You might want to hide your iPhone if you spot Steve Ballmer nearby

You might want to hide your iPhone if you spot Steve Ballmer nearby
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft is famous for his funny peculiar and sometimes overwrought character when taking the floor and about to get in the spotlight. While taking the stage at a Microsoft held event last week and waving about his hands, clamoring, jumping about and generally making all the emotionally-charged things he tends to do at such occasions, he spotted a company employee taking pictures with his iPhone. Mr. Ballmer couldn´t resist the urge to grab the device then mock and crack jokes about the Apple´s wonder. He finished off by pretending to stamp it down. All of his actions were clearly visible on the screen the conference room was equipped with, so virtually anyone saw what he did.

While we do find the stunt he pulled really funny, it goes to show that Microsoft may have an edge on the iPhone. If anything, the device is becoming increasingly popular and of course, allows Apple to bite off a larger chunk of the cake that the cell phone market is.

source: TechFlash via The Guardian

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16 Comments

1. Vlondril

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

Awsome....battle of the computer titans...lol

2. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Boring... iPhone is a dead device. *yawn* NEXT!

12. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Galen20K's same old fanboy comments... Boring... *yawn*... *fart*... then *yawn* again... NEXT!

3. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Yeah very professional

4. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

Ballmer smash!

5. Vlondril

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

that comment was almost as bad as "Hulk Smash!" lol

6. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

A true form of a Hater! If you can't beat 'em and don't wanna join them shut up! I don't own a Iphone, i don't want one, but you can't beat it right now, sorry if you don't believe why are other consumers wanting it for there cell phone provider.

7. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

That blowhard needs to accept the fact that the iphone was or still is a revolutionary phone. What does microsoft have to parallel the iphone? A lot of manufacturers are moving to Android and probably soon Maemo. The corporate culture of Microsoft is still stuck in the '90s, when Microsoft didn't have to worry about competition, but now that there is innovation out there, they really have to start pushing the envelope, and that is difficult for them.

8. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Ha! As revolutionary as a dirty old stick thats been worn by the elements and cracked in half. iPhone blows donkey's guts, just accept it. Oh and the fact that it never had a true os to speak of, only a rudimentary program launcher. Lets face it the only thing it had going for it were looks and now its looks have worn off and its just plain boring and nobody wants it anymore. *yawn***

9. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I agree tho, I really hate windows mobile its a horrible OS to have to use so I guess you just cant win! Android baby! Whoot!

10. alux0417

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 07, 2009

Oh, so that's why from where I live, the iPhone 3gs is out of stock always.

11. alux0417

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 07, 2009

Kudos to Ballmer tho. Has anyone put the video up in Youtube yet?

13. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Yeah, Seriously. I hope he has something good coming, because there is just too much competition out there for Microsoft to be sitting around with their thumbs up their butts. They remind me of Moto... RAZR was cool... then that was it for them. Microsoft had the Smart Phones for a while... kinda cool... now winmo is crap, and has been for a long time... they desperately need something new.

14. mcmkone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

well whatever happens in the market Microsoft are still the super weight here and i'm sure they have something up their sleves that they haven't yet brought to market.

15. Pr0cl1v1ty

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 26, 2008

agreed... they have to have a hidden phone soon

16. MTLance unregistered

Lol, this is like imagining Steve stomping on the MS OFone, but he didn't do it because iPhone whacks MS hard. Besides I like the iPhone except charging it daily and live with no flash

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