You might remember we mentioned the Windows Phone Challenge at Mobile World Congress. Essentially you could pit your phone against a WP7 device at a particular task (carefully chosen by them, of course), with €100 up for grabs.
Well, Skattertech’s Sahas Katta looked to take advantage of a similar promotion in Microsoft’s Santa Clara store, but – by the sounds of things – got royally screwed.
With a $1,000 special edition laptop on the line, Sahas waited in line to do battle with Microsoft, armed with his trusty Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The challenge in Sahas’ case? “Bring up the weather in two different cities”.
With the lock screen disabled and a weather widget on his homescreen, Sahas – after a three-second countdown – tapped the power button on his Galaxy Nexus and shouted: “Done!”
Alas, Sahas was told he’d lost because “it displays the weather right there”. Confusingly, that was the case with the Windows Phone handset too. What the…?
On further questioning the logic behind his supposed loss, Sahas was told that Windows Phone had won “just because”.
Finally, a seemingly more senior member of staff told Sahas that the challenge had in fact been to display the weather in two different states - not cities as originally stated. Spectacular.