Announcing the Smartphone Round Robin!

(Instead of giving you a roundup of last week's news, today I'm excited to give you a glimpse into the news you're going to see at our Smartphone Experts sites over the next two months! -- Dieter)

We are pleased to announce the Smartphone Round Robin!. Each year the editors of the Smartphone Experts family of sites literally trade their phones to see what life is like on the "other side." What you're going to see over the course of the next two months is each of our five SPE Community Editors reviewing smartphones that they're not used to using. Each editor has a checklist of "Must-Dos" that ensure they're getting the full experience with each smartphone. It's quite a ride.

Read on for more on the Smartphone Round Robin and for details on how you can win one of five Smartphone Prize Packs!

More importantly for you, at the end of the Smartphone Round Robin we will be giving away five smartphones -- one from each site! All you need to do to qualify is post a response to any official Round Robin thread in our forums or comment on a Round Robin blog post (with a valid email address). Be sure to check out the Full contest rules for more information. Huge thanks go out to our Round Robin Sponsors: Palm, Celio (makers of the Redfly), Case-Mate, and Smartphone Outlet. Here's what you can win:

So don't just sit back and watch -- participate! You can check out a full list of all of the latest Blog posts and Forum posts on our Smartphone Round Robin Updates Page. There are chances to chat and win right now as our editors have already started asking questions in our forums. Finally, if you're an RSS user, you can track the whole event from our RSS Feed or even get daily email updates.

So head on into our forums and help us out this week and every week through the end of the year -- there's no better way to both spread the word about your favorite Smartphone or to learn more about what those other smartphones are all about. Or heck, we'll kick things off here too, this is an official Round Robin post, comment here for your chance to win an iPhone 3G

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Dieter Bohn

Dieter Bohn is former editor-in-chief of Smartphone Experts, writing across iMore, Windows Phone Central, Android Central, and more. You can find him on Twitter (and everywhere else) @backlon.

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Announcing the Smartphone Round Robin!


I'll be very interested to follow the round robin. When the first round robin was published, I was a Winows Mobile user with an eye on the iPhone. Now I'm an iPhone user, & I'll be interested to see if, after reading the round robin, I feel like I made the right choice.

Good luck to all. Having been using a WinMo device after a solid year on the iPhone I know I made the right choice!

This is a great idea! It will be very interesting to see what everybody thinks about all the other phones. I love my Blackberry Curve, but the lure of the iPhone is hard to ignore!

The Round Robin blogs are awsome. It is the second best way to find out which phone is for your, the first being hands on. Keep up the great work

I would love to see the phones rated in different areas to provide actual comparisons. Reading the entries is great, but it might be easier when comparing different phones. Of course, the comparisons are written pretty well, so maybe it is moot. I am curious if anyone will ever view another brand's phone as a better device than the one they regularly use.

Pretty cool idea on getting everyone's views of the OS's and phones. I pity Kevin for having to give up his Bold.

Such a good idea. I've always wanted to do the phone swap with a buddy of mine who got a Bold and come back and see how we liked them. I'll be following the thread.

I have a blackberry curve buti always go on this website because oneday I'll get an Iphone. I'm jelious of my co-worker who has the Itouch. I ask him to see if I can use it but he doesn't. I really want my own iphone. Please consider giving me one. That's my Christmas Wish. Thanks

Hmmm... Sounds good! I was planning to wait until next christmas to get an iphone (who knows what awesomeness will exist then!) but I may as well throw my chances in with this!

i would really like to win this, and to be honest, i wouldnt keep it to myself, i would give it to my brother who has been dying for one. it would make an awesome christmas present for him

I'm really curious to see what the editors think of the G1. Also, I think we were pretty tough on Windows Mobile in the last round robin, so I'm curious to see how the current editors feel about it given that there are two windows mobile phones for review.

awesome contest! I guess its about time to get rid of my old RAZR V3 and have the IPhone 3G on my hands :)

Even if I won the 3g, I'd probably still get the iPhone HD assuming you guys are predicting accurately.