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Love to Give Twitter sweepstakes: Win a Sony Action Cam or Xperia Tablet S

by Kathleen 12/18/2012

 

‘Tis the season for giving, and we at Sony are pretty jazzed about it.

You may have seen us show #randomSonyLove to select tweeps, giving them a Sony gadget they’re really excited about.

We also launched the ongoing Pin It to Give It program to benefit the Michael Phelps Foundation, donating $1 every time someone repins from this board.

And the #SonyLove Instagram contest is underway, where we’re asking you to share a photo of something you love for a chance to score sweet prizes like the RX1 and Sony NEX-5R.

Now we’re providing one more opportunity for you to feel the Sony love through our Love to Give Twitter sweepstakes. This time, we’re giving away a Sony Action Cam as well as an Xperia Tablet S and accompanying fancy stand.

Here’s how you can win:

  • Tell us which product you want to win, who you’d give it to, and why. Include #SonyLove in your response and tweet it to @SonyElectronics.
  • Example: @SonyElectronics I’d give Xperia Tablet to my mom because she likes to play Angry Birds #SonyLove
  • Make sure #SonyLove is included in your tweet or you won’t be entered. This is a must!
  • Not on Twitter? No problem. Submit your response in the comments section of this blog post. Make sure you provide your correct email address so we can contact you if you win.

One entry is allowed per person, and only U.S. residents are eligible. Two winners will be selected at random.

The sweepstakes runs for 48 hours starting 9 a.m. PT, Dec. 18 and ends 9 a.m. PT, Dec. 20 so get your entry in now.

Winners will be contacted via Direct Message on Twitter or through the email address provided to the Sony Blog. Check the official rules below. Good luck!

Dates-  Dec. 18, 2012, 9am PST – Dec. 20, 2012, 9am PST

How To Enter  - Tell us which product you want to win, who you’d give it to, and why. Include #SonyLove in your response and tweet it to @SonyElectronics.

Example of Tweeted Entry:

  • @SonyElectronics I’d give Xperia Tablet to my mom because she likes to play Angry Birds #SonyLove
  • I’d give Action Cam to my buddy. He’s going bungee jumping! #SonyLove @SonyElectronics

 

Winners

  • 2 winners total
  • Winners will be selected at random
  • Winners will be notified via a Twitter message or email

Grand Prize – One person will receive the Xperia Tablet S and fancy stand. One person will receive the Sony Action Cam.

Official Rules – See Official Rules at Sony.com/Blog

 

Promotion                

  • Live Twitter Feed
  • Sony Blog Post
  • Sony Twitter page
  • Sony Facebook page

LOVE TO GIVE SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  PURCHASING ANY SONY PRODUCT WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING.
1.     ELIGIBILITY:  This “Love to Give” (the “Sweepstakes”) is only open to natural persons who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding territories) and age 18 or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Sony Electronics Inc. (“Sony”),  their affiliates and members of immediate family (spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, sales representatives, distributors, advertising/Sweepstakes/web design agencies and/or their affiliates, assigns or representatives; (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Sony & Others”) and all other persons or entities associated with the development, administration, Sweepstakes, execution of, or supply to this Sweepstakes are not eligible to enter or win.  This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and is void where prohibited.

2.     HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, visit www.sony.com/blog and post your answers to the question as a comment on the blog post “Love to Give Twitter sweepstakes: Win a Sony Action Cam or Xperia Tablet S

”. Additional profile information will be optional and not required to enter the Sweepstakes, and will not impact your chances of winning. Answers can also be posted via Twitter to @SonyElectronics, and using the hashtag #SonyLove.

The entry/Tweet (i) may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by Sony in its sole discretion; (ii) must not be harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene, excessively violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way, as determined by Sony in its sole discretion; (iii) may not violate or encourage others to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (iv) may not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party rights; (v) may not contain commercial or corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, and slogans, other than those relating to Sony; (vi) may not include any viruses, worms, corrupt files, Trojan horses, or other forms of corruptive code or content that may harm or compromise the Sweepstakes website, associated third party websites  and/or the proper conduct of the Sweepstakes; (vii) may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as signatures); and (viii) if found to be in violation of these rules will be disqualified and therefore removed from the Sweepstakes.

