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All posts tagged "windows phone $100 challenge"


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Windows Phone $100 Challenge: Final Tally

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:51 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...t-ces-2012.aspx

"#smokedbywindowsphone is a wrap at CES 2012, and it was a raging success! Thousands of people (yes, we had crowds watching the challenges happen) saw first hand why Windows Phone connects them to the stuff and people they care about faster and easier than other smartphones."

The final tally is in for the $100 Windows Phone challenge. Windows Phone won 30 times, lost 3 times and tied once. Not a bad record considering the competition. You can watch the day two wrap up video posted by Microsoft on their Windows Team Blog here.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Windows Phone $100 Challenge: WP7.5 VS Galaxy Nexus

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone News" @ 11:18 AM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...ndowsphone.aspx

"The challenge was to find a 4-star Chinese restaurant nearby, then find directions to it. Here's how it went down:"

Image courtesy of dailymobile.se

Ben the PC Guy is at CES challenging users of other OS's to speed contests. If Ben wins, the loser has to say "I got smoked by Windows Phone." If they win, they get to pocket $100.00. The first taker was using a Galaxy Nexus and the challenge was to find a 4-star Chinese restaurant with directions. This challenge highlights Local Scout and it's advantage over having to go through a search then pop over to maps for directions. You can watch the video here. The best part is when the Galaxy Nexus user asks, "What app are you using?"


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