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Motorola's ROKR E8 to sport dynamic keypad?

updated 04:20 pm EDT, Fri August 31, 2007

Moto ROKR E8 Leak

An upcoming but unannounced Motorola phone will signal one of Motorola's greater experiments in controls, says a leak from Chinese site Zol. In place of full-sized keys, each input will be replaced by small contact points with labels triggered by background lighting. The technique would let each button's function change depending on the context: in media mode, the number keys would fade away to be replaced by track navigation controls, the website notes. Implementing the scheme would allow Motorola to add or alter controls on the fly, a frequent problem with non-touchscreen phones.

In tune with its music-themed name, the new ROKR would come with 2GB of memory built-in plus a microSD slot to at least double the available room for songs and videos. Users could sideload music through micro USB and listen through a native 3.5mm headphone jack, the leak alleges. A 2-megapixel camera, the Linux-based MOTOMAGX interface, and stereo Bluetooth audio are also anticipated components of the E8, which appears to be a prototype and may not be announced until late 2007 or early 2008. [via Phone Arena]







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  1. Constable Odo

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    Uh oh!...

    That interface looks like another fiasco in the making. On another note, I don't understand why cellphone makers are sticking with ordinary SD slots. SDHC is definitely the way to go.

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