Motorola ROKR E2 in Asia

Can’t quite tell if this is an Asia-only phone or not, but it seems the ROKR E2 is hitting the streets of Singapore and it’s ready to rumble. It uses a USB cable to load music into an SD card – maxmimum 2GB – and allows you to store up to 500 songs and even has an FM radio tuner when you run out of tunes.

The E2 runs Linux, which probably means iTunes is right out in this iteration, and has a 1.3-megapixel camera. It’s available in Singapore now and costs about $300. The design is quite a departure from the original “block of music” look, which is refreshing. Unfortunately, music phones just haven’t taken off.

Motorola Announces the ROKR E2 [Slashphone]