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Clove Celebrates 20 Years of Business

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.


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.


Winners so far

Please email 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

Mark Dearlove

Shaker Al Hashlan

Jeremy Harpham

Pat Coleman


Peter Kis

Avreen Shah

Dave McDaniel

Khalid M. Al-Khalifa

Yuro Keshishev

Competition 2 - Now closed

Main prize - £100 Clove Gift Voucher

Andrew Ong

Runner-up Prizes - 5 x 32GB MicroSD card

Calvin Kirk

Craig Clark

Simon Osborne

Marcelo Hatti

Dan Robinson

Competition 3 - Now closed

Main prize - Ultimate NFC Starter Pack

Winner - Luke Thomas

Runner-up prizes - Android figurine

Leopold Chmielweski

Jordan Craig

Sanusi Salisu

James Bricknall

Nikolai Kazintsev

William Salazar

Ryan Gibson

Daniel Ghio

Stuart McGregor

Phil Mottershead

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)

Alasdair Ford

Sergey (7:53 PM 25/11/12)

Liran Bare-El

Gavin Lewandowski

Christina (10:41 AM 23/11/12)

Faryaab Sheikh

Katy Moon

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

Stuart McGregor

Susan Markanean

Nelson Wasiuk

Andrew Pullen

Roye Cohen

Andrew Clarke

Taz Angela

Ben Dickinson

Dom Armstrong

James Pearce

Simon Tsui

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

Ross @mr_bridger

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

Sam Woodley

Mike Paterson

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