The cellphone companies (other than Apple; it’s perfect in every way imaginable) are still trying their hardest to make a decent MP3-playing cellphone. T-Mobile latest attempt is the Motorola Rokr E8, which will be available on July 7, the same date that Real Madrid want to announce the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The phone, which debuted at January’s CES, appears to be more evolutionary than revolutionary—2GB storage, built-in FM radio, 2-inch QVGA display, etc. Thankfully, the phone has a “normal” 3.5-inch headphone jack; many such music phones had a 2.5-inch jack.
There’s also something called ClearTalk, which supposedly improves call quality. That’s helpful, since, in my experience, T-Mobile sounds a lot worse than Verizon Wireless in New York City. Really, the difference was startling.
Oh, and it’s EDGE not 3G. Ouch.