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Microsoft Dubs iPhone 4 as Apple's Windows Vista

No doubt busy with Windows Phone 7, its new mobile OS set for launch at the end of the year, Microsoft has kept pretty quiet about iPhone 4. However, it seems one Microsoft executive couldn't resist making just one smug remark about Apple's latest iPhone.

Speaking at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference, COO Kevin Turner compared the iPhone 4 to the not-so-popular Windows Vista and told audience members not to worry about iPhone 4-esque issues happening with Windows Phone 7.

"One of the things I want to make sure you know today is that you're going to be able to use a Windows Phone 7 and not have to worry about how you're holding it to make a phone call," he is quoted as saying. He later added, "It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that."

Turner seemed confident that Windows Phone 7 could take on the iPhone and do some damage to its position in the smartphone market.

"The iPhone's position isn't unassailable," Turner said, according to Computer World. "We're back in the game, and this game is not over."

Source: Computer World