Struggling Motorola reportedly a contender to make Microsoft's challenger to iPhone

Motorola reports first-quarter earnings results this morning amid signs that it might weather the economic downturn with spending cuts and a possible deal to make a new Microsoft touchscreen cell phone, according to analysts and forecasters.The Microsoft "Pink," the reported code name for Microsoft's planned multimedia cell phone aimed at challenging the popular Apple iPhone, could be manufactured by Samsung, HTC or even Motorola, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Motley Fool money advice column.