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12/06/2012

Lockout Blues? Cheer Up!

Back and forth, so go the negotiations. Have they really accomplished anything at this point? That's anyone's guess. One minute there's hope, the next they're miles apart. I said a month or so back on my twitter account, I just don't believe there is going to be a season this year. The good news is, I'm not a prophet. Nothing would make me happier than to be wrong about it.

So why exactly am I telling you to cheer up? Well, that's because you could possibly win something. I know, I know, this is a hockey blog. More importantly it's a Penguins blog. But while we're all playing the waiting game, why not win something in the meantime.

You're all aware that I'm participating in this program with Verizon and ComBlu whereby I'm testing out a phone for a bit. From the first (and only) comment I received on my initial post regarding the program, it seemed the reception wasn't going to be the best. But here's the good news: they're giving me a FREE (yes free) phone to give away to one of my faithful readers.

That phone? The MOTOROLA RAZR HD (pictured below) which has a full retail of $599.00. What's the catch? None. The only thing you need to is COMMENT BELOW with what you're favorite feature of the phone is (also listed below). Simple as that! What's more? I'm even going to give the winner a $50 Verizon gift card to buy accessories, or even pay your bill with.You got nothing to lose on this one.

A random winner will be selected on Friday, December 14th. If you have any questions, feel free to add them in the comments below, or feel free to email damian [at] pensuniverse.com.


GOOD LUCK!



The phone – the latest RAZR from Motorola – launched as the most compact 4.7-inch smartphone with a full-screen and edge-to-edge display and has a ton of great features, including: 

· An 8-megapixel camera and HD display that makes movies, photos, magazines and websites appear with vibrant clarity. 

· Circles Widget makes it easy to view battery life, text notifications, missed calls or weather updates, right on the home screen. 

 · Near-field communications-enabled, so customers can use Android Beam to share contacts, documents and maps directly to compatible phones. 

· A battery that allows for up to 32 hours of normal use and double the internal storage (of older RAZR phones) to 32 GB. 

· Runs over 4G LTE, combined with Chrome for Android, meaning customers can enjoy blazing fast speeds that make downloading documents or surfing the Web a breeze. 

 · Device is Global Ready, so calling home or sending emails is possible from more than 205 countries around the world.
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Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Fans program and have been provided
with a wireless device and five months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the
product.

112 comments:

Corey Allan said...

I like the navigation of the new RAZR. Much better than the original Droid phone.

Anthony Krisher said...

I like the battery life of the phone. I hate charging my phone troughout the day.

Jon Guriel said...

It's easily the battery life. I'm currently using the iPhone 4S and
no joke, I would have to charge it at least 5X to get that many hours of use. The thought of getting through the day without charging blows my mind.

chris grass said...

The battery is tops in the industry......can go all day and blows every device outta the water

Damian Romano said...

I went from having the HTC Thunderbolt to the RAZR M. The HTC was good for about 4 hours of above average use. The RAZR is good for a full 10 hours easy. Sick battery life. The HD has a 2530 mAH Li–Ion. That's gametime!

Chalmer Harper said...

Favorite feature? The HD Screen! So crisp and detailed...All the cosmic powers of the universe in an itty-bitty living space.

Chalmer Harper said...

Favorite feature? The HD Screen! So crisp and detailed...All the cosmic powers of the universe in an itty-bitty living space.

wendb said...

It sounds like the battery life is awesome! Have an iphone 4S and battery runs out all the time.

Mike S. said...

I'm gonna be different and say that the screen size seems pretty large, which is cool.

Jess said...

I'm excited by the 8 megapixel camera!!

James said...

There is a couple of features I like but the battery life is the one I like the most.

Narrly's Blog said...

The battery life in this is awesome. Also having a 32gb HD is nice right out of the box!

Narrly's Blog said...

The battery life in this is awesome. Also having a 32gb HD is nice right out of the box!

Barbara Weiss said...

Battery life rocks. I hate constantly charging my droid 4

Anonymous said...

EVERYTHING!!!

Justin Pastrick said...

Using Chrome and the battery life are my picks!

Nathan Welliver said...

Love the long battery life!!!

Terry Sanders said...

Chrome for Android is far and away the best mobile browser. It's not even close.

Tiffany Ogren said...

8-megapixel camera & HD screen! I just got back from Europe and took all my vacation photos on my phone. A great camera on a mobile phone is a necessary feature!

Barbara Weiss said...

Battery life rocks. I hate constantly charging my droid 4

Bobby F. said...

Has to be the battery.

Denny Russell said...

Has to be the battery life. for how much time I spend on a phone for work, that would be great.

Ujn Hunter said...

I think that the HD Display would be my favorite feature... nothing like watching something in crisp HD in the palm of your hands!

