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Windows Phone 8 Launch

WPCentral's Windows Phone 8 Contest Winner!

To celebrate the official launch of Windows Phone 8, we threw together a contest to give away a Windows Phone 8 device. All you needed to do is comment on the post and one lucky winner would be chosen at random to win the Windows Phone 8 device of their choice.

Would it be a Nokia Lumia 920? Or the HTC 8X? What about the Samsung ATIV S? Or would our lucky winner opt for the more modest Lumia 820 or HTC 8S?

After over 7,400 comments we spun the wheel and our winner of the Windows Phone 8 launch contest is Jojogill!

We've dispatched a congratulatory email to Jojogill and would like to thank everyone for making this a great contest. If you didn't win, don't give up hope. We'll have more contest giveaways later this year.



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jessecabrera says:

I feel like such a loser...I never win anything 

Guakala says:

Tell me about it.... Congrats Jojogill.

Same. I thought Daniel and the rest of wpcentral likes me. :'(

MastrMeatWad says:

haha. Yeah. You and me both!

mmoses1978 says:

Damn it when am going to win something? This sucks lol it really does.

DropPass says:

Yea... same here.  
You know those cereal boxes that are supposed to contain a "free" surprise?  My prize is never in the box! :P

wsantosf says:

Once I went to an event, didn't win any of the giveaways. In the end, there was a few boxes full of shirts from previous events, everyone could pick one. I did, and when I got home I realized mine had a hole in it...

jsnod25 says:

I give up all hope...

DavidinCT says:

Yea, same here, I post a ton here...and never win anything :(

ahmedjan87 says:

i never won any thing in my life and i guess ill never will

15israellai says:

yea...jealous right now.

wustlmike19 says:

Congrats JojoGill!

AMPed126 says:

Congrats JojoGill, what phone you gonna get?

beh1230 says:

Congrats to Jojogill on his win.
I was hoping that I would win, of course, since my Samsung Focus bit the dust. Now I am using a first generation iphone until the can get a new windows phone 8. Really is my first use with an iphone, I really do not like it at all. I miss my Focus...

ryan_linz says:

Haha, I am in the exact same boat. Dropped my focus about 2 months ago using the camera flash flashlight to put salt in my softener. While painfully slow, I gotta give the 3g credit for being so trusty. Patiently waiting for this weekend. Still undecided on 8X or 920...

Wander7 says:

congrats!  All I gotta say is I better not see the phone on Ebay!!!

GearDoGi says:

Agree!!! :P

Jojogill says:

Lol, you definitely won't. This phone will be in my pocket for years to come.

You are so lucky. Which device did you want?

sholokov says:

I have seen him asking around about L920 pricing. I guess thats what he wants.

Tamer81 says:

Congrats dude! Keep us updated about the phone on how it works etc.!

Cellus13 says:

Congrats and cheers jojogill :) hope your happy with your WP8 device


1jaxstate1 says:

I heard the winner was actually Winterfang, but you guys decided to spin the wheel again. LMAO. j/k

rockstarzzz says:

Hahahahaha that's epic!

:( Oh well. With a kid on the way, a 17% pay cut and mounting expenses, it's not like I could have actually afforded any apps if I had won.

mmali386 says:

So what did he pick?

ejlee072006 says:

Lucky bastard

KrazyKatz64 says:

Congratulations !!!


Congrats JojoGill, but if only this site was run by Oprah...
"And YOU get a phone! And YOU get a phone! And YOU get a phone! And YOU get a phone! ..." Until all 7400 commenters were given 920's or ATIVs or HP Pre 3s

Wouldn't that be something?
Although given her love for the Surface, probably that's what she will give out instead.

MichaelLouey says:

Hey I wouldn't complain either way ;D

@bauermundo: Nice shoutout to the Pre 3 there; I switched from my Pre to a WP7 phone and have been very happy with it but miss the card interface :(

Z3MN says:

Loool! Good one :)

Nataku4ca says:

Congrats JojoGill! make sure u preach :P

hopmedic says:

Looks like you spelled hopmedic wrong! ;-)

keizka says:

Oh lucky you you JojoGill! Enjoy your new device!

