Win a 32GB iPad 2 out of 75 in Vonage's Time to Call Promotion#
Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

We are happy to announce that we will one of 75 different websites giving away a 32GB WiFi iPad 2 as part of Vonage's Time to Call Promotion.

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To read our review of Vonage's Time to Call app head here.

Contest Rules

You will have several ways to enter the contest at Boston Pocket PC each one will give you an entry into the contest with the winner to be chosen at random:

1. Tweet “ I entered the Vonage Time to Call contest to win a 32GB iPad2 from @BPPC and @vonage #BPPCiPad2 ” (If you don't already follow @BPPC, make sure you do so we can contact you if you win!)

2.  Like BostonPocketPC on Facebook and comment under the Contest post “I entered the Vonage Time to Call contest and want to win an iPad2 at BostonPocketPC 

3. For two additional entries download the Vonage's Time to Call app  and tell us what you like about the app or how you would use the app on your new iPad 2 (if you were to win) in the Boston Pocket PC discussion on Facebook entitled “Win a 32GB iPad 2 out of 75 in Vonage's Time to Call Promotion”

A maximum of 4 entries allowed per person any more and you will be disqualified.

This contest is considered open until 05:01 AM Eastern Standard Time on August 25th, 2011. All entries after this date and time will be considered invalid.

Contest Eligibility

This contest is only open to residents of the United States (sorry about this, folks). The winner of the contest will need to provide a valid US shipping address and email.

Note: The Grand Prize of the iPad 2 will be given in the form of an Apple giftcards for $700, so you could apply your gift card to any Apple purchase or upgrade to a different version Ipad2 if you prefer.

You can read more about the participating sites and their giveaways, by clicking here.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Giveaway begins August 21st, 2011 at 7:01 PM PST and ends at 5:01 AM EST on August 25th, 2011. Winner will be notified via email, and posted here when verified. Entries valid within the US. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn. Prize will be transferred via the sponsor, Vonage. Twitter, Facebook, and Vonage are not directly associated/endorsed with the administration of this contest and all information given is done voluntarily via entering this contest. All decisions on the winner in accordance to the rules will be made by the staff of Boston Pocket PC.

Each site will be giving away one (1) iTunes gift card for $15 for the readers to get for use with their device and one (1) Apple gift card for $700 for the Apple iPad 2, 32 GB. The prize will be distributed to each contest winner in the form of an Apple gift card. In total, there will be 75 participating sites, each one giving away a 32GB WiFi-enabled iPad2 and a $15 iTunes giftcard to use to place calls with Time to Call.

As required by the FTC: we have not received any monetary compensation for this post.We have only received product samples to facilitate the writing of articles on this site. All opinions expressed are ours and ours alone.

Here is a list of current sites participating:

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20-Aug 24-Aug

21-Aug 25-Aug

22-Aug 26-Aug

23-Aug 27-Aug

24-Aug 28-Aug

25-Aug 29-Aug

26-Aug 30-Aug

27-Aug 31-Aug

28-Aug 01-Sep

29-Aug 02-Sep

30-Aug 03-Sep 

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Congratulations To Our LG QUANTUM Giveaway Contest Winner#
Post By Don Sorcinelli

The BostonPocketPC.com After-Holiday Contest is now over. After gathering the list of entrants, assigning numbers to the entries and using our favorite contest tool (Random.org), the winner is – Jim Travis! Jim is a longtime participant in the Boston/New England Windows Phone User and Developer Groups (I believe Jim has been attending sine the days when we were Club Pocket PC – Boston) and has also provided comments and feedback right here at BostonPocketPC.com.

Thanks go to all those who participated in the contest. Congratulations go to Jim, who should be receiving his new phone shortly. And don’t forget – if you are interested in learning more about the LG QUANTUM Windows Phone 7 phone, my full review is available right here at BostonPocketPC.com!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

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After-Holiday Contest - Win an AT&T LG QUANTUM!#
Post By Don Sorcinelli

Well, the holiday shopping period has come and gone here in the US. Of course, this can only mean one thing – the After-Holiday Shopping Period has begun! The mall and store parking lots are packed with shoppers carrying newspaper flyers and printed web pages, all containing deep discounts on merchandise.

If you are not up for more store or mall chaos, or the weather outside is truly frightful, we here at BostonPocketPC.com have another way to get a great product at the greatest of prices – FREE! Thanks to the folks at LG, we will be giving away an AT&T LG QUANTUM running Windows Phone 7.

I have just completed a review of the LG QUANTUM here at BostonPocketPC.com – you can read all about it here. The winner of our contest will receive an AT&T-branded LG QUANTUM identical to the one I reviewed. If you are looking for the best deal of the post-holiday shopping season, read on for all the rules…

Contest Eligibility

This contest is only open to residents of the United States (sorry about this, folks). The winner of the contest will need to provide a valid US shipping address.

Contest Period

This contest is considered open until 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 1st, 2011. All entries after this date will be considered invalid.

Contest Rules

  • To participate, you will first need to visit the BostonPocketPC.com Official Facebook Page. Once there, you will need to “Like” the page in order to participate.
  • Read up on the LG QUANTUM. You can read from the BostonPocketPC.com review, or visit LG’s Mobile Global Facebook page (if you visit the LG Facebook page, please support LG in supporting this contest by liking them as well).
  • Once you have liked the BostonPocketPC Facebook page and done your homework, click on the “Discussions” tab on the BostonPocketPC Facebook page. There you will find the discussion topic “What do *you* like best about the LG QUANTUM with Windows Phone 7?”. To enter the contest, simply post your reply to this question.
  • Entries are limited to one per person. Only the original reply to the topic will be considered.
  • The contest is considered closed at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 1st, 2011. All posts/entries received after the deadline will be considered ineligible.
  • The winning post will be selected on January 2nd and the winner contacted through Facebook. The winner will have 24 hours to respond and provide a valid US shipping address. If no response is received in the allotted time period, a new winner will be drawn and the process repeated.  

A HUGE thanks goes out to the people at LG Electronics at their PR group for making this contest possible.

GOOD LUCK!

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Ivy Worldwide SMB Purchase Survey and Contest#
Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

One of the premier Social Media marketing firms we have worked with in the past on the WOMMIE Award-winning campaign, the 31 Days Of The Dragon and our recent RingCentral Mobile Contest Giveaway is Ivy Worldwide.  They are now conducting a survey targeting the small and medium business segment with a15-question survey that designed to find out the wants and needs of purchasing decisions in this space. In order for the survey to be statistically meaningful, they are looking for a minimum of 400 responses and have offered up some really great prizes for taking part in this survey.

