Motorola's CEO Ed Zander claims Apple is going to build its own smartphone. He says he's sure of it and that it's only a matter of time.
After his presentation Thursday at Technology Review's Emerging Technologies Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CNET News.com asked Zander whether there's a rift between the companies. In particular, is he happy with the partnership that produced the Rokr? And did Apple upstage the Rokr by introducing the Nano at the same press conference?
Zander said his comments about the Nano were "taken completely out of context. We have a great relationship with Apple. I've known Steve Jobs for 15 years. Sure, there is some tension there. We have the Rokr, and they have the Nano. They are a competitor as well as a partner."