Microsoft's Windows Phone Challenge, also known as "Smoked by Windows Phone," recently suffered a controversial defeat that's leading to questions about the contest's fairness. After Sahas Katta won the challenge with his Galaxy Nexus, Microsoft Store employees claimed that he lost on a minor technicality. Katta took his story to the internet, backlash ensued, and Microsoft quickly backpedaled. We'll be keeping track of any reports of Microsoft fixing its challenges and the associated fallout right here.
Microsoft is extending it's Windows Phone Challenge until April 5th. The contest challenges people to complete a task on their smartphone quicker than a Microsoft Store employee using a Windows Phone device. Losers have the opportunity to trade in their phone for a free Windows Phone.
Sean Hollister tries out the Smoked by Windows Phone challenge for himself, and walks away empty-handed.
Microsoft's "Smoked by Windows Phone" competition winner, Sahas Katta, says he will donate his prizes to charity.
Microsoft's working quickly to counter backlash it's receiving after claiming that a user who won a Windows Phone challenge wasn't entitled to his just reward.
The Windows Phone Challenge, provocatively dubbed "Smoked by Windows Phone" by Microsoft, appears to have suffered its first defeat at the hands of a competing smartphone this weekend, and Microsoft's response has reportedly been less than sporting.