L0gic Bom8 says:

Congratulations JojoGill!

kobe_mvp says:

Nokia lumia 920
I am a big fan of Microsoft....
I am fuxking happy when I knew Microsoft decided to go with Nokia ,the best hardware there is.
And I knew a great phone is coming, so this is it..
Nokia Lumia 920

Tomasz S. says:

It was the other way. Nokia chose to go with Microsoft.

ToninhoTed says:

Windows 8 e Lumia! Combinação perfeita de habilidade e modernidade! Siga em frente e use algo diferente!!! Lumia 920 o melhor!

psyberjay says:

I can't wait to get red Lumia 920!!

Rotmm says:

Congratulations Jojo :)

danzinho16 says:

Awn .. I never win anything :( 
Congrats though !

sconrad308 says:

I wish I would have won, so I could get a new WP8 but will end up going on my Company's plan since my Focus Flash has died. Saves me money from the initial cost plus on the monthly bill too. Guess I will be getting an Android and dropping my Straight Talk service. 

Kenjoe says:

Congrats JojoGill

cdb033 says:

I would love to win!!!

blackfire says:

Oh well.. I guess I will have to pay for my phone. Hehe! Congrats jojogill, Enjoy your WP8! :-)

cdb033 says:

I meant to say I would have loved to have won. Lol!!

Contrats buddy. It sucks not to be you. Wish I had that 820. :D

Hopefully I'll win my Cyan Lumia 920!!!!

Congrats to the Winner... Wish it was me :(

purevibz says:

congrats JojoGill.

mmoses1978 says:

Congrats Jojogill best of luck .

edilfuturo says:

Wooow i hope to win...

andrew930 says:

This makes me Sad Panda. Sad, sad, panda. Congrats JojoGill. 

I'm a spanish poor guy suffering the worst economic times ever in my country.
There's only one thing that could make feel better in these dark moments: A wonderful Nokia Lumia 920. It could be the begining of the end of our recesion.
Live long and Prosper...

spampy2 says:

no wammies, no wammies, crossing fingers

erzhik says:

Lets hope the winner is actually a frequent member of WPCentral and ends up using the phone instead of selling.

Jojogill says:

Believe me erzhik, I will be using this phone. Windows Phone 8 is going to be awesome and winning this was a surprise for me.

MAERSK says:

Gratz Jojo~ <3

pittphan says:

Congrats! I hope you enjoy not only the phone but 1 day of envy from everyone on this site.

erzhik says:

My hat off to you then. Congrats!!!

Agent-P says:

Congrats JojoGill. Which phone did you pick?

Jojogill says:

Thanks Agent-P! I picked the HTC 8X for AT&T. I wasn't picky with the color. Any color will do for me. 

schlubadub says:

There must be some mistake... I totally won it instead :P

TheMofaDe says:

Never planned on winning anyway :|

Jojogill says:

To all those congratulating me...thank you! And to the WPCentral team...I couldn't thank you guys enough. I didn't have the money to buy a new WP8 and this is truly a welcomed surprise. You guys seriously are the best and once again, thank you! :)

rm7forever says:

Congrats Jojogill.
Thanks WPCentral

rm7forever says:

Where ppl 7400 are comment?
come to Congrats Jojogill
Thanks WPCentral

Congrats Jojogill!!! and Enjoy!

ajua says:

Congrats to JojoGill!
I guess only one person wins, but it's great to have this giveaways on WPCentral!

sym1a1a says:

Congrats Jojogill!!! And thanks to Daniel and all the staff at WPCentral for at least giving us a shot at a wp8 phone, now, bring on the next contest!!!

monigal2 says:

Congrats Jo!

Laura Knotek says:

Congratulations! :D

fluong says:

8X or 810 please!

obaquerizo says:

This is a great opportunity to get the nokia lumia 920, it's amazing, an in that yellow looks awesome

cowboy620 says:

Congrats jojogill enjoy that phone you lucky stiff!

Mauro_LE says:

Lumia 920!!!

WP7WasMyIdea says:

Congrats!  What the heck did your post say??

