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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Win a Palm Treo Pro from Expansys

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 03:00 PM

You want an easy contest? You've got an easy contest: Expansys is giving away a Palm Treo Pro, and all you have to do is answer their question about which operating system the Treo Pro runs. I'll give you a hint: it ends in .1 and has the word "Professional" in it. Shh. Don't tell anyone I told you! The contest ends in 10 days, so enter now.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Win a Copy of Handy Assistant!

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 10:30 PM

We have freebies that need claiming, and they could be yours! Thanks to Paragon Software Group, we have five copies of the newly-released Handy Assistant application (each valued at $29.95 USD) to give away. Here's a brief description of what it does:

"Paragon Software Group, the leading software developer for mobile devices and PC desktops, has released Handy Assistant, an advanced mobile phone application allowing management and customization of phone profiles, call processing and filtering, as well as other highly utilized phone features on Windows Mobile devices."

So, what do you have to do to win? Read on and get commenting. Good luck!

  • Leave a comment in this thread, stating the ringtone you currently use. If you don't use one, because you simply adore the sweet serenity of silence, that's okay, too! Just mention that in the thread.
  • Only one comment per person. Any more and your entry will be deemed invalid. Note that if you're registering and leaving a comment for the first time, your post probably won't appear right away as it needs to be approved by our friendly moderators.
  • The giveaway is open to anyone and everyone, regardless of where you are in the world.
  • Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM GMT on May 30, 2009.
  • A total of five winners will be selected randomly and notified via e-mail, so please ensure that a valid e-mail address is linked to your Thoughts Media account. Each winner will receive a single licensed copy of Handy Assistant.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Win $10,000 in Microsoft's Mobile Moments Contest!

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone News" @ 09:24 AM

"What's your most memorable Mobile Moment? Let us know! Upload a photo with a short description of your Moment—whatever mobile device you happen to use—so everyone can view and vote for their favourites. If you get the most votes by June 15, 2009, you could win $10,000! Plus, each vote automatically enters the voter into a draw to win 1 of 3 Samsung OMNIA™ devices."

Good news, Bad news time! Good news - Microsoft is currently holding a contest entitled Mobile Moments. As the description above states, you participate in the contest by pointing your browser to Microsoft's website and upload a photo of your favorite “mobile moment” and then give said photo a description. Users vote on your precious moment in time and after Jun 15th, 2009 one lucky person is chosen to win $10,000! Bad news time - This contest is only available to Canadian residents it appears, which is pretty lame... unless you're in Canada that is.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sprite Backup 7 Feature Hunt: Lots of Great Prizes!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 10:00 AM

"We are busy building the next generation features for Mobile Phone Backup. Completely re-engineering backup to make the most of the features offered in Microsoft's new Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7. We would like to invite you to take part in a massive prize contest we're calling the Sprite Backup 7 Feature Hunt. You can win some great prizes..."

The crew over at Sprite Software are busy working on the next version of Sprite Backup, and they're interested in hearing from users of their software about what feature they'd like to see the most in version 7.0 of Sprite Backup. That's it - talk about an easy contest! The contest starts today (April 21st) and goes until May 8th. The prizes? Two winners will get the first prize, which is a Touch HD! Five winners will get the second prize, which is a Bluetooth GPS, and 30 winners will get the third prize, which is an 8GB microSD card. Nice! Winners will be announced on May 15th. Jump on over to their contest page and enter now.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Phone Beta Contest is Over!

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Software" @ 06:00 AM

The Microsoft My Phone Beta contest is over! The contest was originally for two registration codes for Microsoft's latest mobile Beta program but luckily Jason was able to get a third code from one of his sources so we have three lucky winners to announce today! The triad of winners is rockcnu, jkovacs and leslietroyer. Congratulations to all of the winners! I want to thank everyone that took the time to send us their disaster stories and hopefully within the future we will not have to deal with annoyances like syncing errors.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

