May 10, 2012 Posted in: News
Windows Phone is fast. So fast, one employee put money on it.
Ben Rudolph, a Microsoft Evangelist, began a competition in January claiming his Windows Phone could do everyday tasks faster than any other smartphone, giving $100 to any one who could best the Windows Phone. Five months and over 50,000 competitions later, Rudolph and Microsoft are only out a little over $60,000, winning about 98 percent of all contests.
To celebrate, we made a little
Storify trekking some of the tweets and videos about the #smokedbywindowsphone contest.
You can get the rest of the amazing numbers
here, or catch the Storify below.
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Windows Phone speeds past other smart phones
Ben Rudolph, a Microsoft Evangelist, began a campaign where he tested the speed of the Windows Phone against other smart phones.
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The challenge begins.
Live from CES 2012: The $100 Challenge from Windows Phonewindowsphone
Live from CES 2012: Windows Phone $100 Challenge | Day 1 Recapwindowsphone
@TremblayMax Good idea! Hey @BarackObama , you down for a #smokedbywindowsphone challenge while you’re in Seattle?Ben Rudolph
Wow, 50K have now been #SmokedByWindowsPhone! Check out the top stats: http://bit.ly/IZJKdc #WindowsPhonewgold
#Rewind:: #Microsoft Shows Off Its Numbers – More Than 50,000 Phones #smokedbywindowsphone (New Ads) – http://bit.ly/IXKvUh #windowsphoneWP7 Connect
#smokedbywindowsphone in Japan! http://bit.ly/KdNw2OBen Rudolph
Faster than Windows Phone? $100 Challenge Final Recap from CES 2012windowsphone
Smoked by Windows Phone by the numbers http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2012/05/08/smoked-by-windows-phone-by-the-numbers-and-new-ads.aspx #smokedbywindowsphone via @windowsblogWindows Phone IT
I Got Smoked By a Windows Phoneakakhanh
@windowsphone #smokedbywindowsphone indeed. My friends galaxy s II took 30 hours to send an email with a picture. #androidfailsJordan Leavitt
8M views. 36 countries. 98% win percentage. http://bit.ly/JbKyIt #smokedbywindowsphoneBen Rudolph
You can’t win them all.
We may have a 98% success over other phones in our #smokedbywindowsphone campaign. But 98% of the customers smoked us by buying other phonesfake nokia
Windows: Smoked By An Androidpnyboy27
@BenThePCGuy Windows Phone > your phone (unless your phone is a Windows Phone) Which in that case, high five! #smokedbywindowsphoneJoshua Benton
We stand behind the Windows Phone Challenge. With numbers like these, you would too http://newwp.it/JtJrmd #SmokedByWindowsPhoneWindows Phone
Windows Phone. So easy, he can do it.
1 yr-old @BenThePCGuy Jr here was simul-posting to FB, Twitter and LinkedIn in English & Chinese #smokedbywindowsphone http://pic.twitter.com/YZfBOa7aDavid Winson