Our first giant giveaway was a huge success, with lots of excited entries received from many countries around the world in the 2 weeks it was running. In the end, one lucky winner - Keef from the UK - walked away with a free XOOM Wi-Fi, excited beyond belief. While we could only pick one winner for that giveaway, I promised that more would be coming, one more awesome than the other.
Today, I'm glad to announce our 2nd giant giveaway, also sponsored by NVIDIA, with the grand prize of the T-Mobile LG G-Slate 3D tablet with a street price of $750-800 (Amazon $800, T-Mobile $750). This tablet packs even more features than the XOOM and has 3G/4G connectivity built-in.
This G-Slate features:
- a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor
- a 3D-capable 8.9" wide-screen
- 32 GB of space
- 1GB of DDR2 RAM
- dual 5MP cameras capable of taking 3D and HD pictures and video (1080P)
- a 2MP front-facing camera
- a 6400 mAh battery
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
- HDMI out
- It runs on the 850/1800/1900 MHz and 900/1700/2100 MHz GSM (Tri-Band/Tri-Mode) frequencies and transmits data using HSPA+21 (what T-Mobile calls 4G)
- and, of course, Android 3.0 "Honeycomb"
Note: This prize does NOT come with a data plan of any sort - if you want to hook it up to T-Mobile, it is your responsibility; otherwise, feel free to use its Wi-Fi capabilities.
And here is the winner (picked at random):
@h2oskierc, Chris Grandell from Minnesota, who entered using Twitter on June 1st with this comment "I can haz g-slatez?" - you are now the owner of a brand new LG G-Slate 3D Honeycomb tablet. Congratulations!
1 brand new T-Mobile LG G-Slate 4G/3D tablet, courtesy of NVIDIA and Android Police.
How To Win
Entering the giveaway is really simple.
Complete either one of these to be eligible or both to double your chances of winning.
- Follow @AndroidPolice on Twitter, then tweet out a message that starts with the following phrase and ends with something original you can think of to spice it up - it could be anything mentioning the G-Slate, LG, NVIDIA, Android Police, Tegra 2, etc. Just don't forget you only have 140 characters, so make them count:
NVIDIA and @AndroidPolice are giving away a free LG G-Slate 3D Honeycomb tablet http://bit.ly/ap-gsl. <PUT YOUR OWN MESSAGE HERE>
- Like/fan the AndroidPolice fan page on Facebook, then Like the entry for this article and leave a comment on that entry about the G-Slate, LG, NVIDIA, Android Police, Android, Tegra 2, or why you should be the one to win. Be creative :-]
That's it - there are no other steps this time around. Very easy, just like last time.
The giveaway starts immediately and runs until June 3rd, 11:59PM PST.
It is open to residents of the countries specified in the detailed terms and conditions below (not just U.S. - check the list to see if your country is there). Note: After careful consideration, we've added Malaysia, India, and South Africa to the list of eligible countries and removed Argentina (due to extremely high import duties).
The winner will be selected randomly from the pool of entrants, announced here, and notified via twitter, Facebook, or email.
1 entry per person for each method is allowed (1 for Facebook and 1 for Twitter). Entering more than once on either social site will not increase your chances.
NVIDIA and Android Police will ship the prize to the winner.
See the "Official Rules" below for the exact terms of the contest and eligibility requirements.
Good luck, everyone!
ANDROID POLICE LG G-SLATE GIVEAWAY CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
ANDROIDPOLICE.COM, A CALIFORNIA SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (referred to herein as “Contest Provider”) IS THE PROVIDER OF THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, MEXICO, CHILE, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, INDIA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, THE UNITED KINGDOM, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, DENMARK, NORWAY, SPAIN, IRELAND, RUSSIA, THE NETHERLANDS, SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH AFRICA, TAIWAN, MALAYSIA, THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, CROATIA, THE UKRAINE, POLAND, BULGARIA, AND HUNGARY WHICH ARE: (i) OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON THE DATE REFERENCED BELOW AS THE START DATE FOR THE CONTEST; AND (ii) WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND IN THE UNITED STATES; THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA; OR RESIDENTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF VICTORIA, QUEENSLAND OR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY ("ENTRANTS"). If you are under the legal age of majority in your country of residence, but are (i) over the age of 13 years of age and a resident of the United States of America, or a member country of the European Union other than Spain, or the United Kingdom; (ii) who is least 14 years of age and a resident of Spain, the United Kingdom, or Russia; or (iii) who is at least 15 years of age and is a resident of the Republic of Korea; one of your parents or legal guardians must submit a signed, written statement that they have read, understood and agree to these Contest rules with your entry, and that such agreement constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules on behalf of you and themselves. Residents of the State of Rhode Island in the United States, the Province of Quebec in Canada, or Queensland, Victoria, or the Australian Capital Territory in Australia are ineligible for participation in this Contest. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. There is no cost to enter or win. Offer void where prohibited.
Contest Provider will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, or misrouted transmissions or entries; (b) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Contest Provider; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
3. Contest Period
The Contest begins May 20th, 2011 at 1:00 Pacific Time and will continue until June 3rd, 2011 at 11:59PM Pacific Time (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received before the Deadline to be eligible to win the Prize.
One (1) eligible entrant will be chosen by the Contest Provider as the “Winner,” and will receive the “Prize,” one (1) LG “G-SLATE” tablet computing device, estimated retail value $749.99-799.99. No substitutions or exchanges, cash or otherwise, will be allowed. Prize is not transferable.
The Prize will be provided “as is,” Contest Provider and Prize Provider provide no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Shipment of Prize will be the sole responsibility of Prize Provider. Shipment method and carrier will be selected by Prize Provider. Contest Provider and Prize Provider assume no responsibility for loss of or damage to the prize prior to or during shipment. If the Prize, after shipment, is returned to the Prize Provider as undeliverable or for any other reason, Contest Provider and Prize Provider reserve the right to disqualify the Winner and to designate another Entrant as the Winner.
5. Collection of Information:
The Contest entry requires you to submit a first and last name, email address, and shipping address to meet the Contest’s Eligibility requirements.
If you are a citizen of France and/or any of the other countries whose citizens are eligible for this Contest, and pursuant to French law pertaining to data collection and processing, you are informed that the data collector is AndroidPolice.com, and the data collected will be transferred to the United States of America. Upon request, you will be provided with access to your personal data. To exercise this right, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Winner consents to allowing Contest Provider to disclose the following information to Prize Provider for the purpose of awarding the Prize: (1) first and last name, (2) email address, and (3) shipping address. Shipping address must be located in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section. Failure to provide an address in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section will result in disqualification from the Contest.
6. General Release of Liability
By entering the Contest, you release the Contest Provider and Prize Provider from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Prize.
7. Affidavit and Release:
As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the Winner will be required to execute and deliver to Contest Provider a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules and a release of liability. The Affidavit of Eligibility may be submitted by email.
8. Contest and Prize Providers:
Contest provided by Android Police. Prizing provided by NVIDIA. Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed via e-mail to Artem Russakovskii at email@example.com.
9. Choice of Law:
The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States.
Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Contest Provider, which are final and binding in all respects. Contest Provider reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, at its discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant's participation in the Contest should any causes beyond Contest Provider’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Contest Provider otherwise becomes (as determined by its discretion) unable to run the Contest as planned.