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Microsoft aims to bury its past (and the iPhone)

BlackBerry also mourned

Bury the competition?

Mardi Gras in September

Windows Phone 7 aims to be a Thriller

Paying tribute to Metro

Microsoft's celebration on Friday marking the completion Windows Phone 7 includes two hearses and a mock funeral for the iPhone.

Caption by / Photo by Microsoft software tester <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/trioculus">Carl Jamilkowski</a>
The funeral procession also includes a second hearse for the BlackBerry.
Caption by / Photo by Microsoft software tester <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/trioculus">Carl Jamilkowski</a>
This banner boasts that Windows Phone 7 will bury the competition. Redmond's tough talk will be put to the test when the operating system debuts next month.
Caption by / Photo by Microsoft software tester <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/trioculus">Carl Jamilkowski</a>
Many of the dozen or so floats in the parade on Friday were not funeral themed, such as this brightly colored entry.
Caption by / Photo by Microsoft software tester <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/trioculus">Carl Jamilkowski</a>
Part of the celebration for Windows Phone 7 included a staging of the Zombie dance number from Michael Jackson's Thriller video. It's on YouTube, though CNET is issuing a geek advisory alert.
Caption by / Photo by Microsoft software tester <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/trioculus">Carl Jamilkowski</a>
This float honors the "Metro" user interface in Windows Phone 7.
Caption by / Photo by Microsoft software tester <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/trioculus">Carl Jamilkowski</a>
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