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Win a Nokia N9

How to enter & win a Nokia N9:

1. Click here and Donate R20.00 towards Ama Wheelies. (1 entry for every R20.00 / $3 donated) Remember to include your full name, surname and email address when making the online donation.

2.  Optional - Follow @AmaWheelies and RT this message: “Win a Nokia N9 http://goo.gl/Va5bl #N9competition #AmaWheelies” (1 additional entry for tweeting this)
3. Optional - Blog about this raffle & share the link via @Amawheelies via twitter. (5 entries per blog post)



2 x Nokia N9 handsets are up for grabs. 1 handset per winner.



1. You can enter as many times as you like.
2. Draw will be done using the software tool at http://www.random.org/
3. Draw will only take place once we reach our goal of R20000.00 raised.
4. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
5. Prize will be delivered via DHL or other suitable courier. Courier fee is kindly sponsored by Nokia South Africa.
6.  All applicable taxes are for the winners account.
7. This raffle is void in countries were such raffles are not legal. Please check your local laws before entering.
8. You must be 18 years old to enter.
9. Anyone who makes a donation of R20.00 and who is eligible to enter according to these terms can win.
10. Winners agree to have their image published on this blog.

It’s fast and easy to enter and 100% of funds raised will benefit the Quadriplegics of Ama Wheelies. So what are you waiting for. Enter today!

What cellphones can quadriplegics use?

The boys and girls of the recently launched Ama Wheelies Quadriplegic training center in Mpumalanga, South Africa are working hard to amoung other things be the front runners in tech related content for Quadriplegics. The info they research will benefit not only Quads living in South Africa but around the world.

Most quadriplegics find it nearly impossible to use a mobile phone and many are frustrated that they are left behind in this techno era. With this in mind the Quads of Ama Wheelies have been searching for ways to make mobile use easy for quads around the world.

Back in July 2009 after extensive testing we identified the Nokia 5800 resistive touchscreen handset as our handset of choice for Quadriplegics. This was the best handset on the market at the time for quads to use. Even those with C5 disability were able to use the Nokia 5800 with little effort.

The great news is that the friendly people at Nokia have since manufactured a wide variety of similar handsets in different price ranges. (Nokia 5228, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5233, Nokia 5235, Nokia 5250, Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition, Nokia C5-03, Nokia C6-00, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6)

To make it even better Nokia introduced the SU-36 stylus.  With the introduction of this new stylus quads can now also use Nokia Symbian3 Glass Capacitive touchscreen handsets like the N8, C7, E7 etc.  Using the SU-36 you can now for the first time use any glass screen handset. (Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7-00, Nokia E7-00, Nokia N8)

The hard working guys of Ama Wheelies recently put the SU-36 stylus to the test and the results are awesome. With a little effort, some practice and a little DIY modifications, we are happy to report that the SU-36 makes it possible for quads to use even the latest gadgets from Nokia and other brands who use capacitive glass touch screens.

The SU-36 retails for around R150.00 and can be purchased online from expansys.co.za

We hope this info is handy to quads looking to find out which handsets work best.

Ama Wheelies blogger is Forum Nokia Champion

We are happy to announce that our blogger, “Simon Botes has been named a member of Forum Nokia Champion, a recognition and reward program for top mobile developers worldwide.

Every six months, Forum Nokia, world’s largest dedicated mobile application developer community, invites outstanding members of the forum.nokia.com community to accept a one-year membership in this reward program.

Forum Nokia Champions are a select group of outstanding individuals, honored because of their skills and devotion to the Forum Nokia community. Selection is made on the basis of each nominee’s knowledge as it is displayed through contributions to forum.nokia.com, as well as proven expertise within the mobile developer community.

Forum Nokia is pleased to recognize Simon Botes for his spirit of community in sharing his knowledge with fellow mobile developers.” Ama Wheelies also recognizes these qualities and thanks Simon for his dedication to our cause, his hard work keeping our blog upto date and his constant help in our outreach programs.

We wish Simon all the best for 2011 and beyond.