Microsoft celebrates Windows Phone 7 with mock iPhone funeral

Microsoft employees celebrated Windows Phone 7 RTM by holding a mock funeral for the iPhone and BlackBerry through the Redmond campus.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor

Where to begin?

Some Microsoft employees celebrated the release of Windows Phone 7 to manufacturing by parading through the Redmond campus on Friday with hearses and iPhone and BlackBerry caskets. Yes, caskets.

Apparently, Microsoft employees are so confident in their new mobile OS offering that they created elaborate costumes and art cars and held a mock funeral for the iPhone and Blackberry. The theme was that they had buried the competition with Windows Phone 7.

Um, ok.
Windows Phone 7 was completed on September 1 and its release date will be announced at a media event on October 11 in New York.

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Update: It gets better. The Windows Phone 7 team does Thriller:

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