Originally Posted by afa
I noticed in the link you provided that a Microsoft exec "challenged" the journalist to use a WP7 phone, and if he didn't like it MS would donate $1k to a charity of his choice.
Scott Adams is no journalist, though. He created the extremely popular Dilbert comic strip, and also has a very popular blog
. On this blog, he often complained
about smartphones (the iphone dropped his calls, and his android battery lasted a couple hours).
Only then did MS make its offer
. It certainly helps to spread the word about their product, and I thought it was quite effective (and a nice change for MS). And knowing Scott Adams, they certainly opened themselves to a lot of criticism - he's often merciless on his ad hoc reviews.