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Summary:

eWeek’s got the exclusive apparently. The Motorola phone that works with iTunes has been demo’d or at least talked about at CES. There’s no pictures which is a drag, but hopefully we only have to wait for Steve to show it off next week. It syncs […]

eWeek’s got the exclusive apparently. The Motorola phone that works with iTunes has been demo’d or at least talked about at CES. There’s no pictures which is a drag, but hopefully we only have to wait for Steve to show it off next week.

It syncs with a computer and the iTunes Music Store like an iPod does, and incorporates the iPod interface for navigating and playing digital music

Sounds cool…I’ll reserve final judgement until I see it though. Hopefully Apple had some say in the UI of the software because I personally am not fond of Motorola’s phone menu interfaces. (I like Sony Ericsson’s best, if you really care to know.) Wonder if Motorola has gone so far as to model the phone in white tones along the lines of Apple’s product line.

As soon as pictures surface, we’ll link them (Don’t want to host them or anything for fear of a ThinkSecret style lawsuit, assuming we find pictures prior to the official announcement – at MacWorld?)


UPDATE:
Looks like a couple pictures have popped-up.
from CES
the Motorola E398

Thanks Chris and Jonesy for the finds!!!

Info on the Motorola E398 here and here if you’re interested.

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  1. chris holland Friday, January 7, 2005

    Holy crap! I hope Apple makes my Xmas Wish come true:

    Link

    I really really hope they’ve built-in a SIP client and WiFi!! I know. I’m greedy.

  2. chris holland Friday, January 7, 2005

    PIC! http://www.engadget.com/ links to this pic:

    Link

  3. nick santilli Friday, January 7, 2005

    great find Chris! looks nice from what I can make out. (somewhat like the SE T610 i think)

    can’t wait for detail specs and price. With Apple involved, I’m hoping that BT built-in is a no-brainer…

  4. More here as well (I _think_ this is it?). Link

  5. chris holland Friday, January 7, 2005

    i sure as shit hope T-Mobile will carry the phone. I’ll be SO all over that shit, OMFG.

  6. nick santilli Friday, January 7, 2005

    yeah, I’m with you Chris, it’d better work for T-mobile.

    I read someplace (I cannot for the life of me find where it was) that it would have a space for a SIM card, meaning it would be fairly platform independent, which also means it’d be good to go for T-mobile…
    crossing my fingers, legs, toes, tes – anyway.

  7. chris holland Friday, January 7, 2005

    iHome Media Centre ??? check this out you guys:

    http://www.aixgaming.com/gallery/ihome_pics

    hey can we do a round-up post linking to various rumors prior to the show? hopefully we don’t get sued. heh. we just link, right? :)

  8. chris holland Friday, January 7, 2005

    mmm here’s an analysis of those pictures:

    [Link]

  9. chris holland Friday, January 7, 2005

    that last link has a link to the video:

    [Link]

  10. Update: “But a Motorola representative clarified on Friday that the phone shown during the keynote was not the actual iTunes phone that is slated for release this year. Instead, it was a Motorola E398 equipped with the iTunes functionality for the demonstration.” Sorry for the red herring folks!

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