In the wake of Brandon Watson's $1000 challenge to Dilbert creator Scott Adams, Mr. Adams has rendered his verdict. And in his words, Windows Phone is "the best choice," beating out Apple's iPhone and Google's Android.
I couldn't agree more.
"I hated my call-dropping iPhone," Mr. Adams writes. "My Android phone is nearly useless unless I'm near a power outlet. The battery drains so quickly that I avoid using it if I'm out of the house for more than a few hours."
"The Windows phone has the best user interface experience, although the onscreen keyboard is problematic just as it is with the other phones I used. [That has absolutely not been my experience. --Paul] The Windows interface is intuitive, simple, and has a liveliness that I find appealing. Voice call quality was good, and battery life seemed good too. I declare it the winner."
Deciding between the other phones is a matter of taste, he suggests. "If you're an image-conscious hipster/rebel/brand-monkey," he writes, perfectly channeling the exact market for iPhone users, "and you don't use the AT&T network in the SF Bay Area, the iPhone is a great choice, especially if you need obscure apps."
"An Android phone is great if you enjoy its gadgety nature, which I confess has some appeal," he adds. " The downside for Android is a frustrating interface."
But again, Windows Phone is superior.
"If you want a smartphone that is easy to use, performs well, has a good battery life, and doesn't frustrate you, the Windows phone is the best choice of the three options I tested," he writes. "All you give up is some hipster credibility and access to lesser-used apps."
Sounds like a good tradeoff to me. Winning.