Did you know that the first "iTunes phone" presented by Steve Jobs was not an iPhone?
In Steve Jobs’ words, the Motorola ROKR E1 was “pretty cool”, offering “an iPod shuffle right on your phone,” and “built in stereo speakers that are quite good.” Users were able to store up to 100 iTunes songs on the handset, which had a dedicated button for instant access to the iTunes player.
iTunes aside, the E1 featured a 1.9-inch TFT color display with 176 x 220 pixels, a VGA camera, and microSD card support. The Motorola ROKR E1 with iTunes was exclusively sold by Cingular (now AT&T) for $249.99 (with a two-year contract agreement), and wasn’t exactly a success.
Eventually, Apple and Motorola ended their partnership before the first iPhone model was announced in January 2007.