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The prizes are:

  1. Grand prize:  One Lenovo A70z all-in-one PC

  2. Second prize:  Five prize packages, each containing one of each of the following three devices:

To be eligible for entry into the drawing, you MUST perform the following tasks:

  • Complete the full survey (the revenues question (or any other) can be skipped if too sensitive, although we’d of course prefer all questions be answered)

  • Supply valid information in the free-text areas (i.e., no nonsensical answers)

  • Supply a valid email address

  • Email addresses will only be used to contact eligible winners and WILL NOT be retained once prize selection has occurred.  We WILL NOT share contact data or otherwise contact any respondent.

To participate in this survey and be automatically entered to win head here

Only the first 400 responses will be entered into the survey, so get moving!!!

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Boston Pocket PC RingCentral Giveaway Winner#
Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

Congratulations to Pamela Curry, she won the Boston Pocket PC RingCentral Giveaway one year of free service with RingCentral Mobile a $300 value! Pamela will also be entered into a chance to win one of the 5 Grand Prizes (out of 25 entries), an Ultimate Small Business Start-up Packages from Ivy Worldwide valued at over $1100!

 

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The Ultimate Small BusinessStart-up Package includes:

  • Virtual Phone System by RingCentral ($300)
  • Company incorporation services by LegalZoom ($339)
  • Logo Design services by Logoworks  ($339)
  • 1000 premium business cards printed by Vistaprint  ($40)
  • One year web hosting with BlueHost . ($84)

Again Congratulations Pamela and Good Luck!!!!

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RingCentral Mobile Contest Giveaway#
Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

RingCentral Mobile is a cloud-based virtual PBX service that enables small businesses to enjoy the same level of PBX service that large companies do without the expense of purchasing and maintaining expensive hardware and software licenses. RingCentral furnishes you with a toll-free number at signup or you can forward your existing phone service to RingCentral that will handle and deliver phone calls to multiple numbers any way you wish. All incoming calls are re-routed as you choose, sending calls to the relevant receivers depending on parameters you have set for them, using its built-in auto attendant. This call routing can be done by groups or as a directory. It can be as simple as having a certain extension for sales call going to a person in your company that handles sales by ringing their office line first for a set number of rings, then their mobile, and then their home office line before going to voicemail or another person. You also have internet fax and voicemail capabilities from any PC you log onto as well as full management capabilities with an easy to use web interface.

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Main Features:

Toll Free Numbers
Choose a toll free number that’s right for you: regular toll free (866, 877, etc.) , or a true 1-800 or vanity number (e.g., 866-MYPHONE).

Local Numbers
You can live and work in one city and get a local number in another. Choose the area codes(s) that makes sense for your business. Find out how you can save on inbound voice calls.

Voicemail
You get professional greetings, multiple delivery options and alerts. Pick up voicemail via email or in your online account and play over your computer speakers — or pick up by phone. Calls to local numbers to leave or listen to voicemail are FREE.

Internet Fax
Send and receive faxes by email and online in a snap — even from Microsoft Office and your phone. You’ll also get free fax software to electronically sign and edit faxes.

If you are interested in trying out RingCentral for yourself, you will get 50% off your first 3 months with RingCentral. If you would like to win a year of service to RingCentral Mobile read on. :)

We will be choosing at random 1 winner for 1 year of service at RingCentral Mobile for those that send an email to: ringcentral@bostonpocketpc.com with the subject Boston Pocket PC RingCentral Giveaway explaining why you would like to win 1 year of Virtual PBX service along with your full name and mailing address. It could be something simple, such as not missing that all important call from a loved one or that must-make-important business call. We will choose 1 (one) winner at random from all valid entries.

To gain additional entries be sure to Tweet the following via Twitter (be sure to email ringcentral@bostonpocketpc.com with your Twitter user account to be counted if you don’t have your name listed in your Twitter Profile):

I entered a contest to win 1-yr subscription to RingCentral Mobile by @fyiguy & @DPSJ at BostonPocketPC http://bit.ly/b0uSR4

AND/OR

Like BostonPocketPC on Facebook.com

Each additional entry, will gain one additional chance to be chosen at random (maximum of 3 entries per person) via Random.org. All entries must be in on May 1st by 5PM EST. The winner will be announced on May 2nd. If the winner doesn’t respond via email in 24 hours another winner will be drawn.

The prize that will be given away is a one year of free service with RingCentral Mobile a $300 value. Non US-Based winner will be compensated with a cash payment equal to the value of the prize package.  As one of the 25 winners of the RingCentral Giveaway you will be entered into a chance to win one of the 5 Grand Prizes, an Ultimate Small Business Start-up Packages from Ivy Worldwide valued at over $1100.

The Ultimate Small BusinessStart-up Package includes:

  • Virtual Phone System by RingCentral ($300)
  • Company incorporation services by LegalZoom ($339)
  • Logo Design services by Logoworks  ($339)
  • 1000 premium business cards printed by Vistaprint  ($40)
  • One year web hosting with BlueHost . ($84)

If you want to increase your chances of winning head to the following websites that still have their contests running here:

  • Chip Chick – Helena Stone (tech, gadgets): April 23-27
  • Daddy Forever – Ken Cheung (geek dad blog): April 24-28
  • Absolutely Windows - John Obeto (microsoft windows, businesses): April 25-29
  • GeeksRoom – Hector Russo (software, hardware, gadgets): April 26-30
  • BostonPocketPC – Steven Hughes (mobile, technology, news): April 27 – May 1
  • Jake Ludington’s MediaBlab - Jake Luddington (gadgets, movies, music, podcasting): April 28 – May 2
  • PlanetAMD64 – Carlos Echenique (64-bit drivers, applications, utilities): April 29 – May 3
  • The Gadgeteer - Julie Strietelmeier (gadgets, gizmos, mobile): April 30 – May 4

    List of the rest of the 25 participating websites in the Ultimate Small BusinessStart-up Package :

  • TechVirtuoso –Frank Owen (information technology): April 6-10
  • The Digital Lifestyle – Ian Dixon (windows, media, lifestyle): April 7-April 11
  • Clintonfitch – Todd Cochrane (technical information): April 8-12
  • Geek News Central – Todd Cochrane (technical information): April 9-13
  • TCT Podcast  – Norbert Davis (cool tech): April 10-14
  • Mobile PC World - Terri Stratton (mobile pc information): April 11-15
  • Mobile Gadgeteer – Joel Evans (mobile gadgets): April 12-16
  • Mobility Site - Eric Hicks (windows mobile, pocket pc, smartphones): April 13-17
  • GottaBeMobile - Xavier Lanier(tablet pc, mobile pc, multi-touch): April 14-18
  • Neowin – Brad Sams (technology news): April 15-19
  • HackCollege - Chris Lesinski (student lifehacking): April 16-20
  • OSNN - Bert Regeer (windows, linux, macintosh news): April 17-21
  • The LazyAdmin – Daniel Nerenberg (lazy admin): April 18-22
  • Slashdot Review  – Andrew McCaskey (tech news): April 19-23
  • GearDiary – Judie Lipsett (mobile, technology, gear): April 20-24
  • Mobile Jaw – Mike Temporale (mobility, mobile): April 21-25
  • Mobilityminded - Johan van Mierlo (windows mobile, iphone, android, netbooks): April 22-26

    If you don’t visit or already read these websites, I highly recommend it!

