Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 03:00 PM
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 03:00 PM
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM
I may be selling these sites and working full time for HTC now, but who says I can't have a little more fun giving away a great prize before I go? Last week I posted about the new Audioengine A5+ powered desktop speakers; the generous folks at Audioengine have offered up a set of these new speakers for a contest. With dual inputs (3.5mm and RCA, the latter of which is easily converted to an addition 3.5mm input with a cable) and a USB charging port, the A5+ speakers are a great companion to an endless variety of devices: desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, and yes, even the humble Zune. Ringing in at $399 USD, these are high-quality speakers that I guarantee will blow you away.
How do you win this contest? Simply post a comment to this discussion thread (one entry per person) telling me what your current audio solution for speakers is and how the Audioengine A5+ speakers will be better. One winner will be randomly selected from amongst all the entries and they'll get to chose either a set of black or white A5+ speakers. Due to the size and weight of this prize, it will only be shipped within the continental USA. The contest will remain open until Friday the 28th at 12 PM mountain time (GMT -7).
Best of luck everyone, and I look forward to reading some interesting entries. :-)
UPDATE: The contest is now over, and the winner is ITforSmallBiz. Thanks to everyone for entering!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 08:30 AM
I have an AT&T-branded LG Quantum Windows Phone 7 to give away thanks to the generous people at LG, and I'm giving it away in a YouTube contest. You can check out the video above, but in order to enter the contest, you'll need to post your comment on the YouTube video page (along with subscribing to our YouTube channel and marking the video as a favourite). The phone is SIM-unlocked, but the contest is restricted to people in the USA and Canada. Apologies rest-of-world, but it's too expensive to ship things overseas. The winner will be randomly selected via Random.org when the number of entries reaches a minimum of 500 entries. Good luck to everyone who enters!
Posted by Steven McPherson in "Windows Phone Events" @ 07:00 PM
Our friends s over at Mobility Minded have made some changes to their website and to celebrate they've launched a contest and coordinated with Samsung Mobile USA to give a way a free Samsung Focus to new Twitter/Facebook fans of their site! If you've wanted to snag a new Samsung Focus or get one as a potential developer test machine here's the easy way to do it! Click here for the rules of the contest and good luck!!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 02:06 PM
Just a quick reminder that the giveaway contest for a Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z is ending in roughly three hours - this all-in-one desktop computer worth $1308 USD is a fast, capable computer that would be perfect for a variety of scenarios and locations - check out my full review here. Enter the contest now!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 02:00 PM
I'm a couple days late getting this contest launched - things have been hectic - but here we go! I have a top-spec Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z to give away to one lucky Thoughts Media reader/YouTube viewer.
Here are the three things you have to do to be entered in this contest:
That's it! One entry per person, and the contest closes at 5 PM GMT -7 on December 13th, 2010. Good luck everyone - the winner will be chosen randomly from amongst all the comments posted. The winner will be contacted via YouTube direct message, and will have 48 hours to respond back to me to claim their prize. If the winner hasn't fulfilled all three of the requirements above, I'll pick someone else.
Please note: due to shipping constraints, this contest is open to people in North America only. You guys know I always try to do world-wide contests, but this is a physically BIG prize so as you can imagine shipping world-wide would be a bit problematic.
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 11:00 AM
I'm not quite done with the Windows Phone Thoughts re-launch contest: next up is an AT&T Pantech C820 Matrix Pro (Check out my review here.). It's a Windows Mobile Standard smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.1. I used one for a few months last year, and it's a surprisingly capable phone that's easy to use with the dual sliding input keyboards (the QWERTY keyboard and the 12-key dialling pad). It's locked to the AT&T network, so this contest is restricted to people living in the USA.
Want to win it? Just post a reply to this post telling me what your first mobile phone was - make, model, or whatever you can remember. That's it! I'll randomly select one winner on Thursday the 19th of August at 12 noon GMT -7. One post per person, and you'll want to make sure you have forum private message notifications turned on, because that's how I'll be notifying the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to get back to me to claim the prize.
I'm looking forward to reading about a lot of ancient cell phones - bonus points if you can post a link to an image of your first cell phone...
