Apple iPad giveaway!

By on April 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM.

Apple iPad giveaway!

Apple’s new iPad is the best tablet on the planet, and we have a brand new one to give away courtesy of Telenav and their new app Scout! It’s a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad, and you can even choose the color. To enter, simply drop in a comment below. Here are the full rules:

  • This contest will run for one week until April 26th at 11:59PM ET.
  • To enter, you must leave a comment below — let us know why you want a new iPad.
  • You must be 18 years or older and you must live in the United States — sorry!

Special thanks to Telenav, and don’t forget to follow them on Twitter and Facebook. You can also download their new app for iOS here and check out their website here.

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‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ loser turned winner auctions prizes for charity

By on March 27, 2012 at 6:20 PM.

‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ loser turned winner auctions prizes for charity

Samsung Galaxy Nexus user Sahas Katta found himself thrust into the technology news cycle recently after he allegedly smoked a Windows Phone but was denied his prize. Katta took part in a Microsoft contest that asked users of Android phones, iPhones or any other smartphone to compete against a Microsoft store employee with a Windows Phone in one of several challenges. When Katta won his challenge by upstaging a Windows Phone with his Galaxy Nexus, Microsoft store employees are said to have cheated him out of his prize. Read on for more. More →

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Microsoft reissues ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ smartphone challenge

By on March 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM.

Microsoft reissues ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ smartphone challenge

Microsoft on Thursday announced a new round of challenges for its “Smoked By Windows Phone” contest series. If users with non-Windows Phone handsets can perform a variety of tasks faster than a Microsoft Windows Phone, they can win a limited edition Hunger Games PC (HP Folio 13 Special Edition) valued at $1,049.00. Even those who lose the challenge can still win, however, as Microsoft will be handing out unlocked Windows Phones to those willing to trade in their current smartphones. It should be noted, however, that this is a skill-based competition and has nothing to do with benchmarks. “The object of this Contest is for You to come into the Microsoft Store and try to beat the Microsoft Windows Phone in a series of five (5) “Smoked by Windows Phone” challenge scenarios selected by Microsoft at its sole discretion including: (1) Pocket-to-Picture-to-Post, (2) Real-Time Information with Live Tiles, (3) Using the People Hub to Stay in Touch with the People You Care About Most, (4) Updating Your Status Across Multiple Social Networks, and (5) Local Scout (“Challenge”).” The contest runs from March 22nd to March 29th in Microsoft’s 14 U.S. retail locations. More →

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Apple counts down to 25 billion App Store downloads

By on February 17, 2012 at 2:25 PM.

Apple counts down to 25 billion App Store downloads

Apple on Friday initiated a countdown to 25 billion iTunes App Store downloads. The running total currently sits just under 24.3 billion downloads and Apple is offering a prize to the user who downloads the 25 billionth application. “As of today, nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks,” Apple wrote on its website. “Download the 25 billionth app, and you could win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card. Just visit the App Store and download your best app yet.” Apple’s iOS App Store opened its doors in July 2008 alongside the launch of the iPhone 3G, and the company would later launch the Mac App Store in October 2010. More →

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iPhone 4S giveaway!

By on October 20, 2011 at 12:05 PM.

iPhone 4S giveaway!

Have you been lusting after Apple’s latest device? They’re sold out everywhere across the globe, but we have one brand new iPhone 4S to giveaway! All you have to do to enter is just like us on Facebook and leave a comment below, and you’re on your way to winning. Here are the details:

  • To enter into the iPhone 4S giveaway, like us on Facebook.
  • Then leave a comment below and let us know why you want a brand new iPhone 4S.

It’s that easy. This giveaway will run for one week until 11:59 p.m. on October 27th, and it is open to anyone 18 and older worldwide. Winners will be notified directly via email, so please make sure you use a real email address when posting your entry in the comments section. One randomly selected winner will receive a brand new unlocked 16GB Apple iPhone 4S in black. Good luck!

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BGR and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ giveaway, week 3: TouchPad, EVO 3D, myTouch 4G Slide!

By on August 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM.

BGR and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ giveaway, week 3: TouchPad, EVO 3D, myTouch 4G Slide!

