For the next two weeks, we have a special version of the Crave giveaway going on, with Microsoft sponsoring the giveaway and offering up a new phone each week to one lucky winner. And which Windows Phone smartphone are we giving away? Well, it's the just-released HTC Surround, which features built-in Yamaha "surround-sound" speakers and a kickstand (sorry, no service is included).
The smartphone has a 1GHz processor, full wireless options, and a 5-megapixel camera. And as editor Bonnie Cha said in her review, "Windows Phone 7 brings a fresh and friendly user interface, great multimedia capabilities, and an improved browser."
Normally, the HTC Surround would cost around $200, but we're giving one away gratis. So, how do you try to win it? Let me enumerate the basic rules. Please read them carefully; there will be a test.
- Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
- Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
- Leave only one comment. You may enter this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
- The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive (1) HTC Surround Windows Phone with a retail value of $200.
- If you are chosen, you will be notified via e-mail. Winner must respond within three days of the end of the contest. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
- Entries can be submitted until Monday, November 22 at noon ET.
And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules):
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 PM EST on November 22, 2010. Seefor details.