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MOTOROKR U9 Music Mobile Phone Announced in India


Motorola has launched its latest music phone, called MOTOROKR U9, in the Indian market. At the event, Motorola’s Brand Ambassador and international rocker & musician Wyclef Jean presented the first ROKR U9 handset to the beautiful Parvathy Omanakuttan, Miss India World 2008.

What makes the phone unique are the outstanding features such as Stereo Bluetooth, CrystalTalk Technology, external touch sensitive music controls and am exclusive external screen that displays floating and animated screensavers.

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As seen in other music phones, this phone offers one-touch access to music library and has the capability to pause the music when the user receives a call. The ROKR U9 supports Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 and many audio files that include Windows WMAv10 plus Janus DRM, MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC+ enhanced.

The basic features of the newest Motorola mobile phone are 2-inches QVGA 262K TFT internal screen, 25MB of on-board user memory, compliant with up to 4GB of microSD memory card, digital keys to control music player from outside, 2.0 megapixel camera with 8x zoom, multi-shot feature, video capture and playback, as well as USB 2.0 for speedy transfers and data access.

According to Yatin Naik, Head-Retail Marketing, India & South West Asia, Motorola Mobile Devices, “MOTOROKR U9 combines the surprising with the familiar, the latest in premium design and inventive controls with the next popular spin on Motorola’s classic clamshell design to deliver the most stylish and dynamic mobile music experience to Indian consumers. MOTOROKR U9 embodies the stylish side of Motorola’s music-enabled devices, further building on our strong portfolio of products.”

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The unique Music ID function enables consumers to recognize the song they are listening to, including the artist and album information of the songs. All they need to do is – capture the music being played on the handset, later the application sends this information to a server by using GPRS to match the song with its existing library, and then the information is transmitted back to the user.

The stylish phone offers a talktime of up to 430 minutes and a Standby Time of up to 350 hours. It comes in a metallic gloss finish and boasts to be lightweight at just 87.5 grams.

The MOTOROKR U9 music phone is scheduled to hit the Indian market by May this year. However, price is yet a mystery.

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