CrackBerry Santa Contest: Win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook this Christmas!

Win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook!
By Kevin Michaluk on 2 Dec 2010 10:25 am EST

Leave a comment for your chance to win a BlackBerry PlayBook!

* December 24th Update: This is it folks, we're into the final hours of our Win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook this Christmas contest. If you haven't left a comment yet for your chance to win, do it now! Good luck to everyone, and MERRY CHRISTMAS! *

We usually get pretty festive here around CrackBerry during the holiday season (I guess when the site's founder lives in Winterpeg that's bound to happen) which means every year we try and come up with an awesome contest to run in December. As deputized CrackBerry Santa I was chatting it over with my Little Helper (pictured above) the other night as to what would be the ultimate gift for a BlackBerry user and abuser to receive under the tree this year. We both decided it would be a BlackBerry PlayBook, but alas, it won't be on sale until 2011. So this year CB Santa is doing the next best thing and giving away an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook!

Enter to WIN an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook: You have until Midnight PST on Christmas Eve to leave a comment to this blog post to be entered for your chance to win an IOU from CrackBerry Santa for a BlackBerry PlayBook. If you're not a member, you can register for free. As soon as the BlackBerry PlayBook goes on sale in 2011, we'll pick one up from RIM's elves and get it out to out to you. The contest is open worldwide. Please just leave a single comment to this post. GOOD LUCK, and be sure to spread the CrackBerry Holiday Cheer this month!!

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CrackBerry Santa Contest: Win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook this Christmas!



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please CrackBerry, i should have that playbook

if I have it, i will be the first PlayBook owner in Indonesia!!! cool!!

I agree! This will be an awesome giveaway. Even Santa and his elves can't top this one. Merry X-Mas Crackberry! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! Good luck all!

I'd rather have a Blackberry Playbook, than that other"P."
Merry Christmas Crackberry Community.

OOHHHHH pick me pick me. That way I wont have to bye an iPad. Definately would be WONDERFUL to get this.

THANKS CRACKBERRY!!! ur the best

Oh, how I can't wait to get my hands on the BlackBerry Playbook!!! What a great Christmas gift it would be!!!!

Man if I win this first thing I will do is take it to school and surprise all my other bb loving frinds by saying "its playbook time"....

Ooh pick me pick me! I've wanted one of these things ever since I first saw it on here and Engadget. Let's really spread the festive cheer and just give ALL commenters their own playbook :) hehe

Happy Holidays everyone!

Dear Santa,

I've been a very good boy all year...and this would be an even better present than a Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle (with a compass in the stock)!


A Blackberry Playbook is #1 on my list! It used to be a Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle, but I was told I' know the rest. :)

I love crackberry and all the useful content, but these giveaways are an added bonus. I would love to win this so I could not only own one, but also CONVERT others to the GREATNESS of the BB!

This would certainly keep me from getting a lump of coal from my GF... who would be the one that winds up with the Playbook!

This would be the coolest thing to happen to me since...

the invention of!

Choose me please!

OMG I think I would start crying if I won never really won anything online :~) and to find out Xmas day even sweeter!

Who cares about the torch, storm or even the style, Santa said I would get everything on my wishlist this year, and this is item # 1, 2, 3,...............

Theres so many people asking to win, I see no point in entering the contest saying I want to win. Also, no way on earth are you guys going to post me a pad to the UK, it would cost a fortune then I would end up paying import tax as well, so I wont be entering the competition!!!! Even though I want it.

Would love a shot at the contest. Please ad my name to what should be the biggest contest yet! Nice job to all who thought of this!

I cannot belive rim came out with this yet again as always blackberry outdid themselves I'm sorry but android and Iphones have nothing to the stable reliability to a blackberry thanks rim

Every body Pauses and stares at me
These Ipads and Androids are wrong as you can see,
I don't know just who to blame for this catastrophe!
But my one wish on Christmas Eve, is as RIM as it can be!

All I want for Christmas
is a blackberry,
maybe a tablet pc,
or how about a Playbook please!

Gee, if I could only
have a Playbook please,
then I could BBM you
"Merry Christmas."

I definitely would love one free playbook. CB, you guys are great with all the offers, infos, and great bb goodies. Thanks! Keep it up!

You know I'm down for a PlayBook. I'm an iPad owner, but I want to see what the other side of the fence is like.

Yay!! Awesome contest Crackberry! You guys rock! I would soooo love to have a playbook to play with in 2011!

