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Jan 9, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Eraserhead
Jan 9, 2008, 09:30 AM
Well not yet anyhow ;).

miketcool
Jan 9, 2008, 09:41 AM
Just Vaporware in 2008. Then they'll have their iPhone 3 killer for 2010 ready in 2012 as a maybe-beta.

Just remembering, that didn't make the Zune either, Toshiba did the work for them. Gigabeat -> Zune

GoCubsGo
Jan 9, 2008, 09:44 AM
Well there was bound to be some good news today!

Drumjim85
Jan 9, 2008, 09:47 AM
Apple's iPhone, which also plays music and lets users browse the internet, has been a big hit


hell ya it has....

phillipjfry
Jan 9, 2008, 10:47 AM
Quick! someone pull up the video of Balmer calling the iPhone a bomb when it was first announced! :)

QuarterSwede
Jan 9, 2008, 11:05 AM
Makes sense:

1. they can't compete with the iPod so why would they launch a phone?
2. they already license Windows Mobile to other hardware manufacturers

olliebraves20
Jan 9, 2008, 11:19 AM
Just Vaporware in 2008. Then they'll have their iPhone 3 killer for 2010 ready in 2012 as a maybe-beta.

You must have insider information at Microsoft...how do you know their plans already?? ;)

Eraserhead
Jan 9, 2008, 11:42 AM
Quick! someone pull up the video of Balmer calling the iPhone a bomb when it was first announced! :)

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5oGaZIKYvo) it is.

It is such an MS bash, but it is funny.

dejo
Jan 9, 2008, 11:45 AM
2. they already license Windows Mobile to other hardware manufacturers
But remember that Microsoft's "Plays For Sure" didn't preclude them from coming out with their own and incompatible Zune.

elppa
Jan 9, 2008, 12:43 PM
Won't or can't?

I'm sure that table was meant to be in shops, casinos and resturants by now?

alembic
Jan 9, 2008, 02:37 PM
Quick! someone pull up the video of Balmer calling the iPhone a bomb when it was first announced! :)
And more to the point, has he publicly commented on the success of the iPhone yet? That would be big crow.