Get a Windows Mobile 5 device at PDC


Jim just announced that the HTC Universal is being sold at the event at a mind boggling price of $149.  And for an extra $10, attendees can get a bluetooth headset to go wth it.  Attendees can log in to commnet and reserve theirs now kudos to James for convincing the execs to fund this promotion.  Can’t wait to see what all the cutting edge ISVs at PDC come up with after getting their hands on this device.


-Robert


UPDATE: Apparently these bad boys sold out faster than anyone had expected.  Turns out that you’re just as anxious to get Windows Mobile 5 as we are to see the cool apps you write using all of its new developer features.  Not sure if we’re allowed to publish the exact number of devices that were sold at this price, but it’s several time larger than the “250” number I saw being tossed around on a bunch of blogs. 


For those folks who posted comments below, let me clarify that this offer was exclusively for attendees at yesterday’s PDC – nothing is being sold through this blog 🙂 


UPDATE 2:  No, seriously… posting a comment below with your email address is NOT the way to order a device.  I’m turning off comments on this post because people still keep trying to place “orders” here.


Comments (71)

  1. david says:

    can I reserve one?

  2. Raphael says:

    I’d like to attend, for more than just that reason. I’m a developer really trying to get deep into the Windows Mobile realm!

  3. Raphael says:

    I’d like to attend, for more than just that reason. I’m a developer really trying to get deep into the Windows Mobile realm!

  4. Nino.Mobile says:

    Finishing up high-level design this week..busy, busy.

    Software / Hardware 

    Check this out:  USB…

  5. How can I put MY hands on it for this price :)?

  6. Frood says:

    Lucky Me! My wife just called me. She’s attending the conference, and got me a JasJar with the BlueTooth headset for $159 total. I was already looking forward to her return, now I have one more good reason (as if I didn’t have enough reasons already!)

  7. Kirk says:

    That is an insane PRICE! I just wish I was there to buy one! Anyone wanna buy one for me! :p

  8. Jake Good says:

    I hear it was sold out before the keynote was over 🙁 I have some contacts out there that I wanted to have buy one for me… :: sigh :: Any chance I can still get one, let me know!

    Thanks

    jake@developstuff.com

  9. Cliff Hayes says:

    How can i reserve one?

  10. Ali says:

    Is there anyway I can get one? I really want one especially at that price.

  11. jeff welch says:

    please sign me up. very interested in attending. nemortgage@gmail.com

  12. Zach Mauch says:

    I am a student and I would love to attend as well as get a universal. please sign me up and contact me at zachavm@hotmail.com. I am wanting to pursue a career in mobile computing and I would like to do some career building.

    Zach

  13. Arun says:

    I wanna reserve/buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me.

    Email: atewathia@hotmail.com

  14. Davide says:

    Can I reserve/buy one device and one bluetooth headset?

    My e-mail is Davide.bonaffini@tiscali.it

  15. Marino says:

    I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me.

    Email: tandem75@libero.it

  16. Shahab says:

    I would like to reserve/buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, if possible.

    Email: poweropp@hotmail.com

    Shahab A, Sweden

  17. Ezio says:

    I would like to reserve/buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, if possible.

    Email: bisoli@hotmail.com

    Ezio B, Italy

  18. cacio says:

    I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me.

    Email:cacio23@hotmail.com

  19. Fabrizio says:

    Hi, i want the device with headset at this price. Please register me, my email is dingosoftware@hotmail.com

    I’m a developer and that’s a great opportunity for me

  20. May I too register for PDC and book HTC Universal for my self as I live in Karachi, Pakistan???

  21. Sebastiano says:

    hello i want to register & buy htc

    i live in Italy

  22. Oliver says:

    i’d like to buy the universal for $149. Please register my email deoli@hotmail.com.

    thanks looking forward to that.

  23. Chris muench says:

    Unfortunately the device was sold out even before Jim Allchins Keynotes were over. Now we have 1000 developer running around with Jasjars. I am really curious how many of them are really doing some dev-work on the device….the Mobile Developers MVPs listened to Jims keynote to the end….and did not get a device.

  24. Mike says:

    I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me.

  25. MaxPoweR says:

    i’d like to buy the universal for $149. Please register my email mxpr@walla.com

  26. chris bernardo says:

    i would like to reserve one as well please. my email is at chrisb_md@yahoo.com. Thank you

  27. Ettore says:

    I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me. my email is at freddie6@interfree.it. Thank you

  28. Alex says:

    I’d like to reserve one of that please. My email is tiberalex@tiscali.it.

    Thanks

  29. filippo says:

    I wanna buy one HTC Universal, please register me.

    email fmocciaro@yahoo.it

  30. Kitty Kat says:

    Very interested in signing up. Pls register me lo_mee11@hotmail.com

  31. Croghen says:

    I would like to reserve/buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, if possible.

