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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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By EricMartello on 9/11/2010 3:47:34 AM , Rating: 2

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By AntDX316 on 9/11/10, Rating: 0
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By Desslok on 9/11/2010 12:50:10 PM , Rating: 1
My thoughts exactly as soon as that pic loaded!:) Way to go MSFT!

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By raumkrieger on 9/11/2010 2:54:42 PM , Rating: 4
Aston Martin makes hearses?

I don't think the iPhone deserves an Aston Martin hearse anyways.

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By Camikazi on 9/11/2010 8:12:17 PM , Rating: 3
Why spend so much on your competitors hearse? Buy a beat up old hatchback to show what you think about them :P

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By jbwhite99 on 9/13/2010 11:59:23 AM , Rating: 2
perhaps like a Pinto? (or is that what we should use for Vista?)

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By ians55 on 9/13/2010 1:15:09 PM , Rating: 2
... or redneck pickup truck.

"This is about the Internet.  Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis
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