iPhone uses Windows CE

Gizmodo played a nice semi-prank to its readers, telling them that the iPhone will be released Monday. It did get released Monday, but by Cisco/Linksys, not Apple (Linksys owns the trademark for the word “iPhone”). It’s just a suite of VoIP phones and hardware, just like their previous ones. The big surprise is not there though, it’s the fact that these VoIP phones run Windows CE and I have already blogged about them last May. This is an ugly-ass interface Linksys has coded on top of the Windows CE kernel and services (no Microsoft UI is used, they re-coded everything). I mean, it’s one thing getting served with a Linksys phone instead of an Apple one, but introducing such a poorly designed UI is another matter altogether. It’s a disservice to both Microsoft and Apple.

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