Giveaway: ZTE Open with Firefox OS [UPDATE WITH WINNER]

Update: We have a winner! Congratulations to Heavensent2272 for her winning entry over on Twitter. We'll be getting in touch to send you your prize. And thanks to everyone else for playing, we hope you have better luck in our next giveaway.

As regular readers know, we occasionally have product giveaways for our community. This time one lucky member will walk away with a ZTE Open phone which runs Firefox OS.

In case you missed our in-depth look at both Firefox OS and this handset, know that Mozilla has launched its own operating system and, with the power of the web on its side, it’s looking to compete for the low-end segment of the mobile market.

ZTE Open is the first commercially available handset that natively runs Firefox OS, and while it’s not an impressive device some folks will be very happy to get one.

To enter you’ll have to use the Rafflecopter widget below. Again, we know many people aren’t exactly keen on social media but it keeps the lights on around here so bear with us. Paying Neowin subscribers receive an extra "entry", on top of the Rafflecopter ones.

The contest ends Friday, November 22nd at midnight, Eastern time.

 Be sure to follow the directions carefully, especially regarding Twitter.

  1. "Like" Neowin on Facebook. This one is self-explanatory.
  2. Follow @NeowinFeed on Twitter. Make sure you enter your Twitter username so we know who you are.
  3. Follow @avladd (me) on Twitter. Make sure you enter your Twitter username so we know who you are.
  4. Follow @NeowinSteve (boss man) on Twitter. Make sure you enter your Twitter username so we know who you are.
  5. Tweet about the giveaway ( daily! ). This one is a little confusing, but you have to select the option and then click the "Tweet" button that appears. That will bring up a string that needs to be tweeted. Tweet that, then follow the steps shown to get the link to your tweet for confirmation. Clicking the "how do I find it" link gives instructions.

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Raa said,
Agreed, why the forced social use at all...

Agreed, they should give a choice, not just 1 type of way. Much like apple and or faceblok it seems.

If neowin didn't require social media i would enter for a nice shiny phone. Is there any way of entering besides social media?

Yes,
If Neowin didn't require social media, I may not have to call this such a stupid site also, at times!

How stupid, especially after admitting they know a lot of us here don't do that socially diseased media crap!

Hello,

soldier1st said,
If neowin didn't require social media i would enter for a nice shiny phone. Is there any way of entering besides social media?

Yes, if you are a subscriber, you get one entry

Wasn't really interested in the giveaway after that mediocre review... but what the hey, my daughter's getting old enough for a phone, this would probably be a good first phone for her. (IE, I won't freak out if she loses it.) Entered.

IMO ... the Firefox OS shows potential, since it's rather reminiscent of how the Android OS once was a
few years ago when that was still in it's infancy. It's still early days for the Firefox OS, and there aren't
really many apps available for it, much like how Android was in it's own early days, and now that's
the most widely used of all the mobile device operating systems by far.

While the Firefox OS might never be quite as big or popular as Android, iOS, or even WP, that isn't
really what they're aiming for. Mozilla don't really want to be the next Google, Apple or Microsoft,
but I can see the Firefox OS becoming quite popular among those who can't afford, or perhaps
don't really want an iPhone 5S or a Galaxy S4, but just a basic smartphone, that doesn't break
the bank, and has full access to social media apps and the rest of the internet.

Hello,

Raa said,
It's not about the difficulty, it's more about the freedom of choice - or lack thereof.

For me its a privacy issue. My name is my Twitter name so I dont want everyone on the internet knowing my name....

riahc3 said,
Hello,

For me its a privacy issue. My name is my Twitter name so I dont want everyone on the internet knowing my name....


lolwut? change it then?

Ah, I've been wanting to get this for ages! Looks really cool to do mobile web development on since you can integrate much better!

Hmm, although tempted I'll hold back on entering.

As much as I need a new phone and I'd love to tinker with it, there are much more needy and deserving people out there

I wonder if Firefox OS will become the "linux" of mobile computing? Or just fade away like poor old Blackberry?

Hello,

Raa said,
Crazy. I guess I won't get any entries to this one.
No loss!

Yeah, I just read the reviews now. If I win, Ill install Android on this and give it to my girlfriend who still has a 2000 something nonsmart nontouch phone....

riahc3 said,
Hello,

Yeah, I just read the reviews now. If I win, Ill install Android on this and give it to my girlfriend who still has a 2000 something nonsmart nontouch phone....


I hope you don't win it then