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Share Your Android Malware Story for a Chance to Win a Free Windows Phone

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Would you like the chance to try and win a new Windows Phone? Then this little contest being run by Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph over at Twitter may be of interest to you.

Ben Rudolph made an announcement at Twitter on Tuesday asking for people to share their Android malware stories for a chance to win a new Windows phone. Those entering the contest will need to make sure and use the Twitter hashtag #droidrage when replying to his tweet (linked below along with his account).

You can learn more about the contest by visiting the CNET blog post linked below…

Special Note: This is not presented as an endorsement of one phone/platform over the other, simply an opportunity to try and win a free phone if you are so inclined to enter the contest.

Ben Rudolph’s Contest Announcement Tweet [Twitter]

Ben Rudolph’s Twitter Account [Twitter]

Microsoft’s Confirmation Tweet about the Contest [Twitter]

via [CNET News (Microsoft offers Windows phones to Android haters)]

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  • Published 12/14/11

Comments (13)

  1. atomsk

    @BenThePCGuy Haven’t ever had a problem with my Android Phone. M$ should probably look into that SMS exploit that destroys msgs #WP7Rage

  2. zenaxe

    Wow, talk about lame marketing attempts.

  3. I@n

    Shouldnt that read “win a windows phone DOWNgrade” ?

  4. The Riddle


  5. 99er

    You know seeing the hot water CNET’s been in in regards to the Adware in bundled software I would imagine no one would trust them as a reliable news source. Regardless of whether it’s true or not.

  6. atomsk

    @ I@n LMAO so true!!!

  7. Dafoo

    Windows Phone is better than Android or iOS. And let’s not forget that Android and iOS had text exploits that allowed the attacker root access to the devices.

  8. fubeca6

    This should be opposite “Share Your Microsoft Malware Story for a Chance to Win a Free Android”. But then, of course, there would be far too many submissions to sort through.

  9. Dark Reality

    Wow, Microsoft’s really going after Android. They’ve given up competing with iOS, with Xbox and SkyDrive apps for iOS. iOS isn’t a threat to Microsoft. Android is. Sure, every platform has shortcomings. None of them are perfect. But Microsoft’s actions speak for themselves. Either they feel they’ve surpassed iOS, or iOS isn’t aimed at their target audience. Android is in the way. Need I say more? Need they?

  10. RonV

    Anyone remember on the first releases of Android, you would type “shutdown” in a text box and the OS would shut down? Well it was there but that was in the first week of the OS release and nobody was paying attention. Think of it like a SQL injection attack!

  11. stricnin

    Nah. You can keep the Win Phone.

  12. joe.attaboy

    Wow. Windows is available on phones?

    @dafoo: getting root access to most Android phones didn’t require a “text exploit.” Pretty much anyone can root an Android phone in about 30 seconds. There are apps available to do it, and after you do, you can modify the phone with advanced ROM images of Android. This is a feature, not an “exploit.” I’ve done it to about 10 android phones. Never saw a byte of malware. I don’t know where you get your information.

    Also, care to compare the sheer number of Windows Phone apps to Android apps?

  13. Dafoo


    Yes, Windows is available on phones (at least, a phone-specific version of Windows, that doesn’t have anything to do with the desktop version). There have been Windows phones since the beginning of the 2000s, running an OS called Windows Mobile. However, starting last year, Microsoft released a new OS called Windows Phone (7).

    Also, what apparently has gone over your head is that I was talking about HACKERS (i.e., not the user of the phone) gaining root access to the Android device using a text exploit. This is incredibly different than the actual user rooting his or her phone. I am not sure how you did not understand that…I will try to be more clear next time.

    We can compare the number of apps if you like, if you believe quantity is the same as quality. However, keep in mind that Windows Phone has the fastest growing app store of all smartphones, and in a year has gone from 2,000 apps to over 40,000. Nice start.

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