bargainPDA.com Contest Winners

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It was stiff competition in the bargainPDA.com contest for the Palm m130 and once again it came down to who could refer the most friends, we’re happy that Jeremy, Daniel and Kelly were our contest winners though.  Jeremy took the crown and will be receiving the Palm m130 shortly, Daniel received a $50 amazon.com gift certificate and Kelly received $25 in amazon $’s.

The final point tally for our winners was:

Jeremy: 464

Daniel: 457

Kelly: 226

Jeremy (1st place winner) is from Western NY state.  Currently he designs and installs high speed network solutions for local small businesses and is involved with developing novelty hats and t-shirts claiming that “the local college is our enthusiastic test market.”  Jeremy is looking forward to using the Palm m130 to keep information for his many contacts and precise schedules.

Daniel (2nd place winner) hales from Albuquerque, New Mexico and works as a Spanish and Portuguese translator, he’s fluent in both as he grew up in Argentina and Brasil.  Daniel works for an international non-profit, mostly translating educational texts for use in schools in Latin America, on the side he dables in graphic design.

Kelly (3rd place winner) is a 911 dispatcher by night and then sleeps during the day, but when she is awake and not working she enjoys being involved with web hosting and design.

Following are the questions we asked in the competition and their answers:

Which two U.S. computer corporations and PDA Manufacturers have been featured in recent merger talks? (10 points)

Answer: HP and Compaq

The original Palm Pilot 1000 came with how much memory? (15 points)

Answer: 128 KB

The name of Handsprings new Mobile Phone / PDA devices is? (5 points)

Answer: Treo

What ball park allows fans to track baseball game statistics using “beaming stations” located in the stadium? (5 points)

Answer: Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco

What was the name of Apple’s first PDA? (5 points)

Answer: Newton

When initially released, a Sony executive commented Sony bigwig. “If we can’t pronounce it, how are we going to sell it?” about which Sony product? (1 point, hint: http://news.com.com/2011-1088-277791.html)

Answer: CLIE

When did 3COM launch their first PDA? (10 points)

Answer: 1996

Stay tuned for more upcoming contests!

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