RESTON, VA –-June 14, 2010 -- The gloves are off in the smartphone wars, and Wirefly is taking sides. Wirefly (www.wirefly.com), the Internet’s leading retailer of cell phones and cell phone plans, in coordination with popular blog AndroidSpin (www.androidspin.com), today announced the ‘Why Android Can Beat Up Your iPhone’ Contest. Android enthusiasts can weigh in for a chance to win any Android device from Wirefly’s vast selection, including the Droid Incredible, the HTC EVO 4G, and more.
“iPhone users have always been boisterous about their affinity for their smartphones. This contest was created to give Android advocates a soapbox to stand on and extol the virtues of the Google platform,” said Andy Zeinfeld, CEO of Simplexity, parent company of Wirefly.com.
According to market research firm NPD Group, Google’s Android mobile operating system (OS) has usurped Apple’s OS in popularity in the U.S., garnering 28 percent of the smartphone market share over iPhone’s 21 percent in the first quarter of 2010.
Zeinfeld added, “With more and more Android devices hitting the market and consumers ’ apparent wide embrace of the relatively new OS, it is clear that Android fans are passionate about these phones. With this contest, we are asking them to tell the world why.”
HOW TO ENTER
Wirefly.com is asking for consumers with a strong opinion, sharp tongue, and witty sense of humor to submit reasons why they prefer Android over iPhone.
A panel of Wirefly phone experts will select five winners based on wit, intelligence and accuracy of the entries. Special consideration will be given to the fan favorites who receive the most ‘thumbs up’.
Wirefly is promoting a clean fight, so responses should be “G-rated”. Remember, this is a battle between devices and their operating systems, not the carriers.
Winners will be announced on Monday, July 5.
The five champions will be invited to choose ANY Android-powered phone from Wirefly’s vast selection, including the newly released HTC EVO 4G, the popular Droid Incredible, as well as, the DROID by Motorola, DROID ERIS by HTC, LG Ally, Motorola DEVOUR, MyTouch 3G, HTC Hero and more.
Wirefly.com is America’s trusted source for cell phones and wireless service plans. Owned and operated by Simplexity, Wirefly.com is the Internet’s #1 authorized dealer for every major cellular carrier in the U.S – Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Wirefly.com also offers discounts and services not available in retail wireless stores including a better selection of the latest cell phones, greater savings, straight forward pricing with no rebates, and fast, free Fedex shipping –on devices from HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry and many other cell phone handset manufacturers. Wirefly.com has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes magazine and “Best in Overall Customer Experience” by Keynote Performance Systems. For more information on Wirefly.com, its wireless products and its services, visit http://www.wirefly.com.
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