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They did

Except they should have paid up from the beginning instead of being poor losers. Who knows how many others have been denied their rightful prizes. This campaign is finished now.

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It looks like Microsoft are trying to put things right https://twitter.com/...283190654021632

From the tweet:

Hey @sahaskatta , @Microsoftstore & I want to make things right. So I've got a laptop & phone (& apology) for you. Email me!

Looks like the guy was telling the truth all along after all. I hope those of you that called him a liar feel bad.

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Looks like the guy was telling the truth all along after all. I'm hope those of you that called him a liar feel bad.

shhhhh. talking random **** about a situation/person they know nothing about helps their next to no self esteem... how dare you reign on their parade!

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I dislike the lack of skepticism when it comes to this story. Everywhere it's being reposted, everyone is immediately jumping in on this guy's side, despite that fact that losers almost always retell a story with a spin in their favor, and this guy's narration sounds especially bitter, so I think it's a pretty safe bet he is, at the VERY LEAST, not telling the whole story.

But these days, a lot of people online get a boner whenever there's a chance to feel like a corporation wronged a little guy, so there's probably no hope for the same healthy skepticism these same people herald in almost any other conversation.

Actually, it just seems like you like taking the other side of the story "just because" (heh), it has nothing to do with the story and everything to do with the fact that a lot of people are siding with him, you don't like that, do you ?

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how do you avoid accidental touches?

Is that not what shutting the screen off prevents? Which clearly based on this (Having to hit the power button). The screen was off. If accidental touches were the case, the guy could of swiped the screen and won without needing to hit the power button.

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Actually, it just seems like you like taking the other side of the story "just because" (heh), it has nothing to do with the story and everything to do with the fact that a lot of people are siding with him, you don't like that, do you ?

That or he's a MS fanboy.

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how do you avoid accidental touches?

It still requires you to press the power button, then as long as you don't press anything it will just go back to sleep. (in your pocket it shouldn't press anything)

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It still requires you to press the power button, then as long as you don't press anything it will just go back to sleep. (in your pocket it shouldn't press anything)

The fabric of my pockets in my jeans are thin enough that my leg can activate the capacitive screen if I'm sitting down. It obviously boils down to personal preference, but I'm fine with taking a second to unlock my phone (both for security and to prevent accidental actions).

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Good job: Setting up his Android, beating the WP7 guy, and showing who is the fastest. Great he now has $1000 dollars in his walle.........

Oh wait, Microsoft got all bunched up like a bitch and ran away. I said it in several threads and in comments: With proper setup, a Android can beat a Windows Phone 7 device. Tell her to SSH; She wont even know.

Marketing 101.

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Of course the situation was rectified after Microsoft got lots of bad PR over this. How typical.

These types of competitions are stupid to begin with, they're clearly rigged, as has been pointed out.

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His phone was jail broken and modded to hell and back only to be fast at this ONE task. It proves nothing except you can mod your phone to make it a weather station able to show weather a fraction faster than a multi purpose phone.

Call me when he can do it faster on a OOB phone.

He was running plain, unaltered Android 4.0.

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Of course the situation was rectified after Microsoft got lots of bad PR over this. How typical.

These types of competitions are stupid to begin with, they're clearly rigged, as has been pointed out.

It's a marketing event to show off the phone and give out free ones. Everyone that participates gets a free phone. Also, if you watched the videos of Ben at CES they did show that he let at least one guy make up the scenario.

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It's a marketing event to show off the phone and give out free ones. Everyone that participates gets a free phone. Also, if you watched the videos of Ben at CES they did show that he let at least one guy make up the scenario.

They only give you a Windows Phone if you trade in your current Phone. So it's not really free is it? I mean sure you could try it with a cheap phone and get a better one but you could also trade in an iPhone 4S 64GB which costs a lot more etc

If everyone got a free one they would let you keep your current phone in the process. This is more like a trade.

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how do you avoid accidental touches?

You crack me up! Keep up the good work!

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The fabric of my pockets in my jeans are thin enough that my leg can activate the capacitive screen if I'm sitting down. It obviously boils down to personal preference, but I'm fine with taking a second to unlock my phone (both for security and to prevent accidental actions).

