As of November 20th 2012, Clove Technology, better known as 'Clove' celebrate 20 years of business within the mobile communications industry.
20 years is a long time in any industry, but when operating in technology - an industry that develops at twice the speed of any other - it is quite remarkable.
In November 1992 when Chris & Jill Love founded Clove Technology and sold their first Psion product (which Chris even hand-delivered), who would have thought 20 years later, the mobile devices in our hands would be almost as powerful and even replace the desktop computer we have at home.
Fully wireless and the Cloud appear to be the way forward but who knows what we will have in our hands (if in our hands at all!) in another 20 years...
Clove remains a small, niche but powerful and respected company within mobile communications community, selling the latest smartphones, tablets and accessories, often before they are available on the high street.
We always aim to publicise the latest information on products and forthcoming smartphones etc. on our blog sites as well as offering our impartial advice and opinion. This is probably our strongest asset as we have a regular worldwide following.
Staying true to our roots, 20 years on, Clove remain based in Bournemouth, Dorset, England but continue to serve the wider international community. From USA to Mongolia, it is fair to say there are few places that have not received a package from Clove, though Chris no longer hand delivers!
You can read the full press release HERE.
To mark the occasion we have put together a video summarising the last 20 years of mobile technology, for you to enjoy and reminisce over.
***THE FOLLOWING COMPETITIONS ARE NOW CLOSED AS THE CELEBRATIONS HAVE ENDED - THANKS FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT & SUPPORT***
No celebration would be complete without a number of special promotions and we have a whole series of competition prizes to give away; just follow the instruction below to enter.
We have over 150 prizes to give away in total. We'll have a daily draw, where we giveaway 1 outstanding prize and several runner-up prizes, and we also have a grand prize draw to finish the competition off, with an extra special prize. See the details below on how you can enter.
Each day there is a main prize and further smaller prizes. The prize available will not be announced until the winner is picked. So to ensure you don't miss a good prize, make sure you enter.
To enter and stand a chance of winning you need to like, share or comment on our blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Instagram status that have #clove20 in them.
The more you comment and the more you share, the more chances you stand of winning a prize. Be sure to use #clove20 to get noticed!
The winners of each daily prize will be drawn and publicised the following day. So if you enter on day 1, the winner will be announced on day 2.
The final prize draw on the 30th (we believe to be the best prize) will be a little different and requires you to enter your name and email address. CLICK HERE or the banner below to enter the final prize draw now.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize
Competition 1 - Now closed
Main Prize -Motorola RAZR i
Winner - Iain Patterson
Runner-up prizes - 10x Otterbox Commuter Case of your choice
Shaker Al Hashlan
Khalid M. Al-Khalifa
Competition 2 - Now closed
Main prize - £100 Clove Gift Voucher
Runner-up Prizes - 5 x 32GB MicroSD card
Competition 3 - Now closed
Main prize - Ultimate NFC Starter Pack
Winner - Luke Thomas
Runner-up prizes - Android figurine
Competition 4 - Now closed
Tell us your first PDA or smartphone to win (click here for details)
Main prize - Sony Xperia P Paul Irungu Kogi
Runner-up prize - a smartphone skin from DiabloSkinz
For those of you that only included your first name on the blog comment, we have included the time at which the comment was made. Prizes go to:
Keith (12:19PM 23/11/12)
Alex (11:53 AM 23/11/12)
Sergey (7:53 PM 25/11/12)
Christina (10:41 AM 23/11/12)
Tim(1:38 PM 23/11/12)
Competition 5 & 6 - Now closed
Send us a photo of your favourite mug
Main Prize Competition 5 – 12 month subscription to Android Magazine
Winner – Matt Stringer
Main prize competition 6 Huawei WS320 Wi-Fi Booster Winner – Ian Davenport
Runner-up prizes (Comp 5 & 6) JCB Mug with pen and mini spirit level key ring
Luis Carlos Perez
Competition 7 - Now closed
What would you do to win a Motorola RAZR
Main Prize - Motorola RAZR
Winner - @iLewisOfTheDead - Get a tattoo of the Clove logo
Runner-up prizes - Android Figurine
Hand deliver a box of donuts to the Clove office
Draw the Clove logo on A4 paper and eat it
Cover Maroon 5’s “This love” with Motorola RAZR lyrics
Create a ‘Clovemobile’ using car vinyl and drive it until the end of the year
Competition 8 - Now closed
Share a photo of the #Clove20 tag on one of your gadgets
Main Prize - Feligan Powerbrick
Winner- Carl Alsford @carlalsford - #Clove20 on his Maserati MC12 in ForzaHorizons
Runner-up prizes - a smartphone skin from DiabloSkinz
James Bricknell @keridel
Andrew Clarke @andy5566
Garry Weldon @ubuntuBhoy
Dave Passmore @_DaveP_
Omega Point @OmegaP
Sam Woodley @Ausis74
Nelson Wasiuk @niwasiuk
Stuart McGregor @StuartMc1
Competition 9 - Now closed
Using your mobile devices for DIY & construction
Main prize - Sitemaster 2 and JCB mug - Lynne Pope
Runner up prizes - 5 x NFC Hang Tags
Competition 10 - Now closed
iConnex Combi Keyboard for iPad with personalised metal plate
Winner - Tor Harrington
Grand Prize Draw
HTC One X (Plus) - Winner Neville Cohen
Sony Xperia J - Winner Stephanie Jung