Apple’s Steve Jobs ridiculed the Microsoft’s Zune, saying by the time you finish fiddling with one of its main features, “the girl’s got up and left.”
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer now laughs at the iPhone (click image above for video), saying it is “the most expensive phone in the world” — even after being fully subsidized (with the Cingular plan) — and that it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard. How vulnerable the iPhone looks, now that the hype dies down — even without Ballmer chiming in.
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