the realm of bold statements, you might expect Microsoft's vocal and
boisterous CEO Steve Ballmer to be sounding off. But instead it
was mustachioed chief operating officer Kevin Turner who was playing
the axman leveling a wild statement against one of Microsoft's chief
rivals.Speaking about the Windows Phone 7 series, which will
be released over
the holiday season, Turner remarked,
"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay
with that."The remark was not first time Microsoft
admitted that Vista -- which never passed its predecessor Windows XP
and was swiftly passed by its successor Windows 7 -- was far from a
success. Ballmer had previously bemoaned
that Vista was "not executed well."It is
also unsurprising that the iPhone 4 would be receiving criticism.
From Apple's arrogant
approach to antenna issues (it's
all in your head -- the phone is just drawing the signal
bars wrong) which yielded a new
class action suit, to proximity sensor issues, the iPhone 4 is
coming under increased scrutiny. Even the typically
despite offering overall praise for the phone's hardware, said
not recommend it because of the severe antenna
problems.What is perhaps surprising is that Microsoft would
be the one to criticize Apple's phone debacle. Microsoft just
had its own
phone bungle when its 2-year long Kin project (stemming
from the $500M+
USD Danger acquisition) ended after two months in a train wreck.
Estimates indicate that just over 8,000 Kin phones were sold.
Much of the reason for the failure was reportedly due to Microsoft's
insistence that Danger port its code to Windows CE.Furthermore,
Microsoft has even shown close to showing admiration for its rival's
success in the smartphone sphere. It has said that it is
in Apple's line" in releasing a feature incomplete phone (in
its opinion) early, and then filling in the holes. It is also
embracing Apple's approach of censoring
adult materials, and even joined in the criticism
of Adobe's Flash platform.
quote: But let's not let MS off the hook here and blame the developers
quote: No, hate to say it but this is one of those occasions where "everyone else" was wrong. No app developer should have designed the application to run in admin mode in the first place.