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January 10, 2012

I’ve got $100 that says your smartphone will get #smokedbywindowsphone

In the tech world, words like “fastest” and “easiest” are thrown around a lot. If you follow my tweets you’ve probably even heard me use them to describe Windows Phone. But those words mean very little if you’re not prepared to back them up. This year at CES, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing – by putting my money where my mouth is – with the #smokedbywindowsphone $100 Challenge.

Curious what it’s all about? Check out the video:

You heard right. I’m so confident that Windows Phone makes things faster and easier that I’m willing to put a hundred bucks on the line to prove it.

Think you and your phone are up to the challenge? Follow me on Twitter to find out where I’ll be hosting the challenge at CES. I’ll be at the Microsoft Booth from 2-6pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the rest of the time my crew and I will be roaming the city looking for challengers.

And be sure to keep an eye on the Windows Phone & Microsoft Twitter handles – and Facebook pages – for videos of the action, reactions from winners and losers, and whatever other fun stuff we come across at CES.

So polish up your smartphone skills, charge your battery, and bring your lucky charm.  I’ll see you in Vegas!



1) The great news for you as a challenger is that I’m not going to force you into a specific scenario; we’ll make the call together based on the things that you do every day on your smartphone.

2) Once we have that set, we’ll connect to one of my mobile hotspots so we both have equal network footing.

3) Even if you lose, there’s probably something pretty great in it for you. Trust me.


4) Windows Phone users aren’t eligible to enter. I already know how fast your phone is.