Apr 04 AT 12:45 AM Taylor Wimberly 3 Comments

Winners Announced for 500 RSS Subscribers Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in the last contest.  With your help, we grew the Android Army several hundred members.  As the site gets bigger, we will attempt more contests with better prizes.  The next milestone of 1000 is right around the corner, so stay tuned for details.

Picking the winner of the free G1 was difficult, but there was one letter sent in that caught my attention.  Congratulations Phill, you have been selected as our winner.  We hope you use your new G1 to help with your schooling and stay connected to your family.

Okay, first I’d like to go for why I should win a G1, though I’d also like to post for the other portion too (you’ll see why soon :P).

Hey! I have t-mobile. But guess what? I don’t have a g1 :(. My mom does. She absolutely loves it! And so do I. In fact, thats why I visit here religiously, to learn more about her phone. I’m a student, so I can’t afford to buy a g1, but if I got it, I’d do everything in my power to use it to its fullest potential. My mom has already talked about just making me pay for the data(which is possible) if I ever got one. But now why I should have it —. As I said before, I’m a student. That means I’m basically in poverty. I’m going to college very soon, and right now I have a razr. I’m going to college far away, and my razr is basically for show. I can’t text or talk on it, let alone download apps! I have no money left in my bank account because I loaned it family so that they could keep the house. They never paid me back. I’m trying to get a job, but its impossible in this climate! And even when I get one, every penny (besides bills) has to go towards tuition, because although I’m top of my class and poor, I can’t get scholarships because I live in a rich area around rich kids (that ALL have iphones… I’m basically the only one that doesn’t want an iphone in my school). I know, sob story. But thats my every day life. I have a horrible razr, horrible conditions, and horrible world to look forward to. A g1 would be a bright and sunny addition to that bleak outlook, especially since I’ve already mastered it. One of my friends from another school has a g1, and he lets me tinker with it, as well as my mom, who only uses it for work. Also, my moms friend is constantly badgering me to get her the nicest apps and all that jazz to spruce up her g1, so I’m not new to this.

Oh, and I have an undying love for google. Even without a g1, I use only gmail and have google desktop and google talk and google you name it, I use it. Thats the biggest turn on of the g1 for me, to know I could be part of something that will be huge in the future. I have faith in the g1 because I have faith in google.

If I win, I’d be more than happy to even help at the site, giving heads up and app reviews, and I’ve been trying to learn how to code, so if I ever get the hang, even helping make apps! If I can use it the same way I use my moms friend’s g1, I’ll go through basically all the apps! And I’m very oppinionated so I’ll definitely have something to review!


P.s. sorry if its really long… I like to write.

The two random winners of the Body Glove case and window mount are Pete and Mike.  E-mails have been sent out to all the winners and prizes will be shipped when we confirm your address.  If any winner does not respond, then an alternate will be selected.  Thanks again to everyone who participated.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for future contests, please share them with us.

500 RSS Readers Contest

500 RSS Readers Contest

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  • Phill

    Thank you so much for this! I am extremely happy, and I can’t wait thave my own G1! Would you like me to email my address now or wait for another email. I was so excited when I got the email I didn’t even think to add it!

    Again, thank you so much. And if you ever need any help here or anything else, I’ll be more than happy!

  • http://www.androidtapp.com/ AndroidTapp.com

    @Phil Congratulations on winning a G1!

  • http://www.veri.com Mike

    Congrats Phill but in all honesty the guy with the youtube video should’ve won. He was extremely creative and must have spent a lot of time on it. He deserved it…