Microsoft Pwns Blackberry World – Pitches WP7May 3, 2011 No Comments
I know RIM has been making a couple of weird decisions lately. First they announce that they will allow Android apps on their Playbook tablet. Then they announced that new Blackberry devices and their Playbook tablet will come with Bing and Bing Maps built in.
Now they actually let Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer take the stage at their Blackberry event in Orlando, Florida. Yes he was there to talk about all that is awesome about Bing. but there is word that Ballmer took it upon himself to talk about Windows Phone 7 to the Blackberry loving crowd.
Spectators later said that Microsoft pretty much had the biggest news coming from the BlackBerry World conference keynote.
After talking up the Bing and BlackBerry relationship, Ballmer went on a bit of a tangent in his company’s favor, InformationWeek said.
“This announcement, by Microsoft, was the biggest news to come from the BlackBerry World conference keynote,” Eric Zeman of InformationWeek wrote in the report. “But Ballmer didn’t stop there. Oh, no. He actually pitched Windows Phone 7 to the audience, albeit briefly. Read that again: Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, took the stage at BlackBerry World and pitched Windows Phone 7, its competing smartphone platform.
Microsoft just owned RIM at RIM’s own event. What was RIM thinking?”
Source: LA Times