Microsoft is a company that doesn’t seem to be too concerned with saying outlandish things that may or may not result in the company having to remove a foot from its own mouth. This happens from the top on down. But this is ballsy even for them.
Today, to celebrate the release of Windows Phone 7 to manufacturing, Microsoft employees had a parade at their headquarters in Redmond, WA. That’s nice, a parade to celebrate a lot of hard work, right? Well, it wasn’t just about that. Also featured in the parade were hearses and coffins for both the iPhone and BlackBerry phones. Yes, Microsoft has anointed itself as the next “iPhone killer” — they didn’t even need to wait for the press to do it.
These next few months are going to be fun to watch.
The real highlight of the parade though may have been when everyone broke into a rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. That dance itself was great (check out the video below), but better may be what certainly sounds like CEO Steve Ballmer in the background going wild — as he’s known to do from time to time.
Also interesting is that Android was nowhere to be seen in this whole ordeal. Well, unless you count Microsoft employee “Carl J,” who captured the whole event and put the pictures on his Flickr page. His camera? An EVO 4G running Android.
Also, what’s up with this picture? Win Phone sex? The killer app?
Apple’s iPhone was introduced at MacWorld in January 2007 and officially went on sale June 29, 2007, selling 146,000 units within the first weekend of launch. The phone has been hailed as revolutionary with its bundle of advanced mobile web browsing, music and video playback, and touch screen controls. The iPhone is exclusively carried on the networks of both AT&T and Verizon in the U.S. An iPhone can function as a video camera (video recording was not a standard feature...
Android is a software platform for mobile devices based on the Linux operating system and developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. It allows developers to write managed code in Java that utilizes Google-developed software libraries, but does not support programs developed in native code. The unveiling of the Android platform on 5 November 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 34 hardware, software and telecom companies devoted to advancing open standards...