In a rather interesting report by Sahas Katta from SkatterTech, he heads to a Santa Clara Microsoft Store to participate in the “Smoked By Windows Phone Challenge” created by Microsoft. It is simple: perform a task faster than a Windows Phone device, and you get the bragging rights. Keep in mind that all the tests are in Microsoft’s favor, but when the brave Sahas stepped in and beat a Windows Phone device by fetching weather from two different cities faster on his Android 4.0-powered Galaxy Nexus (by turning the lock screen off), it infuriated the staff members, and they denied his victory. Personally, I find this rather distasteful, as they had Sahas pose in a photo stating “My Android was smoked by a Windows Phone”, before he left the store.
Really, Microsoft? Are you so desperate for one victory that you need to do this? Tell you what, release the Lumia 900 and then you can go around bullying society into thinking your mobile OS is superior. Via: SkatterTech
Update: Now they’ve offered the true victor a free laptop and phone. Classic PR move.