HTC FUZE "Connect, Communicate, Cash In" Promotion

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 01:00 PM

HTC has a pretty rockin' contest going on right now for people located in the USA (sorry rest-of-world) that's worth checking out: the grand prize is $25,000 in cash with two HTC Fuze devices, the first-place prize (given out to four people) is a $15,000 American Express gift card with two HTC Fuze devices, and the daily winner gets an HTC Fuze. That's a lot of prizes! So how do you enter? If you're in the USA, you'll no doubt see the green HTC Fuze banners on this Web site - click on one of the banners (turn down your speakers first), and once it loads, you'll see an orange "WIN" graphic in the upper-right corner. Click on that and you'll be taken to the HTC Fuze contest page. Have fun! The contest is open until the 5th of April.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Winners of the ActivePrint Traveler Giveaway

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 05:30 AM

Last month, we offered 25 copies of Pocket Watch Software's ActivePrint Traveler to you, dear readers. And without further ado, here are the winners, selected randomly and presented in alphabetical order.

  • bhphotovideo, Catman51, Deemo, deenoo, dyrtnapr, freddiemac, hogger_jeff, Ha11y, Hx4700, Joel Crane, kerrins, laubin, markhartman, MikeStanley, psyjohn, SpriteGF, srsabu, stephen_yfc, tcassidy, tpeazy, twcook, Vapor03, WhyldMan, yawanag, yvilla

If your user name is in the list above, congratulations! Keep an eye on your inbox for an e-mail with your ActivePrint Traveler license. A big thank you to Pocket Watch Software for their generous contribution! Stay tuned as we bring you more giveaways here at Pocket PC Thoughts and Smartphone Thoughts.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Reminder: ActivePrint Traveler Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 06:55 PM

If you missed the ActivePrint Traveler giveaway thread that was posted a little over a week ago, now's your chance to check it out and get your entry in before it's too late. There are 25 copies of ActivePrint Traveler up for grabs, which makes for pretty good odds. Simply head over to the giveaway thread, check the rules, and leave a comment. Winners will be announced next week.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Win Some Swag: ActivePrint Traveler

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 02:35 AM

Some of you may be familiar with ActivePrint. Well, not too long ago, Pocket Watch Software (the folks behind ActivePrint) released ActivePrint Traveler, which they say is their easiest-to-use mobile printing solution yet. Want to know how it works? Scoot over to their Web site to find out, and grab a free trial version while you're at it.

But why settle for a trial version when you can have the full version? Yes, as promised, we have more swag to give away to you, dear Thoughts reader: not 5, not 10, but 25 copies of ActivePrint Traveler!

And now for the rules:

  • Leave a comment in this thread, stating the brand and model of your home or office printer, and the version of Windows Mobile you're using (either Standard or Classic/Professional). It's that simple!
  • Only one comment per person, because we're advocates of fair play.
  • Note that if you're registering and leaving a comment for the first time, your post probably won't appear right away as it needs to be approved by our friendly moderators.
  • The giveaway is open to anyone and everyone, except maybe the folks at Pocket Watch Software. So, whether you're in the United States, snowed under in the UK, or sweltering in yet another heatwave in Australia, give it a shot and you may just get lucky.
  • Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM GMT on February 15, 2009.
  • Winners will be chosen with the aid of highly complex genetic algorithms. Just kidding. Winners will actually be chosen randomly, and subsequently announced on the front-page.

Good luck!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

LocateMe Locates Us a Contest!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Pocket PC Software" @ 09:15 AM

"Easily share your coordinates with others through Email or SMS. Simply select a recipient then press the 'Send' button. It is that quick! No extra typing required. The messages are automatically constructed for you by LocateMe."

LocateMe provides a novel way to let others know what's going on when you're running late, or simply want them to be able to find you. I can see myself wanting this for those moments I know I'm going to be a bit late and want others to know where I am so they can estimate when I'll be there. And for those of us who are late and lucky, Applied PDA Software has offered to give away 5 copies of LocateMe to lucky Thoughts readers. All you need to do is tell us what you would use LocateMe for. When the contest closes, the publisher will pick their top answers and we'll announce the winners! You have until 12 Noon MST on 1/29/2009 to enter in your answer. Good Luck Everyone!

