Jan 22 AT 2:57 PM Taylor Wimberly 11 Comments

And the free Motorola CLIQ goes to…

Last week I announced I was giving away my unused Motorola CLIQ to celebrate the news it would be receiving Android 2.1. We asked our readers to submit videos telling us why they should get the phone and received 25 responses. Thank you to everyone who participated and placed an entry. There were quite a few readers who I think deserve an Android phone, but I only have one to give away right now. On to the winners.

Grand prize winner:  Braethorn

I had a real hard time selecting the winner, but I went with Braethorn for a couple of reasons. He met the requirements (T-Mobile customer who never owned a smartphone), made me laugh, and provided a helpful reminder of what life was like before we had Android.

I’ve been guilty of making fun of some of the lesser Android phones and taking them for granted, but the truth is just about any Android phone is an awesome upgrade for someone coming from a feature phone.

Runners up:  Chrysteena and Jagjr86

There were so many great entries that I decided to pick two runners up. Both of these people spent some quality time filming and editing their videos so I thought they deserved some kind of prize.

I’m out of phones to give away (for now), but I’m offering each runner up a $100 cash prize that they can apply towards the purchase of a new phone (or whatever else they want to spend it on).

Stay tuned for more freebies. We are posting a new giveaway later today…

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

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  • http://Website Duniel Deya

    Congrats to the winners!

    Wow! I thought the contest deadline was before thrusday while Braethorn posted his almost end of thursday. So in reality he was out of the contest, even if he was in another time zone in the US. Gotta be fair to the other contestants.

    Out of the 3 picked Jagjr86 was the best hands down! Too bad I wasnt even a runner up…ohh well next time!

    • http://Website Laura

      “Wow! I thought the contest deadline was before thrusday while Braethorn posted his almost end of thursday. So in reality he was out of the contest, even if he was in another time zone in the US. Gotta be fair to the other contestants.”
      /agree

    • http://picenhance.com underoath

      Thank you.

    • http://Website Rox (Braethorn )

      Actually, my entry was only one of three that were posted on Thursday, and I’m certain that Taylor gave the other two equal consideration. I’m sure the extra day was just a buffer in case they got a ton of entries. I’m actually surprised that I won with all the great submissions you guys brought to the table, and I can’t wait to see what the next competition brings outta you guys =-)

  • http://www.goldfishview.com David Shellabarger

    Congratulations to the Winner and the Runner ups.
    I look forward to the thundercats video.

  • http://picenhance.com underoath

    Thank you Taylor for the cash prize – I was excited to learn there was something for the runners up. Thanks to everyone who voted on my video too :)

    UPDATE: The blackberry featured in the film accepted my apology and we’re back together for the time being.

  • http://Website Rox (Braethorn)

    Thank you so much Taylor! I definitely agree with you on the runners up too…they were my top picks, personally. I’m glad they don’t go away empty handed :-)

    And the Tundercats video will certainly be forthcoming, David.

  • http://Website Michael Deguzman

    Whaaat. I don’t wanna bash but im surprised with the winner.
    I really thought it was gonna be Jagjr86 or Duniel for sure.

    • http://picenhance.com underoath

      Thanks Michael.

  • chrysteena

    Thanks to everyone who liked my video. And thanks for the cash prize Taylor! Very much appreciated.

  • http://Website Jeff

    Wow, congratulations to the winner and runners up! But man, I’m surprised this guy didn’t get any credit. Talk about time editing.

  1. Duniel DeyaGuest 5 years ago

    Congrats to the winners!

    Wow! I thought the contest deadline was before thrusday while Braethorn posted his almost end of thursday. So in reality he was out of the contest, even if he was in another time zone in the US. Gotta be fair to the other contestants.

    Out of the 3 picked Jagjr86 was the best hands down! Too bad I wasnt even a runner up…ohh well next time!

    • LauraGuest 5 years ago

      “Wow! I thought the contest deadline was before thrusday while Braethorn posted his almost end of thursday. So in reality he was out of the contest, even if he was in another time zone in the US. Gotta be fair to the other contestants.”
      /agree

    • Thank you.

    • Rox (Braethorn )Guest 5 years ago

      Actually, my entry was only one of three that were posted on Thursday, and I’m certain that Taylor gave the other two equal consideration. I’m sure the extra day was just a buffer in case they got a ton of entries. I’m actually surprised that I won with all the great submissions you guys brought to the table, and I can’t wait to see what the next competition brings outta you guys =-)

  2. David ShellabargerGuest 5 years ago

    Congratulations to the Winner and the Runner ups.
    I look forward to the thundercats video.

  3. Thank you Taylor for the cash prize – I was excited to learn there was something for the runners up. Thanks to everyone who voted on my video too :)

    UPDATE: The blackberry featured in the film accepted my apology and we’re back together for the time being.

  4. Rox (Braethorn)Guest 5 years ago

    Thank you so much Taylor! I definitely agree with you on the runners up too…they were my top picks, personally. I’m glad they don’t go away empty handed :-)

    And the Tundercats video will certainly be forthcoming, David.

  5. Michael DeguzmanGuest 5 years ago

    Whaaat. I don’t wanna bash but im surprised with the winner.
    I really thought it was gonna be Jagjr86 or Duniel for sure.

  6. Thanks to everyone who liked my video. And thanks for the cash prize Taylor! Very much appreciated.

  7. JeffGuest 5 years ago

    Wow, congratulations to the winner and runners up! But man, I’m surprised this guy didn’t get any credit. Talk about time editing.