At this time of the year my InBox usually gets flooded with heart-infused PR pitches vying for my attention. But when this one arrived with the subject line – “Tis the season to be single & selfish – treat yourself with the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day,” I was teetering on “Return to sender”, but my actual reply was a single word – “Really?”
I received an immediate response.
“Figured you guys get enough “for your boyfriend”, “for your wife” pitches. Wanted to try to grab your attention. Besides, there are a lot of singles out there that could use some love and attention from Cupid.”
That was just the reply; The pitch itself was quite edgy.
“Tis the season for relishing in the freedom, bliss and selfish conveniences of being single. Stomp on that heart-shaped balloon, roll your eyes at public displays of affection and this Valentine’s Day, buy something nice for yourself.”
Included was this promo on a number of Motorola offerings from Virgin, Bell Mobility and Rogers.
“See below for some ideas from MOTOROLA that will satisfy your desire for the perfect mobile partner,” it read. “These phones might not hold your hand in a sad movie, but they fit in your pocket and won’t let you down. Well, there’s certainly nothing better as an attention grabber like the real truth and I think everyone could use a little cuddle from cupid.”
The first word that came to mind, in the spirit of that MasterCard commercial – PRICELESS!
Nevertheless, we’re not going to be selfish. We’re giving you an opportunity to win a MOTOROLA ATRIX HD LTE. What you do with it is up to you! If you win, you can give it to your loved one or keep it for yourself.
About the phone
The MOTOROLA ATRIX HD LTE features a strong frame, 4.5” scratch-resistant HD screen and a high-tech invisible nano-coating that acts a splash guard, ideal for wherever your busy day takes you!
It has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory expandable up to an additional 32GB. 8-megapixel rear with a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera that offers 1080p HD video capture.
One neat feature of this model is SMARTACTIONS, a free pre-installed app that allows your phone to adapt to your lifestyle by creating the ability to intelligently suggest and automate routine actions.
It operates on Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean and runs exclusively on Bell Mobility.
Win a MOTOROLA ATRIX HD LTE CONTEST
As a Canoe Tech Blog reader, you can win this smartphone, by simply sharing this post and leaving a comment below.
To get your chance to win,
1) please leave a comment, like telling us who gets the phone, if you win it!
2) please share this article on your favourite Social Media networks using buttons below
Contest is open to any resident of Canada, 18 years or older, except residents of Quebec.
The contest begins at 06:00AM ET, Thursday February 7th, 2013 and closes at 11:59PM ET Thursday February 14th, 2013. No purchase necessary, but reader must log in to post a comment.
Only one entry per person. We cannot be responsible for lost entries.
Winner will be drawn from eligible entries received and must answer a skill-testing question. Winner will be notified by email to the address supplied, within 24 hours and has 24 hours to respond. If no response, another winner may be selected.
Winner will receive a MOTOROLA ATRIX HD LTE (value: $599.95) courtesy of Motorola Canada and will also allow his or her name and city to be published. Prizes must be accepted as awarded.
It’s that easy. But remember, to be eligible, entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday February 14th, 2013.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
UPDATE: Second Prize added: Motorola Elite Sliver Bluetooth Headset (Value: $129.95)
Greg Gazin is the Real Canadian Gadget Guy.
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