Jun 29 AT 12:10 PM Clark Wimberly 56 Comments

Midweek Madness: Win the first Android Limited device, a custom XOOM tablet!

Good news everyone! After giving away custom shirts and posters and toys for the past few years, we’ve finally landed at the logical conclusion: custom devices! Today we are happy to announce the launch of Android Limited, a special edition line of devices from Android and Me available only to you, the loyal reader.

We’re kicking off the series with a one-of-a-kind Motorola XOOM, powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2. The XOOM is WiFi-only and has had its entire back laser etched with a custom design from our own @angiedoes. I could talk almost forever about how cool this was to make, but I think it’d be easier to just show you:

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When I said one-of-a-kind, I meant it. We’ve only got one of these things. The art was made specifically for this project, and we won’t be using it again. Whoever wins this thing will have the only XOOM like it. Ever. The design consists of orgami-inspired triangles and concentric lines, labeled simply in the corner, Android and Me with NVIDIA.

How to enter

To win this XOOM, you’ve got to tweet or share on Facebook a link to this page with the hashtag #AndroidLimited. The winner will be chosen at random via RowFeeder monitoring. You can enter once per day with any status update containing a link to this page and the hash #AndroidLimited.

Update: the contest is over. See the bottom of the post for details!

Since this is the WiFi-only version, the contest is open to everyone regardless of location. A winner will be announced this Friday at 12PM CST, so fire up your tweeters and the facebooks!

Special Thanks

Big shout out to NVIDIA for providing the XOOM, and Dan to at PerfectEtch here in Austin for letting us film the process. If you’ve got some electronics you need marked up, he’s your guy.

Also thanks to you, the loyal reader, for hanging around long enough to make this happen. We had a blast putting this device together, and we’ve got many more to come. Stay tuned!

And the winner is…

@paleogirl2003! We had over 2,000 entries, all tracked by RowFeeder, and I used the random selection tool to pick our winner. Come back next week for another Android Limited device!

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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    Oh my god. I want it. So bad.

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    now if that was only a galaxy tab instead of a xoom

  • Nathan

    just another reason for me to love you guys

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    That was Amazing! Great Job!

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    How about you guys have a contest that doesn’t involve tweeting something or poking someone on facebook. Believe it or not, there are still grown men in 2011 who don’t do either. So how about a contest for the rest of us?

    • http://mitchs.posterous.com Mitch Samuels

      Why don’t you stop complaining. If you really wanted this, you would take 5 minutes out of your day and quick make a Twitter account. Im pretty sure taking 5 minutes would be worth a $600 device.

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      I made a twitter specifically because of all these twitter contests, no one even follows it. There are only going to be more contests in the future so you might want to break down and make one before you miss out on even more contests.

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        yep… July is going to be an especially busy month for us giveaway-wise.

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    I hope I win. Good luck to all.

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    This would be SO beyond awesome for me! Brand new convert from BB phones & already know I’m not going back! Android ROCKS!!! I can’t imagine what a Droid tablet like this would be like! Whoa! Would love to win this! It’s beautiful! Congrats to whoever wins, tho! Enjoy!

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    I would love to win, reason, because my wife said I cant have a tablet. Help me show her who’s boss. Just don’t tell her I said that, thanks.

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    That artwork and the resulting etching is wicked SICK. Love it. Here’s hoping I’m the winner.

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    That thing is a piece of art! Simply amazing. :)

  • Angie Strickland

    Glad y’all like this! Look forward to coming up with more ways to personalize other devices in the future.

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    Whats a hash? Seriously please answer.

    • http://Website Greg

      It gets you high!

    • Angie Strickland

      Short for hashtag. This symbol #. It marks keywords or topics.

      When people put something like this #AndroidLimited in their tweet, it is a nice way of grouping all tweets related to that, because you can search by the hash.

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    I would so love to have this :)

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    Do we have to include hashtags for Facebook shares too?

    • http://Website Clark

      Yes you do. I know its a bit silly since FB doesn’t support hash tags but that specific term is what RowFeeder is watching for.

      • Angie Strickland

        I think I’ve noticed people putting hastags in their statuses – not sure if it does anything, though.

        • http://Website Steve

          Normally seems to be the people that use an app (or something) to post to both twitter and facebook with the same status update, which makes sense…

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    would love to win.

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    Hey Angie, want to customize my Sensation? You did a brilliant job with this Xoom.

    • Angie Strickland

      Maybe we could work something out ;) Hit us up through the Contact Us link and we can talk more about it.

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    SWEET! my husband truly NEEDS a new laptop, and this tablet would be perfect. LOVE the etching :)

    posted a shout out on my facebook wall: https://www.facebook.com/calail/posts/111676005591581

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    I can has xoom? Tweeted…sweet!!!

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    I’m In and Retweeting! Would love to own one! Me!

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    Retweeting it. Will I be one of the proud owner?

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