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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 macthemechanic on 9/11/2010 8:21:53 AM , Rating: 1
Spending time on pointless theatrics when they should be working on fixing the source of problems in Windows vulnerabilities, instead of forced end users to patch every week. Talk about a time waster.

RE: Retards
By Camikazi on 9/12/2010 7:46:13 PM , Rating: 3
You realize that software as complex as an OS will NEVER be without vulnerabilities right? They can fix every single exploit and vulnerability with Windows right now and tomorrow there will be a hundred more found. Software is made by humans and because of it will ALWAYS have bugs. The most any company can do is find them and patch them as soon as possible and that is it.

RE: Retards
By gamerk2 on 9/13/2010 10:29:56 AM , Rating: 2
Ummm...M$ is far ahead of Apple on the security front. Security in the form of obscurity is not security at all, after all.

Apple OS regularlly gets torn apart at Black Hat confrences; Apple hasn't even implemented Address Space randomization yet...

RE: Retards
By Donkeyshins on 9/13/2010 12:51:06 PM , Rating: 3
+1 for the message.
-1 for using "M$"
Net change = 0

“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith
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