Kevin Turner, Microsoft's chief operating officer, has compared the problems Apple is having with its iPhone 4 to Microsoft's own, much beleagured Vista operating system.
"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that," said Turner during a keynote speech at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).
Like the iPhone 4, Vista was beset with problems at its launch and proved to be a bit of a headache for the firm. Now presumably confident that the problems with the iPhone are sufficient enough to draw the heat away from any of Microsoft's products, Turner has decided to make light of the system.
According to ComputerWorld, during his speech Turner merrily niggled the device - having apparently forgotten all about the Kin debacle already - and threw gems such 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," to the crowd.
Sneak would like to point out that it is never nice to make fun of other people's misfortunes, particularly if you are not that great in the first place.
This advice, he also reminds us, does not apply to himself, but just those stone lobbing IT execs that live in greenhouses.
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