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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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RE: Bad Taste
By mindless1 on 9/11/2010 1:47:12 PM , Rating: 4
Interesting idea, suing people for being offensive idiots... just don't think it will work in practice.


RE: Bad Taste
By AstroGuardian on 9/11/10, Rating: -1
RE: Bad Taste
By dark matter on 9/12/2010 5:27:53 AM , Rating: 4
Great, sounds like a dream world. You can't say your opinion in case it "offends" someone. And given how people are easily offended these days, well, you be best of not saying anything. But then what if your silence offends me.

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“We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone.” -- Steve Jobs

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