Faster Than Windows Phone? Challenge at CES 2012 recap

A recap video has been published on the Windows Phone YouTube channel (as can be seen above), which could be considered as a recap of the recap of the challenge that Ben Rudolph (Ben the PC Guy) was offering to those who wielded competitor handsets. Putting $100 on the line, Rudolph went around challenging CES 2012 attendees who were up for attempting to best Windows Phone on a selected task.

The video runs through many of the challenges Ben faced, whether it be posting pictures to social networks, or searching nearby restaurants. While Windows Phone won the majority of the battles, there were a few that were taken by competitor handsets. In the end, our beloved platform achieved the following:

  • 30 win
  • 3 loss
  • 1 draw
  • 88% win

Those who lost had to suck it up and admit they were smoked by a Windows Phone.  All was not lost though, as a consolation prize, the losers were given a Windows Phone.  In the end, not many were laughing at the Windows Phone platform.

Source: YouTube


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Faster Than Windows Phone? Challenge at CES 2012 recap


man, I sure hope that this "landscape" mode will be announced at MWC this Feb... Ohhh please let it be true! My Arrive would be so awesome in Landscape! jejeje

Cut!! That's a wrap! Now on to post-production and direct to TV Marketing! I need to see this on TV asap, its perfect for a tv commercial.

I know you're in the UK so you probably didn't see them, but Verizon's first Droid commercials in the States were all about "Droid does what the iPhone doesn't". So I say brag away.

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I should have brought my little sister android phone and compete with wp7 so I could lose in order to get a new windows phone 7 :D

Yeah I looked a chance with windows phone when I upgraded my phone and I've never looked back. How can you go wrong with MSFT they are a software company after all=)

This video is great and shows WP7's potential against other platforms. Microsoft should definitely promote this video because it is truly promoting the brand! Go MS, lets show these foos wassup! jejeje

Its a good start but people love their phones and the whole speed thing has already been pushed my MS with little effect. I'd like to see this combined with demonstrating the tile concept to show people why its so fast and it looks cool at the same time.

I agree, the concept of the people hub, live tiles, and data integration should be shown. People choose phones based upon their needs, which is why android is popular. It's as easy as you want, or as hardcore too. To gain hardcore users you're going to have to show the cool stuff. Honestly, I don't care that I can post to 10 social networks simultaneously, who does that? Maybe on just old.... :-)

Smart Idea to market the windows phone, I like the look on some faces who were really pissed and like no way my iPhone/Droid is better.

But Ben should've demonstrate why the windows phone is faster as well, like how the live tiles, people hub, zune and bing search makes it easier to do things or look up stuff.

This is just a mash up of several smackdowns by WP7. If you look for the other bids on their YouTube channel you'll see the individual competitions where he did show how and why he beat them.

Good video, good demonstration. Seriously considering dumping my android... Upgrade in April, maybe Nokia 900 will be out. 

I guess it's safe to assume that landscape mode on the home screen is coming to Apollo (if not Tango) for sure since it's on their minds with the marketing in the video.

Did people know in advance they'd get a new phone if they lost?
I have a windows phone, but I would have brought my Palm Pre+ over for a chance to get a newer one. :-)
Edit - I agree, that landscape shot looks pretty nice!

You know... I know I am reading it the wrong way, but unless I am mistaken isn't the point here that the Windows Phone is worth less than 100 bucks?

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