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GIVEAWAY: Win a Motorola Debut i856

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Happy Holidays! And what a better way to celebrate the holiday season than to win a new phone! We recently reviewed the new Motorola Debut i856 for Boost Mobile and we are offering you the chance to get one shipped to your doorstep.

Entering the contest is simple: Drop a comment. Yup, that’s it. Just say hi, tell us why you think you should win, wish everyone a happy holiday, tell us what you’d like us to improve on the site– whatever, and your entered to win.  Pretty simple, right?

Ok, so just to be clear, here are the official rules:

  • Leave a comment— and you are entered to win. When leaving a comment make sure to include your email (don’t worry, no other commenters will see it) so we can contact you if you’re indeed the lucky winner! The winner should expect an email from us within 3 days following the contest’s closing, so check your email! If you don’t get back to us within another 3 days following the email, we will pick a new winner.
  • Winner will be chosen randomly— The winner will get one (1) Motorola Debut i856 for Boost Mobile, approximate retail value is $149.99. You need to provide the service (which you can do just by going to your local Walmart, Radio Shack, Best Buy, Target etc. and getting a Boost Mobile prepaid card, or by finding a “re-Boost” location near you from Boost’s site here).
  • You can only enter once— We know all, and see all – and you will be disqualified.
  • Giveaway is open to anyone in the 50 States— Sorry international readers.
  • Giveaway closes next Thursday, December 17th at 11:59 PM ET– That’s it, good luck and happy holidays!

Big thanks to Motorola for providing the giveaway!

UPDATE: And we have a winner. Congratulations to commenter #3 Avi Mattenson!

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Apple Contest to Download the 1 Billionth App

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We all know how popular the iPhone and iPod Touch are (unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year– in that case your excused 😉 ), and how awesome it is to be able to download apps right to the device using the App Store. Well, for those of you who don’t believe how popular the iPhone and iPod Touch have become, just check this: Apple right now is running a contest for the person who downloads the BILLIONTH app. Yup, as we said in the title, thats BILLION with a B!

This is rather amazing, considering it’s been really under a year since the App Store launched (technically it came in July of  ’08), but it gets even better for us users! Like what Apple did a couple of years ago when they were closing in on selling their 1 billionth iTunes song, they’re giving away a boatload of gear to the lucky soul who happens to download that 1 billionth app. What kinda gear you ask? Well, try a 17″ MacBook Pro; an iPod Touch 32GB; a $10,000 iTunes Gift Certificate (yes 10 GRAND– honestly, this is crazy!); and an Apple Time Capsule (basically a back up hard drive for your Mac or Windows PC that will automatically back up your hard drive using your wireless network). Total Retail Value of all the prizes? $13,746 (again– WOW!). You can follow the countdown to 1 billion apps at Apple’s site here.

Wanna know something even better? The app you download doesn’t necessarily need to be a paid app! You can just download a free one and you could win.

Listen, this won’t be easy to win, especially as they’re going at about a thousand apps every 10 or so seconds (at the time I’m writing this at least), but hey best of luck to ya!

Samsung Instinct to get it's own App Store

Ok, we mentioned this to you in the review of the Samsung Instinct, but now we’re gonna give out all the info. For those interested, read on!

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Samsung Instinct to get it’s own App Store

Ok, we mentioned this to you in the review of the Samsung Instinct, but now we’re gonna give out all the info. For those interested, read on!

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