Moto's iPhone Answer Imminent

By Margaret Lyons in News on Aug 1, 2008 7:15PM

2008_8_1.moto.gifMotorola will have its answer for the iPhone out in the next few months, according to Crain's.

[Motorola CEO Gregory Q. Brown] said new phones in the second half of the year will have "capabilities that will include touch and messaging . . . and we'll be looking to enhance our smartphone portfolio."

Asked whether such a phone will be in U.S. stores by Christmas, he said, "That's a reasonable expectation."

Brown wouldn't elaborate, but it seems like a good bet is that Motorola will officially release its Blaze, an iPhone-ish (in look, at least) Verizon-only phone. [Crain's]