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.
quote: A driver problem? Perhaps, but there were no driver conflicts, problems, or non-Windows drivers installed. So even then it was a Windows problem.
quote: I've been building systems since Win 3.1, and your preferences remain little else than your own.
quote: Anyone who claims that Win7 is somehow dramatically different under the hood compared to Vista is delusional.
quote: XP x64 was far, far, far more problematic than Vista ever was. That was a true POS