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Man Wins Windows Phone Challenge, MS Employee Says No He Didn’t ‘Just Because’

Got some bad publicity for Microsoft today in their new Windows Phone Challenge. Apparently a California man won the challenge and should have gotten a nice new laptop but he was told he didn’t win. The reason given that he didn’t win? ‘Just because’. The best part is that they even asked him to have his picture taken in front of a sign stating that his phone was beaten by a Windows Phone, even though it wasn’t. I think it was just an overzealous employee, but it’s still very bad publicity for Microsoft. If I was them that employee would be fired immediately. MS just shot themselves in the foot here as it were, it’s just bad. Even though it was a low level employee, still they represent Microsoft and this looks bad for the entire company and Windows Phones. All of the results of their contest will now be called into question. Don’t get me wrong, I like my Windows Phone and I like Microsoft but this is just going to be very bad for them and their phones. They’re trying to get the word out about how great their phones are and then one of their employees does something stupid like this…


Here’s a quote from the guy who won:

I excitedly thought I won out of pure luck. However, I was quickly told that I lost. I asked for a reason and was told Windows Phone won because “it displays the weather right there.” That was rather unclear. I showed her my device which also was showing off the same information with two side-by-side weather widgets on the center home screen. After pressing for a better reason, I was told that Windows Phone won “just because.”


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