    Email: giusepperusso@croghen.com

    Giuseppe R, Italy

  32. I'd like to reserve one with a BT headset says:

    Email: petrelli@interfree.it

    Alessandro Petrelli from Italy

  33. Daniele Troiano says:

    I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me. my email is daniele.troiano@libero.it. Thank you

  34. I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me.

  35. roberto says:

    please sign me up. very interested in attending. raverar@libero.it

  36. roberto says:

    please sign me up. very interested in attending. raverar@libero.it

  37. Davide P. says:

    I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me. my email is il_pave@libero.it. Thank you

  38. Daniele says:

    I wish to reserve/buy one JASJAR too. Can i have information about how to do it?

    My email is silverdb@tiscalinet.it

  39. Francesco G. says:

    I would like to reserve/buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, if possible.

    Email: f.guadagno@codesensitive.com

    Francesco G., Italy

  40. Dale Reeck says:

    From reading this blog, they sold out before the keynote was over. Really, they should have had a drawing or something instead of just throwing it out there, available just to people who happened to be at the right place at the right time.

    But I still don’t regret the $1000 I shelled out for mine 😀

  41. Ali says:

    Please reserve me an HTC Universal with a bluetooth headset if possible.

    Email : musawi@gmail.com

  42. Giovanni M says:

    I would like to reserve/buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, if possible.

    Email: giovanni0512@hotmail.com

    Giovanni M, Italy

  43. mattati says:

    I would like to reserve/buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, if possible

    e-mail mattati@inwind.it

  44. mao says:

    I’d like to buy one.

  45. imcyberbug says:

    I would like to reserve/buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, if possible

    e-mail fzjc@hotmail.com

  46. G says:

    Are these people idiots? How many times do you have to post that they are all sold out and the event is already happening before they spamming the comments with "I want one… sign me up!"

  47. Sebastiano says:

    It’s terrible to see how many idiots are still posting request for the HTC and i think they didn’t get the points that:

    1) you must phisically attend the event to buy one, you cannot order it and have it shipped to you!

    2) they’re gone, finish, end, finito, stop

    ah, what a shame that most of the request came from Italian people, i’m Italian too but first i read the details and understood the promotion before posting a stupid "reserve one for me" post here!!

  48. developer_messenger says:

    Thanks for the offer. Please reserve one for me. dgmessenger@gmail.com

  49. Alex says:

    Reserve 50 units for me .

    thanks

  50. Sam Trego says:

    Please sign me up and reserve an HTC Universal for me. samtrego@gmail.com

  51. Claudio says:

    Please sign me up and reserve an HTC Universal for me. claudio@bedin.com

  52. Josh says:

    Why oh Why didn’t they just plan to sell 1 per attendee.. Worst case senario I-MATE got a return of a few hundred that they could then sell at full price through normal channels… Instead I personally know three Mobile developers that made the mistake of going to lunch after the Keynote (thinking there wouldn’t be a sellout) and missed out entirely.

  53. barbieri vincenzo says:

    Thanks for the offer.

    please sign me up. very interested in attending. enzo1barbi@virgilio.it

  54. Jake Good says:

    weird, all of the comments sound like the same person… a bot who’s going after the elusive pot of gold that isn’t there..

    isn’t it frustrating?

  55. Chris McKay says:

    I thought the same thing. Too bad these comments aren’t moderated.

  56. Antonio says:

    Please sign me up and reserve an HTC Universal for me. tonymobile@libero.it

  57. I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me.

  58. john says:

    Please sign me up and reserve an HTC Universal for me. gattacalaporta@hotmail.com

  59. Carl says:

    Please sign me up and reserve an HTC Universal for me. wpatu1968@hotmail.com

  60. Mark says:

    Please sign me up and reserve an HTC Universal for me. sonoaroma@hotmail.com

  61. Pizio says:

    I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me.

  62. Cao Van Phuoc says:

    Please sign me up and reserve an HTC Universal for me. alanc@polytecvn.com

  63. Bunchan says:

    I’m a student.

    please let me know and register me at linbunchan@hotmail.com . Thanks in advance.

    I’m from CAMBODIA.

  64. riccardo says:

    I’m a student, Please reserve me an HTC Universal with a bluetooth headset if possible.

    casuccioriccardo@libero.it

  65. I’m system programmer . I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me.

    Fabián Franetovich

    drdrsoft@doctorsoft.it

  66. I’m a System Programmer .I want to reserve or buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me.

    http://www.doctorsoft.it

    drsoft@doctorsoft.it

    Trento Italy

    (I sends the message again because in the previous one I put the mistaken email)

  67. Dario says:

    I’m system programmer. Please reserve me an HTC Universal with a bluetooth headset if possible.

    casucciodario@libero.it

  68. emiliano says:

    I am an Italian engineering student and am writing the thesis on pda devices. I would like buy this HTC Universal with Windows mobile 5.0 but it is too expensive only with your offer I could allow him to me. I would like to study it and to present it in the discussion of the thesis. if buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset is possible please contact me emiliano.gatti@tiscali.it

    thanks

  69. Rohin says:

    Hi,

    I would also like one. Plse reserve one for me.

    Thanx,

    rohinsadh@gmail.com

  70. Giampaolo says:

    I wanna reserve/buy one HTC Universal with a Bluetooth headset, please register me.

    Email:gimboweb@hotmail.com