On Monday, October 1st Freezone launches another promotion geared towards iPod Lovers – www.theipoddeal.com. This site offers brand new Apple iPods to participants in its promotional program. It’s simple and easy. There are over 300 sponsors in the promotion ranging from free trials to online services. Sponsors even cover shipping and handling charges for the products.
This site is similar to those reviewed on CNN.com and Engadget except that instead of having to convince friends to join in order to get a free ipod, www.theipoddeal.com is completely a “do it yourself” promotion. Participants can do so at their leisure, returning at their own discretion. Because the offers are so accessible and common (unlike sites that make you sign up for more daunting tasks) participants have a much easier time completing the program quickly.
Participants can choose from between the iPod Classic, iPod Nano, and the new iPod Touch. At around $400.00 the iPod touch features a 8-16GB memory for storing videos, data, and of course, music. It has WiFi and music downloading capabilities, a large 3.5″ diagonal screen to provide a much easier video viewing experience, and cutting edge interface. The iPod Nano features 4-8 GB of memory, and 2″ (diagonal) color screen for viewing photos and videos. The iPod Classic towers over the others in memory with either 80 or160GB of storage making it practically an external hard drive. With a smaller screen around 2.5″ (diagonal) it’s not quite the luxury mini movie player of its younger cousin the iPod Touch, but certainly a respectable multi-media playing machine.
Free Zone has not announced how long theipoddeal.com promotion will continue, however, with hundreds of sponsors “joining” in the program each month; it’s definitely a great way to get one of these in time for Christmas.
For more information and details on theipoddeal.com promotion, go to theipoddeal.
Vodafone Offer Streamed News
Vodafone 3G customers can now watch a live streamed television news bulletin on their 3G mobile just like one they’d see on the box at home.
In a New Zealand first announced today, Vodafone in partnership with Prime News will deliver 3G customers “Prime News: First at 5.30″ daily as part of the Sky News streamed channel. Prime is owned by Sky in New Zealand.
Tim Nichols, Head of Vodafone live! says this is a major milestone for Vodafone live! Mobile TV and marks the first evolution of the service since launch eight months ago.
“For the first time we can now offer a whole show to watch on your mobile at the same time it screens on the TV network. The fact that it’s a news show is particularly relevant in today’s fast paced world as many of us need to keep up to date but don’t often make it home for the news,” says Tim.
Vodafone has been closely monitoring viewing trends since launching 3G to deliver a service tailored to customer habits. Since launch, figures show the Sky News made-for-mobile channel is the most popular amongst customers, with viewing times spiking around lunchtime, the early evening and late at night.
“As a result of these trends Vodafone has partnered with Prime to deliver customers a streamed bulletin service during a time when they demand news most – the early evening,” says Tim.
“Vodafone live! Mobile TV with 3G means you can get news in a way that suits your lifestyle. Whether you’re waiting on the bus in traffic or working late, the news is right at your fingertips.”
Mad4mobilephones.com has reviewed the service and it is excellent from a users point of view. Vodafone Live continues to provide innovation in 3G services.