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January 11, 2012

Day 1 results from the #smokedbywindowsphone $100 challenge

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!