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Motorola ROKR E8

Jan 7, 2008
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile


  • Small dimensions (4.52 x 2.08 x 0.41 inches)


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Motorola ROKR E8 is music-oriented phone with form-factor resembling the one of the Q9h, but instead of QWERTY keyboard has unique one that illuminates different characters depending on the application used. It is quad-band GSM/EDGE phone with 2GB of internal memory, microSD slot, Stereo Bluetooth, QVGA display and 2-megapixel camera.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.52 x 2.08 x 0.41 inches (115 x 53 x 10.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.52 oz (100 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Other


  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Built-in storage:
    • 2 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 970 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, RA, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Currency converter, World clock
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Serial Port (SPP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Nov 2007
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        IHDP56HB1 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.89 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.52 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz


  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Jan 2008
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