Just a few hours after publishing a story regarding my experience participating in the Windows Phone challenge at the Santa Clara Microsoft Store, my article hit the Reddit front-page. It was not long before dozens of publications picked up the story as well.
Microsoft Evangelist Ben Rudolph (@BenThePCGuy) was kind enough to offer a rematch as I had requested. However, he publicly tweeted the following message this morning before I had a chance to respond likely due to a storm of angry tweets.
@BenThePCGuy Thanks! Email Sent.
— Sahas Katta (@sahaskatta) March 26, 2012
I exchanged emails with Ben regarding the matter earlier today and learned that a laptop and phone were aside for me at the Santa Clara Microsoft Store. I dropped by this evening and after spending a few minutes chatting with two rather extremely friendly store managers, I walked out with a $1,049 Hunger Games Special Edition HP Folio 13 and a $899 Nokia Lumia 800 Bundle.
I recently just purchased a new HP Envy 15 and I am rather happy with my smart phone, so I decided to put both of these up for auction on eBay. I will ship the highest bidder of each listing the respective device and donate 100% of the proceeds to a charity of with the help of Reddit’s choosing.
As always, let me know if you have any questions.
Smart of you to do what you did! I just bought a Windows Phone from Samsung & Microsoft pushed an update through Zune & my phone wouldn’t even switch on again, forget booting!! I have had similar problems with Samsung’s Galaxy Fit running Android & while connecting to Kies. Every time you are at the mercy of the local Samsung service center who is not too happy to extend support though the phone is under warranty!!
With this new development I am more convinced that it is neither Android nor Windows but Samsung that sucks.
Soooo what widget was that one? :)
excellent sahas! well done! many think too much of a multibillion dollar company that does the right thing after they get worried about a backlash in the press.