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BlackBerry's #KeyboardLove campaign kicks off with lots of prizes

#KeyboardLove
By Simon Sage on 31 Jul 2013 12:43 pm EDT
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A fresh marketing campaign from BlackBerry is offering prizes that include car service for a week, the chance to meet an expert in your field, VIP access to the Barclay's Center, and a few other goodies. The promo is already hitting the streets - one of our forum members has even won a Q10! 

So what do you have to do? Just add a PIN number to your BlackBerry Messenger based on your city, and they'll take it from there. It looks like the contest is limited to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, DC for the time being. Each city has their own prizes, by the looks of things.

We have any readers in those areas? How many of you have already entered?

112 comments

yobil

Very cool ad!

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Adam Zeis

I'm in! What do I win?

James Richardson

A cuddle from a stranger!

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imcurved

an exchanged glance with a stranger in the night perhaps?

Kryngle

Toronto should've been the first stop. Oh well!

HooliGanG ™ 10

00stryder

US only it seems.

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 and loving it!

IJKBB10

Should also be in Canada but I understand they need to promote and get ppl aware of BB 10 and how awesome it is compared to it s previous OS and to the other platforms.

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Siya10

Thx for deleting :) (sarcasm)

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RedxD

I don't live in the US:(

thedustytaco

maybe its time to move :)

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RedxD

If I wasn't poor lol

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diegonei

No.

It's time BlackBerry get serious with ad and campaigns.

Puz_zled

Starting by focusing on the major cities/cultural centres of the US. You can't throw finite resources everywhere, so focus them in the major cities that most influence the entire country. Try to build a more dense set of users locally so it spreads from there. I like the strategy.

From my sweet BB10 Neutrino powered Z10 :D

the_real_mikeyb

What about the UK?

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00stryder

I was wondering when a front page article would go up about this. A few of us have apparently already won Q10 devices! :)

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 and loving it!

shawie

Cmon extend it to Dallas! :). Pin:2B09B19E

BBQ10

Siya10

Me either...

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Siya10

*too

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crazylegshinch

We get prompt OS updates and product launches instead.

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Blu-Bear

Unless, of course, you own a Q10 and are on Rogers.

LoganSix

Man, home town always gets left out. We're more tech than Atlanta.

metaxa

I think that the main blackberry core users already know about the Q10. At this point, it's pretty clear that the mainstream consumer wants a full touch device. BlackBerry should be focusing their resources on that.

Bs06TL

I went to the site and clicked add to Bbm, but it does nothing but bring up a chat screen and won't send anything. Weird!

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Byronjx

Another bad idea by BlackBerry. Whoever does marketing should be canned immediately. This fools are wasting time and money. Fix the damn bugs on the phones first before you disappoint more people.

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mjdimer

Agreed.

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jefftam68

Waterloo baby!! What gives??

mrskycar

Thanks for the tip, now to win something.

AfroZepher

Love how BlackBerry is marketing. . .to people who already have BlackBerys. . .oh well. . .hope I win something. . .

BBUniq01

Lmao! So true.

Curve 8320, Bold 9780, Bold 9900, PB 64gb, Z10

DocDRM

Make sure you read the Contest Rules - limited to residents of the respective states the cities are in.

tetonica

In NYC hoping to win an extra Q10!

slagman5

I'm not really understanding how you enter? Add PIN to your BBM based on your city? Can someone please help me figure out what this means or how to do it? Are they saying to leave the PIN in the comments here, or is there something to do in BBM?? Lol, sorry...

FrankDLR1972

I'm confused too.

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slagman5

Hey, rdouble down a few comments posted how to enter. :-)

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

Dunneh

Why on earth would they market this contest towards only those already using a blackberry. That doesn't help brand awareness in the least bit...

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Pilot Prop

Im in the Atlanta area....just sent the BBM request for this....

BBVegasGirl80

No love for Sin City? Boo! :-(

Bobert_123

But no one I know has a BlackBerry, and I'm in nyc...

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ama766

I can't, I don't live on USA that really bad

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rdouble

I also won a Q10. I already have a a Z and so does my wife but it was cool to win something, especially since I have never won anything. I certainly wasn't expecting something like this. I thought at most you could get some BlackBerry shwag or something but not a brand new Q. My wife added them but hasn't heard anything yet.