Following weeks one and two of Qualcomm and BGR’s Snapdragon giveaway, six lucky BGR readers are now proud owners of six awesome Snapdragon-powered devices. Now we’re back for the third and final week of this awesome giveaway series, and we’ve got three brand new devices ready that fall into Qualcomm’s Snapdragon System 3 category, offering up to 1.5GHz dual-core CPUs, Adreno 220 GPUs, HSPA+ support, 1080p recording support, Dolby 5.1 surround sound support and support for stereoscopic 3D, as evidenced by one of this week’s devices in particular. That’s right ladies and gents, this week we’re giving away one HTC EVO 3D (Sprint), one HTC myTouch 4G Slide (T-Mobile) and one HP TouchPad tablet.

  • Leave a comment below explaining why you want to win — be sure to use your real email address, Twitter account or Facebook account when commenting so we can contact you if you win
  • Follow @BGR on Twitter and retweet this post

Readers may enter this portion of the giveaway up to twice, once by commenting beneath this post and once by following @BGR on Twitter and retweeting this post. The third leg of our three-week giveaway will run from now through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 23rd. The giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States only, and you must be at least 18-years-old to enter. No purchase is necessary, and all devices and shipping costs will be free to contest winners. Winners will be selected randomly, contacted directly by BGR staff, and devices will be paired with winners at random. Phone service is not included.

Good luck! And feel free to follow individual BGR staffers on Twitter, too (@boygenius, @zacharye and @robotodd).

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BGR and Qualcomm's Snapdragon™ giveaway, week 2: EVO View 4G, Xperia PLAY, Inspire 4G!

By on August 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM.

BGR and Qualcomm's Snapdragon™ giveaway, week 2: EVO View 4G, Xperia PLAY, Inspire 4G!

You thought we’d be done after three devices? Not a chance. Following week one of Qualcomm and BGR’s Snapdragon giveaway, we’re back with three more awesome devices to send out to three lucky BGR readers absolutely free of charge. Last week’s handsets fell into Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon System 1 category, and this week’s devices are powered by beefed up System 2 chipsets, which offer up to 1.4GHz of processing power, an Adreno 205 GPU, stereoscopic 3D support and plenty more. In store for week two winners is a brand new HTC EVO View 4G tablet (Sprint), one HTC Inspire 4G (AT&T) and one Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY (Verizon Wireless). Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment below explaining why you want to win — be sure to use your real email address, Twitter account or Facebook account when commenting so we can contact you if you win
  • Follow @BGR on Twitter and retweet this post

Readers may enter this portion of the giveaway up to twice, once by commenting beneath this post and once by following @BGR on Twitter and retweeting this post. Readers who enter week two of the giveaway are still eligible to enter week three. The second leg of our three-week giveaway will run from now through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 16th, and then the last leg will begin on August 17th. The giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States only, and you must be at least 18-years-old to enter. No purchase is necessary, and all devices and shipping costs will be free to contest winners. Winners will be selected randomly, contacted directly by BGR staff, and devices will be paired with winners at random. Phone service is not included.

Good luck! And feel free to follow individual BGR staffers on Twitter, too (@boygenius, @zacharye and @robotodd).

UPDATE: The AT&T device available to win is the HTC Inspire 4G, not the Samsung Infuse 4G as originally stated.

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BGR and Qualcomm celebrate Snapdragon™ rebranding with huge giveaway!

By on August 3, 2011 at 12:01 PM.

BGR and Qualcomm celebrate Snapdragon™ rebranding with huge giveaway!

In an age where mobile device components seem to grow by leaps and bounds every few months, it’s pretty remarkable that a pioneer in the space still manages to find itself among the top chipmakers in the world. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip was the first 1GHz mobile device processor to hit the market when the LG eXpo launched in December 2009, and it kicked off a gigahertz craze that has gained steam ever since. Today, Qualcomm is still a leader in the space and the company on Wednesday revealed the rebranding of its Snapdragon chipsets. Snapdragon chips now fall into one of four series: Snapdragon System 1 (65nm, up to 1.2GHz CPU, Adreno 200 GPU, up to 3G HSPA), Snapdragon System 2 (45nm, up to 1.4GHz CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, HSPA+, 1024 x 768 display, 720p recording, Dolby 5.1, stereoscopic 3D), Snapdragon System 3 (45nm, up to 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, Adreno 220 GPU, HSPA+, 1440 x 900 display, 1080p recording, Dolby 5.1, stereoscopic 3D) and Snapdragon System 4 (28nm, up to 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, up to quad-core Adreno GPU, HSPA+, LTE). System 4 Snapdragon chipsets won’t hit the market until next year, but Systems 1 through 3 can currently be found in 125 commercially available devices. So what might be an appropriate way for Qualcomm to celebrate the new rebranding? Team up with BGR to give away nine different smartphones and tablets, of course! Read on for all the details. More →

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Apple iPad 2 giveaway!

