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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MoJo_Jo_Jo says:

Hey that, image with the red tiles would make a great landscape mode for windows phone...!!!

Ton77 says:

Maybe its MSFT teasing us!

Please let it be a tease!

MannLou says:

The tablets will fill that void.

ggonzalez777 says:

Yea, I think it would look good as landscape, except for that glass effect. I really don't like chrome!!!

That's the phone's screen reflection :)

XboxOmac says:

I would like to have a landscape feature, too! Hopefully Apollo, or even Tango!

teaMJPx says:

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

NaterBater says:

Great publicity. Im hoping to see a super bowl commercial for WP

erichon99 says:

me too, this would be a memorable Superbowl commercial b/c it's actually serious marketing!

ajwitzel says:

A free WP if you lost! Nice!

Antwan3k says:

Awesome video.. :-)

ZX9 says:

This video rocks. I love the look on the 4S guy's face!

Too bad, I would gladly take that challenge and WIN!
(currently rocking Dell Venue Pro):):):)

hambone855 says:

All hail the mighty windows phone

jchapman01 says:

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.

Jay Bennett says:

Agreed, it does look brilliant for a tv commercial, although might brag a tad too much...? Not sure there

jaywee48 says:

If you got it, flaunt it!

Honkie McGee says:

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.

(Posted from the WPCentral app v2. Great update btw!)

Jay Bennett says:

That's a fair point! In which case yeah brag away lol

TheDarKnight says:

They SHOULD do that

erichon99 says:

just run this all year.....put all the money here....and maybe a few cool Nokia commercials.

MannLou says:

I think this and a few other spots during the Super Bowl could actually generate a buzz.

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=)

Hampus says:

That design looked awesome! The phone is what I mean with the tiles.

wheelerk says:

That is an awesome video!

teaMJPx says:

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

foosball says:

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.

mjrtoo says:

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.... :-)

TheDarKnight says:

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.

jchapman01 says:

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.

jchapman01 says:

Edit: if you look for the other VIDEOS, not bids! *face palm*

Definitely a worth commercial to put up!

E_man#CB says:

I think I would have lost on purpose.  You win, $100.  You lose, $400 phone.  Hmmm... :p

I would've brought my wife's ORIGINAL iPhone... And scored myself a free upgrade lol!

Tansen says:

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

ejlee072006 says:

I've always said from day 1 we need a landscape mode UI... Windows phone windows8... Oooh lala

erichon99 says:

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.

Landslug says:

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!

namonaki#WP says:

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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