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Scratching your head over what to give Dad for Father's Day? PalmInfocenter is giving away a chance to win a free Treo 650 Smartphone from palmOne. To enter send in your Best Dad stories, and our judges will choose the best story and will ship a Treo 650 out to them in time for Father's Day.
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GJ Ryan

Frenchie @ 6/10/2005 7:07:03 PM #
This is an excellent way to spread the cheer Father's Day. Who will be reading the entries?

The world will end in 2006. Just as it was predicted in the bible along with the release of Microsoft Longhorn.... :p
RE: GJ Ryan
Admin @ 6/13/2005 6:38:32 PM #
myself and a few palmOne reps will be judging the entries.


Khris @ 6/10/2005 11:53:24 PM # US Only!

millydog @ 6/11/2005 4:35:05 AM #
Oh Boo.
Can I enter? I will pay for shipping to Australia if I win.

I guess not....but all the Palm comps only ever seem to be in the US and not open for the rest of us.

I'll go sulk by myself now. ;)

Masamune @ 6/12/2005 8:22:08 AM #
Don't feel too bad Dog. They tend to ignore the UK as well. I was thinking about getting my dad an m515 and introduce him into The Happy World of Palm(TM). Any ideas on current UK prices?

jlshelton @ 6/12/2005 3:03:44 PM #
Just register your mailing address as the US embassy in your country. That's american soil, gosh-darn-it.

Jeepers, the notion of "country" is so old-fashioned. It's mainly an excuse for people (men) to go to war.

Admin @ 6/12/2005 3:37:15 PM #
sorry folks, palmOne is providing the Treo and specified it had to be US only. I did try to ask.
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/12/2005 4:00:08 PM #
Aren't you sick of the whining, Ryan? Try to do something nice and all you hear is biotch, biotch, biotch.

It doesn't take a lot of thought to figure out why Palm has to limit where the contest applies. Unless they're willing to spend $10,000 on lawyer fees making sure they're in compliance with arcane contest rules in every country from Afganistan to Zimbabwe, then it's best to limit who can enter. Even if Palm opened it up to the 10 or 20 countries that buy 99% of its products, no doubt some dumba$$ posting from an Afganistan cave would post here biotching that Palm is discriminating against goat lovers. Go figure.

Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.

The Palm Economy = Communismô
The Great Palm Swindle:

Khris @ 6/12/2005 11:44:37 PM #
I don't see any whining here. More so a simple voicing of disappointment with an understanding that not everyone can be eligable.

Masamune @ 6/13/2005 4:53:01 PM #
Yeah, I guess its a fair point. But try to remember us Brits like PDAs as well.

mikecane @ 6/13/2005 5:12:38 PM #
How interesting. The end of this thread bears *no* resemblance to what I saw this morning.

ackmondual @ 6/15/2005 5:05:40 AM #
Sounds about right. These News topics usually stray off topic relatively quickly

Father's Day Giveaway

aknapp @ 6/17/2005 11:04:09 PM #
Do we have a winner yet?

RE: Father's Day Giveaway
Connoisseur @ 6/19/2005 8:54:05 PM #
We are all waiting anxiously to hear who the winner is! :-)

RE: Father's Day Giveaway
ReneeRoberts @ 6/20/2005 12:21:12 AM #
Yes... who won?

RE: Father's Day Giveaway
Admin @ 6/20/2005 1:40:53 PM #
I'm still waiting to hear back from the winner, and then I will make an announcement.
Thanks to everyone for participating!
RE: Father's Day Giveaway
twagner @ 6/21/2005 11:39:44 AM #
Maybe somebody made a typo in their email address. Can you give us a clue? :o)
RE: Father's Day Giveaway
ReneeRoberts @ 6/21/2005 2:42:26 PM #
How about posting the entries, to keep us entertained in the meantime. :-)

RE: Father's Day Giveaway
yanchu @ 6/21/2005 9:05:55 PM #
Well, I didn't receive any email. Did you type in my email address wrong? Just kidding. Maybe we should do the drawing again. It's been 5 days. ;p)
RE: Father's Day Giveaway
ReneeRoberts @ 6/22/2005 12:28:00 PM #
Me either.

RE: Father's Day Giveaway
Tomcatt1 @ 6/22/2005 2:55:17 PM #
I checked my wife's email account to make sure she didn't overlook a very important email :-)

Her card to me for Father's day said" Sorry I couldn't win you a new gadget. :-(

Still Checking her emails :-) Wouldn't mind seeing what's posted. Kinda curious to see what she said about me!


RE: Father's Day Giveaway
ReneeRoberts @ 6/25/2005 12:04:10 PM #
Odd... still no answer about who the winner was.

RE: Father's Day Giveaway
Connoisseur @ 6/28/2005 8:59:53 AM #
Yes very odd indeed...? Did Admin not find the winner? Would like to find out who won and read his or her father's day story.


RE: Father's Day Giveaway
Connoisseur @ 6/30/2005 7:12:11 PM #
Hmmm... perhaps the giveaway is cancelled. If you didn't find your winner, I'll volunteer as the recipient of the Treo 650. I'll give it a good home.


RE: Father's Day Giveaway
Tomcatt1 @ 7/1/2005 6:41:45 PM #
Heh, not so fast, I can give it a good home too :-)


RE: Father's Day Giveaway
Tomcatt1 @ 7/10/2005 10:45:27 PM #
Was there ever an announcement of who won?


RE: Father's Day Giveaway
scolniye @ 7/29/2005 1:40:58 AM #
I wrote about my dad and still don't know whether I won or not. I hope they do tell us soon. It's been too long. Seems like they handled this giveaway very poorly. Many people really thought about what they wrote and really wanted their dad to win a Treo 650. Hope you guys at PIC will be a little more sensitive next time you plan something like this. It seemed like a great way to show the more humane side of PIC.

Life......It's all about the Hole......
RE: Father's Day Giveaway
twrock @ 7/29/2005 10:40:29 AM #
So I was able to get online at the hotel I'm staying at, and this is the crap that greets me. TVOR, just in case you lack the social skills to recognize it yourself, let me help you out. This is exactly the kind of thing some of us refer to as a "personal attack" that has nothing to do with issues or opinions or anything of value. And it is the exact kind of post that should be moderated/censored/deleted.

I'm still waiting for the mythical "color HandEra."
RE: Father's Day Giveaway
scolniye @ 7/30/2005 2:09:25 AM #
wow. i can't believe what i'm hearing.
you mean to tell me that some guy who wrote about wanting to stuff a treo 650 down his father's ??? won the treo 650?
this was a father's day giveaway? are you serious?

Life......It's all about the Hole......

RE: Father's Day Giveaway
scolniye @ 7/31/2005 2:09:56 AM #
people judging the essays must have been on crack.


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