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Microsoft Exec Bets Dilbert-creator $1000 He'll Like WP7

Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows Phone 7 and the company is certainly devoting a lot of time and attention to the mobile OS. Redmond is also sinking an awful lot of cash into WP7. However, it seems at least one executive is personally prepared to put his money where his mouth is. Winrumors reports that Brandon Watson, Senior Director of Windows Phone 7 development at Microsoft, has reached out to Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, with a proposal.

On July 19, Scott published a blog post complaining that his Android phone's battery is so poor, he only uses it in emergencies, and the call quality is too terrible to have a proper conversation. Brandon thinks he should try Windows Phone 7 and is so sure he'll like it, he's putting $1000 on the table. The Microsoft exec says he'll donate the money to a charity of Scott's choice if he doesn't love Windows Phone 7 more than the iPhone or Android.

Scott - My name is Brandon Watson and I am responsible for the developer platform on Windows Phone. Since your readership has a high probability of cross over with our developer base, how about I make you a deal with one of the phones we reserve for developers. Take Windows Phone for a spin. I'll send you a developer phone with the new Mango OS on it. Give it an honest run, and if you don't love it more than either of your iPhone or Android experiences, I'll make a $1000 donation to the charity of your choice. You can't really lose on this deal. Do we have 500K apps? No. Do we have 25K, growing as fast as iPhone did, and 2x as fast as Android? Yes. Do developers love the dev environment? Uh huh. Do we have the only phone that puts people and communications first? You bet. If Androids dream of electronic iSheep, people dream about people - and that's what you will get with Windows Phone. Keep in constant contact with those most important to you with Live Tiles, groups, messaging threads, and native Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. And no special instructions on how to hold the phone to make calls. Oh, and the battery lasts a long time. I can be reached at ThePhone [at] microsoft. You can call me if you want - 425-985-5568. Windows Phone devs will tell you that's the right contact info, because it's shared with every one of them. I hope you take me up on this one...there's no reason to hate your phone.

No word on whether or not Scott has said yes.