More detail on the new Windows Phone Challenge at the Microsoft Stores

From now until March 29 at all fourteen Microsoft Stores, Microsoft will be challenging users of other smartphones to their #SmokedByWindowsPhone challenge and offering awesome prizes, whether you got smoked or not.

As you may remember, #SmokedByWindowsPhone is a campaign started by Ben Rudolph the PC Guy at CES 2012 where he challenged users of the iPhone, Android, etc. to complete everyday tasks on their smartphone, showing them how fast Windows Phone is at these tasks because of its built-in functionality. Unsurprisingly Windows Phone has had a huge success rate, and since then Microsoft has taken the challenge to other locations, and has promoted it on the web and very soon possibly on TV.

For the challenge happening at the Microsoft Stores, Microsoft is offering a limited-edition Hunger Games HP Folio 13 laptop valued at $1,049.00 for those who win the challenge. However, even for those who lose the challenge, Microsoft will offer, free of charge, any Windows Phone of their choosing (excluding the Nokia Lumia 800 bundle) either contract-free (given that they give up their current phone) or on a new two-year contract (no need to give up their current phone).

The #SmokedByWindowsPhone challenges are:

Pocket-to-Picture-to-Post

Real-Time Information with Live Tiles

Using the People Hub to Stay in Touch with the People You Care About Most

Updating Your Status Across Multiple Social Networks

and

Local Scout

Most of us on here wouldn’t be eligible for the challenge given that we already have Windows Phones, but this is the perfect opportunity to get your family and friends to switch over to Windows Phone free of charge (plus tax). So if you live anywhere close to a Microsoft Store from now until the end of the month, be sure to take advantage of this awesome offer!

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