Microsoft burial of Apple’s iPhone and RIM Blackberry

Posted on September 11, 2010


I have been following Microsoft development of Windows Phone 7 and I find their latest publicity stunt a sad, cheap and disastrous effort. As a finale to their official announcement of release WP7  to manufacturing , Microsoft workers parade through their Redmond campus with iPhone and BlackBerry hearses. I am puzzled that a brilliant man such as Steve Ballmer ( MIcrosoft CEO) will approve such an event. I feel Microsoft is now making a fool of themselves . Their confidence in WP7 burying Apple’s iPhone and RIM Blackberry is stretching their vision too far. By the way, where is Android ?? Read the report and view more photos of this ridiculous event at :

Employees dressed up in fancy dress and also modified cars to include Windows Phone branding. Aside from the crazy outfits the workers made fake hearses for giant BlackBerry and iPhone devices. Employees cheekily claimed they had buried the competition with Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft finished Windows Phone 7 on September 1 and plans to announce its release date at an open house event on October 11 in New York City. Windows Phone 7 is the most thoroughly tested mobile platform the folks at Redmond have ever shipped. According to Microsoft they had nearly ten thousand devices running automated tests daily, over a half million hours of active self-hosting use, over three and a half million hours of stress test passes, and eight and a half million hours of fully automated test passes. Microsoft has had thousands of independent software vendors and early adopters testing Windows Phone 7 and providing feedback.

The WP7 team had a parade on campus to celebrate shipping Windows Phone 7 : Michael Jackson’s Thriller style