Marisa Schooley said...

Being NFC enabled with Android Beam is quite awesome. I love the new commercial when the husband is leaving and the wife gives him a few videos.

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Cody S said...

I cant just pick one of the features on this phone to choose. I love that it is in HD and has one of the best screen resolutions available. Also the battery life of up to 24 hours? That is just crazy. There are some many thing about this phone that i love, My mother has one and I have been trying to steal it for about a month now.!

EJT said...

The camera.. which sadly is better than my out-of-date digital camera!

ErinK said...

Would like to try a non-HTC phone... Battery life and LTE service have to be better than my current gear? Would be cool if it worked in Canada too.

Chris Cramer said...

I'm liking the Near Field Communications feature. Nothing like making sharing content so much easier.

Eva Marie said...

I love the 8 megapixel camera. I use my phone as a camera a lot of time & finding a good quality camera phone is hard to come by!

Walter Corey said...

The 32 hours of battery life is awesome!

alisonmr said...

I really like the camera on the phone! It looks to be high quality, which, for a photographer like myself, thats pretty important! I want something that could keep up with my constant photo-shooting, whenever I can't lug around my DSLR, or take it some places (like a Penguins game! I've been asked to take my camera back to my car many times)

Cindy Klingensmith said...

I have the Razr M and it only has 8GB of storage. I really like the fact that the Razr HD has 32GB....I could live with that!!!!!

timmyh253 said...

You've got of love the battery, along with the styling. But my favorite Motorola feature has to be the MAP(Motorola Application Platform)formally known as MotoBlur, and their radios are among the best. the best feature specific to this phone, at least in my eyes has to be the screen 312ppi on a 4.7in screen may not be the best but much better than what I have now(Droid R2D2), Processor is much better than what I have too, Can't go wrong with Qualcomm CPUs'.

NYC BG said...

Probably sounds like a broken record at this point, but the battery life is definitely the feature that stands out the most to me right now. When I work late hours or I'm traveling, I need to listen to Pens games via the Android app, and the battery life on this guy is perfect for that!

Marcy said...

The battery life! So tired of my phone dying every day!

ErinPatricia said...

the camera! I take so many pictures of my neices and my phone camera, and the one on my ipod just arent cutting it anymore!

jim d. said...

Battery life. Nothing worse than a dead phone.

Ian Erhard said...

I dig the circle widgets. very cool.

Heather McGowen said...

Battery Life.

Jeremiah Klumph said...

Speed and storage. As a music junkie, having enough space to store everything that I listen to is paramount, and the speed to access new material with youtube, pandora, etc. is critical as well. That and both make for a great phone.

Ryan Nicholson said...

I hear great things about 4G LTE.

Susan said...

I like the longer battery life. Also, it has a better camera than my current phone.

Len said...

Size of the display and battery life.

Jason Ovalles said...

The battery life is pretty beast. Also, the 8 mega pixel camera combined with the edge to edge display is great for snapping pics of the kids.

Gunther said...

The addition of Chrome is excellent, but it's the battery life that excites me.

Rick Guriel said...

I'd love to have a battery life like that. I'm sick and tired of the iPhone and ready for a Droid!

Jason Ovalles said...

And I have to add that the lockout sucks. In ATL it came in 3's. Lost Kovalchuk. Lost the Team. Then lost the NHL all together. smh

Ryan Lenocker said...

Pretty excited for the camera and better battery life

KB said...

Love the long lasting battery life!!

Dan said...

I like the 4.7" screen. Great for viewing AHL games... and NHL if they EVER END THE LOCKOUT!

TJ Davis said...

My iPhone4 lasts about a full 8 hours of regular use. Any phone that can last 32 hours is legit. I want it.

Hank said...

The NFC thing does seem cool. Samsung has done a good job at piquing my interest with their commericals.

@mbh511 said...

Blazing fast speed and super long battery life.

Monica B said...

Thank you for holding this contest! The battery life is something to drool over. Oh yeah, HD too.

Mark said...

The battery life, for sure.

Christy B said...

I liken the 8 mega-pixel camera. Great for catching those moments when you just don't have a camera handy.

Russ said...

The fact that it Runs 4G LTE is awesome!

Jamie Chimera said...

The speed is much faster than what I'm used to. I'm not a patient person, so speed is absolutely necessary

Norman Jeune III said...

What's not to like? Awesome battery life, HD screen that is nice and large, and 4g LTE- what more can you want! :-)

Zach Hill said...

I think the battery life would be awesome, plus the 32GB is an upgrade

Adam Maier said...

Battery life is better than my current phone

Jess L said...

Shared it on my Facebook wall!

@Jimmy_Danger said...

