Microsoft's product evangelist has stepped in after a blogger went public this weekend claiming the company didn't honor his victory in an in-store "Smoked By Windows Phone" challenge.
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Katta wrote that he visited the Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft store over the weekend and signed a waiver to participate in the event. Using his Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Katta wrote that he was able to pull up the weather in two different cities within three seconds, which was faster than the Windows Phone. Despite winning, Katta wrote that he was told he lost “just because.”
Then, another Microsoft employee told him that he needed to pull up the weather in two different cities in two different states to win. “I calmly and politely tried pointing out that I was absolutely never told about having to show off two different states, but at this point I realized there was no point in even attempting to argue since the Microsoft Store employees clearly had no intention of even potentially discussing the possibility of considering me the winner,” Katta wrote.
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The item make the front page of Reddit Monday morning. While Microsoft reps couldn't be reached for comment, Rudolph tweeted a conciliatory message Monday morning promising Katta a laptop and an apology:
As of press time, Katta has not responded on his blog or his Twitter account.
Microsoft launched the challenge at CES in January. Since then, it's been featured in an ad campaign.
[Via The Verge]
This story originally published on Mashable here.