MacRumors picked up on a New York Times report that the
forthcoming ROKR E2 will be dumping iTunes in favor of a new
subscription-based iRadio service, featuring over 400 channels of commercial-free radio. So basically: instead of a
phone that can freely play all of your music, you can pay a reported $7/month for what is basically XM/Sirius in your
phone. For those of you still waiting for an iTunes-based ROKR successor, the recently-announced RAZR v3i sounds like
it won't dissappoint. In my opinion though, following up the less-than-stellar ROKR with a new version that doesn't
even support playing my music is two steps in the wrong direction.
But what do you guys think of this? Do you want a ROKR phone with a radio-on-steriods in it, or are you already yelling "I want my iTunes library!"