Do you think that your non-Windows Phone is the roughest, toughest hombre, uh, smartphone around? Microsoft begs to differ with you. Take your phone to any of the 14 Microsoft Stores in the country and participate in the #SmokedByWindowsPhone challenge. You might remember the challenge which proved how fast Windows Phones are with its built in functionality. The challenge started at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, went to the web and then was the focus of television commercials. Now the contest heaqds to Microsoft's retail location.
Can your phone beat a Windows Phone?
The challenges are Pocket to Picture to Post, Using the People Hub to Stay in Touch with the People You Care About Most, Updating Your Status Across Multiple Social Networks and
Local Scout. Obviously, if you already have a Windows Phone, you are excluded from taking the challenge. If you win, Microsoft will give you a new Hunger Games HP Folio 13 laptop worth a cool $1,049. And even if you lose, Microsoft will give you any Windows Phone that you want, excluding the Nokia Lumia 800 bundle. You can receive the free phone without a contract if you give up your current smartphone. If you want to keep your current phone and the free Windows Phone model, you will have to sign a 2-year deal.
So start training your current handset like it was Rocky. The contest already started on Friday and ends March 29th or until every Microsoft Store has awarded the 10 prizes each was allotted.
24.roscuthiii(Posts: 2217; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Well, I look at it like NASCAR and rally racing. Stock Windows can hit some impressive speeds. Probably because all it has to do is make left-hand turns all day on relatively static track conditions. Any deviations from those conditions and things grind down to a halt.
Android, like the rally race, can deal with unexpected turns left or right... there are inclines and declines, differing road conditions, and differing weather conditions - because that's real world conditions. And still do all that while maintaining a relatively high rate of speed.
That's like saying since a formula 1 car can't drag race against a funny car then therefore its a crappy car. Different car, different track, different scenario. Lrn2autoracing.
Each OS has its pros and cons and Windows Phone is capitalizing on its pro. There is no "best" OS, they are different and better in different scenarios. Just like autoracing and all the different types of cars out there.
38.roscuthiii(Posts: 2217; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
That's kind of exactly my point though. Benchmarks are like racing on a track. There are set parameters. Real world usage has dynamic parameters. One is optimized to perform on track conditions. One is able to operate under a myriad of changing conditions.
It's like when teachers only teach the material on standardized testing so they get a higher student test average for the school, but still churn out students that have no real education. If the racing analogy wasn't working for you. It was only an analogy.
You started making sense then veered off into idiot speak. The idea that only one works well under changing conditions is in itself an idiotic statement. The racing analogy wasn't working neither is the teaching analogy. It doesn't apply to this situation.
Doesn't make sense calling me near sighted when I was the one telling you not to be biased.
42.roscuthiii(Posts: 2217; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Oh well, it appears we are at an impasse then if you don't possess the reading fundamentals to comprehend such simple concepts.
And yet you deign in necessary to split semantic hairs (hope that analogy isn't too much for you) to question my use of the word 'myopic' after you'd already implied it as a reference for bias. I mean come on, that one should have been fairly obvious. Is the whole pot and kettle thing too advanced for you to be applied here, since it's become apparent it is your own prejudices in hearing something that you do not agree with that leads you to not even try to obtain understanding?
I regret only the irretrievable brain cells I've lost during this pointless discourse after seeing that you refuse to see anything not shown in a 'vvelez5' tinted light. May you enjoy your blinders and may you be happy making left turns along a guided course for the remainder of your days.
48.roscuthiii(Posts: 2217; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
That's a interesting little world you've got going on inside your head. You've never made a counter point to refute any statement of mine, well... other then the childish, "Nuh uh! You're wrong!" rhetoric simply because you don't like the presentation of the context. Given that, I don't know any rational mind in the world that would actually consider you right.
I'm pretty sure you're the type that absolutely must have the last word to get your jollies off so I'll grant your wish. I'm done responding. So, you can either keep your trap shut and prove me wrong there, or you can retort and prove me right.
Oooh, I wonder which it will be...
The Hunger Games series is one of the most successful series today. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's a horrible book.
Brilliant writing, brilliant author, brilliant storyline.
Go suck an egg.
Oh, and you misspelled "there" as "their."
Earle.Evans, Easier to lose on something I don't like and get myself a new handset since I'm bored of my current one makes it a great reason.
Twilight was a successful story too. Doesn't mean it was any good. It's just the Running Man for teenagers. The writing was not brilliant especially with all the plot holes and Deus Ex Machinas in the story it was actually lazy writing. The author is a lazy writer so wouldn't call them brilliant. Also the storyline is far from original so the calling it brilliant is not a credit to the author or story.
My bad on the misspelling though good catch.
11.snowgator(Posts: 3583; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Microsoft and company wouldn't put so much into this if they were not sure they would win 99% of the time. This has been an effective promotion and does a great job introducing some of the basic WP functions.
Don't be so defensive, Android fans. Notice how they are not challenging them to a customization battle.....
Or a rooting challenge.....
Or a "count the app" game......
But I hear Microsofts CEO can beat up Google's CEO.
update just went in the windows store at houston galleria and it is not for any smartphone my nokia n95 did not qualify and also it has to be a carrier device no unlocked phones allowed or at least thats what they told me and they were very rude and unprofessional about the whole situation trying to tell me that my phone was not a smartphone just because at&t did not ever carry it whatever microsoft you suck
40.roscuthiii(Posts: 2217; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I need to look up the rules of this challenge. Any smartphone? Active on a carrier? Unlocked? Age?
I've got an old Droid Eris that still works, although off contract. So I can just take this in to them, lose, collect my new free Windows Phone, and tell them they can keep my old phone? Thanks for the freebie and for recycling my old crap Microsoft! :-D
I got one this morning, I saw other people getting some too in the Microsoft store in Scottsdale, I brought in my old Motorola Backflip (which lost of course) and they gave me a Titan, it was a painless process and I love the phone... and you get to keep your upgrade eligibility! Windows Phone FTW!
47.frydaexiii(Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Meh, WP7 is all fancy and smooth with animations, but when it comes to customisations, it's almost as bad as iOS, you can't change the wallpaper (At least, I couldn't find the option to anyway), tiles are basically widgets with less personality. In terms of apps, it's worst than Android. It's like the worst of both worlds here.
And the challenges given like post to all social sites, most OEM skins should have their own stock app that does that (e.g. Social Hub for Touchwiz). I could easily beat these challenges if I placed my apps and widgets specifically to beat it (Apps like Places and Social Hub and widgets like Soundhound, Weather), but that would just be a huge mess on my homescreen.
I have a windows phone and a android tablet. I use mu phone to chech emails and keep up with social media on the go which it excels at and everything else I need I have my tablet. I think Microsoft can catch up with the rest of the other os out there but I think it would take away from the reason people who like the phones in the first place. Its a simple os that does what you want it to do keep you up on your friends and social life and do it as fast as you want it to.
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