(Gawkwire.com) – The gloves are off in the smartphone wars, and Wirefly is taking sides. Wirefly (www.wirefly.com), the Internet’s leading retailer of cell phones and cell phone plans, in coordination with popular blog AndroidSpin (www.androidspin.com), today announced the ‘Why Android Can Beat Up Your iPhone’ Contest. Android enthusiasts can weigh in for a chance to win any Android device from Wirefly’s vast selection, including the Droid Incredible, the HTC EVO 4G, and more.

“iPhone users have always been boisterous about their affinity for their smartphones. This contest was created to give Android advocates a soapbox to stand on and extol the virtues of the Google platform,” said Andy Zeinfeld, CEO of Simplexity, parent company of Wirefly.com.

According to market research firm NPD Group, Google’s Android mobile operating system (OS) has usurped Apple’s OS in popularity in the U.S., garnering 28 percent of the smartphone market share over iPhone’s 21 percent in the first quarter of 2010.

Zeinfeld added, “With more and more Android devices hitting the market and consumers ’ apparent wide embrace of the relatively new OS, it is clear that Android fans are passionate about these phones. With this contest, we are asking them to tell the world why.”

HOW TO ENTER:

Wirefly.com is asking for consumers with a strong opinion, sharp tongue, and witty sense of humor to submit reasons why they prefer Android over iPhone.

Simply visit www.WireflyContest.com between now and June 28 and enter your reason (up to 175 characters).

HOW TO WIN:

A panel of Wirefly phone experts will select five winners based on wit, intelligence and accuracy of the entries. Special consideration will be given to the fan favorites who receive the most ‘thumbs up’.    

Wirefly is promoting a clean fight, so responses should be “G-rated”. Remember, this is a battle between devices and their operating systems, not the carriers.

Winners will be announced on Monday, July 5.

PRIZES:

The five champions will be invited to choose ANY Android-powered phone from Wirefly’s vast selection, including the newly released HTC EVO 4G, the popular Droid Incredible, as well as, the DROID by Motorola, DROID ERIS by HTC, LG Ally, Motorola DEVOUR, MyTouch 3G, HTC Hero and more.



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