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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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The Feeling
By mindless1 on 9/11/2010 1:39:20 PM , Rating: 1
Yes, it is far more important to pretend you can celebrate a victory over those who defeated you, instead of morning the loss of lives and freedom from 9/11.

MS, some of your employees seem a bit like fvcktards.

RE: The Feeling
By dark matter on 9/12/2010 5:30:59 AM , Rating: 3
Our own governments took away our freedoms after 9/11, let's not go blaming third parties eh. The longer we keep doing that, the more our governments can take from us. Wise up.

RE: The Feeling
By jimbojimbo on 9/13/2010 11:17:07 AM , Rating: 5
I just "morn" for the days when people actually knew how to spell.

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