pressed
FastScroll navigation wheel allows for scrolling through thousands of songs with the slide of a thumb
Patented CrystalTalk technology delivers outstanding call clarity even in noisy environments
Windows Media Player 11 compatibility enables easy transfer of tunes from the PC to the device
Price and availability
The ROKR E8 ARIA Edition is widely available through leading retailers for RRP $450.
Customers will also receive a bonus gift of the MOTOROKR EQ3 Compact Foldable Speaker with the purchase of any MOTOROKR E8 handset. The MOTOROKR EQ3 is a high-quality, lightweight portable music speaker that can be used with a mobile phone or MP3 player to enjoy your music out loud.