    Good Luck!!

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    Ivy Worldwide Wins HP Circle Award!#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Well, congratulations are in order for our hard working friends over at Ivy Worldwide (formerly Buzz Corps), who were selected by Hewlett Packard for the HP Circle Award by HP Worldwide Marketing Executives in an an extensive competition among several other marketing companies. The had also were the 2008 Wommie Award Winner for the 31 Days of the Dragon Giveaway Promotion.

    hp circle-award

    Ivy Worldwide created the "31 Days of the Dragon" promotion in July 2008 - which ran on 31 separate blogger sites for 31 days. We were extremely fortunate to have participated with 30 other websites and blogs, where BostonPocketPC was honored to be selected to be a part of this promotional program for HP.

    There were 411 entries of various promotional campaigns from 36 countries, each of which was seeking recognition for their work in promoting HP products. HP Global Marketing Executives were seeking to reward the highest performers that showed creativity, a high return on investment, and brand building via the HP Circle Award.

    HP Circle Award

    Created to celebrate MARKETING AND DESIGN EXCELLENCE at the company, HP’s CIRCLE Awards have created some fierce internal competition. In 2009, the global technology leader saw an unprecedented 411 entries pouring in from 36 participating countries for the chance to be recognized with this prestigious award sponsored by HP’s GLOBAL MARKETING EXECUTIVES.

    Entries were judged according to the CIRCLE criteria of Collaboration, Innovation, Relevance, Consistency, LEADERSHIP, and Effectiveness. The overall goal: to reward CREATIVITY, ROI and brand building. In the first round of judging, review panels from within HP chose finalists in each of 14 categories. In the second round, executive judges were invited to HP headquarters to select CIRCLE Award winners

    Again Congratulations! Not only to Ivy Worldwide, but this is something that should be shared with every blogger who participated in the campaign and their online communities!

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    Ivy Worldwide Logo Contest#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Many of the cool contests here like the 31 Days of the Dragon,Boston Pocket PC’s HP Magic Giveaway Contest, and Pantech Giveaway have been done with the help from the great folks over at Buzz Corps. Buzz Corps is now evolving into its new identity:  Ivy Worldwide

    “The rapid growth of social media has given us the opportunity to overgrow our boundaries, and along with that evolve the concept and name of our company.  While our company name and offerings are changing, we will still carry out the same philosophy which is that we work with the community to create programs that deliver mutual benefits for your sites and our clients. With the new name we’ll also need a new logo and this is where we would like to ask for your help. 

    We know there are a lot of talented people on sites like yours who might be looking for some extra cash or a way to show their creative skills. If possible, would you mind sharing the word with your readers about our logo design contest?  Hopefully one of your readers might win the grand prize of $2500 cash or other prizes like an HP Mini, HP Printer or Wacom Tablet.

    ivy-worldwide

    I made up the above quick logo in less than 10 minutes as you can see I am by no means a professional graphic artist. If you are or have aspirations to be one here is a chance to to show your stuff and get noticed and put some cash and prizes in your pocket as well.

    For full contest details visit: www.ivyworldwide.com

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    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 26#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the last contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at GearLive from now until May 15th. 

    gearlive pantech

    Here’s how to enter to win:

    1. If you don’t have one already, sign up for a Gear Live account
    2. If you don’t have one already, sign up for a Twitter account
    3. Add the Gear Live Twitter account to your follow list
    4. On Twitter, post a tweet about our contest and link to this page. In the tweet, include the phrase “@gearlive” so we can easily find it.
    5. Once that is done, leave a comment here in this post with a direct link back to your Tweet. Be sure you are signed in to your Gear Live account before you leave the comment.

    Here’s an example of an appropriate Twitter entry:
    “@gearlive I just entered to win the Pantech Matrix Pro and $100 AT&T gift card! http://bit.ly/O04Rl/” (
    Click here to tweet this now)

    BONUS ENTRIES: Want more chances to win? Share the link to our contests on the following sites, and leave us a comment linking to those as well:

    • Facebook: Shared Link
    • Del.icio.us bookmark
    • FriendFeed: Use Post a Link
    • Your blog: Have a site? Link to our contest on it!

    For more details on their contest head to win a Pantech Matrix Pro at GearLive.

    Be sure to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances Also don’t forget to enter the Pantech Matrix Pro Tweetstakes as well, which started May 4th with there with a chance to win one of many Pantech Matrix Pro smartphones to be given away as well as a chance to win the grand prize of $25,000!!!

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    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 24#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the twenty-fourth contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at Experience Mobility from now until May 12th. 

    experiencemobility pantech

    Here are the details of Jack’s contest:

    How do you win?

    1. You need to register here on Experience Mobility.
    2. Read the Experience Mobility Review on the AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro (found here:  REVIEW: AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro )
    3. In the review’s comments area, quote a sentence of the review and tell me what intrigued you about it.
    4. Join Twitter, sign in and Tweet the text inside these brackets:
      [ I just read the AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Review at ExperienceMobility! http://bit.ly/pwOs9 ]
    5. Come back and in the comment section of this post, give a direct link to your tweet.

    For more details on Jack’s contest over at Experience Mobility head here.

    Be sure to check back tomorrow on the details on the last contest of 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

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    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 23#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the twenty-second contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at MobileJaw from now until May 11th. 

    mobilejaw pantech

    Here are the details of Mike’s contest in which you have two ways to enter:

    • Share you picture here on MobileJaw
      1. Login at MobileJaw (If you don’t have an account, you can register here for free).
      2. Reply to this post with a link to a picture of you and your mother hosted on Flickr, ImageShack, or some other free image hosting service.

    OR

    • Tweet your picture on Twitter
      1. Login into Twitter (If you don’t have an account, you can register for a free account at Twitter.com).
      2. Follow @MobileJaw
      3. Tweet the following message along with a TwitPic of your Mom - “Happy Mother’s Day Mom and thanks for the chance to win a Matrix Pro @MobileJaw”

    More details on their contest can be found at Mobile Jaw.

