Giveaway: Win a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core MDP Android developer phone [Update]

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[Update: We’ve extended this contest until May 13th at 11:59pm PT. Please feel free to submit your entry from now until then.]

If you’re an app publisher or developer then you’ll be excited to hear this week we’re giving app publishers & developers some love with a free Qualcomm MDP up for grabs. The Qualcomm MDP (Mobile Development Platform) Android development phone packs the powerful dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor – something you won’t find on market just yet – and crams in every imaginable smartphone bell and whistle (NFC, GPS, video chat camera, etc.). Even better, you might just be lucky enough to win one of these $1,350 development phones.

Qualcomm is on a mission to equip developers with the tools that they’ll need to make some truly whiz-bang apps. The Qualcomm MDP (or Mobile Development Platform) is a handset that was produced in order to help developers and publishers get the most out of their apps, and, more importantly, test the apps on a smartphone that offers all the latest tech. It sports a 1.5GHz MSM8660 dual-core processor, a 3.80 inch WVGA multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, the new Adreno 220 GPU, dual cameras with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, HDMI-out, microSD card slot, Dolby multi-channel audio-out capabilities, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, and an embedded accelerometer and gyroscope.

This video sheds some more light on the Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon MDP:

In order to win the Qualcomm MDP, we want you to jump through a couple of hoops before you’ll be considered for this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment below telling us why exactly you need all of this power in the palm of your hand.
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the following message: RT @IntoMobile: Attention developers! Win a Qualcomm MDP dual-core Android dev phone – http://bit.ly/jC7Duh
  3. Have an app in the Android Market or be able to show previous development work.

Our giveaway will last for a week starting from the moment this post goes live and we’ll accept entries until May 13th at 11:59pm PT.

If you don’t end up winning and

Here are the full rules to our giveaway:

  • You must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • You must be able to prove that you are a legitimate developer (we’ll contact the potential winner for proof).
  • You must be a current U.S. resident and we will only ship out prizes to an address located in one of the 50 United States.
  • You will have five (5) days to claim your prize. If you don’t contact us within 5 days, then we will proceed to choose a new winner.
  • Contest and prize provided by IntoMobile.
  • Anonymous

    WANT – I need this because it is so damn sexy, and some day I may venture into application development… maybe :) Wait… 3. I need an app in the app market already? Dang it. Time to go make an app real quick.

    oh well, http://twitter.com/#!/tlangridge/status/66564925958537216

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15600783 Andrew Le Nguyen

    I’m working on an Augmented Reality engine that uses OpenGL 3D objects as AR markers. This AR engine will be included in a vast mobile framework that connects users to many interesting datasets. As you can imagine, the engine is very intensive (floating point calculations, object in memory allocation, etc.) and I could always use some more juice. I would love to get my hands on that phone to create an immersive experience that scales upon available hardware. Perhaps, I’ll port the engine to make use of Qualcomm’s AR SDK! Thanks for making this contest, guys!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15600783 Andrew Le Nguyen

      I forgot to mention, my market portfolio includes: Vegas Speedway, IWS 2010, GEO INT 2010 (requested by Google for a Geospatial Conference), and upcoming Q View (app for Q Arena, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Lake Eerie Monsters.

      These apps are published by my employer, but I have a major role in every app’s development. I’m implementing a new AR engine to replace the existing one you’ll find in the apps.This AR engine will also help guide soldiers on the battlefield and a lot of the work is open source (I have to leave out propreitary data). We’ve been using mainstream phones for hardware, would be great to see what this custom Qualcomm hardware can do.

      Thanks again, I’m crossing my fingers.

  • http://twitter.com/nathanwithann Nathan Radebaugh

    I love android. There, I said it. Since the original G1, I have had a desire, a thirst, for everything android. I currently develop two applications for Android, with a total of over 50,000 active installations. As a student in Computer Science, my developmental endeavors are always limited by my limited income. If I were to be awarded the beautiful, powerful, extraordinary Qualcomm MDP, I would no longer be limited by my resources and would be able to truly release my full potential as a developer. So please, I strongly urge you to consider me for the giveaway.

    My twitter comment is: http://twitter.com/#!/nathanwithann/status/66627350879682561
    My development work is: https://market.android.com/developer?pub=Nate+Radebaugh

  • http://twitter.com/nathanwithann Nathan Radebaugh

    I love android. There, I said it. Since the original G1, I have had a desire, a thirst, for everything android. I currently develop two applications for Android, with a total of over 50,000 active installations. As a student in Computer Science, my developmental endeavors are always limited by my limited income. If I were to be awarded the beautiful, powerful, extraordinary Qualcomm MDP, I would no longer be limited by my resources and would be able to truly release my full potential as a developer. So please, I strongly urge you to consider me for the giveaway.

