iPhone 4 as Sour as Windows Vista, Equates MS Exec

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Microsoft recently took full advantage when given the opportunity to criticize longtime rival Apple about its iPhone 4. To their credit, however, Microsoft ended up offering some self-depreciating humor in the process.

"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be [Apple's Windows Vista], and I'm OK with that," said Kevin Turner, Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer (COO) during their Worldwide Partner Conference held in Washington. (Source: thestreet.com)

It was only five years ago that Windows Vista was pegged as Microsoft's most comprehensive operating system (OS) to date, yet it soon fell out of favor with consumers after being labeled "difficult to deploy". Vista was eventually replaced with Microsoft's current OS, Windows 7.

Mobile Operating Systems Doing Battle

Microsoft did not make their verbal jabs against Apple based solely on past episodes. The two companies are currently involved in a smartphone operating system war, with Microsoft promoting their forthcoming Windows Phone 7 and Apple backing their iOS4. They join other competition in the form of Google (Android) and Research in Motion (BlackBerry OS).

Turner continued his jabs against Apple with such comments as: "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."

The above comment is in regards to Apple's recent press conference called to discuss antennae issues with the iPhone 4.

Most Successful Product Launch Ever

Nevertheless, Microsoft continues to play a game of constant catch-up with others on the smartphone front. Even if the iPhone 4 is experiencing antennae problems, this does little to take away from the fact that Apple experienced its most successful product launch ever with the iPhone 4. (Source: computerworld.com)

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