PicodeGalla says:

Awww man, I thought they were going to actually read our comments and select a winner based on that, I didn't realize it was going to be random...I actually put some thought into my comment when all I had to do was put "Yellow Lumia 920 - Awesome site upgrade"...basically a monkey could have won the phone...story of my life.

zdn1042 says:

Congrats! =)

I wanna this sooooo much!!!

franknyarkoh says:

Congratulations Jojogill. Not all can be lucky

aparajithl says:

I missed the contest, Can we have another one in this thread ? :) btw, congrats Jojogill

splash112 says:

Congratulations jojogill, and you've only been a member for one week too

Rhamsey says:

Jojogill, congratulations man, you lucky son of a bitch

Kadcidxa says:

Congrats. I never win any of these contests lol.

Raylz says:

jojoG congrats ill hope next time i win.

iggypop120 says:

my comment was "i never win these things but ill try anyways"
and i was right

brilligiant says:

  I commented on the competition article twice before going back and re-reading the rules which said to leave one comment below the article - I assumed this meant I was automatically disqualified but I just went and checked and Jojogill also left two comments below the article.
  Was this an oversight or were users actually allowed to comment more than once and still be eligible to win? To me it seems like an unfair advantage.

schlubadub says:

You had the same "advantage" :P

nichitandrei says:

Congratulations Jojogill!!! Enjoy your new windows phone 8 device.

anh3beo says:

You sound like a nice guy jojogill :) I'm glad you won the phone. Congrats man.

anh3beo says:

Also ty wpcentral for this contest :D it was actually pretty exciting with all those awesome phones coming out and we all had a chance for a freebie!

Cngrats!!.. Waiting for the day when the wheel turns on my name!!

aderud says:

Congrats Jojogill! :D Enjoy!

Bhawk1990 says:

Congratz Jojogill, have fun with your new Windows Phone :) And thanks WPCentral for the opportunity, I'm happy to be a daily reader of your website!

kenzibit says:

When will I ever win something here?? :'(

laceska says:

I would like a Nokia Lumia 920! Thanks 

zolgi says:

FFS, I never win anything :(

akashpats says:

Windows Phone 8 is just Great !!
i luv it.great phone n awsum features !!

When the next contest?

luckyhillkop says:

I demand a re-count!

nizzon says:

This cant be right. Its a conspiracy.

pr0phecy says:

Congrats JojoGill! The WP8 gods were on your side! You lucky son-of-a-gun :P
Enjoy your WP8!

Localhorst86 says:

Well, congratulations Jojogill.
With that said, I think I am going to sue wpcentral, I should have been the clear winner. Or maybe I should sue the manufacturer of the wheel you guys spun, it clearly was broken. Can you tell me the manufacturer so I can decide who to sue? (I need to sue someone! :p)

pmhgeneral says:

Congrats Jojogill;  Lucky dog good luck with your new phone hopefully 8 x, I know how it must feel
 I won the vacation contest earlier this year.
Again Congrats 

percistratus says:

Don't wanna sound like a sore loser, but I could certainly do with that Ativ S I wished for. Anyway, what's to say. Congrats Jojogill. Like your name too.

Jojogill says:

Thanks percistratus. You're name is cool too! 

Ferxulz says:

Awww, well congrats for the winner, i was specting to win =(
hope you enjoy the phone.

bigmax90 says:

congrats jojogill, lucky guy...have fun with ur new device, enjoy it.
and thanks to wpcentral.
others contest ????
have a nice day to all americans, it's ur day today...

bronzekid91 says:

Oh boo, my comment was better lol , jk

george1027 says:

Kudos! Enjoy your new phone..

n3rfh3rd3r says:

Man, I really wanted to win a Lumia 920.  

Makaruchi says:

congrats Jojogill!
Bad thing for the rest of us.

Cristoby says:

I had bet $200 against myself, just in case.

SandroB says:

Not only did I NOT win, I am also a Verizon customer.  So you can guess which phone I picked.

marantaz says:

well... that's it then... nothing left to live for... may as well end it all.... thanks for nothing, wpc... goodbye cruel world... .... what?  $99 for a 920 at ATT?  Wow... why.... with those prices...Verizon has to compete!  Holy Cow!  Screw you WPC!  HA!  SCreWWWW YOUUUUUUU!!!  (you're still better than the rest, tho....)

jleebiker says:

Grats Jojogill!
Looking forward to more contests in the future. Thanks WPC!

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laxman289 says:

There will be a day when i will also be a winner... ;)