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!
Updated November 7, 2014 9:00 pm