Tripod Data Systems (TDS) is running a giveaway competition with a TDS Recon rugged Pocket PC as a prize.
TDS will give away a Recon 200 with a 200 MHz processor and 64 MB of nonvolatile Flash storage, valued at US$1,299. The Recon runs Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003, and as a rugged handheld computer it meets MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration and temperature extremes. It also has an IP67 rating, meaning it�s water and dust resistant.
Registration is open through 31 July 2005. The winner, to be drawn at random on 5 August 2005, will be notified via e-mail.
Here's the catch though: the giveaway is open to legal U.S. residents age 21. What a shame for us outside the borders. I understand some companies don't like running competition open to any country because in some countries taxes are paid tby the company giving the device away, in some other countries there's a requirement to have a device available in the country if it is being offered, etc. But still, could extend to other countries with the same structure as the US.