1. Smply_Rcklss's Avatar
    Does anyone remember when Jobs teamed up w Moto to create apples "first" iPhone ? Long story short, I'm looking for one, seems it doesn't exist. I wanna have some hands on w it. Seemed like an interesting device, know where I can find one ?
    12-10-2014 11:30 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Does anyone remember when Jobs teamed up w Moto to create apples "first" iPhone ? Long story short, I'm looking for one, seems it doesn't exist. I wanna have some hands on w it. Seemed like an interesting device, know where I can find one ?
    Calling it the first "iPhone" is a bit silly, but I get your point...it was called the Motorola Rokr E1, and you can buy them on eBay occasionally. Essentially, it was just a piece of junk Motorola candy bar phone that could connect to iTunes and had a primitive version of iTunes media player on the device. From what I've read, only the first variant of the device was iTunes compatible.
    12-10-2014 11:35 AM
  3. Smply_Rcklss's Avatar
    Calling it the first "iPhone" is a bit silly, but I get your point...it was called the Motorola Rokr E1, and you can buy them on eBay all day long. Essentially, it was just a piece of junk Motorola candy bar phone that could connect to iTunes and had a primitive version of iTunes media player on the device. From what I've read, only the first variant of the device was iTunes compatible.
    Yeah, calling it that was a bit of a reach. I'll check there, I couldn't remember the name of it. I seen a short story of it on I believe CNET, explaining the failure of it. Seemed like a poor attempt at a phone as well.
    12-10-2014 11:40 AM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yeah, calling it that was a bit of a reach. I'll check there, I couldn't remember the name of it. I seen a short story of it on I believe CNET, explaining the failure of it. Seemed like a poor attempt at a phone as well.
    When I first wrote my response I searched ROKR on eBay and got a ton of results, but after refining the search for the E1, I could only find a couple (one english version and one Russian version). They seem to be harder to find than I thought, and honestly, the asking prices on both of them were way more than I would ever dream of spending on one. Especially since it would not work with modern iTunes software.
    12-10-2014 11:42 AM
  5. Smply_Rcklss's Avatar
    When I first wrote my response I searched ROKR on eBay and got a ton of results, but after refining the search for the E1, I could only find a couple (one english version and one Russian version). They seem to be harder to find than I thought, and honestly, the asking prices on both of them were way more than I would ever dream of spending on one. Especially since it would not work with modern iTunes software.
    Ya, no kidding.. I'll pass on them. Not really what I wanna pay for something I wanna tinker with. Since its running iOS software, think its possible to jailbreak it, if I found some older hack or something similar ?
    12-10-2014 01:05 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Ya, no kidding.. I'll pass on them. Not really what I wanna pay for something I wanna tinker with. Since its running iOS software, think its possible to jailbreak it, if I found some older hack or something similar ?
    It's not running iOS software...not even a semblance of iOS. It's running a very basic version of iTunes software within motorola's own mobile OS.
    12-10-2014 01:21 PM
  7. LockOnTech's Avatar
    When I first wrote my response I searched ROKR on eBay and got a ton of results, but after refining the search for the E1, I could only find a couple (one english version and one Russian version). They seem to be harder to find than I thought, and honestly, the asking prices on both of them were way more than I would ever dream of spending on one. Especially since it would not work with modern iTunes software.
    So technically it is a collectors item.... That other may not be that interested in?


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    12-10-2014 02:41 PM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    Does anyone remember when Jobs teamed up w Moto to create apples "first" iPhone ? Long story short, I'm looking for one, seems it doesn't exist. I wanna have some hands on w it. Seemed like an interesting device, know where I can find one ?
    I actually owned one of these phones. The only thing special about it was that you could load 100 songs (hard limit) from iTunes onto it and I think it was the first cell phone with stereo speakers. Other than that it was exactly like every other Motorola phone at the time. Nothing Apple or iPhone about it.

    I actually liked the phone but only had it for a little while.
    12-10-2014 03:14 PM
  9. Septembersrain's Avatar
    And I'm over here in shock because I had one of those phones.

    12-10-2014 06:06 PM
  10. LockOnTech's Avatar
    And I'm over here in shock because I had one of those phones.

    Did it work out okay for you when you owned it?


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    12-10-2014 07:20 PM
  11. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Did it work out okay for you when you owned it?


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    Yeah. It was a pretty cool experience. I didn't use iTunes at the time though. This was a phone that I just used for calls and text before I got tech savvy. The Rokr, it was my favorite. Had it replaced 3 times with Verizon I liked it so much. I preferred the one with the blue backlight on the keyboard.

    Edit: Oops, I did not have the E1. Mine was the Z6.
    12-10-2014 08:48 PM

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