Trend: iTunes phone disappoints many

While Motorola has given Cingular a one year exclusive deal for its new iTunes ROKR handset, many say the device is already eight months out of date. According to critics, the iTunes phone does not live up to the hype and already looks dated compared with some mobile music phones set to hit the market. With storage capacity for 100 songs, a processing speed of 30 seconds per download, and limited Bluetooth compatibility, the ROKR is not the killer phone many expected. Motorola and Apple were supposed to debut this phone, or a version of it, at 3GSM in February but delayed the release until yesterday. Some insiders claim that the delay resulted from carriers' initial refusal to carry the device.

For more details on industry disappointment with the iTunes phone:
- see this article from the Inquirer

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