Tags: contest

Friday, January 2, 2009

Winners of the Ringtone Shuffler Contest

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 12:28 AM

To kick off the new year, we're announcing the winners of last month's Ringtone Shuffler contest. If your username is listed below, congratulations! Please check your private messages within the next 24 hours for registration details.

  • edhead
  • janoulle
  • maskology
  • paulsg63
  • ucfgrad93

Thanks to Gx5 for their generosity. Stay tuned as we bring you more contests in the coming weeks!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Enjoy Christmas Week With A Chance To Win Infestation!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Pocket PC Software" @ 07:30 AM

"The general sent you to bomb an alien infested area, unfortunately your spaceship falls. Assuming that you´ll be dead soon and he´ll get the permission to bomb that area, he tells you that it will take 20 days to get you back...Can you prove he´s wrong? "

Thoughts readers looking to have a bit of Pocket PC Gaming Fun this Christmas season are in luck - we have 10 copies of Infestation to give away to anyone looking to lighten up their holidays with a fun storry about aliens, bombs, and all of that festive stuff. Simply post your answer to the following question: "How will Infestation make your holiday season better?" to this thread, and in 1 week you may be enjoing a post-Christmas gaming experience. 10 winners will be chosen at random early next week, and you have until 12 noon MST 12/29/2008 to get your post together and attached! Good luck!

Friday, December 12, 2008

HP Magic Giveaway Contest Now Live

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 09:47 PM

Psst...just a heads-up that the HP Magic Giveaway contest is now live over on Digital Home Thoughts. If you want to get your hands on $6000 worth of prizes, and share some of it with other people, stop by and enter the contest!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Win 1 of 5 Copies of Ringtone Shuffler

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 09:38 PM

"With Ringtone Shuffler, every time a call comes in you hear a different custom ringtone that you have put on your phone. This is a great feature when you have many custom ringtones and you want to enjoy all of them. It gets even better. With Ringtone Shuffler, you can select the ringtones you want to shuffle. Why is this super cool? Imagine a scenario where you have created 3 ringtones from one song; that is the first verse, second verse, and the chorus. Now you can select those 3 and enjoy them all. In another scenario, let's say you have about 20 ringtones and 5 of them are from one or a few artists you are really feeling. Now you can just select those 5 as the ones to shuffle."

Thanks to Gx5, we have five copies of the new Ringtone Shuffler application for Windows Mobile Standard and Professional to give away. Here's how you enter:

  • Simply post the artist and title of your favourite song in this thread. Really, it's that simple!

Entries are limited to one per person and you have until 12:00 PM (GMT) on Monday, December 15, 2008 to get them in. Winners will be randomly selected and announced the following week. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The HP Magic Giveaway: $6000 in Hardware & Software to One Winner, Who Will Share It!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:22 AM

UPDATE: Our contest is now live, post your entry here.

Remember that awesome 31 Days of the Dragon giveaway contest Digital Home Thoughts was a part of earlier this year? Well this new contest from HP that we've been invited to partake in dwarfs that one on a number of levels. First, the prize pack is even bigger: $6000 in total prizes, consisting of one desktop PC, three laptops, a Media Center extender, a printer, and some software and accessories. Whew! There's some awesome hardware here. The scope is bigger too: there are 50 different blogs involved, and they range from tech blogs like this one, to women's blogs, to student blogs, to Spanish and Portuguese blogs. The complete list is further on in this post. If you do the math, that's $300,000 USD in total prizes, thanks to HP and Microsoft's Windows Live team.

The HP Magic Giveaway is designed around the idea of the magic of sharing, so it's not a coincidence that it's happening as we lead up to the Christmas & holiday season. Each blog is running their own type of contest (and you can enter all of them), but the idea that many of us are focusing on is sharing. One person probably doesn't need four computers all to themselves, so when I kick off my contest later on, it will include some sort of prize-sharing element. Start thinking of who and how you'd share this with others. A contest like this is even more timely when you look around at the financial markets world-wide, and even in your neighbourhood. Stay tuned for more details on my contest.

