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Roughly 10 percent of Microsoft employees packing Apple's pride & joy

Roughly 10 percent of Microsoft employees packing Apple's pride & joy
Steve Ballmer's privy eyes can't weed out all those employees he has underneath him from going rogue and using the competition's handset – he has no problems in stomping out an iPhone from underneath an employee; literally. Even with that public showing, it still looks like it's not enough to get some Microsoft employees to kick their old habits of using the Apple iPhone. Estimates overheard from senior Microsoft executives painted a picture of approximately 10,000 iPhone users were accessing Microsoft's employee email system last year – which equates to about 10 percent of its global staff. Even with the temptation of offering reimbursement expenses for those whose handset of choice is Windows Phone-based, it seems that Apple's pride and joy is still tempting enough to really dance on the fine line that Microsoft draws by openly discouraging the use of it. Although there might be very few who would openly use their iPhone in the plain sight of Microsoft's grounds, others have been able to conceal their handset's identity by hiding them in generic cases to look like other smartphones.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. phonedemocracy (Posts: 98; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Aren't those iphone users just stuck with ATT with their families? I can understand that 10% of Microsoft employees might prefer ATT in their area. And they wouldn't really have a choice, it would be Iphone or maybe tilt 2 or a RIM handset.

posted on 13 Mar 2010, 19:53

2. me. (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)

They are stuck with a cool, solid piece of equipment .

posted on 14 Mar 2010, 09:31

9. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

they are stuck being idiots.. LOL.. I dunno.. if the choice was windows 6.1 or apple.. i might cross over to the stupid side.. LOL Of course, my android beats both, so its all good. If i was MS, id start firing people for breaking policy.. see how fast those iphones stop being used.. LOL

posted on 14 Mar 2010, 16:20

10. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

Agree! It's not Apple's fault they have the best phone on the market. I bet all the people who work for Kia wish they had a Lexus instead of a Kia. Lol

posted on 14 Mar 2010, 18:58

11. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Yeah, they are stuck with AT&T and paying full price for their service without a disocunt. In order to get their MS discount from AT&T they have to have a windows phone, or so I have heard. But this would be like working at Samsung and having an LG phone, it is definitely a conflict of interest and in general is not a good thing for business... How many apple employees have blackberries, palm, and windows phones? That would be unacceptable as well.

posted on 13 Mar 2010, 20:40

3. tuminatr (Posts: 861; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

think about this more than 10% of apples employees own a Windows computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 13 Mar 2010, 21:47

4. JVII (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)

Haha, touche.

posted on 13 Mar 2010, 22:12

5. matt1q2aw3 (unregistered)

Jobs is served!

posted on 14 Mar 2010, 03:03

6. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Not really a touché moment. Probably like 75% of them have windows computers is my guess. But that's to be expected. Windows are standard.

posted on 14 Mar 2010, 09:20

8. lennydude (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

75% ????? Ahhhhhhhh more like 95% i would think. They own iPhones because it is indeed one of the best smart phones out there..........period. And i am NOT a iPhone fan boi.............

posted on 14 Mar 2010, 08:09

7. FreeZW (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Jun 2009)

Well you have to remember, Microsoft owns 30% of Apple from the bailout in the 90's. Microsoft employees get discounts from Apple products so its not exactly sleeping with the enemy...more like flirting with your girlfriends friends

posted on 15 Mar 2010, 11:29

12. tuminatr (Posts: 861; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

now that is funny

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