Only at CES: Microsoft challenges your smartphone to a duel, bets you a $100 that Windows Phone is faster

Only at CES: Microsoft challenges your smartphone to a duel, bets you a $100 that Windows Phone is faster
Ben Rudolph, also known as Ben the PC Guy, is a Microsoft employee who is on his way to adopting a guru status. He is a nerdy individual – “Part Inspector Gadget and Part Rambo”, as some describe him, and he is very well known for his passion about Windows and the hardware that runs it.

Now, Ben is attending CES 2012 and one of his missions there is to promote the Windows Phone platform. Want to know how? Well, the following lines will give you a good idea:



In a nutshell, if you own a non-Windows Phone handset, you are given the opportunity to put it against one and see which one is faster. If your smartphone loses the challenge, you will walk away with a brand new Windows Phone device. If your smartphone turns out to be superior, a hundred dollars will make it to your pocket.

What do you guys think about Ben's challenge? Do you think that your smartphone is faster than a Windows Phone? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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54 Comments

50. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Hmm, cost of a plane ticket and admission to CES > unlocked WP7.5?

51. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you wouldn't go for the WP smartie. you'd go for the experience and you'd just leave with a WP IF that's all you got. i'm sure there would be plenty of other free stuff there too.

40. Damien_666

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Wish I was there! Would stand in line with a 4S or an S2 - borrowed of course!

32. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Wow....!!!! Windows phone faster = I win. Windows Phone slower= I win. That's one heck of a deal!!

36. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Unless you're The_Miz, then you lose!

37. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Agreed

30. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i wish i lived close by. I would bring an exynos sgs2 running at 1.6ghz with a freshly loaded rom and kernel...

41. Damien_666

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

And I'll be right behind you to pick up the Windows phone - since you hate them anyway! Hint: You get a Windows Phone if you lose.

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

My Tegra 2 CAN BEAT Windows phone.

26. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Oh crap cant my dumb phone participate in this one?

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Ben the PC guy is an intellectually dishonest asshole.

19. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Rooting isn't hard they even have one step roots now in the market just download the app and your rooted. Go over to xda or android central and they have custom roms already setup all you have to do is install and you're good to go. Heck I frred up over half the ram in my rezound and have now gotten up to 29 hrs on one battery charge just by installing clean tool that removed the bloatware that is installed on these phones. James

23. SGSII

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Nice!

15. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

but wat if a tegra 3 quad core was used????

14. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

hopefully the next exynos processor will be able collaborate with lte because if it cant than we will be stuck with snapdragons and ti omap processors. i'm not sayin that they're are bad or terrible but its not wat ppl are going to expect for a next gen smartphone...

7. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Just root ya phone and take off all the bloatware and remove your apps and overclock it and then see I'd be willing to bet the phone they use won't be the exact same hardware as a phone you would buy. There test phone has been tweaked as well you can bet on that one. James

13. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Oh yeah, just go ahead and root your phone because it's as easy as walking to the bathroom.

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it really is. xD

46. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Well now we know how Android phones are made lol. ZING!

35. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Look up who WugFresh is. Rooting is much easier to do on any Android phone that jailbreaking an iPhone.

49. baaam

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

ZING!!!!

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

hmm win and earn $100 or lose and earn between $200-$400...tough call, tough call. hope he's ready to lose a bunch of cash to Galaxy S II (Exynos Variants) Galaxy Nexus & Droid Razr owners though.

8. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Samsung stll can't fix Exynos to handle LTE data speeds though

10. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

hopefully the next exynos processor will be able collaborate with lte because if it cant than we will be stuck with snapdragons and ti omap processors. i'm not sayin that they're are bad or terrible but its not wat ppl are going to expect for a next gen smartphone...

12. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

They apparently can't even fix the other problems with their handsets.

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The Miz please STFU.

33. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Go Go Gadgetaway

48. baaam

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

dont forget the ZING!!! LOL

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

apparently they did it with the 7.7 on Verizon. it's totally befuddling me. o:

5. flopjoke

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

I would load my phone with many apps just to get my hands on a free WP device xD

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