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Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph (Erynn Rose photo)

Can the GeekWire guys avoid getting “Smoked by Windows Phone”?

That’s the question this week as we welcome Ben Rudolph from Microsoft’s Windows Phone team to the studio to reprise the speed tests he started staging at the Consumer Electronics Show. We put our iPhones to the test vs. Windows Phone to see which is faster at taking pictures and uploading them to social networks.

Ben joins us starting at the 12:40 mark in the show below. That’s preceded by our weekly news roundup, in which we discuss topics including Apple’s new Mountain Lion operating system, Amazon’s plans to build three new office towers, the tech connections in Seattle’s renewed quest to land an NBA team, plus the PS Vita launch and the latest privacy dustups to roil the tech industry.

Also listen for our App of the Week and a new Name that Tech Tune challenge, with a chance to win an HTC Titan courtesy of Ben.

Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file.

Apple’s Mountain Lion brings the Mac, iPhone and iPad even closer together

Apple promises contact consent, but what about time limits?

3 new Amazon office towers would double Seattle presence

Will Steve Ballmer play ball in Seattle’s NBA hoop dreams?

PS Vita: In a world of mobile phones, do handheld gaming devices have a future?

Ben Rudolph: CES: Windows Phone outpaces rivals in Microsoft speed challenge@benthepcguy on Twitter … Windows Phone Blog.

App of the Week: Cocktail Flow for Windows Phone

Name that Tech Tune: This week’s challenge. Last week’s answer and winners.

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