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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 DKantUno on 9/16/2010 1:51:49 PM , Rating: 2
I think this is a great attitude to have when you are coming from behind. :D I personally am quite optimistic about Windows Phone 7 - I don't think it will take the world by storm, but it will be a good alternative and replace fanboyish "iPhone vs Android" nerd-wars with a 3-way battle that will (hopefully!!) restore reason in discussions on phones/platforms. I believe we tend to take sides more easily (and more blindly, and more loudly, and..) when there are just two parties involved than when there are three or more. I mean, look at Republican vs Democrat debates in the US versus ANY discussion on politics in (the multi-party) India - everyone agrees that all politicians suck and in 5 minutes we are happily sharing samosas! :)




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