Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Juptier: Motorola: ROKR May Not ROK

Joseph Laszlo posts at the Jupiter Analyst Weblogs that expectations for the Rokr weren't set properly from the get go. He noted that he "went to an analyst event just after the ROKR announcement and asked the Motorola rep there if she had one of the "ITunes phones," before catching myself...and if I can do that, I think there's something to the observation that consumers may not be thinking quite correctly about what ROKR is and does."

Laszlo concludes that "still, though, it's early days. We do think that over the long haul, there'll be more music-capable cellphones in the US than standalone MP3 players. Even if the ROKR doesn't rock, other music handsets will."