The BlackBerry Z30 just beat down the iPhone 5S, Lumia 1020, and Moto X in WIRED’s CES Smartphone Thunderdome. They had their reporters challenged for 5 days to report from the show floor with pictures and more to see who survived. Personally the test seems to be more fun than scientific but its nice to see the Z30 get the recognition with 257 points.1st Place: Tim Moynihan
Point total: 257.5
Tim used a Blackberry Z30, so yeah, he was the underdog from the beginning. And there were plenty of moments we were sure he’d have to tap out of our little competition. Somehow, through a combination of sheer tenacity and robotic stamina, Tim managed to not only complete the Smartphone Thunderdome Challenge, but to win decisively. Seriously, look at that score! Tim not only won many of the bonus challenges, he took home the extra Overall Winner, Best Photography, and Most Posts points as well. Tim, you are truly a CES smartphone blogging machine. Now please get some sleep.
"I took a lot of ribbing for using a BlackBerry. It’s not as fancy as the other phones in the contest, apparently. But you know what? Doesn’t matter. It’s still a phone that can be used to cover a large electronics tradeshow. That’s pretty amazing. Technology is pretty amazing in general these days, you know? These things fit in your pocket! And they’re like laptops except better." –Tim Moynihan, CES Day 5, 2:51 PM PST