3.   PROMOTION PERIOD:  The Sweepstakes starts at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on December 18, 2012 and ends at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on  December 20, 2012 (the “Promotion Period”). All entries must be received by Sony during the Promotion Period.  Limit one entry per person. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sony and will not be returned.  Online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the registered subscriber of the e-mail account from which the entry is made.  Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified.

4.     SELECTION OF WINNER:  Selection of the winners will be at random from the lot of entrants who tell us what they want to win, who they’d give it to, and why and tweet their response to @SonyElectronics during the Promotion Period. This selection will take place within six (6) days of the end of the Promotion Period.  All decisions by Sony regarding selection of the winner shall be binding and final in all respects.

5.     GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Delaware and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Delaware. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual incurred out-of-pocket expenses (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Sweepstakes and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.  The respective potential winners of the Grand Prizes will be selected by Sony via random drawing on or about December 21, 2012 from among the total number of all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period.  Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Publicity and Liability within fourteen (14) days of notification.  In the event of noncompliance, if the winner cannot be reached at the e-mail address or Twitter account submitted with entry, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and Sony may select an alternate winner.  No cash alternative or substitution of any prizes will be offered.  No prize transfer permitted. Sony reserves the sole right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  Limit one prize per person. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sony, which are final and binding in all respects.  All taxes, fees, and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.  Any winner agrees to provide Sony with necessary information to complete any necessary I.R.S. 1099 and other forms. Acceptance of a Prize constitutes the winner’s consent to the use of his/her name, biographical information, photograph, likeness, and/or statements made by or attributed to winner for advertising and publicity purposes as determined by Sony or its designees without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Any entrant who tampers with the Sweepstakes or engages in fraudulent activity with respect to the Sweepstakes will be disqualified.  Registrations received from any persons or email addresses in excess of the stated limitation will be void.    Sony is not responsible for lost, late or illegible entries.

SONY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT.

6.     PRIZE AND ODDS OF WINNING:  Grand Prize (2): Xperia Tablet S or Sony Action Cam   (Actual retail value of Xperia Tablet S and stand: $349.99 and $99.99; Action Cam: $269.99 ).  Odds of winning depend on the number of submissions received during the Promotion Period.  A winner will be selected in accordance with Section 4 of these Official Rules.

7.     RELEASE OF LIABILITY: All Sweepstakes entrants release Sony and Others from any and all liability and claims or causes of action with respect to or in any way arising from this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of the prizes, including without limitation liability for personal injury, death, damages, or financial loss. Sony is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes.  Sony and Others assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries.  Sony and Others are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, or failure of e-mail on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrants or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes.  Sony is not responsible for user cheating or fraud by any entrants or third parties.  Any activities intended to disrupt or interfere with the Sweepstakes, or defraud Sony in any way may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Entrants engaging in any of the foregoing activities will be disqualified and will forfeit any prizes won.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sony which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sony reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.

8.    SWEEPSTAKES SPONSOR:  Love to Give Sweepstakes Sony Electronics Inc., 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127.

9.    Winner List:  For the names of the winners, go to Sony.com/Blog or send email to SonyBlog@am.sony.com no later than January 31, 2013.

Love to Give Sweepstakes Official Rules may not be reprinted or republished in whole or in part without the prior written permission of Sony Electronics Inc.

Copyright 2012 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.

 

 

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  1. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:00pm

    Example: @SonyElectronics I’d give Xperia Tablet to my mom because she likes to play Angry Birds #SonyLove

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  2. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:00pm

    SOny

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  3. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:01pm

    I would love the Xperia Tablet so I can keep in touch on the road

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  4. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:04pm

    Thanks for this great giveaway..

