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Microsoft Trashes iPhone In Australia, Says iPhone Isn't Ready For Business Users

Chris Sorenson, Microsoft's Asia-Pacific head of smartphone strategy, this week dissed the iPhone during remarks to journalists in Australia. And you thought only bloggers were going after the iPhone.
Chris Sorenson, Microsoft's Asia-Pacific head of smartphone strategy, this week dissed the iPhone during remarks to journalists in Australia. And you thought only bloggers were going after the iPhone.Sorenson paid the iPhone an underhanded compliment as a music player while questioning how fit it will be for mobile professionals:


"It's a great music phone, and I'm sure it will be fantastic and have an interesting user interface," Chris Sorenson, Microsoft's Asia-Pacific head of smart-phone strategy, told press during a recent visit to Australia.

"However, it's a closed device that you cannot install applications on, and there's no support for Office documents. If you're an enterprise and want to roll out a line of business applications, it's just not an option. Even using it as a heavy messaging device will be a challenge," the executive added.

These criticisms echo earlier comments from Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer.

What do you think? Will the iPhone take off with mobile professionals? Or is the iPhone just not ready for the demands of business mobility?