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Time for another installment of our Name that Tech Tune contest … with an especially good prize this week.

This week’s sound was chosen by Frank Catalano, tech consultant and GeekWire’s Practical Nerd columnist, who filled in admirably as guest co-host on the latest edition of the GeekWire radio show and podcast.

This week, our sound comes from a mobile device, and we’re looking for the brand and product name. If you’ve never played the contest before, here’s how it works: Listen to the sound below, and if you know it, send your answer to

[audio |titles= Name that Tech Tune 12]

Here’s the MP3 file in case you have any problems with the audio player.

Our prize this week: a Nintendo Wii Play Motion controller bundle, with a Wii Remote Plus and 12 mini-games. We’ll draw one person at random, from the pool of correct answers, as the winner.

If you’re struggling with this one, we gave several clues during the Name that Tech Tune Segment on the show. Among them: It comes from the smallest and lightest of its kind in its day, and the name is reminiscent of a cult TV show. It was released about 15 years ago.

Here’s the full audio from the segment, with Frank introducing the clip.

[audio |titles= Tech Tune 12 segment]

Do you know it? Send your answer to We’ll announce the answer and the winner of the Wii Play Motion package on the show next week.

Stay tuned for the full show later this morning on GeekWire, including a discussion of Steve Jobs stepping down as CEO of Apple, and the latest privacy changes on Facebook … plus some news about the very interesting news about the future of the Gnomedex conference from Chris Pirillo himself, who joins us in the studio. Also tune in on 97.3 KIRO-FM at 7 a.m. this morning and 1 p.m. Sunday.

By the way, the answer to last week’s Name that Tech Tune was Windows 2000. (We also accepted Windows ME or Windows Millennium Edition.) Thanks to everyone who played and congrats to our winner Rahul Manekari, who gave an especially thorough answer.

Update, Sept. 2: As many of you figured out, those are ringtones from the Motorola StarTAC. Congrats to our winner, Brett Frosaker, whose name was drawn at random from the pool of correct answers. Appropriately enough, Brett was once the proud owner of a StarTAC.

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