I get to give away lots of cool stuff on MobileCrunch… but this might be the coolest thing we’ve given away yet.
This morning, Qualcomm began selling an Android device called the Snapdragon MDP MSM8660. This thing is, in a sense, a glimpse of the future. Built on top of a dual-core, 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon CPU, the crazy fast Adreno 220 graphics chip, and sporting a 13 megapixel camera, the MDP is primarily meant for developers to get a head start on the tech that’ll be hitting handsets later this year.
As you might expect, this thing doesn’t come cheap. If you were to buy it direct from Qualcomm, it’d set you back $1,350. Win it from us, however, and it won’t cost you a dime.
What you win:
See that big ol’ protective suitcase? You win that. Inside of it is the Snapdragon MDP, plus a handful of other goodies that we’ll let the winner find for themselves.
As for what’s inside the Snapdragon MDP, check out the specs on this thing:
- Dual-core 1.5 GHZ CPU
- 13 Megapixel rear camera (Capable of 1080p video recording at a full 30 FPS)
- 1 Megapixel front camera
- 3.61″ WVGA capacitive multi touch screen
- HDMI video output (Capable of pushing stereoscopic 3D video)
- 1 GB RAM
- 16 GB internal storage, plus an included 8GB SDHC card
- 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM
(Note: This chipset inside this phone is compatible with both CDMA and GSM networks, and CAN be configured for use as an actual phone. With that said, some carriers don’t allow non-certified devices on their network, so getting it up and running might require some… convincing. Gettin’ things working on any given carrier is the responsibility of the winner, though we’ll try to point you in the right direction.)
How To Win:
We’re doing things a bit differently than we usually might. In this contest, we’ve got three ways to enter. Two of the routes are worth one entry each, while the other will get you three entries.
The best part: you can enter all three ways if you so choose, scoring you a grand total of five entries into the contest. Like buying five tickets for a raffle, it gives you considerably better odds than the guy who only entered once.
Entry Method #1: Like Us On Facebook, Find The Passphrase:
We’ve got this fancy MobileCrunch fan page on Facebook. Hit the “Like” button, then dive into the photos section. In there will be a photo of the suitcase shown up above — tucked into the details of that photo will be a secret passphrase. E-mail that secret passphrase to greg+MDP1@crunchgear.com, and bam — you’re entered. The catch: if you didn’t “Like” the MobileCrunch page before you sent your email, your e-mailed entry won’t count (if you liked the page before the contest started, you’re good to go.) Get to liking! Worth one entry.
Entry Method #2: Leave a comment
Drop a comment on this page describing why you want the Snapdragon MDP, and you’re entered to win. Comment as much as you want, but each commenter will only be counted once (No trying to cheat! We’ll have the anti-cheat bots lookin’ for fishy details, and anything suspicious will be disqualified in a heartbeat). Worth one entry.
Entry Method #3: The Egg Hunt
This one might take a few minutes, but it’s worth up to three entries! Here’s how it works:
It’s April, and there’s no better way to celebrate the fourth month of the year than a hunt for totally secular egg-shaped objects. We’ve hidden three “eggs” like the one below in MobileCrunch posts from the last 30 days (March 29th — April 27th).
Find the stories with the eggs (not including this one) and e-mail each story’s URL to greg+MDP2@crunchgear.com. Send all the URLs you find in one e-mail. Each egg you find is worth one entry, totaling three possible entries.
This contest is only open to folks 13 and older from the US (Sorry, foreign friends! Exporting this thing would be a mess). The winning entry will be picked at random at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011. Happy hunting!