“Why I want a Windows Phone” – tell us why and win

We have an HTC Windows Phone 8x to give away, and if you email us to

        [email protected]

between December 4th and December 12th (contest ends 12/12/2012 at 11:59pm PST), you could have a chance to win.  See below for details.

The Phone

A “Pre-Production Unit” HTC Windows Phone 8x with 16gb memory, running Windows Phone 8 final (build 8.0.9903.0) – given away at the Windows Phone 8 launch event in San Francisco in October.

Full specs and more from HTC

Locked to AT&T, no SIM card (you’re on your own for mobile service, including unlocking the phone)

(Very) Lightly used, in original box with USB cord and (US style) charging plug

The Rules

Send us an email to [email protected] with a short (~100 words) response to:

        “Why I want a Windows Phone”

        include “Why I want a Windows Phone” in the subject line.

Please provide a name or screen name to refer you by.

We’d like to share some of your responses, even if you don’t win, so any responses you email in become our property, and by entering you give us the right to publish your response.

If we like your response best, we’ll send you the phone (we’ll pay the shipping).  We hope to ship it out on Friday, December 14th.


The Fine Print

We reserve any and all rights in deciding who gets the phone

Don’t spam us or scam us, or risk losing out.

We won’t base our decision on where you live (ie: not “US only”), but getting the phone to work in your service area is totally up to you.

You must use an email address that we can contact you with if you win, and you must respond promptly (within 24 hours) with a valid mailing address if we contact you, or we’ll give it to someone else (we don’t want to collect your addresses beforehand).  We’ll announce the winner on LiveSide.net, too.

We’re not trying to collect email addresses for some nefarious purpose, we just want to give away the phone.  If you’re concerned, don’t enter.

1 response per email address (but quality of the response counts, we’re not just drawing out of a hat)

The phone is in total as is condition – if it doesn’t work on your service provider, or if it messes up in any way, it’s not our fault.

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December 4th, 2012 at 4:45 pm