Yesterday morning, before a packed house on the west side of New York, Motorola unveiled its cellphones of the future, as well as a conflicting message about what it's trying to accomplish with the specter of the iPhone looming. Is the user interface the most important thing, or do people want their phones to make a fashion statement? Motorola claimed it was the former, but really only showed the latter.
In September, following our feature on CEOs who should lose their jobs, Motorola Inc.'s then CEO, Christopher Galvin, resigned. Yesterday, Motorola named former Sun president Ed Zander as the company's new CEO.