Yep, you read that right - we're giving away a DROID BIONIC, and it's not even out yet (well, it will be in less than 24 hours), courtesy of the awesome folks over at Stack Exchange. Why? Because we want to help supercharge Stack's amazing Android Q&A site, Android Stack Exchange.
Android Stack Exchange, a child of the StackOverflow family of sites, is sort of like a dedicated Android Q&A Reddit + Wiki + FAQ for answering all your questions about everything Android. It really is pretty amazing, and unlike Stack Overflow, it's not aimed at developers - on the contrary, it's for users like me and you.
Here, check out some sample questions which show the kind of great community responses you can expect from the site:
- What can I do to increase battery life on my Android phone?
- I've Rooted my phone. Now what?
- What is the best non-Internet GPS app?
That awesomeness aside, you should love Stack Exchange anyway - because they're providing us with a DROID BIONIC to give away to one of you. Which actually makes them even awesomer.
If you haven't heard of the DROID BIONIC, you've probably been living under a rock the last 9 months. But, just in case, here are the important specifications:
- Dual-core TI OMAP 4430 1GHz processor
- 4.3" qHD LCD display 540x960
- 1GB RAM / 16GB onboard storage
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Motorola skin
- Micro SD slot (includes 16GB card)
- 8MP rear camera (1080p video capture) / VGA front camera
- 4G LTE
- 1735mAh battery
- mini-HDMI out
- DLNA support
Generally speaking, the BIONIC is probably going to be the closest competitor to the Galaxy S II available in the US for the next few months. And it has Verizon's super-speedy 4G LTE - a feature no Galaxy S II can lay claim to.
How To Enter
Entering the giveaway is really simple. There are 2 steps - complete both of them.
Complete either one of these to be eligible, two to double, or all 3 to triple 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 BIONIC, Motorola, Android Stack Exchange, Android Police, etc. Just don't forget you only have 140 characters total, so make them count:
One lucky person will win a DROID BIONIC from @AndroidPolice Sept 10th. I hope it will be me. http://bit.ly/ap-bnc [insert your own comment here]
- Like the AndroidPolice fan page on Facebook. There is no need to leave a comment to enter, so if you're already following, proceed to step 2 below.
Fill out this brief form so that we know how to get in touch with you in case you win.
That's it. Remember, you can enter up to three times, and each entry increases your chance to win.
The contest will run until 11:59 p.m. PST Saturday, September 10th 2011. The winner will be chosen at random.
The contest is open only to United States residents with a valid US address, so please make sure you can provide one in case you win. (This is because the DROID BIONIC only works on Verizon's US network - sorry, guys.)
Please take the time to read the full official rules, below.
ANDROID POLICE MOTOROLA DROID BIONIC GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES
ANDROIDPOLICE.COM, A CALIFORNIA SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (referred to herein as “Contest Provider”) IS THE PROVIDER OF THIS CONTEST. The Contest is open only to entrants who reside in the United States (does not include U.S. Territories or Outlying Islands).
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 September 7th at 00:01AM Pacific Standard Time and will continue until September 10th at 11:59PM Pacific Standard 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) "Motorola DROID BIONIC” smartphone computing device, estimated retail value $589.99. No substitutions or exchanges, cash or otherwise, will be allowed. Prize is not transferable.
The winner will be chosen by Android Police at random.
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.
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 the United States. Failure to provide an address in the United States 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 and Release, 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 Stack Exchange. Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed via e-mail to Artem Russakovskii at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Contest void where prohibited.