By on June 27, 2011 at 2:01 PM.

Apple iPad 2 giveaway!

We’re back with another one and this time it’s thanks to TeleNav, our launch partner for our new podcast series. Want to get your hands on the hottest tablet on the planet, which is still sold out almost everywhere? Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • First of all, make sure to check out our very first podcast with information on the giveaway!
  • Install the free GPS by TeleNav app on your iPhone or your Android smartphone and start the 30-day trial.
  • Leave a comment below letting us know your feedback on the podcast, your thoughts on the TeleNav app, or why you’d like to win a brand new iPad 2.

The content will run for one week until July 4th at 11:59 p.m. EDT. For official terms and conditions click here.

Good luck!

P.S. You can also follow @TeleNav on Twitter, along with the @BGR team at @boygenius, @zacharye and @robotodd!

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Samsung kicks off ‘Time to Tab Video Contest’ with $15,000 in prizes

By on June 11, 2011 at 5:20 AM.

Samsung kicks off ‘Time to Tab Video Contest’ with $15,000 in prizes

Samsung recently kicked off its “Time to Tab” video contest in which it’s giving away $15,000 in cash prizes. All you have to do is film a 60-second clip about how the Galaxy Tab 10.1 makes your life (or someone else’s life) better, or how you use the device during a 24 hour period. The top prize is $7,000, but you can also win $500 prizes for sharing videos about the competition. We could think of worse ways to win money More →

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HP Veer 4G giveaway

By on May 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM.

HP Veer 4G giveaway

Want to get your hands on the smallest full-fledged smartphone in the world? Want a touchscreen device and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard? Well, HP has given us a Veer 4G to give away, so here we go! If you’d like to enter, make sure to follow the giveaway contest rules below:

  • To enter, simply post a comment below letting us know why you want to win an HP Veer.
  • Follow us on Twitter and check us out on Facebook.

We’ll run the content for a week, until May 31st at 11:59 p.m Eastern Time and the winner will be contacted directly following the end of the contest. Also, note that we’re giving away a brand new HP Veer 4G for AT&T in black, not white like the one pictured above. Good luck!

P.S. If you want to follow individual BGR staff on Twitter, you can follow @boygenius@robotodd and @zacharye

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Sensobi Contacts Pro for BlackBerry giveaway – 500 copies up for grabs!

By on May 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM.

Sensobi Contacts Pro for BlackBerry giveaway – 500 copies up for grabs!

Back in July of 2009, we came across an emerging start up with a terrific contacts and communications management solution we thought might rival Xobni’s product. Sensobi’s app was just a beta at the time, but we were so impressed with the app’s improvements over the standard BlackBerry contacts app that we wanted our readers to have a taste as well. We gave away some beta invites and it turned out we were right — readers were just as impressed with Sensobi as we were. Less than two years later, Sensobi’s founders reached out to let us know the company has been acquired by GroupMe. We congratulated them, of course, and they couldn’t say enough about all of the amazing feedback BGR readers had provided to them over the years. As a thank you, Sensobi insisted that we giveaway 500 free copies of Sensobi Contacts Pro before the new version is released to the general public. The app is well worth the $9.99 retail price in BlackBerry App World, we think, but nothing beats free. So, BlackBerry users, click the read link below from your BlackBerry smartphone to install Sensobi Contacts Pro — the first 500 clicks will score a free copy! If you miss it, check out the free and paid versions of Sensobi Contacts in BlackBerry App World. More →

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White iPhone 4 giveaway!

By on April 26, 2011 at 12:30 PM.

White iPhone 4 giveaway!

It’s not even out yet, and it’s just a color, but there’s no debating that plenty of people are waiting on the edges of their seats for the white iPhone 4. As such, we’re giving away a brand new white iPhone 4 — and in the process, we’re trying to get to know you just a little bit better. Here are official rules for the giveaway:

  • To enter, take our quick survey linked here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XYRLVC6
  • Fill out as much info as you’d like (email addresses will be stored separately from survey data to maintain anonymity)
  • At the end of the survey, enter your email address so we can contact you if you win

One lucky respondent will win a white 16GB iPhone 4 (AT&T model, brand new in unopened retail packaging). The contest is open globally to readers 18 years of age or older, just know that we won’t be able to unlock your iPhone for you if you win and don’t want to use it on AT&T — but you’re free to unlock it on your own, of course. The contest will run for one week until May 3rd at 11:59PM ET. Feel free to drop a comment below regardless, too!

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