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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 Reclaimer77 on 9/12/2010 12:45:49 PM , Rating: 2
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Anyone who claims that Win7 is somehow dramatically different under the hood compared to Vista is delusional.


It doesn't matter. The fact of the matter is there ARE improvements and they are significant, and you can't get them using Vista, you need Windows 7. For example, and this isn't up for debate, SSD drive performance in Windows 7 is significantly faster than Vista. That alone is a deal breaker for me, because I own an SSD and plan on never going back to HDD for my OS.

If it makes you feel better, just call Windows 7 Vista Fixed. It's mostly Vista, sure. But it's the fixed version with goodies you can't get in Vista.


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