So what's included in this huge giveaway? Here's the full list:


HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC

HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC

HP MediaSmart Connect

HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)

HP Mini 1000 (with XP)


HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)

HP 564 Photo Value Pak [thanks for the PDF Gear Diary!]

Software & Entertainment

• Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Home Premium or Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed on all units (Mini 1000 runs XP)

• Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) – 1 DVD with 3 licenses

• Microsoft Windows Live

Corel VideoStudio X2

Kung Fu Panda (2 widescreen DVDs; 1 widescreen Blu-ray disc)


Friday, November 7, 2008

Pocket PC Thoughts Birthday Giveaway: One Week Stay at a Ski/Golf Resort

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 03:32 PM

This is the last giveaway as part of the 8th anniversary celebration here at Pocket PC Thoughts, so I thought I'd make it a special one. No, it's not a gadget - it's a vacation! Well, part of one. ;-) Thoughts Media owns a timeshare in Mont-Tremblant area of Quebec, Canada, and I'm giving away a one week stay at this resort. The resort is run by Club Privelage, and you can learn more about it here. Depending on what time of the year the winner decides to go, they can either enjoy winter skiing, spring/summer golfing, or a variety of other activities. The winner is responsible for transport to and from the resort, and all other related expenses - this giveaway covers a one week stay at the resort. This giveaway is worth around $1500 US. And if Mont-Tremblant doesn't excite you, the winner will also have the option of selecting one of 4667 RCI resorts instead - but be aware that just because it's in the directory doesn't mean you can get into it (as any time-share owner can tell you).

Want to win it? Here's how: post a message telling me your top three favourite third-party applications for Windows Mobile. Which applications can you just not live without? Which applicatons make your Windows Mobile device useful, fun, or just plain awesome for you? One message per person please. I'll randomly select one post at 6 PM mountain time on Friday the 14th of November. If you don't see your post right away, please wait 24 hours before looking for it. Odds are that it's your first post since we moved to vBulletin and it's simply held in moderation temporarily.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

And The Winner of the HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion Is...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 03:30 PM

The fourth of our anniversary contests is now over: the winner of the iPAQ 310 Travel Companion, pulled randomly from the 210+ entries is...Flycs! Congratulations! Thanks to everyone that entered. I've got one more contest to announce, and I'm going to wait until this Friday to do it. Watch for it!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pocket PC Thoughts Birthday Giveaway: Three PPC Techs Super Packs

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 03:39 PM

When they heard about our 8th anniversary celebration, our friends at PPC Techs wanted in, so together we put together three "super packs" that consist of a Lil' Sync Cable, a US or Euro Power Accessory Bundle, and a USB Mobile Power Pack (one of my favourite accessories). Total prize value is $117 USD per bundle.

Want to win one? Here's how: PPC Techs just changed their domain name to, and they want to know what you'd like to see on the new and improved site that they're working on. The best ideas will win - that's right, this isn't random. A PPC Techs representative will go through each answer and will select the three best responses. One message per person please. The contest closes at 3 PM mountain time on Monday, November the 3rd.

If you don't see your post right away, please wait 24 hours before re-posting. Odds are that it's your first post since we moved to vBulletin and it's simply held in moderation.

Friday, October 24, 2008

And The Winner of the CoPilot Live 7 Mobile Navigation Software is...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 03:47 PM

The second of our anniversary contests is now over: the winner of the CoPilot Live software, pulled randomly from the 160+ entries is...BudPritchard. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone that entered. I've got two, maybe three, more contests to launch - so stay tuned!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Winners of the SpaceTime 3.0 Contest

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 10:05 AM

Thanks to all who entered last month's SpaceTime 3.0 contest. Without the generosity of SpaceTime Mathematics, this contest just wouldn't have been possible, so a big thank you to them as well. We're finally announcing the winners; without further ado, here they are:

  • All-platforms license: hnelson59
  • Single-platform license: txa1265, WhiteStarLine
If your username appears in the list above, expect a message in your Thoughts Media Forums inbox within the next 24 hours.

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