Win a Viliv N5 from Pocketables and Dynamism!

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UPDATE: The entry period is now closed. Selected entrants have been contacted by email. Thanks for participating!

If you're looking for a 3G-enabled Windows 7 computer that easily fits into your pocket, then you'd be hard-pressed to find anything better than the Viliv N5. With its fast SSD, microSD card slot, integrated GPS, optical mouse, WSVGA touchscreen, 3G voice support, HD video playback capabilities, full-size ports, and great battery life, the clamshell PC (1.33GHz Atom, 1GB RAM) is second to none.

And because the N5 is the best Atom-based UMPC that money can buy right now, Pocketables and Dynamism want you to have one!

In the spirit of the back-to-school season, we're holding an essay contest. The topic? The most innovative use of the Viliv N5.

The grand prize winner will be chosen by you and awarded a Viliv N5. In addition, two finalists will receive $300 off the purchase of an N5 and five random commenters will get a $50 Dynamism-Gizmine gift card.

Eligibility:

  • Open to US residents, 18 years and older.
  • One entry per person.

Entry rules:

PART ONE

  • In a few sentences, describe the most innovative way you would use the Viliv N5.
  • Send your idea to [email protected] with "Viliv N5 giveaway" in the subject line by Thursday, September 9, 2010.

PART TWO

  • Pocketables and Dynamism will select three ideas based on originality, creativity, and innovation.
  • If you submitted one of the chosen ideas, you will be contacted via email and asked to write an essay/review based on your idea. If you do not already have one, Dynamism will loan you a Viliv N5 to complete the essay.
  • Essays must be 500 to 1,000 words and include at least 2 original photos.
  • You will have approximately 2 weeks to send your essay and photos to [email protected] with "Viliv N5 review" in the subject line.

    Prizes:

      • The author of the winning essay wins a Viliv N5 from Dynamism.
      • The authors of the other two essays receive $300 off the purchase of a Viliv N5 from Dynamism.
      • Five commenters, selected at random from the comments section of the essays, will receive $50 Dynamism-Gizmine Gift Card.

      Terms:

      • All essays and photos must be received by Friday, September 24, 2010.
      • Each essay will be published on Pocketables, one per day, beginning on Monday, September 27, 2010.
      • On Thursday, September 30, readers will vote for their favorite essay. Voting will remain open until Saturday, October 2.
      • The essay that receives the most votes wins.
      • The other two essays automatically receive runner-up prizes ($300 off the purchase of an N5).
      • Participate in the comments section of each published essay for a chance to win the $50 Dynamism-Gizmine Gift Card.
      • All winners will be announced on Monday, October 4, 2010.

      Click here to see the full terms and conditions.

      Good luck!

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          Jenn K. Lee

          Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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          28 thoughts on “Win a Viliv N5 from Pocketables and Dynamism!

          • September 1, 2010 at 9:32 am
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            Woohoo! This is awesome! Going to write the greatest essay ever, especially if my idea gets chosen!

            Love your site, glad to see you’re giving back!

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          • September 1, 2010 at 10:01 am
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            Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently when I emailed you:

            [email protected]

            Technical details of permanent failure:
            Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.7.17)
            (state 14).

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          • September 1, 2010 at 10:27 am
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            Wow, that’s too much work for the device. In that amount of time wasted from not working, I could have just bought one myself.

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          • September 1, 2010 at 10:43 am
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            Not all of us get paid $800 dollars an hour, or week, or year for that matter. :)

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          • September 1, 2010 at 11:16 am
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            My only sentence would be:
            You, companies are RIDICULOUS with your prices.

            Hail to the rich ones!

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          • September 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm
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            If I pay the extra shipping, can I enter from Canada?

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          • September 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm
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            Why only US residents?

