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Microsoft employees carry a coffin for Apple's iPhone  (Source: Carl J)

  (Source: Carl J)
Microsoft is pretty confident about how Windows Phone 7 will perform in the marketplace

Well, we can say that the folks from Redmond definitely have a morbid sense of humor. In celebration of the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft held a mock funeral for two of the stars of the smartphone community: the Apple iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry.

According to Neowin, there were hearses for both the iPhone and the BlackBerry along with Microsoft employees dressed up in Windows Phone 7 garb. Microsoft even went so far as to have employees performing the infamous "Thriller Dance" to celebrate the hope that Windows Phone 7 will bury the competition.

Interestingly enough, while Microsoft definitely had Apple and RIM in its crosshairs today, “dead” Google was nowhere to be found. There were no hearses for the Android OS, so either Microsoft just overlooked this "minor" detail, or it doesn't think that it has the muscle to bury Android so quickly.

Windows Phone 7 is reportedly set to launch on October 11.

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Dumb idea.
By SGforce on 9/10/2010 10:51:48 PM , Rating: 2
Why not a fake hanging or burning effigy? It makes about as much sense.

RE: Dumb idea.
By sprockkets on 9/10/2010 10:57:27 PM , Rating: 3
Or how about a burial for the crap that was Windows Mobile 6 and below? It makes sense, as Microsoft themselves only renamed it 4 times now, and eventually killed it.

And why not for good ol' times sake, let's do one for WinME.

RE: Dumb idea.
By frobizzle on 9/13/2010 9:11:33 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe the other companies should have a funeral for Microsoft Bob!

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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