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The Winner of the Treo 800w Rumortastic Giveaway is...

What a long, strange trip it's been to the official release of the Treo 800w. We were initially worried that there wouldn't be enough Treo 800w rumors to keep up the interest over the many (many) months it took for the official release to happen. How wrong we were. Truly, these past few months have been rumortastic. But, like all silly seasons, this one too much come to a close. To celebrate, we're giving out winner:

  • A Treo 800w after it is officially released. If they end up calling it something else, well, let's just say we're giving away the next Windows Mobile device Palm releases for the Sprint Network. Got it?
  • An 8 gig microSD Card. Yeah, the WMExperts Store has 8 gig cards now.
  • Any 2 software titles from HobbesIsReal's excellent “Must-Have Windows Mobile Software” article. Sure, Palm will include some “secret recipe” stuff on the 800w, but you can always make Windows Mobile a little better. We believe in the software in Hobbes' article, you should too.

To recap, we had our members make their guesses as to what the official release date would be and we would pick the winner randomly from amongst all the correct guesses. You couldn't guess dates less than 2 weeks out and your most recent guess cancelled out your earlier guess.

So out of over 1000 posts we had 28 members guess the date exactly -- though 7 of them sadly changed their guess later on and cancelled it out.

Ok ok, enough preamble. The winner, chosen at random, is.... after the break. (Sorry, we couldn't resist)

Drum roll.....

Congratulations dslunceford!!

Your late guess on June 26th came in just under the wire and spot-on for accuracy.

Thanks again to EVERYBODY for participating! Now... here's a question for ya: we've let the Sprint folks have all the fun. It's AT&T's turn, we think. So: are you feeling Xperia Rumortastic or Touch Pro Rumortastic?

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14 Comments
  • random # generated by random.org, which is an awesome site. :D
  • grats dslunceford!
  • Woo Hoo! I just got back from vacation and was planning to call retentions later today! Who needs a 700P? :D
    Thanks so much Dieter and everyone else at WMExperts and TreoCentral! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
  • Congratulations!
    I think we should do a 850w Rumortastic giveaway. I think the Xperia is going to be so last years news by the time it gets here.
  • I'm moving from long-time POS (from Visor --> 600 --> 650 --> 700P), so I need to bone up a bit on the WinMob apps and which to choose.
    I know that I want a backup program, but haven't been able to find an updated comparison of Sprite vs SPB Backup -- any fans of one vs the other?
    One of my must have POS apps is Butler, mostly for its single key assign launcher, but also for its alarm function. Is there a similar program for WinMob? Will Mobile Shell provide at least quasi-quick launch for favorite apps? (the software demo at their site looked pretty cool)
  • Congrats!!
    Too bad it didn't go to the first in the list :) (me!!) lol....
    Enjoy. Thanks WMExperts.... very cool thing you all have done!
  • Congrats - nice guess!
  • Woo Hoo! I just got back from vacation and was planning to call retentions later today! Who needs a 700P? :D
    Thanks so much Dieter and everyone else at WMExperts and TreoCentral! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
    Congrats dslunceford, these guys are the greatest, aren't they? I sure hope you enjoy that 800w. :cool:
  • according to your winner results dslunceford seems to have won. However, my guess as well as many others was correct not dslunceford. I guessed July 13th and the official release date was July 13th not July 14. I purchased the product on July 13th as well.
  • [quote=xete02;1462538]according to your winner results dslunceford seems to have won. However, my guess as well as many others was correct not dslunceford. I guessed July 13th and the official release date was July 13th not July 14. I purchased the product on July 13th as well.
    Ahh, there's one in every crowd.
    July 14th is the official release date. Get over it.http://investor.palm.com/pressdetail.cfm?ReleaseID=321781
  • And you seem to be the one in the crowd.
    I made a simple statement and you want to start an argument over it. Facts are facts.
    The release date was 7/13. I even called Sprint as well as Palm at the number listed on the bottom of the link you posted. They stated that the date at the top was not the release date, but the date of the article. They also stated that 7/13 was the actual release date.
    I wasn't planning on being the winner anyway, I even purchased the device on 7/13 and wanted it earlier.
  • The rules clearly stated that we were going by the date in the press release, whatever that was. Turns out, the date in the press release was 7/14. If Palm really wanted to acknowledge that it was 7/13, they would've mentioned that in the press release.
    I guessed 7/13, too...but I'm not complaining. I don't think I've ever won any type of contest or giveaway.
    Oh, and congrats, dslunceford!
  • The rules clearly stated that we were going by the date in the press release, whatever that was. Turns out, the date in the press release was 7/14. If Palm really wanted to acknowledge that it was 7/13, they would've mentioned that in the press release.
    I guessed 7/13, too...but I'm not complaining. I don't think I've ever won any type of contest or giveaway.
    Oh, and congrats, dslunceford!
    My thoughts, exactly. Congrats, dslunceford.
  • Congrats man, I hate you, but congrats. LOL ;)