“Probably still reeling from all publicity around these shots, Microsoft reportedly told journalists gathered for a company press event in Germany not to use or mention Apple products,” Chauncey Dupree reports for 9 to 5 Mac.
Dupree reports, “Our German is a bit rusty and Google is even worse, but according to Handelsblatt and our bad translation: ‘While at a Windows Mobile 6.5 demonstration in Munich, Germany a journalist was warned by a Microsoft spokesman not to mention or use Apple products…since it was a Microsoft event the journalist had previously told everyone that he had never owned an easier to use cell phone than the iPhone.'”
Dupree reports, “Now, you can say what you like about Microsoft’s huge market share – not just in terms of PC sales but also in virus and Trojan horse production – but even in Apple’s darkest days we don’t think Cupertino ever insisted on no mention or use of Microsoft-powered products.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If Microsoft bans Mac- and iPhone-toting journalists, their events will have very little coverage and none of it smart.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]