Whether you're headed to an institute of learning this fall, dropping off your progeny, or merely looking on, chances are a brand-new smartphone would make you a mite less jealous of those students with their shiny new toys. Well, it just so happens that we've got a shipment of nine devices from the friendly folks at Qualcomm that we're going to give away over the next three weeks. If you follow our instructions today, you could win these three app-savvy machines:

The HTC Trophy, running Windows Phone 7 on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM8650 chip with Verizon 3G.

The HP Veer 4G, running webOS 2.1 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM7230 clocked at 800MHz, with 14.4Mbps theoretical maximum download speeds on AT&T.

The HTC Arrive, running Windows Phone 7 on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8650, ready to connect to Sprint's CDMA network and punch out emails with five sliding, tilting rows of QWERTY keys.

How do you win? First click this PDF link for the official rules and regulations; there you'll find full instructions and all the legal nitty-gritty. Then, to enter, you'll need to like The Verge on Facebook, and comment on the Facebook sweepstakes post. Before you know it (technically, sometime after September 6th) we'll hold our drawing. And hey, if Windows Phone 7 and webOS aren't your operating systems of choice, just wait till next week -- we'll have two Android phones and a tablet in our very next giveaway. By the way, Snapdragon is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, our generous sponsor for the giveaway.