Actually, this thread has got me questioning why I use a lock screen. Honestly, it's nearly impossible for me to accidently press the power button on my phone, between the power button being so flush to the phone it doesn't get an accidental push, and my case on top of that, I think it would be nearly impossible for me to accidently turn on my phone in my pocket. On the other hand, accidental touches because you forgot to turn off the screen before you put it away would be no more likely regardless of what lock screen you have because it isn't locked until it turns off either way. I don't use a password on my phone, even if I should, so I think I'm gonna try turning off my lock screen and see how it feels. One less pointless swipe.

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Actually, this thread has got me questioning why I use a lock screen. Honestly, it's nearly impossible for me to accidently press the power button on my phone, between the power button being so flush to the phone it doesn't get an accidental push, and my case on top of that, I think it would be nearly impossible for me to accidently turn on my phone in my pocket. On the other hand, accidental touches because you forgot to turn off the screen before you put it away would be no more likely regardless of what lock screen you have because it isn't locked until it turns off either way. I don't use a password on my phone, even if I should, so I think I'm gonna try turning off my lock screen and see how it feels. One less pointless swipe.

Very simple - security. If my phone gets lost, I know there is less of a chance that someone is using my phone, looking at my contacts, emails, text messages, etc. Same reason why you password protect your email account, your car/house has doors & locks, etc...

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Very simple - security. If my phone gets lost, I know there is less of a chance that someone is using my phone, looking at my contacts, emails, text messages, etc. Same reason why you password protect your email account, your car/house has doors & locks, etc...

I just said in the post you quoted in yours that I don't use a password on my lock screen, so that wouldn't affect me. Perhaps I should, but I don't because I don't often have issue leaving my phone somewhere where someone could steal it, and would be very quick to lock it down if someone did. That's an entirely different discussion though.

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It's a marketing event to show off the phone and give out free ones. Everyone that participates gets a free phone. Also, if you watched the videos of Ben at CES they did show that he let at least one guy make up the scenario.

Its an event rigged to get people who don't know any better to buy a certain product. People are going to take the MS vids at face value and think, hey...WP really is faster and must be the better phone. Good stunt to increase sales/market share but will only last for so long.

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He was faster to show the information if you read the story. He did not have a lock screen on his phone and thus he won by getting to the information first.

The rules had no stipulations about lock screens it was a fair fight and Microsoft made the rules themselves. By their own rule set he won. And even if it wasn't the amount of stages needed, if he did it first (swiped to unlock faster) he still could have won.

It's a dumb PR stunt that backfired on Microsoft. They come out with rules that suits them trying to portrait how Windows Phone "smokes" Android and they get their asses whooped and then don't want to honor the $1000 giveaway computer prize when they lost.

Not to mention they have a list of challenges they don't accept in the competition because they know they would get smoked by Android. It's hilarious.

Microsoft, stupid as always.

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I wonder if they have limitations on who they allow to do this. I'd like to bring an old iPhone 3G and let it get smoked for a new phone, haha.

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Actually, it just seems like you like taking the other side of the story "just because" (heh), it has nothing to do with the story and everything to do with the fact that a lot of people are siding with him, you don't like that, do you ?

Actually, you could take that same attitude against anyone being skeptical of anything that other people are eating up. What you're saying sounds like a cop-out. Are you saying people SHOULD believe the guy just because he said so? Are you saying that's a healthy way for people to behave? Is skepticism only a good thing when most people are being skeptical? Or is skepticism most useful when NOBODY is asking questions?

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Of course it's healthy to believe people, it's not like he said something outrageous or hard to swallow.

I'm a skeptic myself, and I find it ridiculous not to believe him based on those "reasons".

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I like how nobody bothered to read the update that says he was contacted by Ben and given his phone and laptop, and that he is eBaying them for charity.

http://skattertech.c...-go-to-charity/

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Well that explains him

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I like how nobody bothered to read the update that says he was contacted by Ben and given his phone and laptop, and that he is eBaying them for charity.

http://skattertech.c...-go-to-charity/

by nobody did you mean just you?? because i read it.

also, i like how people who said that he is up for free laptop and some cash has shut their mouth now.

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