At the recent CES 2012 conference Ben the PC Guy (@benthepcguy) and the Windows Phone team setup a challenge. They would give US$100 to anyone who could perform and everyday action on their non Windows Phone faster than Ben could on his HTC Titan Windows Phone.
The challenges included tasks such as
- Taking a photo and posting it on Facebook
- Locating a nearby 4 star restaurant and finding directions
- Posting a status update onto multiple social networks
- Texting to a friend
- Listening to a song and then identify it, download it and play it
If the challenger wins they would get US$100. If the Windows Phone wins, the challenger has to admit on camera that they were "Smoked by a Windows Phone" (#smokedbywindowsphone). Some of the losers were lucky enough to be given a free Windows Phone.
The challenge ran for duration of the conference and the results were 30 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw. That's a score of 88%.... and some of the losses were by a second or so.
Below is a sample of the videos for the challenge
Introduction to the Windows Phone $100 Challenge
Windows Phone $100 Challenge Day 1 Recap
Windows Phone $100 Challenge Day 2 Recap
Best of Windows Phone $100 Challenge Final Recap
For more information check out Ben's posts on the Windows Phone Blog:
- I’ve got $100 that says your smartphone will get #smokedbywindowsphone
- VIDEO: Watch a Galaxy Nexus get #smokedbywindowsphone
- Day 1 results from the #smokedbywindowsphone $100 challenge
- VIDEO: More wins (and a loss) for #smokedbywindowsphone
- VIDEO: Windows Phone wins 88% of #smokedbywindowsphone challenges at CES 2012!
- VIDEO: Check out the "best of" #smokedbywindowsphone
- Watch all the videos at Windows Phone $100 Challenge YouTube Playlist
Try a Windows Phone today, I am sure you will find it faster and easier to use for everyday tasks than its competitors.