Everyone who’s been a Windows user for the past few years would agree that Vista was a big let-down. Case in point? A lot of people—XP users, mostly—skipped on Vista altogether and jumped from XP to Windows 7. The fact that Vista, well, sucked, was so established that Microsoft willingly admits to it. Like recently, when Microsoft’s COO Kevin Turner used the Vista reference to describe the iPhone 4, as if ‘Vista’ was a new term for some kind of tech industry product fail.
“It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I’m okay with that. We’re back in the game [at Microsoft], and this game is not over.”
That was what Turner said during the Windows Partner Conference, while referring to the possible opening for Microsoft to get back into the smartphone market with the launch of the Windows Phone 7 by the end of the year. Turner also added his antenna-shots in, by saying “”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.”
Of course, Microsoft recently pulled a ‘Vista’ of their own in the smartphone front, when they brought down their Kin phone line last month—barely two months after it was launched. As for Apple’s ‘Vista’? Despite all the bad press, the iPhone 4 is apparently still flying off the shelves.