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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 28, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

    That awkward moment when…

    Ciara O'Brien

    Microsoft is continuing its Windows Phone face-off at Mobile World Congress. If you haven’t heard of it before, Microsoft offers €100 to anyone whose smartphone can beat Windows Phone in certain tasks.

    The challenger picks the task and they do it live in front of an audience.

    According to a Microsoft rep I spoke to yesterday, they have almost 100 per cent success when they’re doing this in shopping centres and other venues.

    At Mobile World Congress, however, it’s more like 90 per cent. They’re up against stiffer competition.

    I’ve seen one of these. And it just happened to be one that Windows Phone lost.

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    €100 richer.

    • Conn Clissmann says:

      Sure way to win the €100 – challenge them to a test to sync your phone’s address book with contacts in Outlook directly using a USB cable – Wiindows Phones just can’t do it, despite both products being Microsoft written. Every other phone I have owned for the last 15 years can and does. Microsoft want us all to sign up for a cloud service instead, iit seems…

    • David Kennedy says:

      I guess paying out 100e to find a flaw is cheaper than paying a developer thousands to do the same thing!