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  5. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:06pm

    I would love to give my son a Sony Action Cam because he loves snowboarding & he could get some awesome shots with this.

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  6. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:07pm

    I’d give Xperia Tablet to my mom because she likes to watch movies on the go!

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  7. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:08pm

    If I win the Camera NEX-5R I will give it to my brother who has recently gotten srious about photography.

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  8. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:08pm

    I’d give an Xperia Tablet to my mom because she’s a Sony addict who turned me into a Sony addict!

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  9. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:09pm

    I’d give Xperia Tablet to my brother because he’d love to have one. #SonyLove

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  10. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:16pm

    I would love to give Action Cam to my brother because he loves to mountain bike, and this would be a great chance to show what he loves to do.

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  11. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:17pm

    I’d give the experia to my daughter, who works fulltime and is a fulltime student!

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  12. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:18pm

    @SonyElectronics I’d give Xperia Tablet to my kids because they love to play Angry Birds #SonyLove

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  13. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:21pm

    @SonyElectronics Xperia Tablet will be awesome! My Sony TV will have a perfect match! #SonyLove

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  14. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:26pm

    I’d give my dad a Xperia Tablet S because he’d LOVE the personalized TV guide app #SonyLove

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  15. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:31pm

    I would love to win the Xperia Tablet S and accompanying fancy stand for my dad. He would love this and is always losing the remote because my two little girls take it. This would be perfect so he could put it on the stand and keep it on his end table. He takes care of my little girls while I work, so this would be a great thank you gift to give him!

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  16. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:31pm

    I’d love to give the Action Cam to my husband. We *try* to use our old, dinky camera o catch our toddler’s most memorable moments and on most occasions, the pictures are either blurry or we’ve missed the moment entirely.

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  17. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:39pm

    @SonyElectronics I want give Sony Action Cam to my brother because he wants capture videos #SonyLove

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  18. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 12:39pm

    I would love to win the Sony Action Cam. My son loves to mountain bike on Mount Ashland in southern Oregon…He would love to receive this!

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  19. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 1:05pm

    I’d give an Xperia Tablet S to my brother, so he and his sons could use it to read books and watch movies

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  20. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 1:12pm

    Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!! I tweeted about what I want but I figured Id post it here as well!! Id like to win the Sony Action Camera for my husband so he can record his snowmobiling adventures!! I would love to buy him one for Christmas, but like many others, it is not in the budget this year…once again, Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!!!

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  21. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 1:12pm

    @SonyElectronics I’d give Xperia Tablet to my 24 year old son because wsnts one for christmas but I dont think we will be able to get one for him this year #SonyLove

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  22. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 1:12pm

    I’d give a Sony NEX-5R to myself because I love taking photos of my dogs

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  23. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 1:26pm

    I would love to win the tablet and give it to my partner. It would go a long way to cutting back fighting over the one we currently have. :-) Then there would be #SonyLove for sure.

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  24. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 2:01pm

    I’d luv to win the Xperia Tablet S with Fancy stand!! I’d definetly give it to my Mother who suffers from M.S. and is Bed ridden. So Watching t.v. is all she does everyday.So this would be perfect!! #SonyLove @SonyElectronics

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  25. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 2:20pm

    I would give the tablet to me! Everyone else in my household has one….but I would share! Merry Christmas to me!!! :)

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  26. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 4:03pm

    I would like to give Xperia Tablet S to my sister who likes to watch movies and read books. This would be the perfect Christmas gift. #Sonylove

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  27. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 5:25pm

    I would like to have the sony action cam for my dad and mom because they like to capture lots of special moments that we spend with our family. I think the action cam would be awesome to have, and to save some of those precious memories we want to save forever. Especially during this holiday season.

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  28. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 5:59pm

    I would like to win an Xperia Tablet. It would be a gift for the whole family but mainly for my mom, who sadly doesn’t really know how to use a computer let alone a tablet. Every time she wants to watch a video or listen to music she has to call for help. It doesn’t help her English is not good either. I want to teach her that is not complicated but fun.

