Last COO Standing: MS Exec Compares iPhone 4 Problems To Vista

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Open Mouth.  Insert Foot.  Echo Globally.

From the "There's No Pas Like A Faux Pas" Department: Speaking in Washington, DC at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), MS's chief operating officer compared the problem-plagued iPhone 4 with his company's own Vista operating system.  It was not intended as a complement.

"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that," quipped Kevin Turner.

Mind you, Vista was so nearly universally reviled by Windows users, it sparked a class-action lawsuit — during which time, leaked emails from MS executives revealed that even THEY thought the OS was a dog.

Prior to his Vista gaffe, Turner had joked, "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."

Sounds like he shoulda quit while he was ahead.  (Or maybe he was taking a cue from Nokia, who recently poked fun at the iPhone even as their product line stagnates…)

[Via ComputerWorld]