BlackBerry fan creates the 'CrackBerry Dodge' to win a free BlackBerry 10 phone!


A winning entry in CrackBerry's What Would You Do for a BlackBerry 10 Phone? Contest!

By Kevin Michaluk on 13 Feb 2013 12:38 pm EST

When Brandon pitched us his idea of creating a CrackBerry Dodge in honor of CrackBerry, QNX, and QNX Co-Founder Dan Dodge for our "What would you do for a BlackBerry 10 phone?" contest we had no idea what the end result would be. All we knew was that it was a pretty bold promise to be making -- it sounded awesome - and that we wanted to see him carry it out. Now that the work has been finished, we are BLOWN AWAY to see CrackBerry Dodge fully done up. A - M - A - Z - I - N - G - !

Brandon also shot a video of the entire process from start to finish and sent along a whole slew of glamour shots of the CrackBerry Dodge, which you can check out below. Brandon, you're a rock star for this one! The CrackBerry Dodge looks fracking sweet and congrats on winning yourself a BlackBerry 10 smartphone. It's certainly well deserved. Check out the video above, and keep reading for more photos and Brandon's story.

Brandon sent this in along with his entry: 

I am a theatrical rigger/ technical director living in popular tourist area. I became a BlackBerry fan about 2.5 years ago after leaving my buggy and laggy HTC Android phone. Thanks to my wife liking her BlackBerry Curve I then got myself a BlackBerry Bold 9650 with Sprint to have better control of my work email and the thing was a beast. It did have a few problems here and there but the thing just communicated so well - it seemed to search for local results faster than other's iPhones around me. I fell in love with BBM as much of my family are on BBM in other states and it really made it simple to communicate with groups. Up until a few months ago I had been chugging along with my 9650 and then went on a Scuba Dive to do maintenance on a system and forgot that the phone was in my dry suit's exterior pocket. Needless to say the thing died. I was going to try out the iPhone 5 unsure when BB10 was going to actually launch, but before I could get to Sprint and upgrade to the iPhone 5 the BlackBerry 10 Jan 30th launch event was announced. I held off and have bounced around between my wife's old Curve and another loaner android. It's not the powerful Galaxy S3, but it reminds me how much I miss BB and hate Android.

Looking forward to BlackBerry 10 for its major comeback first and foremost. I want to show people that laugh/roll their eyes because they don't understand the new BB10 and the new management behind it all. BB has been an impressive story to me so far from being the innovators in smart phones, then falling clear off the map in the general public's view, and now about to be #1 again. Really looking forward to the Hub and multitasking. Having multiple apps open and running on my PlayBook is just great for me. When others see it they don't realize BlackBerry can do these things. So having the Z10 will be amazing to show off to others around me. Winning it for free is the best part of it because now I don't have to carry a contract and will be leaving Sprint for Verizon since Sprint will not have the Z10. I know I will probably really like the Q10 for the keypad, but don't want to wait around for it.

A few years ago I owned and operated a very small sign shop as a start up business. Since taking on a full time job I still own my vinyl equipment and I know how much having rolling advertisement works. So I figured I could get the word out about Crackberry and BlackBerry 10 by having it on my truck. Looking back at the entries that won in the What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm Contest, I figured more people would see this than a tattoo or running a marathon. I have had so many people looking at it when I stop in at Walmart and driving down the road. I wonder if there is anyway to track down if a particular area is hitting up the website more?!! My truck has a 318 motor which is a V8 and is a lot of motor for the small truck. I figured it ties in well with BB10 to show how powerful BlackBerry 10 can be.

Thanks for this opportunity and looking forward to my CrackBerry Z10!

Reader comments

BlackBerry fan creates the 'CrackBerry Dodge' to win a free BlackBerry 10 phone!


For this - I think Brandon deserves a BB10 and the full accessory kit like you found in your first unboxing video :)

I think he should get 2 BB's, after reading his story it seems that it was his wife who drag him to the BB world, so maybe an extra one for the wife ??

Thanks Kevin. Everyone is asking when BB10 will be coming out because of my truck. Can't wait to get my Z10 to show off and brag about Crackberry giving so many of them away.

Hey Kevin.. You should partner up with Brandon and start selling some of these labels
I would love to put the CB / BlackBerry and the message Icon on my car!


