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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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Android was featured!
By sciwizam on 9/11/2010 1:25:07 AM , Rating: 3
While there was no hearse for Android, it was featured. Check this photo: "Andr Falling"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/trioculus/4977657316/...




RE: Android was featured!
By AnotherGuy on 9/11/2010 2:06:08 AM , Rating: 2
I could understand them not going against number ONE phone OS platform... since MS has really no chance of beating all competition but if they really showed like burying any of the top tier phone OS's then that is really a big joke on themselves... and a pathetic one...


RE: Android was featured!
By pugster on 9/12/2010 3:29:03 PM , Rating: 2
I don't recall if you know about the netscape-IE days but Microsoft spent more than 2 billion to push out IE thus the reason why IE is still the dominant browser today. Same when Microsoft decided to make the original xbox. Then the xbox progressed to the xbox 360 and they became one of the dominant player of the console wars.

Microsoft can 'bundle' their smartphone product or just give their product for free to drive out the competition.


RE: Android was featured!
By vapore0n on 9/13/2010 8:29:18 AM , Rating: 1
The problem is, this product depends on companies like Verizon, that think with their wallet. $30 data plan for the Kin is what sealed it coffin.

Microsoft cant afford to make such push in the market as they have done before. Especially against established competitors like the IPhone.


RE: Android was featured!
By arachnid on 9/11/2010 2:39:41 AM , Rating: 3
"Google fired a shot heard 'round the world, and now a second American company has answered the call to defend the rights of the Chinese people." -- Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)

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