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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: It would be appropriate
By Wonga on 9/12/2010 9:13:59 AM , Rating: 3
"Out of box experince on a Vista PC, even with latest SPs... sucked."


RE: It would be appropriate
By Belard on 9/12/2010 11:46:22 AM , Rating: 2
You are entitled to your opinion.

I pretty much know my way around Vista, since I have Windows7 on two of my own computers. I've set up a Toshiba notebook with Vista as good as it'll ever get (cleaned out crap, installed good tools - that I use on my own computers) - its technically FASTER & BETTER than my ThinkPad, even when I had 1GB RAM installed... it was still slower and still sucked right next to my ThinkPad... with XP and with Win7.

One of my friends, who does quite a bit beta-testing, tried to get me to use Vista... Sometime after SP1 was installed, even he got tired of Vista and went back to XP. He's been using Win7 only since RCs. I put an RC on my ThinkPad and loved it. Put XP back on for about a month or so... ;)

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