Largest Smartphone: Windows Phone 7.5 sets world record (Video)
NEW YORK, NY, USA -- Microsoft installed a gigantic, 55-foot (six-stories) tall Windows Phone in New York's Herald Square to mark the debut of Windows Phone 7.5 devices on store shelves - setting the new world record for the Largest smartphone, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: Microsoft constructed The World's Largest Smartphone as part of celebrating the introduction of new Windows Phones in the U.S. Photo: Microsoft (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the first mobile phone to use a dual core processor is the LG Optimus 2X, which was first made available to the public nationwide in South Korea.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest QR code; it measured 16.81 m² (180.94 ft²) and was achieved by Fiera Bolzano Spa (Italy), in Bolzano, Italy.
Microsoft put a six-story Windows phone in one of the world's busiest intersections and filled it with rock bands, dancers, and zombies to make a statement.
"Windows Phone will help change the way people look at smartphones," said Andy Lees, president of the Windows Phone Division at Microsoft Corp.
"Other phones have you wade through a sea of apps, while we bubble up all the things that are important — centered around the people that matter to you most."