    Be sure to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro. Also don’t forget to enter the Pantech Matrix Pro Tweetstakes as well, which started May 4th with there with a chance to win one of many Pantech Matrix Pro smartphones to be given away as well as a chance to win the grand prize of $25,000!!!

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    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 22#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the twenty-second contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at Absolute Windows from now until May 10th. 

    absolute windows pantech

    Here are the details of John’s contest:

      • What do you have to do to win this?
      • Just send an email at matrixpro@absolutevista.com.
      • In your email, I want you to thank Pantech & AT&T for the giveaway
      • All entrants will be entered into a text file, and randomized by random.org to select the winner on May 10.
      • Each entry gets one entry. However, the more elaborate and flowery your praise/thanks to AT&T & Pantech, the more entries you get, up to a maximum of five.

    More details on their contest can be found at AbsoluteWindows.

    Be sure to enter our contest here which ends tonight, May 6th and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

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    Microsoft Tag Introduces Custom Tags#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Previously, a Microsoft Tag had to be a square filled with geometric colored or black/white triangles. These tags could then be read by a mobile application that provided an “easy link” to additional content on a webpage.

    microsoft tag

    The folks at Microsoft research have now added the dot method and add a background image to a Microsoft Tag, like the one shown in the picture Viva Piñata below where the confetti is actually an array of dots that is part of the Microsoft tag. 

    VivaTag

    You can incorporate the symbols into the overall look by manipulating the Tag in a graphic design application. Breathtaking machine readable codes can be created that provide design flexibility while preserving machine readability. By following the straightforward Custom Tag Creation Guidelines you'll be on your way to creating the most advanced and eye pleasing codes that exist.

    JellyBeanTag

    Can you see the Microsoft Tag in the jellybean image above?

    If you really like these tags and want to see if you can make some cool ones of your own be sure to read up on the Custom Tag Creation Guidelines and enter you design in the The Tag Slaps Design Contest, which challenges you to create an original custom design Tag and a mobile experience creative concept for it.

    The Tag Slaps Design Contest challenges you to create an original customized Tag and creative concept for an accompanying mobile experience. Your entry should include a working customized Tag that leads to a mobile web site, as well as a creative concept for a mobile site. The mobile site experience concept should engage your customer and encourage them to take an action such as signing up for a service, getting more information about your product, downloading a special offer or an application, and more.

    Semi-finalists are chosen by a panel of Tag enthusiasts comprised of business leaders, online and offline marketers, and designers. The winner is voted on by you-the Tag community!

    What is a Tag Slaps, you ask? In the graffiti world, a "slaps" is defined as a sticker with a writer or tagger's tag on it. A slaps can be spread more quickly than other forms of graffiti, making it a favorite in many places such as newspaper dispensers, stop signs, phone booths, and more.

    With Microsoft Tag, you can now customize the look of a Tag so that it embodies your brand, a message or theme, or a really cool visual! It's your personal slaps.

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    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 21#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the twenty-first contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at MobilitySite from now until May 9th. 

    mobility site pantech

    Here are the details of their contest:

    • Between now (May 5, 2009) and May 9, 2009 11:59 EST, sign up with twitter and follow @Mobilitysite
    • Then send the following tweet:
      RT Win an AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro and a $100 gift card @Mobilitysite Full details at (
      http://bit.ly/VHJrJ)
    • Come back here and leave a comment in this post with your twitter name.
    • On May 10, 2009, we will pick a random winner using random.org. The winner will be contacted by email.
    • The winner will be announced on Mobilitysite and Twitter (@Mobilitysite)

    More details on their contest can be found at MobilitySite.

    Be sure to enter our contest here which ends on May 6th and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

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    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 20#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the twentieth contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at Gear Diary from now until May 8th. 

    gear diary pantech

    Here are the details of their contest:

    To enter, you need to do the following BEFORE MIDNIGHT CST on May 08

    *Join Twitter

    *Sign in

    *Follow user GearDiarySite

    *Tweet the text inside these brackets:
    [I'm entered to win a Pantech Matrix Pro from @GearDiarySite! http://tinyurl.com/d6hq6p]

    *Leave a comment to this post with a direct link to your tweet.

    This giveaway is only available to entrants in the United States; writers for Gear Diary are ineligible for Gear Diary’s portion of the contest.

    More details on their contest can be found at Gear Diary.

    Be sure to enter our contest here which ends on May 6th and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

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    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the nineteenth contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway and it’s here at Boston Pocket PC from now until May 6th.

    pantech-power-to-be-you-bpp

    Here are the rules for our contest:

    The contest begins on May 3rd, 2009.  To enter you will need to send in a picture of your current phone and give us a short description how the Pantech Matrix Pro will enable you with "The Power to be You". It can be as simple as your phone doesn't have 2 keyboards or maybe it doesn't have any keyboards and you need one to dial numbers, send a text, email or Tweet about your current location with its built in GPS and take a picture to show what you had for breakfast. Whatever it is please tell us in 25-150 words and enclose a picture of your current phone and email your entry to pantechpro@bostonpocketpc.com by 11:59PM EST on May 6th.

    You must reside in the United States in order to win and receive the Pantech Matrix Pro phone plus a $100 gift card for accessories or service with AT&T Wireless.

    You must meet all the requirements mentioned above in order to be eligible for the random drawing.

    The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email, so please use a valid email address when entering. The winner will have 24 hours to respond and will then be announced here on Boston Pocket PC on May 7th, 2009.

    Good Luck!!!

    05/03/2009 09:07:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 18#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the eighteenth contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at techie diva from now until May 5th. 

    techie diva pantech

    Here are the details of their contest:

    1. Join our Facebook Group.

    2. Update your Facebook status with: Win a Pantech Matrix Pro at www.techiediva.com (or something like that)

    3. Send an email to matrixpro@techiediva.com with your name, and a link to your facebook profile. This will count as your entry, so make sure you do that.

    That’s it! We are making this very easy for everyone to enter and have an opportunity to win this awesome phone!

    More details on their contest can be found at techie diva

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins tomorrowon May 3rd at 12AM EST and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

    05/02/2009 23:06:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 17#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the seventeenth contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at Geekzone from now until May 4th. 

