It was a busy, busy first day on the show floor at CES, and the $100 challenge saw over 25 competitors step up against Windows Phone. The result? A pretty impressive record of:
- 21 wins
- 2 losses
- 1 tie
- A few surrenders from people who took one look at Live Tiles, built in search and built-in social networking and said “forget it”
The wins were really decisive; Windows Phone won hands down on the common things that most of us do every day on our smartphones like checking the weather, finding your wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/best friend’s Facebook status, posting to Facebook & Twitter, snapping a photo and sharing it with the world, and finding a great place to eat. Check out the highlight video we pulled together to see how things went down:
But like old saying goes, you can’t win ‘em all.
I did lose a “post a photo to Twitter” challenge by a hair to a very savvy iPhone 4S user who’d mastered their camera and built-in Twitter functionality (as you saw in the video), and an Android user was able to text his best friend just a little bit faster through an on-screen widget than I could through my wife’s Live Tile. And I tied an iPhone user in a social status update.
We’re heading back to the show floor today to take on more challengers. Remember to follow me on Twitter to keep up on the action!