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Smartphone Experts (SPE) Announces the Third Annual Smartphone Round RobinThis Year's Event Will Be Especially Enlightening as the SPE Editors Compare an Impressive Selection of Smartphones That Are Better Than Anything the Industry Has Seen Before (December 14, 2009)
INVERNESS, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/09 -- The Online Communities division of Smartphone Experts (SPE), an e-commerce platform and smartphone accessory development company, today announced its third annual Smartphone Round Robin has begun and will last for six weeks. During that time, editors from the SPE community sites -- AndroidCentral.com, CrackBerry.com (BlackBerry), NokiaExperts.com, PreCentral.net, TheiPhoneBlog.com and WMExperts.com (Windows Mobile) -- will be learning what it's like to live "on the other side of the fence" as they compare their everyday smartphone for each of its competitors. The participants will be documenting their triumphs and struggles at a special Website set up for the event as well as through Facebook, Twitter and special podcasts.
"With the number of highly-acclaimed smartphones appearing during 2009, from the Palm Pre at the beginning of the year, to the Motorola DROID last month, it can be really confusing for someone to figure out which phone, platform or wireless network to choose," said Dieter Bohn, editor-in-chief for the Smartphone Experts community sites. "We feel this year's Round Robin will be especially helpful as our editors, the experts, move beyond the hype to provide insights on the good, the bad and the ugly of each device handed to them."
The six participants in the Smartphone Round Robin challenge are Casey Chan from Android Central, Kevin Michaluk from CrackBerry.com, Matthew Miller from NokiaExperts.com, Rene Ritchie from The iPhone Blog, Dieter Bohn from PreCentral.net, and Phil Nickinson from WMExperts.com. Mickey Papillon of TheCellPhoneJunkie.com will document the entire event.
The smartphones that will be used this time around are: Android DROID and Hero, BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Storm2, iPhone 3GS, Nokia N900 and N97 Mini, Palm Pre and Pixi, and the Windows Phone HD2 and Tilt2.
Many Ways to Follow the Smartphone Round Robin.
Along with visiting the various community sites, where related video, posts and forum threads can be found, updates will be available via Twitter (@speroundrobin), the Smartphone Round Robin fan page on Facebook, podcasts sponsored by The Cell Phone Junkie (http://thecellphonejunkie.libsyn.com/), and at the home page, www.smartphoneroundrobin.com.
Followers can be Winners.
Registered members of the Smartphone Experts community sites who participate in a Round Robin forum by posting a comment on the "Official Smartphone Round Robin Thread" will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of six smartphones.
There will be one given away at each community site. Plus, the winner can choose from a selection of platform-specific phones.
"We're firm believers that you should pick your network before you pick your phone," said Bohn. "Therefore, we wanted to set it up so our winners would have as many options as possible."
Details on the contest are available at: http://www.smartphoneroundrobin.com/smartphone-round-robin-contest
About Smartphone Experts
Founded in 2002, Smartphone Experts is a leading online retailer and manufacturer of smartphone accessories, powering a growing network of e-commerce stores that offer a wide selection of products, rapid fulfillment, and knowledgeable expert support. The company also operates several smartphone-centric online communities that provide everything from editorially independent news and reviews to discussion forums. Recently rated the fastest-growing retailer in the annual Inc 500 listing (ranking 37th overall), the company's online properties include TreoCentral, Android Central, CrackBerry.com NokiaExperts.com, PreCentral.net, The iPhone Blog, and WMExperts. More information is available at www.smartphoneexperts.com.
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