    Here are the details of Maurico’s contest:

    geekzone pantech

    It is very easy to be in to win one AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro and US$100 gift voucher - almost like 1, 2, 3: first you need to understand this competition is open to U.S. residents only (for obvious reasons). Second you need to register here on Geekzone. And third you have to answer the following question: "What are the talk and stand by times you can get out of this smartphone?"
    Enter the answer in our
    entry form and submit your entry.
    You can find the answer in the
    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro website.
    These are the rules you must know:

  • Entry is open to all registered Geekzone users residents in the U.S.
  • We have one AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro smartphone to giveaway. The winner will also receive a US$100 AT&T gift voucher.
  • Users must fill the entry form to enter the answer to the skill question and any comments, and submit the information. Geekzone will receive your answer via e-mail.
  • Incomplete answers will not be included in the draw.
  • Only one entry per user is allowed. All multiple entries will be removed from the pool. We record the IP address of all submissions.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Entries close 4th May 2009 23:59 (ET).
  • A random draw will be conducted 5th May 2009 (ET) and one entry will be selected.
  • The Winner will be notified via e-mail. An e-mail to confirm the contact details will be requested.
  • The contact e-mail must be sent back in 48 hours otherwise another entry will be selected.
  • If the e-mail address is invalid (e-mail bounces) then another draw will be conducted.
  • For more details on their head contest be sure to head to Geekzone.

    As always be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

    05/01/2009 13:18:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 16#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the sixteenth contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at The Gadgeteer! from now until May 4th. 

    thegadgeteer pantech

    Here are the details of Julie’s contest:

    How to enter

    1. Between now and Monday 05/04/2009 11:59 EST Sign up with twitter and follow @thegadgeteer

    2. Then send the following tweet:

    RT Win an AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Smartphone and a $100 gift card @thegadgeteer Full details at http://tinyurl.com/cguzfc

    3. Come back here and leave a comment with your twitter name.

    4. At some point on 05/04/2009, I’ll pick a random winner using random.org. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hrs to accept the prize. If I do not receive an answer, I’ll do another random.org drawing.

    More details on their contest can be found at The Gadgeteer! 

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

    04/30/2009 10:17:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 15#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the fifteenth contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at MobilityMinded  from now until May 3rd when ours begins!

     mobility minded pantech

    The rules are very easy:

    1. Sign up with twitter and follow @mobilityminded
    2. tweet the following line: RT Win an AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro @mobilityminded  just follow the easy rules. http://twurl.nl/i7430y
    3. Come back to this post and leave a comment. In the comment you leave your Twitter name.

    More details on their contest can be found at MobilityMinded .

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

    04/29/2009 15:11:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 14#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today launches the fourteenth contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at Smartphone Thoughts  from now until May 2nd. 

    spt pantech

    Remember that Pantech Matrix Pro mega-giveaway that Rocco announced a bit over a week ago? We're it's now our turn: Smartphone Thoughts is giving away a brand new Pantech Matrix Pro, and a $100 AT&T Wireless gift card, to one lucky winner. Because this device is carrier-locked to AT&T, the $100 gift card is for AT&T, this contest will be limited residents of the USA.

    Our contests starts today and runs until May the 2nd, midnight (GMT -7). All you have to do to enter is post a response to this post, telling me which mobile phone you're using now, and how the Pantech Matrix Pro would improve your daily smartphone experience. Does it have a feature that your current mobile phone lacks? If so, what is it? That's it! I'll selecft a winner the morning of May 4th, with entries counting as long as they were posted before midnight on the 2nd.

    More details on their contest can be found at Smartphone Thoughts.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

    04/28/2009 18:17:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 13#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Jake was a bit late in announcing his contest as the thirteenth contest in the Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway over at Jake Ludington’s Digital Lifestyle and will extend it another day to May 2nd at 7PM PST. to be fair like the other contests here are the details of his contest:

    mediablab pantech

    Somewhere in the midst of all the excitement around having a new baby arrive, I missed the memo that I was supposed to be announcing another giveaway yesterday. This time around the giveaway is a brand new Pantech Matrix Pro cell phone (pictured below) paired with a $100 gift card to ATT Wireless, which happens to be the carrier associated with the phone. If you live outside the U.S., you’ll likely want to skip this one, since the phone is locked and the gift card won’t be particularly useful to you either…

    How to enter the giveaway? I’ll keep this one simple - all you have to do is be a fan of my Facebook page (which is different than being a friend on Facebook). I’m doing a talk on Facebook for businesses on May 15 and this will help me with some additional research. The recipient of the phone will be selected at random from all fans (which are listed in the sidebar on the Facebook page) who live in the United States. Be a fan to qualify.

    I was originally supposed to announce the conclusion of the giveaway on 1 May 2009, but I’m extending it by 24 hours since I got a late start.

    More details on Jake’s contest can be found at Jake Ludington’s Digital Lifestyle.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

    04/28/2009 18:08:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 12#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Geek.com has just announced their contest to win a Pantech Matrix Pro from now until April 30th at 5pm EST. 

    geek-pantech

    CONTEST DETAILS: In order to qualify you must live in the United States and comment below with which mobile phone model you’re currently using. After 5pm EST on April 30th we’ll draw a random winner (using random.org). We’ll then contact the winner via e-mail so please use your real e-mail address when commenting. The winner will have 24 hours to respond. If we don’t hear from the winner after 24 hours, we’ll draw another winner.

    More details on their contest can be found at Geek.com.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

    04/26/2009 20:24:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 11#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Just Another Mobile Monday has just launched their contest for Day 11 of the – (why is that every time I read that name it said to the tune of Just Another Manic Monday by the Bengals?).

    JAMM Pantech

    Here are the details of their contest:

    This contest is open from April 25 until April 29 at 5pm pst. On April 29 at 5 PM MST, I will close the contest. All those that complete the survey will be entered to Random.org to find a winner (ONE person will be chosen randomly). The Winner will be contacted on April 29 after 9 PM MST and be given 24 hours to accept the prize. We will make a congratulations post once we have a confirmed winner. ENTER THIS CONTEST BY Clicking Here to take the survey..

    More details on their contest can be found here.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

    04/25/2009 16:17:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway-Day 10#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today over at ClintonFitch.Com, Clinton launched the 10th contest to win a Pantech Matrix Pro.

    cf pantech

    Here are the details of Clinton’s contest:

    The contest here at Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com begins promptly at 12:01AM on Friday, April 24th.  To enter:
    1.  Go to
    Twitter and create an account if you do not already have one
    2.  Follow @clintonfitch on Twitter
    3.  Send a Tweet to @clintonfitch that says "I want to win a Pantech Matrix Pro from Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!"
    You have to enter the Tweet exactly how it is above (minus the quotes of course)!  If you don't Tweet exactly that message you won't be entered to win!
    The contest ends at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 28th.
    I will randomly select a winner and will notify you and the world via Twitter on Wednesday, April 29th at 8AM CST.