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:30 AM
I'm giving away a Lenovo A70z worth $729 USD, courtesy of Lenovo. It's a great all-in-one desktop computer that I did an unboxing and first impressions video of, and you can win it in a random drawing. You'll be winning a brand new A70z, still in the box, not the one I used in the video. I'll be selecting a random comment posted on this YouTube video telling me why this A70z is better than the computer you currently have, or how you'd use the A70z as a secondary computer. To win, that person has to be subscribed to my YouTube channel and has to have marked the video as a favourite. I forgot to mention that you should also Like the video, so that's not part of the official rules - but doing so would be the nice thing to do. :-)
The contest starts today, and runs until midnight on the 12th (GMT -7) - I'll be randomly selecting the winner on the morning of the 13th. One entry per person, and the winner must be located in the USA or Canada. Don't forget too that this is part of a much bigger giveaway ($15,000+) so be sure to check out all the of the other sites that are giving away their own A70z's. Good luck everyone!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 07:00 AM
Remember that Windows Phone Thoughts re-launch contest I mentioned a couple of weeks ago? Yeah, I've had a really hard time getting to it, but here we go: the first giveaway item is courtesy of the fine people at AT&T. The prize is a Samsung Propel Pro; you can check out my review if you want to learn more about the phone. The Propel Pro is a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone, and you can check out the full specs here.
Want to win it? Post a message as a reply to this post, telling me what phone you're using right now. That's it! Because this is an AT&T phone, you need to be located in the USA to win. One post per person, and remember that if it's your first post, it will be held in moderation for about 24 hours before it's approved. This contest will close at noon (GMT -7) on the 24th of this month. Have fun!
UPDATE: The contest is now over. And the winner is...budda! As the current owner of a Motorola RAZR, the AT&T Propel Pro is a definite step up. Enjoy it, and thanks AT&T for the giveaway!
Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Events" @ 01:30 AM
If you're one of the lucky ten mentioned, keep an eye on your inbox (and your spam folder, just in case) for an e-mail detailing how to claim your prize. A big thank you to SBSH Mobile Software for their generosity.
Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Events" @ 05:00 PM
In case you missed dropping by Windows Phone Thoughts during the holiday season, we drew The Noughties to a close by offering five copies of SBSH PhoneWeaver 2 and five copies of SBSH GoNews 1.3. The giveaways are still under way, though not for long! Our PhoneWeaver giveaway ends in a couple of days, so if you're keen on a chance to snag this great application, be sure to enter. Our GoNews giveaway, on the other hand, ends later in the week, though now is as good a time as any to enter. Good luck, and have a great 2010!
Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Software" @ 05:00 AM
"Today, SBSH Mobile Software updated its best selling newsreader application GoNews to version 1.3, adding support for Windows Mobile Smartphones (non touch screen devices) for the first time! GoNews 1.3 is the first version to support both Windows Mobile Touch and Non-Touch screen devices! Furthermore, GoNews 1.3 brings great download speed improvements, design improvements and some great new features for both Windows Mobile Touch and Non-Touch users. We invite all our users to update to the latest and greatest GoNews version!"
You didn't think we'd stop at just PhoneWeaver, did you? Yes, thanks to SBSH, we're hosting another holiday season giveaway! This time, we have five copies of GoNews 1.3 up for grabs, and this latest version packs a punch. It offers faster updates, touch and non-touch optimizations, and of course, long-awaited support for Windows Mobile Standard (that's Smartphone in the old tongue). So what do you have to do to win? Read on and get commenting. Good luck!
Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 04:25 AM
"SBSH Mobile Software is excited to announce today the PhoneWeaver for Windows Mobile Touch major update to version 2! SBSH PhoneWeaver 2 for Windows Mobile Touch is a robust profiles and phone management tool designed to fill one of the greatest needs of Windows Mobile users - enjoying powerful, smart and automated profiles! Additionally, PhoneWeaver brings a mobile-optimized interface for complete phone radios management with a touch of a finger! PhoneWeaver 2 introduce new location-based profiles to activate profiles automatically while you're on the move; touch designed profiles control panel that helps you switch between profiles with a touch of a finger and much more!"
Last week, much to the elation of many PhoneWeaver users, SBSH released v2 of the aforementioned phone management tool. The major upgrade adds a handful of new and improved features such as a touch-friendly phone control panel, location-based profiles, extended profile functionality, and Windows Mobile 6.5 optimizations. And thanks to SBSH, we have five copies to give away here at Windows Phone Thoughts. So what do you have to do to win? Read on and get commenting. Good luck!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 05:00 PM
This is a quick reminder that our giveaway of three pairs of SHURE SE210 headphones ends on the 15th of this month, so if you haven't already entered, you'd better do so quickly!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 06:00 AM
The only thing better than a contest is an easy contest, so jump over to Pocket PC Soft.net to check out the giveaways for an HP iPAQ 614c Business Navigator and an HP iPAQ Voice Messenger.