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          • September 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm
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            Yes strange that it’s for US residents only. Dynamism seem happy to take orders and money from foreign countries and I assume Jenn’s happy to have a global reach and readership for her excellent site :-) Now remind me, what do the first 2 w’s in WWW stand for ? ;-)

            Oh well, maybe non-US residents will see similar events promoting the N5 with other partners, I suspect that the N5 is not flying off the shelves unfortunately.

            Just a final word: this post is meant as a comment, not a criticism. I really do think Jenn does a great job and want to say thank you for a wonderful site and wish good luck to U.S. participants in this competition that Jenn has clearly worked hard to organize for you :-)

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          • September 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm
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            Probably legal issues.

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          • September 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm
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            Jenn has held global giveaways in the past so my guess is that this restriction is Dynamism’s doing.

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          • September 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm
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            Interesting idea.
            Does one need to keep the Win7 OS?

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          • September 1, 2010 at 2:06 pm
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            Actually the N5 has some decent hardware specs. It also has my preferred OS. With a little help on the form factor, they could have a very hot item.

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          • September 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm
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            Jenn probably didn’t look up the legal requirements of holding contests, giveaways, sweepstakes, etc. In the US there are both state and federal laws regarding these things. Of course other countries have their own laws too which complicates international contests very much.

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          • September 1, 2010 at 2:31 pm
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            I got a spam email from Dynamism about this contest. I never signed up for their spam. I did email them once to ask a question. I guess, to them, that means “send me spam please.” So because of that, I’ll specifically not buy anything from Dynamism.

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          • September 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm
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            I got the same unwanted email too. Just because I sent a quick email question to them, they think I wanted their spam. Geez, I don’t want to read the privacy statement of every single site I go to but I guess that’s what I have to do now. That’s what I get for trusting a company with such an amateurish website.

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          • September 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm
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            If you did not sign up for a Dynamism newsletter or sign up for viliv N5 product notifications, you should not have received an email from us. Please send us an email and we will immediately ensure that your address is removed from any newsletter or notification list. We apologize for any inconvenience.

            Dynamism Sales

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          • September 2, 2010 at 5:51 am
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            Ya, Dynamism has an opt-out policy. From their privacy statement:

            “Dynamism.com is an opt-out organization. Once we receive your information, we may send you marketing communications that contain valuable offers, promotions and other content.”

            So just asking a question through email (not signing up for anything), they will use your information for marketing purposes. I didn’t sign up for marketing. My email was just a simple question about the N5 and I didn’t ask to be on any newsletter or N5 product notifications. They did answer my question and the N5 was not for me. Even if I did get it for free, I still can’t use it for what I intended it for.

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          • September 2, 2010 at 6:36 am
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            This is amazing! They’d really lend you won if you don’t have access?

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          • September 2, 2010 at 7:09 am
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            As a Tester, my job is to test the umpc’s available in the market and comment. Viliv N5 looks not only impressive and fun to use but also the the ease of use where ever you need it. I will love to test it use it as easy to use and carry umpc.

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          • September 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm
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            Just for the US? its bad marketing for your site Jenn. I switched a homepage just for that. I am much more wanted on other sites I guess.

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          • September 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm
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            It’s called laws. Way too many countries with different laws. So complying with the sponsor’s (Dynamism) local laws makes the contest less complex. Especially for a small company like Dynamism who probably doesn’t have a legal department with experts on the laws of every country in the world.

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          • September 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm
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            The reason it’s only for US residents (and I’m not) is obvious.
            She is going to loan a device for the three selected writers (if they already don’t have one) and the difficulties of exporting and then importing again a used computer could be too much with some countries (actually impossible with mine, for example)

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          • September 3, 2010 at 5:54 am
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            As my 2 1/2 year would say…” I be excited!”

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          • September 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm
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            For second prize, does the 300$ off have to be on the N5? I own one and IF I got 2nd prize I’d rather use it for a new product. Don’t mean to sound cocky, just making sure.

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          • September 10, 2010 at 5:18 am
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            Were winnders already contacted?

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