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Ben Rudolph betting $100 that Windows Phone is faster

Remember Brandon Watson's charitable challenge to known technology enthusiasts last year to see if they'd like Windows Phone? We're back with a similar offer, but this time it's aimed at the general public and $100 is on the table. Should you be using an iPhone, Android handset, Blackberry, etc. then you're eligible for the speed test against a Windows Phone. Ben Rudolph (Ben the PC Guy) is at CES 2012, and is on the hunt for challengers who believe their smartphone can best Microsoft's platform.

Should he be beaten, the victor will pocket $100. Should Rudolph reign champion, all you need to do is admit that your phone was smoked by a Windows Phone.  There also may be a nice consolation prize in the mix as well.  Be sure to follow Rudolph on Twitter and keep an eye on Microsoft/Windows Phone Facebook pages to see where he'll be hosting the challenges. Oh, and be sure to follow the hashtag #smokedbywindowsphone on Twitter too.

Source: Windows Phone Blog, thanks to everyone who tipped us!



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NaterBater says:

Nothing like good publicity. Hoping for the best!

fpostrow says:

Go get 'em Ben. Nice idea. On a related note, anyone run the HTML5 speed tests on the new hardware?

jman#WP says:

samsung focus s gets 60fps on speed reading...

fpostrow says:

Excellent. Last I checked the iPhone only pulled a 35fps on initial load but wouldn't actually run the test, so it's not exactly great. Take that tooty fruity...

rotkiv3451 says:

Actually the iPhone 4S (iOS 5) outdoes Windows Phone in Microsoft's own speed reading test. The iPhone 4 with iOS 4 was terrible, but iOS 5 fixed that :)
Video here:

kenduro says:

galaxy nexus and iphone 4s already got beaten.

Ezhik says:

I wish someone with a dumbphone would challenge him!

ousooner314 says:

I like that the contest is about the more practical things rather than just benchmark speed tests. According to the Windows Phone Blog -- "The great news for you as a challenger is that I’m not going to force you into a specific scenario; we’ll make the call together based on the things that you do every day on your smartphone.". That's a great way to show how WP7 can do everyday things, and does it better!

jason8230 says:

That's what I love about wp7. It's the best phone for real life situations. 

rotkiv3451 says:

I love Windows Phone, but it's pretty obvious that anyone with an iPhone 4S will win.

MannLou says:

It depends on the task. This will play to the WP7 strengths which is smart. At worst it will expose people to the UI and that's worth $100 a pop trust me.

TechnoTim says:

You guys didn't even read the post. The task was listed in the article....

Cara bieber says:

This is a big important step for WP and rounds off the already well received Office hub. If you are using OCS 2007 then you are right Lync is not compatable as it runs off the 2010 technology. In fact install Lync on your computer running OCS 2007 and you will find a nice spangly copy of Lync but no way of using it.
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