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: RIM's customers are primarily corporate. So the OS that Microsoft is really going up against is Android
quote: ...is going to try to sell a product that is in no way superior (and in many ways inferior) to their rival.
quote: That rival is already the number one player in the States and can offer a dozen different varieties and a large and growing App Store.
quote: There is even confusion in the name of the OS since it sounds like their current desktop OS.
quote: Zune did not suck for any technical reason. It sucked because it didn't sell.