The Canadian GSM carrier has been getting some serious flack from consumers and business partners alike over their controversial iPhone 3G rate plan pricing. The biggest story for Rogers, it seems, is their iPhone 3G stock downsizing by Apple in response to infuriated customer backlash over the Rogers iPhone 3G’s lack of an unlimited data option.
But, with all that Apple-related mess going down in Canada, we let another interesting handset slip through the cracks. The Motorola ROKR E8 music-centric mobile phone with that “mighty morphin’” keypad has hit the Great White North courtesy of Best Buy. The big-box retailer is offering the ROKR E8 for $149.99 with a 3-year contract on Rogers’ network.
The Motorola ROKR E8 is packed with a fairly impressive feature-set. And, with decent-sized internal memory, the ROKR E8’s music-centric prowess is evident. Here’s what you get:
- Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) radio
- 2GB of onboard storage
- microSD slot
- 2 megapixel camera
- haptic feedback
- full HTML browser
- stereo Bluetooth
- 3.5mm audio jack
- “ModeShift” technology – for that “mighty morphin'” keypad
- FastScroll navigation wheel
- FM radio
- Windows Media Player 11
Head on over to your nearest Best Buy retail location if a three-year stint on Rogers’ sounds like a good trade for Moto’s musicphone.