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Microsoft Holds Funeral for iPhone and BlackBerry

We learned earlier this month that Windows Phone 7 was officially finished and released to manufacturing. It seems that Microsoft is pretty confident in its new product, (which, from early impressions, looks pretty great to us) as some of the company employees took part in a funeral for the iPhone and BlackBerry. Clearly they feel that Windows Phone 7 will bring death to those competing smartphone platforms.

It wasn't so much a funeral as much as it was a parade, complete with costumes and some Thriller dancing. Check out the pictures and video below:

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See more pictures at this Flickr account.

(via Neowin.)

  • apache_lives
    I find your lack of faith disturbing... lol

    Why do i get the feeling this OS will be like vista for phones - good idea, a little too heavy for the platform?
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  • LePhuronn
    Oh this is SO going to bite them in the ass. Interesting there's no mention of Android.

    The only way WM7 is going to kill anything is if it's used in "cool" devices; iPhones are "cool", Crackberries are "cool". If Windows phones are restricted to business or boring devices (like the Kin) it just won't make sufficient impact to draw market share away from those established platforms.
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  • cpburns
    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Xbox-Live-Windows-Phone-7-WP7-Games,news-7795.html


    I think it may just do "cool" as well.
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  • decepticon
    Heh, another rip off from Stern.
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  • 2 billion penguins
    O dear, more valuable time and resources which could have been used productively thrown away as a taunt... DX
    I really do hope microsoft knows what they are doing....
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  • hoofhearted
    If they deliver on the gaming, then it will be time to ditch the iPhone. Hope they get some of those Bioware RPG titles in there.
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  • kikireeki
    MS needs to GAG, not to gag.
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  • haunted one
    Whoa- that's pretty confident. Possibly overconfident.

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  • Microsoft's PR department are utterly cringeworthy at times.

    With that said, it'll be interesting to see what comes of WP7. Microsoft need to get this right. If this turns out to be yet another glossed up version of Windows Mobile, they can kiss their sorry asses goodbye in the mobile sector, and I certainly wouldn't be sympathizing.
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  • willgart
    Unfortunatly WP7 will failed if Microsoft do not do a huge Adv campaign
    iPhone and Android are flagged as "cool systems".
    Microsoft one is microsoft... office, work...
    So they have a huge job to do to become a cool device, the type of device the user will says "hey look at this, its cool and productive"
    it will be hard to get a "wow" effect from the media and the consumers.

    so I'm waiting for the advertising on TV to get my decision if this os is good or not. (sorry, the real capabilities become secondary today as all the OSes can do near everything)
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