The Apple Core: Motorola ROKR Shunned by Consumers

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Date: Tuesday, October 25th, 2005, 11:51
Category: The Apple Core

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The ROKR mobile phone is a joint venture between Motorola and Apple that promised to deliver the best of both worlds: a quality mobile phone with Apple iTunes built-in. What could be better? As it turns out the iTunes phone is built on a series of compromises that hobbles its functionality and makes it less than desirable to consumers.
Read more in my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


motorola_rokr.jpg
The ROKR mobile phone is a joint venture between Motorola and Apple that promised to deliver the best of both worlds: a quality mobile phone with Apple iTunes built-in. What could be better? As it turns out the iTunes phone is built on a series of compromises that hobbles its functionality and makes it less than desirable to consumers.
Read more in my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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3 Responses to “The Apple Core: Motorola ROKR Shunned by Consumers”

  1. Too bad Motorola couldn’t deliver a ‘quality mobile phone’ even if they tried – and as it stands, the rebranded old phone they relabeled as ROKR is the usual MotoCrap. Apple met their end of the deal, Motorola (not surprisingly) came up short.
    Now, they pay the price.

  2. What happens when you crossbreed the great engineering of Motorola with the amazing user-interface designers of Apple? You get a ROKR. Now that’s scary!
    Next time they need to leave the lawyers and marketers out of the design process. If it was an iPod with a built-in cell phone they would have sold millions.

  3. I find it hard to believe that they would realese such a silly phone. Motorola has the nice Razr which would have been a much better platform. And this phone is not even quad-band or UMTS. Ugh.