Motorola CTO Padmasree Warrior confessed to the Financial Times that she was "worried" about the effect of Apple's iPhone on the mobile phone market. "I do worry about [the iPhone] because [Apple] is a great competitor; a very respectable, credible, tough competitor to have in the industry," said Warrior. Despite the praise, Warrior predicted that the iPhone would appeal to a small part of the market; its Web browsing abilities would be limited by AT&T's slower 2.5G network; and its finger touch screen would limit its appeal for rank-and-file smartphone users.
"I do not think there is anything that is a serious roadblock for us to have great products like the RAZR and reinvent the industry again and again and again," said Warrior. "I think the RAZR2 will do that, I think the Q9 will do that."
For more on Moto's iPhone concerns:
- read this FT article