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!



YES! That would be fabulous! What an interesting and revolutionary piece of equipment this is going to be, and will likely be a pioneer in how mobile devices are made going forward. This could conceivably be very useful for me in my job, and as I very much enjoy products from RIM, this is looking like it will be a winner... Here's hoping! Finger's Crossed!

7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
1 GHz dual-core processor
Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
HDMI video output
Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
Ultra thin and portable:
Measures 5.1"x7.6"x0.4" (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

I should win the PlayBook because I'm willing to share it with everyone!... Of course by "share", I mean I'll email a photo of me enjoying it to all those who ask. :-D

OMG it would be so amazing to win this!!! I am so broke for this holiday, i cant even buy myself anything or my friends and family anything. Winning this will make me very happy :) thanks!

This Contest Rocks! First off I'd like to thank all my fans for allowing me to win such an awesome contest; without you, I'd be nothing. I'd also like to thank the public school system for never teaching me how to correctly use a semi-colon; oh and thanks for teaching me the dead art of cursive. Maybe I'll re-learn it on my new BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK!!!

Wife gave me the pre-go ahead to buy a playbook and if she likes it, she wants one too. It be awesome to win this though.

Thanks for the contest.

I would be honored to be chosen as the winner of the best tablet to hit the market-the BlackBerry Playbook! Thank you RIM for a great product and thank you CrackBerry for this contest.

Santa could not bring me a better Xmas present other than a Playbook and a Storm 3....but a Playbook will do just fine :)

So check it, I was a iPhone user for awhile, and during my regular online surfing I came across the Crackberry site. Long story short I sold my iphone and went out and bought this 9700 straight up. This thing is SIC!

The PlayBook would be unreal!

I have to have this playbook, and CrackBerry will be thanked a million if they gave it to me...I must win!!!

i would like to win this so bad and that would be the best xmas present to go with my brand new red torch

Awesome I want my playbook.
I would not minde if the girl who is on top leaves her number the playbook. JK

Thanks for the opportunity. I hope I win, and I hope it is delivered in person by Your Little Helper!


"would you say my chances are, say, 1 in 100?"
"more like 1 in a 1million."
" you're saying... there's a chance?" -Lloyd Christmas

I've heard of Christmas in December and Christmas in July, but Christmas in January/February/March? now THAT I've gotta get in on!!

this is the contest that beats all contests of 2010 and its a great way to start the year 2011. Let the wait begin! :D

*i have been good Santa*

If I was going to accept an IOU from anyone at Christmas time CB would definitely be on the list......It s way over due for the playbook and I would more then love to put the APPLE FANBOYS at work to shame when I stroll in and show off the PLAYBOOK.

Also thumbs up to CB's review of the PLAYBOOK on RIMS site.....Love the logo keep up the great work


This is a wonderful Christmas, thanks to blackberry and crackberry mostly, a playbook is the dawn of new innovations in technology, wonderful......I would love to have and use this, very nice device

This would be a great addition to my collection of gadgets. Thanks CrackBerry for the chance to win one. Merry Christmas!

Even if I don't win one, I will have a Playbook. I would love to win one so I can spend my money on apps from crackberry!

pessimistic mood:
This contest will be my only chance to have this lovely device sooner than 1 years after release date (in my country this is release period for new devices)
Also ... I think is the only way that I can be convinced to not betray BB and start loving Apple :)

optimistic mood:
Came to papa to kick all my friend Ipad asses

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day, you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
CrackBerry will Gimme a PlayBook :)

Please. give it to me. NOW!!! an I.O.U. would do, thanks in advance. Not sure first comment went though so again cannot be too safe.

I finally have a chance to win something down here!! sweeeet!!! Ryan from Trinidad needs a Playbook :D

This would be the best X-Mass gift to get... Please count me in so I can use it ever day to check Crackberry via my playbook. At the bottom of every post I would put using my playbook won via Crackberry Contest.

Future Crackberry Contest Winner

I'll take one as son as they come out! I want to demo my product on a tablet, and rigt now the iPad is the frontrunner, but i am holding out as long as i can

Let Santa know he'll have to trade in his suit for some board shorts and shades to do deliveries in Trinidad! lol

OMG, WOW, who can describe it in a way that crackberry can understand, OMG a new playbook unrealeased, can mi mine or someone esle, come ONnnnnnnnnn, this is it, the moment to get mi part, a palybook, jo jo jo merry christmas, bring the red bag an let the price here

Almost in tears. A contest to win my most wished gadget to have. Whew. I hope the wheel stops at my name. :)


I hope I win but the likeliness of it, well that's a different matter entirely. Merry Christmas Everyone!

i would love to win a bb playbook!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lets see why? i could stay conected with my friends, pair it up with my bb device, have a super cool camera watch movies, do homeworks and LOTS, LOTS, LOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of STUFF CAUSE ITS A RIM PRODUCT! and every RIM product has fun, entertainment, bussines side and lots of quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yey! I LOVE BLACKBERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Greatest and only thing I've ever won lol. It would be awesome if you chose me! Phill C. From new jersey!!