I have a spot on my tailgate just waiting for Kev to announce CB stickers are available.
I'd even be willing to pay for said sticker..a toonie would be worth it!
I paid for postage on my F150 Forum sticker and would do so for CB!

On that note, Kev, you should open up a sticker creation contest. I bet the nation could come up with some pretty sweet designs.

Hmmmm. I envision a whole fleeet of customized CrackBerry Dodge trucks running all over the USA...Black ones, white ones and limited edition red ones! Could a special marketing deal is in the works between Dodge, CrackBerry and BlackBerry? :)

Thanks. I feel honored for my truck to be considered to look better. I know that it sounds better and more powerful than the vans. Should have gotten some sound on the video.

Definitely better then girls being hot and doing sexy things to get the phone. There's no talent in that. This guy deserves two! Give him a Z10 and a Q10!

Love the spark and it fit perfect with my shaker hood scoop being red already.
"And its done well and tastefully" .....gotta keep the BALANCE it's an important part of BB10.

seriously, can someone start selling these decals? I would love to have a cool blackberry 10 sticker on the back window of my truck. Very nice job on the Dodge by the way, I'm guessing you won a phone.

"I know I will probably really like the Q10 for the keypad, but don't want to wait around for it."
Same here! :) Great Job Brandon! Looks Amazing!

I salute thee. That is sick. The paper cranes were great because of the amount of time that he must have spent and that it got him a wish, but this is a winner that just keeps on giving. Like wheres Waldo for a truck, which CB Nation person can find it first?!

Brandon :
Now, that is just plain outstanding!!
You the man! =D
Action starts here...


His idea is great, put alot of work into it as you can see.
Show us the whole process like the tattoo version did.

I think the one that deserve to win are, Tattoo video,Hiking video or this Car Video

Wow, everything about this entry is top notch, including the video itself... My vote for best entry to date! Congratulations Brandon.

"Wow, everything about this entry is top notch, including the video itself..." Thanks. This was my first Imovie project and first time using computer for stop motion capture as well.

Can I get a "BlackBerry 10" decal, a "" decal, and the "Spark" decal, please?

Oh and congrats on winning the contest!!

Ok, Kevin... You're going to have to do better than just a Z10. This is deserving of not just the Z10, but also the Q10 and 10 accessories, 5 for each!
Well done, Sir.

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING.....Tattoo dumb princess dumb photo shoot dumb spicy burger dumb THIS IS A FAN. GREAT JOB, ENJOY UR PHONE :)

Hi everyone, especially people who live in the US, I heard that T-mobile will be releasing BB Z10 earliest!

Everyone please go to to read the news~! (last 2 words of the link are "advanced-weeks")

Keep your fingers crossed~! I live in Canada by the way but im very happy to hear the news. Those who are angry that Z10 hasn't been launched in the US yet should be patient as its arrival will hopefully sort out all the bugs! I still haven't gotten my Z10 yet for that very reason~!!Please spread out the good news so the other carriers will pull their a**** together and release the Z10 sooner!!

LoL I hope I won't get banned for spamming on every article.

Cheers ;)

Everyone that has won the contest deserved it, but this one is the best. Not just for the hard work and how awesome this truck looks, but also for the advertising he's doing with his overhauled truck.

Well deserved, give him two, one for him, one for the wife !!

AWESOME job dude!! This is by far the best winning entry yet!! And I agree with the other posts that Brandon deserves a new BB10 for his wife also.

Nicely done Brandon. Quality and Professionalism all the way, just like BB10/Z10. Enjoy the new device. Can't wait to get mine.

Wow amazing job Brandon! I was trying to get BB type lettering and graphics for the sash I made, but yours are absolutely perfect!!


Love this! My favorite entry so far - you definitely deserve the BB10, my friend. Congratulations! :-D

P.S. I would love to buy this car if I could! :-)

Thanks everyone for the comments. Glad this turned out to be such as success! Truck has lots of people questioning about both BlackBerry and Crackberry. Talking the Z10 up and sending people here to get the scoop on it and some are now waiting to check out the Z10 instead of grabbing the Iphone now.

So this project is doing its job along with getting me a free phone. Thanks Kevin and team