Smoked by Windows Phone, new numbers and ads

Smoked by Windows Phone
Smoked by Windows Phone

Microsoft's Smoked by Windows Phone began way back in January at the 2012 CES conference. Since, it's grown by leaps and bounds traveling to various Microsoft Stores across the nation and world wide.  We've even seen the Smoke by Windows Phone challenges held by former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra.

Ben Rudolph, who started all this, has released some numbers associated with the Smoked by Windows Phone.

  • 95%: Windows Phone's global winning percentage
  • 36: The number of countries running Smoked by Windows Phone promotions
  • 50,000+: The number of phones that have been smoked by a Windows Phone
  • 8,000,000+: The total number of views the Smoked by Windows Phone has generated since it launched in January.
  • 100,000,000+: The estimated number of people who have seen, participated in or read about Smoked by Windows Phone. 

The Smoked by Windows Phone campaign will continue with a new set of internet ads hitting the web today. The ads are also available over at the Windows Phone YouTube Channel (opens in new tab). While the Smoked by Windows Phone has had its moments of controversy, the campaign has brought a lot of attention to how well our Windows Phones measures up against the competition.

Source: Windows Team Blog (opens in new tab)

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

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  • Hey George, isn't that a picture of that dude from Android central? That picture is hilarious! Lol..
  • You're missing a zero on the number of people that have seen/participated/read about the smoked by campaign. It's 100,000,000 according to the blog.
    Also... "whinnying" percentage.
  • thanks.
  • That dude was quite open to WP's better sharing ability. That's nice to see.
  • Its 100,000,000. Not 100,000,00.
  • Look at the comments above before you post the same thing.
  • Oh no you didn't!
  • Oh but I did!
  • That's a lot of people whining!
  • Just a quick reference to Charlie Sheen...
    "Winning" not "Whynning"
  • "98% global whinnying percentage"? ;)
  • People are whining about it too. Hence the comments below mine I'm sure.
  • I love how the client says * yeeeaaah my phones lags  compare to yours..*
    THATS cause your on ANDROID BABY!! lol..  ;)
  • My Windows Phone smokes my girlfriend's iPhone every time...
  • and my G-f's  GS2 , lol
    and I have a focus ( bassed ont he GS1 ) HAHAHA . PWN!
  • Hah yeah I smoked my brothers iphone4s and his co workers gs2
  • Ben, don't switch to the 900 because half the time your camera button won't work. :P
  • I have no more problems with my 900... Its simply the best smart phone around...
  • Agreed, but the not always working camera button would certainly put a damper on these contests.
  • I can't take pictures from the off screen on my lumia 900. Only when it's in lock screen.
  • I won that contest. I'm actually posting this from my Hunger Games laptop right now. It was pretty awesome.... though I though that the hunger games stuff was like stickers.. but it was actually laser etched on there.. so now my laptop is indefinitely lame.
    oh well.. It was a fun contest. 3 ties.