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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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By gamerk2 on 9/13/2010 10:35:53 AM , Rating: 2
Agree that Nintendo HAD to go in a different situation, though its important to note its dire financial situation. Its also worth noting that their software sales, outside of first party title...not doing so well right now. Lets see how the Wii holds up for the next few years, shall we? Personally, I think the novelty is wearing off. [I'm also predicting Move/Kinnect to be massive failures; wrong audience combined with limited support = bad combination].

Oddly, the support problem is reversed in the portable market; the Wonderswan Color was the last real competitor Nintendo's had in that arena...


"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997

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