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PC Magazine: Motorola Gets ROKNG--Without Apple

Jan 04, 2006, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sascha Segan)

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"Motorola said hello to Linux and goodbye to Apple with its new ROKR E2 phone today, an update to the first iTunes phone that fixes many of the ROKR's problems--but lacks iTunes.

"The ROKR E2 comes in black and white versions and looks a lot like the rounded ROKR E1, which was much-criticized for its slow song transfer speeds, poky interface, and artificial 100-song limit. But it breaks free of all of those limitations. The E2 transfers music at speedy USB 2.0 rates rather than USB 1.1; takes Secure Digital memory cards up to 2 GB with no limit on songs; and runs a new Linux-based operating system. Motorola has released Linux phones in Asia, but this is one of the first we've seen for the US..."

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