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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

  • xerroz
    Truth hurts but microsoft is right on that.
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  • cashews
    I love reading stories about Apple failing.
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  • baracubra
    Its the apps that make the iPhone attractive...As long as Windows phone 7 will have a half decent app store that is easy to use and developers embrace it, I wouldn't mind picking one up and ditching apple's closed system...
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  • xerroz
    Agree, Microsoft could very well get a pretty big share of the market if they make it easier WP7 easy to use and easy to develops aps for
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  • nforce4max
    And the wheel of fortune lands on tax $200 instead of bailout or easy street.
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  • eddieroolz
    Funny comparison but true.
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  • Assmar
    So what is Apple's Windows ME?
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  • daimerous
    assmarSo what is Apple's Windows ME?
    Steve Jobs?
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  • domenic
    I like MS but they're not doing their reputation any good by boasting "ha ha, you failed just like us!". Many of their customers are still very upset about Vista.
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  • dwave
    assmarSo what is Apple's Windows ME?Over using i in-front of everything.
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