Greatest late Christmas gift ever.......besides winning the lotto..... Man I want one of these badly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That would be the day if I ever won a PlayBook that would be so amazing it would definitely make my day. No not my day my year! ;)

can Santas helper in the pic deliver it for me? I would love to have this just to thumb my nose at the wife and he dam Ipad

That would honestly make my day if I won this it would be so amazing it would probably make my year ;) hah but with all honesty it would be really nice....


if iwas to win this i would crack it over the head of every ipad user and the playbook would still work.



I wish I wish that this Christmas wish will come true.

After having purchased 3 Blackberry smartphones, constantly promoting Blackberry & Crackberry, having encouraged hoards of people to go the Blackberry way; this would be THE IDEAL REWARD for me. Of course with the Playbook as my device of pleasure and encouragement; I will then be marketing it and encouraging others to buy.

Thank you.


Hoping fervently,
Alan Atkinson

Well, hope I have been good enough this year!!!! Man, if I could just use all my luck and focus it right at this contest... LOL! Game on.

OMG!!! BEST CONTEST EVER!!!!! THANKS CRACKBERRY!!!! I was hoping Santa would leave on under the tree for me but not out til next year, huh? :( But, if you guys hook me up, I will get over it real fast!!!!

What an amazing Christmas gift a Play Book would be. Something of computing capability. I only use my phone as computer has died and no resources to fix or replace it. One can only hope to win such an item. Hopefully it's someone who is still a Blackberry fan and not someone trying to win one who has jumped ship and just wants something for free.

PlayBook Fantabulous! & a Partridge in a Pear Tree...... I would love this! Merry Christmas CB Kevin & all CB users!

Can I get Playbook for Hanukkah instead of Christmas? There are actually seven days in the Hanukkah holiday, should increase my chances for sure :)

pick me i want to see what can make come back to the blackberry os insetead of that sorry IOS(crapple)

I've been a good boy all year Even making fun of iPhone Droid iPad Kindle and other non-Crackberry believers Hope CrackBerry Santa puts me at the top of the list

This would be such a great help to me in my work :-) Even the chance to win such a device puts a huge smile on my face!

If you give me the IOU, I will book a cabin for you and any other Crackberry team people at the Cultus Lake Cabins so we can open it together! I'll even pay for your air fare to get here!

I don't know what is sexier...your "Little Helper" or me winning that PLAYBOOK!! I'm going with me and the Playbook!

Holy Xmas present supreme. I want one BAD!


I seriously would LOVE to have the PlayBook. I'd watch TV, code, educate, and display it to all 10 executives at the company I work with under contract. Their trying to goto iPad's and I want to show them once and for ALL that their existing BES infrastructure is so WORTH it.

To gain success you MUST have your PlayBook in HAND.

This is my lucky entry. I know it. No one needs to enter anymore. I got it. The elves told me so. Ot were those the voices in my head. They are getting louder by the day. The only way to shut them up is a playbook.

I'm very likely to get one for myself when this comes out. Getting it for free would just make my smile that much bigger when I get it in my hands!

Dear CrackBerry Santa,
I have been nice this year, and all I want is a BlackBerry PlayBook! Happy Holidays!

I need this one bad. Lost my job and my wife deserves a great gift this year after giving birth to our first child. Help me help her have a merry christmas. Thanks crackberry

I've had my concerns about buying a $500 Playbook because I wasn't sure about sticking with BlackBerry, and we don't know if the PB will tether to another device. With the acquisition of TAT, I'm hoping BB re-enters the smartphone race again because I prefer BB services and usability over every other device on the market but it really needs to be stepped up in terms of the consumer side of things. My device is the center of my busy life and I'd prefer that device to be a BB above anything else. A free Playbook? That would ease some of my emotional distress while sticking with a BB and waiting for QNX to hit the smartphone market in a couple of years. I feel I can write whatever I want here because I don't think anyone will read this. I'm typing naked right now and have a parrot on my shoulder.

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Hey guys, since I have my Bold 9700 I'm sort of addicted to Blackberry and this site. No other phone has yet been able to meet all my needs! When I first read about the PlayBook, I immediately started saving money and,of course, counting the days. I cannot wait until that masterpiece is released, and what could be a better than starting 2011 with an IOU for a PlayBook...

Wish you all the best, a relaxing christmas and a happy new year! Keep on rocking the site admins, this is great :) !

Greets from Germany, Chris

All I want for Christmas is my PlayBook...

P.S. Winterpeg is an understatement... I know cuz I live here too....