Pocketables giveaway: Who guessed the gadget and won?
Based on your guesses and comments in this week’s "guess the gadget and win" giveaway, it seems that most of you thought my weakened defenses were still strong enough to resist the lure of the HTC Shift. They were not.
A brand new HTC Shift X9500 (GSM version) is on its way to me from NetworkingRus.com. I’ve also got a US power cord coming so I can actually charge and use the Shift when it arrives. I’ve alluded to this before, but it bears repeating that I chose the X9500 over the X9000 (CDMA version) for three reasons: 1) I have an AT&T SIM card, 2) the included leather case is not attached to the unit, and 3) there was no difference in price (the X9500 usually costs about $200 more than the X9000).
I thought more people would’ve guessed correctly (particularly after Benz145 commented that the "HTC Shift GSM version is way too obvious"), but in fact, only one person did. The winner is . . .
Congratulations, mw65719! Please confirm your mailing address via email to claim your prize package.
Thanks for playing, everyone. Let me know if giveaways like these are something you’d like to see more of in the future, and I’ll try to make them happen.
In the meantime, UPS estimates that my Shift will get here on April 17th. I’ve already got a bunch of posts, reviews, and photo shoots planned, so get ready for the onslaught.