    For more details of his contest head here.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro, at GeeksRoom, OSNN and Techmamas

    04/24/2009 19:48:11 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway-Day 9#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today is the ninth contest to win a Pantech Matrix Pro goes live over at Techmamas until April 27th.

    techmama pantech

    Here are the details of their contest:

    CONTEST DETAILS: This contest is open from April 23 until April 28 at 5pm pst. On April 28 at 5pm, I will close the contest. All those that commented to this post will be entered to Random.org to find a winner (ONE person will be chosen randomly). The Winner will be announced on April 28 after 9pm pst. ENTER THIS CONTEST BY COMMENTING on the post below.

    AN EXTRA ENTRY IN RANDOM.ORG WILL BE ENTERED FOR THOSE THAT TWITTER @matrixpro AND @Techmama in one tweet sharing why you want this phone. Please add your Twitter ID to your comment so I know that you also tweeted for the second entry into Random.org. Only ONE EXTRA entry for twitter will be counted so that each person can have a two entry limit into Random.org.

    For more information on this contest head here.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro, at GeeksRoom and OSNN.

    04/23/2009 22:33:09 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway-Day 8#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today is the eighth contest to win a Pantech Matrix Pro goes live over at OSNN, until April 26th. Here are the details of their contest:

    osnn pantech

    Registered members from the USA with at least 10 posts can send a private message to osnncompetition here: http://forum.osnn.net/private.php?do=newpm&u=121313
    In this private message all you have to do is suggest the coolest feature that you would either like to see on a mobile phone be it hardware, software or a feature of the operating system (ie Windows Mobile).

    Don't rush your idea as you only enter once and the winner will be selected by the OSNN team!
    A winner will be selected on the 26th April so good luck and get thinking of some cool ideas!
    Good luck and my thoughts on this mobile device will be posted before the end of the competition! Any issues, please post them in this thread (if you can't send a private message etc.)

    For more details on their contest head here.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro, at Gadgetell, and GeeksRoom

    04/22/2009 09:38:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway-Day 7#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today is the seventh contest to win a Pantech Matrix Pro goes live over at Geeksroom until April 24th.

    Here are the details of their contest:

    geeksroom pantech

    To participate in the contest to win a new Pantech Matrix Pro smartphone, along with a $100 credit for AT&T Wireless store, you have to be a legal U.S. residents, and do one of the following (only one!)

    a) Write a comment in this post, telling me what feature of the Pantech Matrix Pro you like more.   You can see information about this smartphone at the Pantech official website.  Remember to enter a working email address, in case that you win the contest and we need to contact you (it will not be publish)

    Or b) Using Twitter, you can ReTweet the following message:

    #geeksroom-pmp-contest   GeeksRoom Contest, you can win a Pantech Matrix Pro http://tinyurl.com/cv4yqj

    The contest start at the moment that this post is publish, and it will run until Saturday, April 25,  at 6:00 p.m Central Time (Dallas Time).

    For more details on their contest head here.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro, at slashgear, MoDaCo, and Gadgetell.

    04/21/2009 20:45:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway-Day 6#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today is the sixth contest to win a Pantech Matrix Pro goes live over at Gadgetell until April 23rd.

    Here are the details of their contest:

    gadgetell-pantech

    Landing this phone from Gadgetell is really really easy.* 

    Step 1: Register an account with Gadgetell and set up a profile. 
    Step 2: Leave a comment to this post saying why you would like this phone. 
    Step 3: Wait until we announce a winner.

    *You must be eligible to win this contest.  To be eligible you must not have won this contest on any other site and you must be a U.S. resident.

    For more details of their contest head here.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro, with ChipChick contest ending today and GeeksRoom starting tomorrow. Remember you still have time to enter the contest over at VivirLatino, and slashgear.

    04/20/2009 21:05:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway-Day 5#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today is the fifth contest to win a Pantech Matrix Pro goes live over at MoDaCo for its US readers , until April 22nd. Here are the details of their contest:

    WinMo @ MoDaCo 


    To enter, you need to do the following BEFORE MIDNIGHT PST on 22nd April 2009

    WinMo @ MoDaCo will then choose and contact a winner at random, announcing the winner on the 23rd April 2009.

    Check out It’s giveaway time! at WinMo @ MoDaCo here!

    So make sure you enter the contest … you could be the winner!

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd  and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro, with Tools for Thought contest ending today and Gadgetell starting tomorrow. Remember you still have time to enter the contest over at ChipChick, VivirLatino, and slashgear.

    04/19/2009 16:16:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 4#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today is the fourth contest to win a Pantech Matrix Pro goes live over at slashgear , until April 22nd. Here are the details of their contest:

    matrixpro-qwerty-480x332

    Sign up for SlashGear account, head to the SlashGear Forums and post your argument regarding physical QWERTY keyboard versus virtual QWERTY keyboard on Smartphone in this thread. Explain why you think one is better than the other. We will pick the winner based on the merit of the argument on the 22nd of April.

    This giveaway is limited to U.S resident only.

    For more details on their contest head here. 

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd  and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro, with tomorrow’s contest beginning at modaco. Remember you still have time to enter the contest over at Tools for Thought, ChipChick, and VivirLatino

    04/18/2009 11:52:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 3#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today the third contest to win a Pantech Matrix Pro goes live over at VivirLatino, until April 21st. Here are the details of their contest:

    matrixpro virtualatino

    Email us at info@vivirlatino.com, telling us how smartphone technology can help Latinos access and share information to further their political power (and you know I’m not just talking about electoral power). The most interesting (in my humble opinion) answer wins! Not only do you win the phone pero also a $100 credit for AT&T’s web site.

    As much as I’m about promoting the Americas, the contest is only open to residents of the U.S.A. Sorry.

    For more details on their contest head here. Maegan la Mamita Mala also has a great post on how the Pantech Matrix Pro has changed her mobile life here.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd  and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro, with tomorrow’s contest beginning at slashgear. Remember you still have time to enter the contest over at Tools for Thought and ChipChick

    04/17/2009 21:29:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway – Day 2#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Today another contest to win a Pantech Matrix Pro goes live over at ChipChick, where there contest is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day:

    matrixpro-chipchick

    We’re giving one away for Mother’s Day, along with a $100 credit for AT&T’s web site. E-mail us how your mom would you use the Pantech Matrix Pro in a special or a quirky way. The winner wins a brand spankin’ new Pantech Matrix Pro along with a $100 credit for AT&T Wireless store online.