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 09:00 AM
That lovely video below is what I was seeing yesterday morning standing in my garage - as I write this it's gotten even worse. Winter has really arrived in full force where I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Blowing snow, roads being shut down, the whole deal. Since Windows Phone Thoughts and Digital Home Thoughts have a world-wide audience, I'm always interested in knowing what it's like where you live. And since I happen to have some now-legacy micro-lights branded with site names that no longer exist (Pocket PC Thoughts, Smartphone Thoughts, and Digital Media Thoughts) I thought there was a way I could clear up some inventory and have some fun at the same time...because who doesn't like cool little flashlights for free?
So here's the deal: I want you to post a picture of what the weather is like where you are right now. Bright sunny day? Cold and wet? Night time? It doesn't matter what it is, I want you to share your environment with the rest of the community - it's always fascinating to me to see the different sorts of things we experience. I have 25 Pocket PC Thoughts micro lights to give away, 15 Smartphone Thoughts micro lights, and 10 Digital Media Thoughts micro lights. That's 50 total prizes, and they'll be given to the first 50 people who post an image of the weather or environment they're in right now. BONUS: If someone posts a video, I'll also include a spare battery for the micro light (while supplies last - I have five extra batteries, so first come first serve). Read more...
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 06:00 AM
"We're all lost without our phones. So this holiday season, we're giving away three brand new Windows® phones from Verizon & AT&T for tweets that share your most embarrassing lost phone story. How creative can you be in under 140 characters?"
Running until December 10th, the "Lost Without My Phone" giveaway is simple to enter - just follow and send a tweet to @windowsphone explaining your most embarrassing lost phone story. Fitting that into 140 characters will be quite a challenge, but three Windows phones are on the line, so go for it!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:00 AM
We've got another great contest for you, and this time because it's an accessory that works with so many different products, it's a network-wide contest. The prizes? I'm giving away three pairs of SHURE SE210 Earphones (MSRP $179.99 USD), courtesy of the generous folks at Shure. Our very own David Tucker reviewed this earphones back in September, and he loved them - so I'm sure the three winners will as well. The SE210's feature a noise-isolating sleeves that block 90 percent of the ambient noise, and the more noise you can block out, the more you can enjoy your tunes.
What do you have to do to win? Simply post a message in this discussion thread telling me which type of device (or devices) you'd use the headphones with. A Windows Mobile smartphone? A Zune? An iPod? An iPhone? A netbook or laptop? That's it - one post per person, and the contest closes on Tuesday the 15th of December at 12pm GMT -7. This contest is world-wide; I'll be shipping you the prizes myself.
Remember that all first posts in our system are held in moderation, so if this contest entry is your first post, please wait up to 48 hours before getting concerned if your post hasn't shown up yet - it will. Winners will be contacted via private forum message, so ensure that you have email notifications turned on. Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize.
Let's see those entries!
UPDATE:The contest is now closed, and the three winners are GqSkrub, webguy248, and deenoo. Thanks to everyone for entering - it was great to see so many entries! And big thanks to SHURE for donating the prizes!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 12:00 PM
Hey everyone! This is a quick heads-up for you to check Digital Home Thoughts if you're interested in winning some free stuff. It's by far our #1 site when it comes to contests, largely because it covers a broad spectrum of topics which makes it easier to get giveaway items. We've been running a hard drive giveaway (3350 GB in total storage) for the past five weeks, giving away a variety of hard drives, and this week we're giving away a 500 GB Western Digital hard drive. Also going on is a giveaway for a Skooba Design Checkthrough Brief bag, and on Monday we're launching a contest giving away 10 copies of Corel Digital Studio 2010. Watch for it!
Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 11:30 PM
One giveaway down, another to go! Thanks to Eltima Software, we have two copies of SyncMate 2.0 Expert Edition (each valued at $39.95 USD) for you to snag. The sync application is compatible with Mac OS X, and offers a plethora of sync options between Windows Mobile (and other smartphones), Google accounts, and Mac OS-based applications such as iCal, iPhoto, iTunes, Mail, Address Book, Safari, Firefox, and Entourage.
So, what do you have to do to win? Read on and get commenting. Good luck!