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Motorola ROKR E8 phone confirmed, photographed

updated 11:40 am EST, Fri November 16, 2007

Moto ROKR E8 Photos

Motorola's rumored ROKR E8 is now known to be real, courtesy of a new report by BGR. Once only suspected, the device is now known to drop the conventional keypad in favor of a flat, touch-sensitive surface that illuminates different controls depending on whether the the user is placing a call, playing music, or capturing photos. An equally touch-sensitive scroll wheel flips through music and menus quickly. New in the discovery is word that the keypad provides an advanced form of haptic (vibration) feedback, the leak notes: when turned on, the phone pad effectively turns the flat surface into a set of physical buttons through advanced feedback.

Other details revealed through the close look are a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth with stereo audio support, and a native 3.5mm headphone jack. The new ROKR uses the Linux-based MOTOMAGX phone software used in the RAZR2 V8 and supports the same quad-band GSM with EDGE data as the earlier clamshell. No release plans are yet known for the phone, though the RAZR2 V8's presence with T-Mobile and a reportedly strong call quality suggest both an expected US carrier and a release within the next few months.









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