Joe Belfiore and the Windows Phone crew can quite often be heard bigging up the speed of Microsoft’s latest smartphone OS, and now it’s putting its money where its mouth is. Er, not literally; that'd be weird.
The Windows Phone Mobile World Congress 2012 stand boldly challenges attendees to a smartphone speed duel, and Microsoft is willing to wager €100 that it’ll come out on top.
Attendees are challenged to perform everyday tasks, such as uploading photos to Facebook, emailing and texting, and if they win they walk away with a pretty generous €100.
However, the flipside is potentially hugely embarrassing, as losers must pose in front of a giant sign reading: “My Phone Just Got Smoked by Windows Phone.” As such, I think I’ll keep my HTC Desire HD firmly in my pocket.
“This year’s Mobile World Congress really represents the culmination of the journey we’ve been on over the past two years,” says Greg Sullivan, Windows Phone’s senior marketing manager.
“After announcing the new approach we decided to take with smartphones, we’re now shining a light on how that different approach results in a phone that is simply faster than the competition.”
I’ll be popping down to the stand tomorrow to demand stats. It’d be interesting to know how much money Microsoft has dished out, and which phones have come out on top. Though I seriously doubt they’ll be very forthcoming.