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And the Winner of the Motorola XOOM WiFi is…

Before we get into announcing the winner of the Motorola XOOM WiFi, I just wanted to say “Thanks!” one more time to all of the fabulous readers of this little blog of ours.  We have now been up and running for about a year and a half and have experienced one of the greatest periods in mobile communications history together.  Android essentially took over the world and we all helped make it happen as one giant group of enthusiasts.  This place has become the most active and entertaining Android community around and wouldn’t have stood a chance in this competitive genre if it weren’t for all of the tutorials, tips, apps, jokes and stories from readers that have filled its comment sections since day 1.  No one does it like the Droid Life community – you guys are awesome.

So we hope you all enjoyed our first annual (yep, doing it yearly) Reader Appreciation Week!  We handed out all sorts of amazing prizes, including 3 Honeycomb tablets.  While it has been quite the task to keep up with the 7,000+ entries on each post, we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.  It has been an absolute blast.  To cap it all off, let’s get down to the final tablet winner.

Who takes home the Motorola XOOM WiFi?  Chosen randomly is…

@imneveral0ne

Congrats Norman!  We’ve already reached out and will give him 2 days to respond.  And that’s it people, the first annual Reader Appreciation Week has come to a close!  Time for me to head to the post office and begin shipping…yikes.  Thanks again everyone!

  • Sharon6749

    whos the winner

  • Anonymous

    Congrats!

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Dredaav

    Why don’t I ever win!?!?!

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to the winner, If he/she doesn’t claim the prize I gladly will 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations!

  • Terrance Emerson09

    congratulations Norman on winning the zoom.

  • digsoreos

    Drats and congrats. 🙂

  • gimlet72

    Rigged

  • grats, you bastard.

    /highfive

  • Treknologist

    Some people have all the luck!  😉  Enjoy it Norman!

  • Larry Mao

    I demand a recount!

    Just kidding. Enjoy Norman!!!

  • Mcrutchf

    I’m so hatin right now though. I entered soooo many times and this guy only entered once….

    • DBK

      Like I said, you are only supposed to enter once. You probably got looked over because of that.

    • lol fail

  • 304jfce

    Congrats. You’ll love it.

  • Mcrutchf

    I entered like 400x. Literally. I’m getting sketical

    • DBK

      You are only supposed to enter once. Your entries probably got looked over. Spamming up their pages is all you accomplished.

    • fail

  • Anonymous

    Nice thing you guys did with your “Reader Appreciation Week”.  Side note… it would be your “Inaugural Reader Appreciation Week”.   Next year would be the “First Annual Reader Appreciation Week”.  Can’t have the first annual one until you have had one.  🙂

    • DBK

      lol Details  🙂

    • Anonymous

      Are you sure?  If they’ve determined ahead of time that this will be an annual event then I don’t see anything wrong with them calling this the first.  “Annual” only refers to the frequency with which the event will occur.  A year doesn’t have to pass for them to acknowledge that.

      It’s different than saying “6 month anniversary”.  That’s just plain wrong.

      • Anonymous

        lol… I am just being picky and joking around.  It matters only in a being picky and anal sense.  People ALWAYS screw this up these days for some reason.  Inaugural means to “start something new… to have a formal beginning to something”.  The whole point to calling something an “Inaugural event” is to tell you that the person plans for it to be an “annual event”.  Say you plan to have an annual bake sale at the local school to raise money for something.  You have your “First annual bake sale” and then the school burns down 3 months later and you never do it again.  That would be an example of why it is an “Inaugural bake sale” and THEN the “First annual bake sale” the next time.  Your school burnt down and you never have the bake sale again…. so it was by definition… not an annual anything.  🙂   

        Its not a big deal though… just messing around.

  • Bob G

    booooooo 🙁

  • Anonymous

    You know what Kellex you keep spelling my name wrong. I let it go the first two times but now this is ridiculous……

    Congrats to the winners, lucky bastards

  • Jomcglothlin

    Congrats to the winner. I use Twitter like a news feed application. Since Newsfeeds don’t work on thunderbolt.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats @imneveralOne now you won’t be alone for sure with your trusty Xoom by your side. 

  • awww it’s my birthday. i would’ve loved to win this lol. oh well. congrats to the winner. can’t wait to get 3.1 on the Transformer today as my gift

  • RW-1

    Congrats Norman, root that sucker and enjoy it!

  • Ccav913

    you spelled “ccav913” wrong

  • Ccav913

    you spelled “ccav913” wrong

  • Silent Majority

    ::Stops reading Droid Life::

    PS.  Where’s my offical f*cking Droid X gingerbread update already?!

    • DBK

      Tomorrow. Patience.

  • James Kernicky

    Congrats…now I will have no more tweets until the next reader appreciation week!

  • Norman Farmer

    Thanks all, I still can’t believe it….

  • Scooter

    II refuse to sign up for twitter even if it means being passed up to win a prize…

    • Beernutz09

      haha me too!!!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Damn! I was hoping to win and then sell that POS to some sucker and bought what I really wanted.