I love the fact that it is wireless!

Travis J. said...

Speed.

Donna Smith said...

Well since I have only owned a Trac phone, EVERYTHING is Awesome about this new phone. Battery has longer life span, 32 hours? WOW... 8 megapixel camera, HD Screen, 4G LTE, thats some blazing fast speeds!! Well when or if I ever get a new cell phone this will definitely be the one for me!!

Miguel said...

4.7 inch screen is pretty freakin big. I could dig it.

Ozzy said...

I went from a Blackberry Curve to a 4s.

So I would be interested to try any other phone out there. Battery life? Sounds good...

Adam said...

Any phone that can last a full day gets my approval.

Tara said...

My DROID X gets the worst battery life. I can't even go half a day without needing a charge. So if you ask me, it has to be the battery life. I'm done with this one.

Go baby Pens!

Michael Satzger said...

Global ready is always a plus

Michael Satzger said...

Global ready is always a plus

chris treloar said...

A droid with decent battery life would be a welcome change!

Debbie Cobb said...

The size of it seems great to watch video's and whatnot.

Damian Romano said...

For those who haven't seen it, we're putting am extra name in the hat for anyone who shares this on their Facebook page or Twitter. Don't forget to tag us. Thanks!

Robert Tracey said...

My favorite feature is the ability to brag to my friends that my phone is better than theirs.

Jerry Sars said...

No idea why there's only been 70+ comments, but I'll take my chances. All of the phone's specs look great!

David Hart Jr said...

I would have to say the battery looks like the best feature

Sean Montgomery said...

I'd say the camera quality would be my favorite feature. I'm a pro photographer, but I always say the best camera is the one you have with you, and sometimes I don't have my usual gear with me when I'm witnessing an incredible sunset. Would be great to be able to capture those scenes on the fly!

Anonymous said...

Gotta be the battery

Monica said...

I'll bet it takes real good pics!

Fred Mason said...

Really want to win this phone. My current DROID sucks!!!!

Jermaine said...

I could use a much better camera on my phone. 5 megapixels just isn't cutting it anymore.

Sam Stark said...

Not sure it's better then my iPhone 5, but I'd like to find out.

Jay Evans said...

No one has said it yet, but the $50 gift card is a pretty sweet add on. Otherwise the battery life, like everyone else is saying.

Jon said...

The battery life is impressive

Micajah Eriksson said...

Can't beat that edge to edge display although having that phenomenal battery life is amazing.

hockeynat said...

The battery life. Because my galaxy nexus isn't up to par anymore.

Ed Mills said...

Battery Life...I have an older 3G. This would be a bonus.

Lisa Erlich said...

Because my I phone seems to be getting old and I could use a refresh with a great android hand set.

Jamie Lovinger said...

The battery life is tops by far!

Fragency said...
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Vicki Wilson said...

Long live the awesome battery life!!!

Robert Long said...

I'm real happy with my Galaxy 3, but this phone does have some good specs; namely the battery.

Todd said...

I still have a flip phone, so. Oh, and it's prepaid.

Will Martin said...

Screen is impressive, battery is nice, but the free-ness of it is my favorite.

Larry C said...

It has many handy features w/the battery being my favorite for convenience sake.

Larry C said...

It has many handy features w/the battery being my favorite for convenience sake.

Brandon Payne said...

I like the long battery life....it is a must for me working out in the community

nicholas richter said...

Love the battery life potential... seems rare IMO.

Katie Biehl said...

It would have to be the Battery life and the camera. The camera on my current phone as well as the digital one I have now will not compair to this one. And I take thousands of pictures a year!

David Kaleida said...

I like that it uses the latest version of Chrome. I'm tired of version 2.2 on my Droid X2.

Jon Sarnosky said...

Battery life is awesome! HD screen is impressive as well.

Trevor Miller said...

I'd like to see how that NFC thing works. Otherwise the screen size is exciting.

Cody Stivanson said...

I cant just pick one of the features on this phone to choose. I love that it is in HD and has one of the best screen resolutions available. Also the battery life of up to 24 hours? That is just crazy. There are some many thing about this phone that i love, My mother has one and I have been trying to steal it for about a month now.! Re-posting with Full Name!

EJ Toland said...

EJT Recommenting.. Didn't realize I only had it show my initials previously!

Jim Douglas said...

Battery life. Nothing worse than a dead battery.

Dave Mengel said...

The battery life is impressive but I like the solid feel and operation of the Razr

Jonathan Cousins said...

The battery life

Jay said...
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Jay Wiegmann said...

Recommenting since it only has my first name -
The battery life has to be the best feature

kathy dalton said...

i love that it is HD and that the battery lasts longer WOW

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