ZDNet: Apple’s much-vaunted iPhone received a ringing endorsement from the chief executive of Google, Eric Schmidt, after he claimed that the handset was a perfect platform for the search specialist’s hosted applications.
Speaking at an event in Paris on Tuesday, Schmidt was questioned on whether, as Google’s boss and an Apple board member, he had any insights into future collaboration between the two companies. “What you are really asking is to see my iPhone,” he quipped before producing a handset from his pocket. “iPhone is a powerful new device and is going to be particularly good for the apps that Google is building. You should expect other announcements from the two companies over time,” he said.
The iPhone fully incorporates Google’s search and mapping services. Users can make phone calls directly from Google Maps.