    Also my brother got my dad a nexus7 so this would top his gift :)

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  29. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 8:11pm

    I’d teach my grandmother how to use the tablet so that we can archive her extensive recipe collection digitally and share it between family members.

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  30. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 9:40pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 10:16pm

    I would give a xperia tablet to my daughter because she is just learning to read and could use something to play to enhance her learning.

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  32. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 11:14pm

    Sony Nex – 6.
    I want to gift it to my wife because I already own the Nex-7.
    #SonyLove

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  33. Anonymous wrote: December 18, 2012 11:24pm

    If I could give my brother the xperia tablet s that would be amazing so he is my one choice.He is really a good person and he is going through some rough times at the moment,from money,to relationship issues.My brother and I are huge diehard sony fans and giving him a tablet would blow his mind…..he may even drop a tear.#sonylove :)

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  34. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 12:07am

    Love to Give Twitter sweepstakes: Win a Sony Action Cam or Xperia Tablet S to my daughter for completing college of nurseing#sony tablet

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  35. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 12:08am

    I would give the Xperia Tablet S to my friend so they will see there’s more to the tablet world than a certain fruit can give.

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  36. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 12:15am

    Oh lovely. A Twitter only Contest? Hey Sony, do us a favor. Add #SonyLove as an actionable event on Google Plus for this contest.

    Now with the required “Hey, try USING your G+ account” smack to the head out of the way, I’d really like the Xperia Tablet.

    Why?

    Well, my Mom has one of the Kindle Fire’s. It’s slow, runs an (ancient) version of Android, and well, is kind of clunky on the hardware design.

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  37. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 9:28am

    @SonyElectronics I’d give the Xperia Tablet to my dad because he’s going abroad for the next 4 months #SonyLove

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  38. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 10:28am

    @SonyElectronics I’d give Xperia Tablet to my granddaughter because she #SonyLOVES to see pictures of the family and open and close them.

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  39. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 11:53am

    I’d give the Xperia tablet to my mom because she loves to play Plants vs. Zombies! #SonyLove

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  40. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 12:18pm

    @SonyElectronics I’d give Xperia Tablet to my mom because she likes to play online games after work #SonyLove

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  41. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 12:23pm

    I’d love to win the Xperia

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  42. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 12:39pm

    I would show my wife some #SonyLove by giving her an Xperia Tablet. She loves watching movies.

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  43. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 12:40pm

    @SonyElectronics I would give the sony action cam to my sister because she likes taking pictures of things and hopes to be become a professional one day

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  44. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 12:42pm

    i would give the Sony Xperia Tablet tomy niece because she loves playing games.

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  45. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 3:01pm

    @SonyElectronics I’d give Xperia Tablet to my myself b/c my family never knows what to get me for xmas + i’d love to show it off! #SonyLove

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  46. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 4:27pm

    @sonyelectronics I would give a sony action cam to my cousin so we can capture all the shredding we do in the snow, in the surf, or in the street. Were all action! And I love Sony #sonylove

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  47. Anonymous wrote: December 19, 2012 8:05pm

    I would really love to win the Tablet. If I won it, I would give it to my husband. He thinks they are awesome and he never gets close to a computer because myself or my kids are always using them. He would really appreciate it.

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  48. Anonymous wrote: December 20, 2012 4:30am

    I would give the Xperia Tablet S to my sister because she needs to organize her life and have fun while doing it!

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  49. Anonymous wrote: December 20, 2012 7:21am

    I would <3 LOVE <3 for my mom to have the Xperia Tablet S. She has a lot of favorite t.v. shows and also a big fan of lot of music artists that are on t.v. a lot. She would really enjoy being able to become more interactive while she watching these shows at night (via fan sites, voting on reality competitions, etc.) My mom's the best & she totally deserves it. :)

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  50. Anonymous wrote: December 20, 2012 11:39am

    I’d give Xperia Tablet to my mom because she always complain the screen on her smartphone is too small. A tablet will certainly solve that problem! #SonyLove

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