Only at CES: Microsoft challenges your smartphone to a duel, bets you a $100 that Windows Phone is faster
posted by Nick T. / Jan 09, 2012, 9:23 PM
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.
Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011
Kinda unfair. Bec consumers will have their phones loaded with apps. While the their phones are stock phones.
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 9:30 PM 8
agree but still sounds cool
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 9:31 PM 7
Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011
You know what's funny here and do I mean really funny. Everytime I read these post people are always complaining Windows doesn't have quad this and quad that, but now they have the chance to put up or shut up (and they'll win no matter what) and all you read is - How do I know it's not stocked up or my phone might have more apps or blah blah blah. What it tells me for all those with the quad this and quad that don't even really believe in their own products. Maybe the next excuse is I took the battery out! It's been a while since I've read such comical stuff.
posted on Jan 10, 2012, 12:36 PM 3
Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011
stock phones if we're lucky... how do we know these things aren't like super tuned? how likely? i'm not quite sure but who'se to say if people go out and buy these phones because of this demonstration that the phone they get from t-mo or at&t won't run anything like this one? it's a fun little game though i won't lie. and people who are stupid will be stupid even if the game is stacked in their favor...
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 9:54 PM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 10, 2012
So what are you saying that if you install apps to your phone, the phone performance is less? how? why? are they all running at once? Ive got now 76 apps and 45 games installed on my WP7 and the performance of anything has not changed, just my hard drive space. I would be more interested how are they gonna measure the performance and what areas will they test.
posted on Jan 10, 2012, 2:43 AM 5
Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011
Actually, it's unfair because the challenge is limited to "10 categories", which means the game is rigged, much like any HTML5 test you may find from Microsoft to show off IE.
posted on Jan 10, 2012, 1:00 PM 0
Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011
oh michael heller, so now i got why you posted like that about the challenge . You were against this competition before even it started. you know what, if i were the ceo of phonearena, you would be searching for another job now.
posted on Jan 11, 2012, 8:15 AM 1
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
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 9:40 PM 3
Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011
On an Android device, that's relatively easy since it already lags anyways. ZING!
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 10:03 PM 10
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.
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 9:47 PM 4
Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011
Samsung stll can't fix Exynos to handle LTE data speeds though
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 9:52 PM 6
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...
posted on Jan 09, 2012, 9:59 PM 2
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