Free stuff! – Monday (from MWC 2012)

Free stuff! – Monday (from MWC 2012)Wandering around Mobile World Congress over the past 20-odd hours, we’ve scored all sorts of, er, amazing stuff. An HTC One X, a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, an Asus PadFone… nope, none of those.

Instead, we’ve amassed a modest pile of useless cr*p. Am I allowed to say ‘cr*p’? Better throw an asterisk in just in case.

First up we have the pride of our collection: a sumo squeeze toy from Hitachi. Isn’t that a bit like me giving out inflatable bagpipes? Not that we’re complaining; we’ve grown quite attached to the little fella.

Next up is a Nokia lollipop, which Wendy reluctantly relinquished for the briefest of seconds while I took a pic.

We also have a collection of pin badges from Amdocs. Cripes knows what they’re doing here. I used to use Amdocs back when I worked in International Trade. True story. Apparently collecting eight badges entitles you to enter a draw for an iPad 2, so I'll be popping back later.

And finally, a ridiculous pen from Go-Trust, with a little pull-out banner on the side. Again, no idea what they’re up to at Mobile World Congress, but we now have a pen – that’s the important thing.

We've landed a couple of items already today. I won't reveal all just yet, but let's just say our breath is minty fresh...

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Stelph  Feb. 28, 2012 at 13:31

What is that sumo wrestler about? Im slightly concerned now and really hope a sumo wrestler didnt inspire their next device :/

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2012 at 13:58

Ah, Lewis... I've seen your tweets about the phones you scored and the Galaxy tab; and the corporate escorts etc etc... no need to play poverty v2.0 here ;) :p

But seriously, it's amazing what rubbish hight-tech companies throw around, eh?
It seems only mass-polluters and killers (ie the Big Pharma/Chemical/Arms/Tobacco/Hollywood Complex) know how to throw a party.

I feel for you :)

lcurdie / MOD  Feb. 28, 2012 at 14:05

Come to think of it, I'm not entirely sure where the sumo wrestler came from...

Yeah, it's pretty dire. But then I am just about to go play with the HTC One X, so it ain't all bad ;)

CTPAHHIK  Feb. 29, 2012 at 07:57

Recession style gifts :p


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