We’re delighted to welcome guest blogger Alister Cameron as Mr Gadget’s roving reporter at large, at the Mobile World Congress coming up later this month in Barcelona. Alister is an accomplished “blogologist” and has Australia’s second largest Twitter following, as well as his own well-respected blog on social media at alistercameron.com. He’s going to be guest blogging here for the next couple of weeks.
Along with my good buddy and Twitter guru Calvin Lee (@mayhemstudios), Alister will be attending the Mobile World Congress as a guest of LG, so we can look forward to some in-depth coverage of LG’s upcoming announcements about their exciting new tablet and 3D smartphone. Be sure to follow Alister (@alicam) on Twitter to keep up-to-the minute with all he’s up to. Plus, he might just be giving some things away to a few lucky people…
Hi gadget freaks!
Alister Cameron here
And first off, just let me say it’s a real pleasure to be blogging here on mrgadget.com.au, on behalf of my good mate Arnold Aranez and the Mr Gadget team. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know what an amazingly energized and capable guy Arnold is, so it’s going to be fun trying to match his passion and wicked skillz as I do the rounds at Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC) over in Barcelona, bringing you all the up-to-the-minute latest news and analysis.
Even though CES was just a few weeks ago, a number of tablet, smartphone and gadget manufacturers have kept some big announcements and surprises up their sleeves for MWC; not least LG who are very kindly flying me over there to be a part of the action as a member of their “Twitter Team”. Their other two esteemed guests are Calvin Lee and Will Francis – both exceptional tweeps and tech-heads in their own right. It’s going to be fun!
The rumours about LG’s “new toys” are running hot, and MWC will for sure mark the launch for LG into the hotly contested Android tablet market. Even if they’re new with their own product line, no one doubts the calibre and pedigree of LG, thanks to their behind-the-scenes component manufacturing, supporting the biggest names like Apple. The specific details about their own tablet are pretty thin on the ground, so anything’s possible!
Then there’s reliable talk of a 3D smartphone. LG are not afraid of aggressive plays in the smartphone game, with the very well received Optimus 2X and the super-thin and sleek Optimus Black, both of which featured prominently at CES. The latter boasts LG’s NOVA screen technology, taking brightness to a whole new level for smartphones. But 3D?! I can’t wait to see that!
Want to Win a Sexy New Smartphone from LG??
LG are generous folk, and a little birdie told me I’d more than likely get given a new toy to play with… maybe an Optimus 2X, or maybe one of the new devices they’ll launch at MWC. So I got to thinking that maybe I could make this fun for everyone!
Announcing… (drum roll)…
the Great Twitter Optimus Giveaway Competition Thingy!
Here’s how it works. (And I assure you, it couldn’t be simpler.) Just follow these steps and you’ll be in the running to win an awesomely cool new LG smartphone (or maybe tablet):
HINT: My most intense tweeting activity will be on the 14th and 15th during the Congress.
Mr Gadget’s own Arnold Aranez will randomly select a winner on or shortly after February 25th when the “noise” has died down, and that person will be notified via Twitter and announced on Twitter and here on the Mr Gadget blog.
Finally… this competition starts NOW!
The fine print: This competition is just our idea of a bit of fun and is not in any way supported by, endorsed by or paid for by LG, who are exempt from any liabilities or damages or any other unpleasantness resulting from this competition. The winner will be selected randomly; that selection will be final and no discussion will be entered into. If we can’t make contact with the winner after a reasonable time we will either draw another winner or keep the prize for our burgeoning collection of show booty. Neither Mr Gadget nor Alister Cameron will accept any responsibility or liability with regard to the device awarded as the prize. While we will make every effort to ship it safely, if it arrives DOA or damaged, we’ll be upset, but unable to help. If you’re still reading this you’re probably a lawyer who can easily afford to buy whatever the prize is, so stop reading, for goodness sake.