    My twitter comment is: http://twitter.com/#!/nathanwithann/status/66627350879682561
    My development work is: https://market.android.com/developer?pub=Nate+Radebaugh

  • http://twitter.com/nathanwithann Nathan Radebaugh

    I love android. There, I said it. Since the original G1, I have had a desire, a thirst, for everything android. I currently develop two applications for Android, with a total of over 50,000 active installations. As a student in Computer Science, my developmental endeavors are always limited by my limited income. If I were to be awarded the beautiful, powerful, extraordinary Qualcomm MDP, I would no longer be limited by my resources and would be able to truly release my full potential as a developer. So please, I strongly urge you to consider me for the giveaway.

    My twitter comment is: http://twitter.com/#!/nathanwithann/status/66627350879682561
    My development work is: https://market.android.com/developer?pub=Nate+Radebaugh

  • http://www.kajeet.com/education David

    At Kajeet we are currently building a unique offering for the US education market (http://www.kajeet.com/education/services.html). It’s critical for us to explore handset capabilities as early as possible, and this handset is like a scope into the future!

  • http://www.kajeet.com/education David

    At Kajeet we are currently building a unique offering for the US education market (http://www.kajeet.com/education/services.html). It’s critical for us to explore handset capabilities as early as possible, and this handset is like a scope into the future!

  • http://www.kajeet.com/education David

    At Kajeet we are currently building a unique offering for the US education market (http://www.kajeet.com/education/services.html). It’s critical for us to explore handset capabilities as early as possible, and this handset is like a scope into the future!

  • Paulius Liekis

    Sounds like a fantastic device! Would love to have one. I need the fastest device out there – I borrowed Xperia Play for development of my new demo. I’m porting my PC demo (http://nesnausk.org/project.php?project=16) into Android. I’m making an Augmented Reality application;) The demo was quite heavy back in 2007, so it only runs at 15 FPS on Xperia Play. Owning a faster device would help a lot ;)

  • Paulius Liekis

    Sounds like a fantastic device! Would love to have one. I need the fastest device out there – I borrowed Xperia Play for development of my new demo. I’m porting my PC demo (http://nesnausk.org/project.php?project=16) into Android. I’m making an Augmented Reality application;) The demo was quite heavy back in 2007, so it only runs at 15 FPS on Xperia Play. Owning a faster device would help a lot ;)

  • Paulius Liekis

    Sounds like a fantastic device! Would love to have one. I need the fastest device out there – I borrowed Xperia Play for development of my new demo. I’m porting my PC demo (http://nesnausk.org/project.php?project=16) into Android. I’m making an Augmented Reality application;) The demo was quite heavy back in 2007, so it only runs at 15 FPS on Xperia Play. Owning a faster device would help a lot ;)

  • David

    i would love to have a dual core, im using an old school blackberry, just seeing what would be the upgrade, this could be it…

  • http://tumblr.annoyatron.org/ Annoyatron

    Having a dedicated developer phone would be great since I contribute to a few open source Android projects and it can be cumbersome to have to use your regular phone for testing. Besides, with all that juice I could start writing games!

  • http://twitter.com/xorcode Xorcode Development

    If we win this we can give the ADP1 to the intern.

  • Adam Lange

    Having a dedicated and up to date dev phone, as far as performance would be great. Current phone limits the amount of power that i have to use in an application.

  • Anonymous

    I am a developer who needs a new phone to inspire me and help me think outside the box when developing my new game. Plus I will share this phone with my fellow developer friends.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Sohmers/100000084635242 Thomas Sohmers

    I’m an Android hacker and developer who has recently been working on being able to run multiple operating systems on Android devices, along with other utilities and programs for Android devices. I was featured on IntoMobile back in March for being able to run Ubuntu on the Motorola Xoom (And any other rooted Android device http://www.intomobile.com/2011/03/10/ubuntu-ported-motorola-xoom/)

    With this device, I will be able to continue working on making virtual machine images of other operating systems (Maemo, Meego, BackTrack 5, Ubuntu 10.04, and 11.04 are done and in testing, with plans of getting iOS, Windows CE, and WebOS to work in the future) with my eventual goal of having the ARM version of Windows 8 work once it is released.

    I have also been interested in augmented reality for the past couple of years, and would love to start to develop advanced Augmented Reality applications with this as well. Because a device with these sort of specs are not going to reach mass market until later this year or next year, I hope to be able to develop some amazing applications to take advantage of the upcoming hardware.

    My Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/trsohmers/status/68133054350241792
    My Website: http://trsohmers.com

    Please contact me with development experience… I have an app to be released in the Market in the coming weeks that I would love for you guys to try out, and I’m sure you will be impressed :)

  • http://twitter.com/geekdolan Anthony Dolan

     I am a developer working to help bridge the gap between mobile and power computing, bringing desktop-level applications to mobile, and making it easier for normal users to do daily computing without having to pick a specific device per task.

  • Mstavros

    I am a veteran web developer (since 1994) turned web application developer (since 2000) who is now interested in mobile development (this year!).  The retail site I work on is #24 in the Internet Retailer 500 and are just now launching (silently) a mobile presence.  My take is we architected it wrong and I want to be on the front line of doing it the right way.  With intomobile’s help, you’ll be giving me the tools to get started!

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