Microsoft: 'iPhone 4 might be Apple's Vista'
15th Jul 2010 | 10:30
Exec claims Windows Phone 7 puts it back in the game
Microsoft has labelled the iPhone 4 'like Vista', comparing it to one of the most derided operating systems in the company's history.
Microsoft's COO Kevin Turner said in a keynote speech at the software giant's Worldwide Developer Conference that he was 'okay' with the publicised iPhone 4 issues and that this snafu might help Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 launch.
"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that," said Turner, according to Computer World.
"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."
Ready for the reboot
Microsoft is set to reboot its mobile operating system in October this year, with new devices from HTC, Samsung and LG all being given a big marketing push by the Redmond brand.
Turner is still hopeful that this new build can turn things around for Microsoft, as the company has a history of poor mobile operating systems that valued function well ahead of form:
"We're back in the game. And this game is not over."
From Computer World