The Motorola E398 (aka ROKR E1) could vibrate with sound too

01 March 2018
Sony's Dynamic Vibration System on the Xperia XZ2 follows in the footsteps of the first iTunes phone.

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  • Adrian

The E398 might have had some cool features but god was junk as a phone!
Must have returned this pphone 5 times to warranty ...

  • ikn.dxb

I use to own this phone, one of the best music phone by Motorola and best in that Era

  • Anonymous

AnonD-2725, 03 Mar 2018The E398 was actually a fantastic phone for it's time. It didn't... moreWe can connect e398 to pc without insert cd driver (driver on e398 storage) took awhile for others to copy this, and first phone to conect pc and allow to charge, Motorola's enginees is the best but marketing is the worse

  • AnonD-2725

The E398 was actually a fantastic phone for it's time. It didn't have a vibrate motor. The speakers did the vibrating. First phone to use the Transflash memory card which was adopted by all other manufacturers and became known as the Micro SD we still use today.
I still remember a guy who worked at Nokia saying Micro SD is a stupid format and will fall away and Nokia's format would become standard. LOL.
The E398 got a huge cult following and many fans created custom software versions for this phone with lots of extra features thrown in.

  • Anonymous

Love thus info on SONY

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Mar 2018Motorola has some interesting other products that is forgotten s... moreMotorola razr was the slimmest nokia can only dream,
Moto is using sd from the start,
Motorola module project AKA is the best innovation ever.
If apple bought motorola that time, android will gone for good

  • Anonymous

Motorola has some interesting other products that is forgotten such as: atrix with finger print sensor and laptop dock. There are also charm n backflip with unecessary backtrack. Rizr z8 n z10 with odd slider mechanism. The swivel v70, v80 n aura. The touch keypad on rokr e8. The covered screen Ming series and much more. But i really2 missed the razr family, i hope someday there will be new flip razr family in moto line up

  • goathoar

im the only one that has imported the e1 rokr in white modded all the way in south america only takes a 512mb micro sd but still

  • MKL

My first smartphone and really was ahead of time. Phone with Bluetooth while everybody else had infrared, super surround sound as well.

RIP Motorola that made phones why ahead of.its time you will be missed

Blinking LEDs feeding of phone's radiation were also great.

  • AnonD-695616

had that phone it was amazing back in the days ..i remember i bought it to school picnic ..everyone was amaze since they all had nokia phones...

Anonymous, 01 Mar 2018Don't know about royalty but they make the highest profit out of... moreHow did you know, are you the head of r&d in sony mobile, iphone still got the most profit per phone, heck they earn more profit while selling less iphone in last financial report

SpiritWolf, 01 Mar 2018People tend to forget. 18:9 screens are all the rage atm and is ... moreWooah... Actually. I just checked and I'll be damned, you are right. With 7710 too.

  • therewasonceagiant

Daany, 01 Mar 2018It's like whenever Sony does something... Tech sites will call a... more Sony is a force, fighting stronger forces. They simply cannot win this battle with there current mindset. I expect there mobile division to be dead, maybe soon. Well......only the given will understand.

  • Anonymous

Umm.. Nokia 3310 had rythmic vibration and light for its monotonic ringtone way back ago LOL

  • AnonD-430043

my first phone with TFT LCD!
loved the phone.

People tend to forget. 18:9 screens are all the rage atm and is marketed as next big thing but actually first smartphone with 18:9 touchscreen was probably Nokia 7700 back as far as 2003.

  • Anonymous

Daany, 01 Mar 2018It's like whenever Sony does something... Tech sites will call a... moreDon't know about royalty but they make the highest profit out of selling every single device, even more than Samsung and Apple. Good thing they are not at the top.

But this feature will remain a gimmick until Apple and Samsung do it. Do it, the same way Sony implemented it. Just like the 960fps Slow Motion on the S9/S9+.