Staying True to Its Style: The Motorola ROKR ZN50


Motorola is back with their latest ROKR mobile in the form of the ROKR ZN50. It is the newest addition to the successful ROKR line and the ZN50 hopes to build on the success of its older brothers. ROKR mobiles have been known for their excellent combination of impressive features and outstanding music capabilities. Here’s how the ZN50 holds up.

Music on Your Mobile

Much like other ROKR mobiles marketed in the past, the ZN50 too will be a music optimized device. If you can remember, the first Motorola ROKR mobile – the ROKR E1 back in 2005 – was the first device to feature iTunes compatibility. Had there not been an iPhone, ROKR mobiles would probably still be exclusively sporting this Apple-based technology. Music optimization has been the trademark of ROKR mobiles and the ZN50 lives up to the standards set by its predecessors.

Listening to music on the ZN50 will be a blast (literally) with its built-in equalizer and SRS WOW HD technology. Users can also choose to listen to their music through any standard headset which will be compatible with the ZN50’s 3.5 mm ear jack. Instead of iTunes, the ZN50 will have a custom made music player that will read MP3, eAAC+, and WMA audio files. A T-DMB2 TV tuner will also be on board as well as a video player that’s compatible with MPEG4, WMV, and H.263 video files.

The Features

With a slim and sleek design, the Motorola ROKR ZN50 will have dimensions of 108.9 x 54 x 14.3 mm. It will work in both the 2G (tri band) and 3G networks and will also have GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, and Bluetooth support. Although it will not be able to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi, the ZN50 will also be equipped with a GPS receiver, a 3.15-Megapixel camera, an FM radio, and a microSD slot that is capable of holding up to 16GB of external memory.


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