    For more details on their contest head here. Helena Stone aka Chip Chick also has an in-depth review posted here.

    Be sure to head back here for details on our contest which begins on May 3rd  and to check back daily on the details of the 25 other chances to win a Pantech Matrix Pro, with tomorrow’s contest beginning at VivirLatino . Remember you still have time to enter the contest over at Tools for Thought.

    04/16/2009 10:58:47 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro Giveaway#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Hey everyone likes contests right? How would you like to win a new phone? I am sure you would. Well you are just in luck starting today you will have 26 chances to win a brand new Pantech Matrix Pro and a $100 gift card that can be used for buying accessories or used toward your service plan and AT&T Wireless.

    matrixpro

    Your first chance to win starts today over at Tools for Thought:

    Here’s what I want. I want you or anyone to post in the comments or email me the coolest cloud-based work setup they use on a daily basis, with a least one example of how it allowed you to do something you couldn’t do previously. “Coolest” here can mean a few things:

    • The most efficient: e.g. how you run your life through a personal wiki or WebDAV
    • The most dramatic: how you use Backpack and Twitter to dispatch work to a team virtual assistants in St. Croix (real-world examples please, not creative writing)
    • The most elegant: how you eliminated your additional computers and run them as virtual images on Amazon EC2 from your netbook
    • The most democratic: how you’ve replaced all of the files and applications on your hard drive with free and open source web apps

    You have 48 hours from “now,” 12:00 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009, until midnight Saturday, April 18.

    For more details on their contest head here.

    Participating Websites:

    Tools for Thought
    Launch Date  15-Apr
    Award Announcement  19-Apr

    ChipChick
    Launch Date  16-Apr
    Award Announcement  20-Apr

    VivirLatino
    Launch Date  17-Apr
    Award Announcement  21-Apr

    slashgear.com
    Launch Date  18-Apr
    Award Announcement  22-Apr

    modaco.com
    Launch Date  19-Apr
    Award Announcement  23-Apr

    Gadgetell
    Launch Date  20-Apr
    Award Announcement  24-Apr

    GeeksRoom
    Launch Date  21-Apr
    Award Announcement  25-Apr

    OSNN
    Launch Date  22-Apr
    Award Announcement  26-Apr

    Techmamas
    Launch Date  23-Apr
    Award Announcement  27-Apr

    Clintonfitch
    Launch Date  24-Apr
    Award Announcement  28-Apr

    Justanothermobilemonday
    Launch Date  25-Apr
    Award Announcement  29-Apr

    Geek.com
    Launch Date  26-Apr
    Award Announcement  30-Apr

    MediaBlab
    Launch Date  27-Apr
    01-May

    Smartphonethoughts
    Launch Date  28-Apr
    Award Announcement  02-May

    Mobilityminded
    Launch Date  29-Apr
    Award Announcement  03-May

    The Gadgeteer
    Launch Date  30-Apr
    Award Announcement  04-May

    Geekzone
    Launch Date  01-May
    Award Announcement  05-May

    Techie Diva
    Launch Date  02-May
    Award Announcement  06-May

    Bostonpocketpc
    Launch Date  03-May
    Award Announcement  07-May

    GearDiary
    Launch Date  04-May
    Award Announcement  08-May

    MobilitySite
    Launch Date  05-May
    Award Announcement  09-May

    AbsoluteWindows
    Launch Date  06-May
    Award Announcement  10-May

    Mobilejaw
    Launch Date  07-May
    Award Announcement  11-May

    Experiencemobility
    Launch Date  08-May
    Award Announcement  12-May

    HackCollege
    Launch Date  09-May
    Award Announcement  13-May

    Gear Live
    Launch Date  10-May
    Award Announcement  14-May

    As with any contest there are rules for each different contest but these rules apply to all of the participating 26 sites:

    • Winners are limited by geography to US residents only. This is due to the fact that the phone is locked to ATT’s network and service credit/gift card is redeemable only within the US
    • Individuals who have won at another site are ineligible to win at another

    Good Luck!!!

    04/15/2009 18:49:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    Pantech Matrix Pro Tweetstakes#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Pantech will be starting up a new contest for all you Tweople & Twitiizens out there with a chance to win one of many Pantech Matrix Pro smartphones to be given away as well as a chance to win the grand prize of $25,000! This contest is covering the launch of the Pantech Matrix Pro web site and their twitter page for their Tweetstakes promotional contest:

    Tweetstakes

    "The Matrix Pro by Pantech has a new home online: pantechmatrixpro.com, the first place to go for all you need to know about this exciting new smartphone. See the Matrix Pro's unique dual-keyboard design in action; get the lowdown on all of the Matrix Pro's great features; read blog entries highlighting the latest Matrix Pro news and reviews; get information about the upcoming Tweetstakes featuring a grand prize of $25,000; and follow handy links to purchase your very own Matrix Pro online. Visit pantechmatrixpro.com to experience the site for yourself."

    The Matrix Pro Tweetstakes is coming! Every day during the Tweetstakes, we'll be asking a question about assorted topics related to the mobile lifestyle. (For example, "Breaking up via text: done it to anyone? Had it happen to you? Fair game or bad form?")

    The sweepstakes is designed to celebrate the Matrix Pro, so Pantech and AT&T are giving away prizes to Twitter users who follow and reply to @matrixpro.  The format is:

    1. Each day, Pantech/AT&T will tweet a question from @matrixpro
    2. Followers tweet their responses to @matrixpro
    3. Each day, Pantech/AT&T pick a user from the replies to win a free Matrix Pro
    4. At the end of the sweepstakes, one very lucky player will win $25,000
    5. Players can also enter by email, but entering via Twitter is easier

    So sign up for the Tweetstakes and watch your Twitter feed - some of my favorite ways to do be part of the “tweetosphere” from a windows mobile device is via Pocketwit and Twikini.

    Good Luck and may the Tweet be with you!!!

    04/14/2009 08:03:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

    Send ProFlowers Valentine’s Day Giveaway Concludes#
    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    Wow, we had lots of entries in the Send ProFlowers Valentines Day Giveaway. The winners have been selected and sent an email with their gift code. For those of you that didn't win, we also have something for you. Click here and you will get 20% off your entire order at ProFlowers.com and a free glass vase. It's currently the best ProFlowers.com coupon on the internet (feel free to share it with your friends and family).

    proflowers2

    Again Congratulations to all our winners! Here are some of the interesting entries that were submitted:

    -Two years ago I got my wife an MP3 play from iAudio that would work with her Mac.She had not used it; I was thinking she didn't like the ear buds.So, last year I got her an external portable speaker.She still has not used it.Flowers the past two years would have probably cost less, and been better appreciated.