    Now… how exactly is one “randomly” chosen from thousands of posts and tweets. Generally speaking, you may think it is a “random” choice, but statistically speaking, the selection is not truly random. Unless your really putting in all entries usernames into a computer and letting it randomly select a winner from all entrants. But if your just looking through the posts and selecting 1 – that is not random.just sayin…

    • DBK

      I think they assign a number to each entrant and then randomly choose a number.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        I hope it is something like that.. username or number – and not just scrolling through and picking one. That being said, for a blog/twitter account run by a few guys that gets a lot of entries – that seems pretty tough to do and keep straight – especially for a username. AND if you do assign a number, more likely, how do you assign them to a mix of Twitter and Blog entries? Would that not mean that they go through all the blog entries & assign numbers (say 1-300) and then go through all of the Twitter entries (say 301-1000) and then randomly use a generator to pick from the 1000 and then have to go back and count through all entries to find the winning one.. say # 505 which would be in the Twitter entries. ugh.

        • DBK

          I think they number them as they receive them. And I think they organize them by email, so they don’t have multiple entries from the same person. I’m sure they use a spread sheet of some sort to organize all the entrants before the use the generator to pick a winner.

    • Easy – number all the entries, then use http://www.random.org to generate a truly random number between 1 and (# of entries).  Random winner!

  • John

    SON of a BITCH 🙁

    /soreloser

    • +1.  Oh well, I’ll get one eventually.

  • Anonymous

    Question for all the people here: My boss just gave me a $500 Visa gift card. I want to use that, combine it with some of my own funds (if necessary) and buy an Android tablet.

    So here’s my question: Which of the currently released Android tablets would you recommend? Is Xoom the best I can get performance-wise right now? Or should I wait a few months for something new that’s coming out?

    It’d be cool if I could get some help from the pros with this.

    • DBK

      Asus Transformer > every tablet out there combined

      • Yeah if you can get your hands on one.  You could always wait and see what else is coming out.

        • DBK

          Lol True. That rumored PadFone looks interesting.

    • DBK

      Asus Transformer > every tablet out there combined

    • Anonymous

      The Asus Transformer is $399.  That gives you some leftover money to blow on licorice or whatever you kids are buying these days.

      • DBK

        lol  🙂

        He could get the keyboard accessory with the leftover funds. Make the Transformer complete.  🙂

  • Anonymous

    🙁

  • Jesus Otero

    I never get paid in gum… or prizes :/

  • Patrick H

    So jealous. Well, I guess I’ll just buy one!

  • Wait, I thought I was the winner.  What’s going on here!

  • Wait, I thought I was the winner.  What’s going on here!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations!

  • Jpnestel

    Top 3 for me are ..1: Droid forums2:colorize widget3: root exploree

    • jason w.s.

      lol, thats nice but the contest is over 

    • jason w.s.

      lol, thats nice but the contest is over 

  • Gambrel022

    Congratulations!!!!! Enjoy it!

    Kellex and Droid Life Rock!

  • Gambrel022

    Congratulations!!!!! Enjoy it!

    Kellex and Droid Life Rock!

  • Demon Of The Sword

    You bave no idea how happy I wouldda been to win, but no surprises here ha Congrats winners you lucky bastards. Thanks for being awesome Droid-life, you make a good home page haha

  • T Hall

    Oh well the iPad is way cooler 😉  Just kidding, I hope you enjoy your Xoom as much as I do!

  • Congrats

    and now I have no need for my twitter account.

    • Derickmc84

      haha me either.. except on occasion when Attack of the Show gives stuff away on Twitter.

    • Congrats to the winner!

      Omid, I know how you feel.  Only reason I have twitter is for stuff like this and Howard Stern.  That’s it, and I hate twitter for the record.   🙂

      • James Murphy

        Dude! That makes you cool!

      • James Murphy

        Dude! That makes you cool!

    • Ditto

  • Trophynuts

    dang that sux…oh well It was cool of you guys to do the contest regardless.

  • tbaybe

    none of the oldies… orig users have won anything… bummer. 

    • There are a lot more newer people than there are us old heads 🙂

      • Anonymous

        That’s the point of the contest.  Of course some of us have always come to the website to find out new and cool things we can do with our phones.

      • Anonymous

        That’s the point of the contest.  Of course some of us have always come to the website to find out new and cool things we can do with our phones.

    • There are a lot more newer people than there are us old heads 🙂

  • Derickmc84

    still haven’t got my coupon code for the free Epik cases 😛

  • Kori

    Congrats!  Lucky  🙂

  • )v(urphy

    Ugh!! I never win….except in Vegas.

    • Tunkhannock

      I never win, especially in Vegas!

    • Tunkhannock

      I never win, especially in Vegas!

  • Greg ✓

    Congratulations…

  • Dman27

    hmph :'( hope he isnt a frequent droid life checker like me!

  • Anonymous

    Good thing I went and pulled the plug on the Transformer – Had a feeling it wasn’t my lucky week!

  • DBK

    Congrats

    This needs to be done monthly. Make it so, Kellex!

    • Dman27

      hey I am dbk! lol

      • DBK

        I am, and always will be, DBK.  \//

    • Anonymous

      Wish we could. 😛

      • DBK

        *Waves hand* You WILL make this a monthly event………   🙂

  • grats

  • Marc T

    no!!!!! lol 🙁