Microsoft COO: Windows Phone 7 to Europe in October, U.S. in November

By on August 2, 2010 at 10:48 AM.

Microsoft COO: Windows Phone 7 to Europe in October, U.S. in November

If you are anxiously awaiting the release of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft’s COO Kevin Turner has some good news for you. In a presentation regarding WP7, Turner let go the closest thing to a U.S. release date we’ve heard thus far, November. Turner said, “in the October timeframe and the November timeframe, October likely across Europe and November likely across the U.S. we’re back in this game.” Prior to this discovery, the closest go-live date given by Microsoft was a three month window they were referring to as “the holiday season.” November, with its thirty days, is certainly more welcomed and specific. We’re due to see handsets from Dell, HTC, Samsung, LG, and ASUS on or shortly after launch, so we say… bring on WP7! More →

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Microsoft COO: It looks like the iPhone 4 might be Apple's Vista

By on July 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM.

Microsoft COO: It looks like the iPhone 4 might be Apple's Vista

Kevin Turner

Sometimes, company executives provide the best one-liners. Microsoft’s chief operating officer, Kevin Turner, was speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. when he let this little cherub go:

“It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their [Apple’s] Vista, and I’m okay with that.”

But the COO wasn’t done there, he also went on to say, “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.” Burn, Kevin, burn. The quotes are funny, albeit useless, and inject some humor into the following situation: Apple’s flagship product is having several reception issues and Microsoft’s current mobile OS is two years behind the rest of the smartphone market. Wait… that’s not funny. More →

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