    -I gave my mom a key chain with an electric picture frame two Christmases ago.  Last year we asked her how she liked it.  She said, “Oh, it stores pictures.”  So, it did not go over at all as we expected.

    -Ok, so I'm a neat freak and my wife is…well…she isn't.  So, I thought it would be great to get her these wire mesh organizational compartments to help her keep her office organized.  She has a bunch of mail/journals/pictures that she keeps near her computer and it was always such a mess.  They all matched and went really well with the color scheme of the computer and desk.  I thought I did really well picking them out.  She was super excited to see all seven items I wrapped for her….until she opened them!  Wow, she is not good at hiding her feelings.  I thought she was going to cry.  Flowers would have been better…I think rocks would have been better!  I was so bummed out!  I would have loved to get them as a gift!  Needless to say I put all her things in them as she moped around a little.  She was actually very gracious and told me she liked them, but I could tell she was disappointed.  I would like to do better this year!

    -Being a mother of two boys and a wife to a very active husband, our house is a full-time fun place to laugh, play and wrestle.  We have many fun art days, play dough activities, pudding finger-painting days etc. Our floors are the most difficult thing to keep clean and I am constantly sweeping/mopping/vacuuming.  So naturally my husband had the perfect Valentine's gift picked out for me.  He was so sure that he was making my life better/easier and I was going to be so thrilled.  I took a bunch of time to pick out the perfect gift for my honey...a homemade coupon book filled with all the best redeemable coupons that I just KNEW he would LOVE!!  I LOVE surprises, LOVE homemade things and LOVE Hersheys Kisses.  So I was pretty excited for Valentine's Day.  When I saw the long pole with the bow on top I was quite disappointed that I got something for the HOUSE instead of something romantic.  Really I am not complaining about the thought that went in to the gift.  I know my honey had every great intention and I love him for that.  I'm so grateful he's my man and he learned a great deal on the Valentine's Day on what I really look forward to on Valentine's Days.

    -The worst gift I ever gave my wife was a bag of frozen tortellini. In my defense, I really thought she'd like it, she talked about some tortellini dish she had at a baby shower, so I figured, what the heck, tortellini will be a cool Valentine's Day present. I even bought the "tri-colored" kind. Anyway, I really couldn't wrap it because it was frozen, so I just left it in the plastic yellow grocery bag, which I guess you can call Strike 2.Strike 3 was sort of cringe-worthy. My wife opened the plastic bag, and upon seeing the tortellini, mistook the pasta as a symbol of a larger gift, a longed-for trip to Italy. She started screaming "We're going to ITALY, we're going to ITALY", and I was shaking my head saying "No, we're definitely not going to Italy". It was then that she cocked her head to the side and stared at me and said "Well, then, what the heck is this about??"I tried to explain, but all was lost. I became the butt of jokes, crowned the Tortellini King, and lots of people had fun at my expense over my colossal lapse in gift-giving judgment!

    -A few years ago for Mother's Day I gave my wife a weight bench. I thought it was great. She had been trying to work out more and we had talked about what she wanted to do more of at the gym. I really thought she would like having a weight bench at home.I was so excited to give it to her thinking I had chosen a perfect gift. My kids gave her the presents they had made a school, and then it was my turn. The size of the box was huge and she couldn't even lift it. She tore off the wrapping paper and stared at the box, she didn't say a word. I looked at my teenage daughter and she just rolled her eyes at me. I looked at my wife, she wasn't happy. The younger kids just left the room. My wife sat down on the couch, she didn't cry, but I could tell that I had chosen the wrong gift. She explained that giving a weight loss product as a gift made her feel fat. I tried to explain me reasoning. I explained that if it was me, this is something I would love. She said "good, you can keep it for Father's Day", and left the room.Later that same day I picked up a huge bouquet of flowers, a large box of chocolates, and a necklace. All was forgiven.But I still think it was a good gift.

    -Ok I have been told  by  a hole in the wall- one was a power tool and nope not a vibrator- I got her a set of rechargeable tools and a rechargeable car battery..she said that was not very romantic and thru it thru the wall. Ok so the power tool was something I wanted and I also bought myself a bunch of stuff and did not realize it was Valentines Day until  She handed me the gift she got- duh I saw the hearts at the store- did not think..but did not think she would throw- but hey her throw was really great!

    02/09/2009 00:31:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

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    Post By Steve "fyiguy" Hughes

    We are teaming up with ProFlowers.com to give the gift of giving during Valentine's Day with the Send ProFlowers Valentine’s Day Giveaway. We know that finding the "right gift" can be hard at times, but flowers always has the right way of sending the right message to loved ones. On of the best services on the web that I use frequently outside of tech is ProFlowers. This Holiday season when I asked my mother what she wanted for Christmas she said she had everything she needed, but would like some fresh flowers every so often like the ones I sent her on her birthday and Mother's Day. So I opted get her a subscription plan that would send flower and plant shipments to her every other month from a company that I have used in the past and is the company I always keep going back to because ProFlowers.com provides the usual fresh flowers delivered in a box - usually with a free vase (if there is no offer for a free one- just click on the microphone in the upper right hand corner and enter in Howard or Rich) , but also flowers that last for more than 7 days.

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    We all know that Valentine's Day is 12 days away and starting now you will have the opportunity to enter up until 11:59 PM EST on February 8th to make sure you can order and send your gift out on time! We will then choosing several random winners for a $70 gift certificate for whatever you would like to give to a friend, loved one, or treat yourself from ProFlowers.com and send each of the winners their coupon codes so they can place their orders in time for Valentine's Day - yeah we know several of you don't make up your minds until your ride home on 14th of February. Well we got you covered this year. The flowers and gifts can only be sent to any address within the United States – so only enter the contest if the person you would like to gift is from the United States.

    To enter all you need to do is send us an email to failgift@bostonpocketpc.com with the Subject: Send ProFlowers Valentine’s Day Giveaway describing your worst gift to a loved one or a tech based gift that was given as a gift, but didn't go over as well as you expected and put you in the doghouse where flowers would have worked much better. ProFlowers has even done a survey that says 76% of women want flowers other than red roses on Valentine's Day so choose wisely if you do order flowers this year!!!

    From all the eligible entrants we will choose the winners at random for a $70 gift certificate to ProFlowers.com. To be eligible for the drawing you will not only have to submit your story of 150 words or more you will also have to submit your name, valid email address, with the proper subject: Send ProFlowers Valentine’s Day Giveaway before 11:59 PM EST on February 8th.

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    Good Luck!!!!

    02/02/2009 16:54:00 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #     |  Trackback

     

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