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Old 10-08-2010, 10:00 AM
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Default Are You Rooting for Microsoft?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-apple-fans-are-rooting-for-microsoft-in-mobile-2010-10' target='_blank'>http://www.businessinsider.com/here...-mobile-2010-10</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"We were a bit surprised to hear Apple lover John Gruber say such nice things about Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Phone 7 software, after he had a chance to play around with it last week."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1286511997.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>But then surprise turned to understanding as Frommer points out that Microsoft is no longer the enemy, and fanboys of Apple no longer have to try and downplay everything coming from the Redmond campus. Who is the enemy? Why Google of course! First it was the Android going after the iPhone, and now it's Google TV trying to push aside the Apple TV. I suppose I can see his logic, saying Microsoft and Google are very similar in the smartphone market in what they bring to the table and their business models (bring software and let someone else make the hardware). Personally, I just like the competition, since that tends to get the consumer more in the end. What are your thoughts?</p>
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