For those wondering you simply take the PIN associated with your area, and invite them to your BBM list. They will accept your invite and BBM you if you win.

Bobert_123

Sorry, what do you mean pin associated with your area, there's a pin for nyc?

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rdouble

2B04BD1D – ATLANTA – BB10

2B04BDE9 – ATLANTA – All Other/Older BBs

2B0533C1 – ATLANTA – All Other/Older BBs

 

2B0240DD – CHICAGO – BB10

2B052D7C – CHICAGO – All Other/Older BBs

2B05338C – CHICAGO – All Other/Older BBs

 

2B02403C – WASHINGTON DC – BB10

2B05340F – WASHINGTON DC – All Other/Older BBs

 

2B0241E8 – HOUSTON – BB10

2B0243D4 – HOUSTON – All Other/Older BBs

2B024467 – HOUSTON – All Other/Older BBs

 

2B023FFF – LOS ANGELES – BB10

2B0240DA – LOS ANGELES – All Other/Older BBs

2B04C17D – LOS ANGELES – All Other/Older BBs

 

2B02421F – MIAMI – BB10

2B024265 – MIAMI – All Other/Older BBs

2B04C946 – MIAMI – All Other/Older BBs

slagman5

Ah, thanks man.

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

rdouble

Yeah man, anytime. Good luck.

Bobert_123

But there is still no nyc pin...

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estuiber

I received a "winner" announcement, too. I am hesitant to divulge the information they are asking for. I was asked for my name, telephone number, email address and shipping address... What were you asked for?

rdouble

They asked me for the same info. I'll admit I was hesitant too, but finally decided to throw caution into the wind. If it turns out to be a scam I'll just spam block any email, block any calls and "return to sender" any junk snail mail.

cinder0008

How about Connecticut?

dfeliciana

I received a message yesterday, stating that I won a Q10. I gave my info; so now I'm waiting to hear from a Rep. via email!!!

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thatplaybookguy

Really, for a Canadian Company to constantly exclude Canadians from their contests sure doesn't make Canadians happy.

jordandrews90

Canadians aren't supposed to even know about the contest. And most wouldn't.

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patrick10

I'm in it new York

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Bobert_123

Do you know what the pin is for nyc?

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ankush77

looking good,bb needs more of them

PhilipDZ

That's the stupidest thing ever. Stop wasting money on keyboard adds very few people care about physical keyboards here in the USA!!

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DYLANHABKIRK

Dammit, Again, Canada Excluded. I know why, it's just a bummer.

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PhilipDZ

BlackBerry, you need to FIRE your marketing director immediately!!

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m osnato12

I like my z10 but honestly I should very gotten. The q10 I miss the keyboard :(

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mobilesync

Stupid move further iron the impression small kb device into people's mind.

The CEO and CMO are out of mind.

I would only promote Z10. And Q10 sales will go up with Z10.

Or I will keep quiet before I make a nice kb with a big screen.

Stupid!

MS

jfunds

Get rid of keeps you moving

With this

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havetotalkitoverwithAlicia

First price is a dinner with two experts. Marketing guru - Mr. Boulben and best CEO ever – Mr. Heins. Guess I'm definitely out of this contest ;-)

But seriously.

For a shareholder this marketing campaign looks like another rip-off. BBRY is using our money to pursue QWERTY customers when the majority of customers uses FULL TOUCH device. May be they are pursuing its own customers! I'm speechless..

I think it's time for Mr. Boulben and Mr. Heins to pursue other interests. Apple and Samsung will definitely hire them and will give them a BIG salary. They simply must. After ALL Mr. Heins and his team have done for them.

Update: Have noticed that this campaign also applies to Z10. I stand for my last paragraph anyway.

Blacc9ite

What Denver? Jeez come on

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trynacu2

I live in Chattanooga, not too far from Atlanta. Think I qualify? :p

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urbnimports

I entered

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raremage

I've started seeing adds on this last night on TV in Florida. A bit disappointed that they aren't offering these contests everywhere rather than just the few cities listed.

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Kingdmen

Bring to Canada!

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HotFix

I just won and turned down a Q10 from them because I love my Z10 and can't go back to a smaller screen just to get a physical keyboard (which I am no longer smitten with). Before I get flamed for being dumb, I turned it down because it would have sat on my shelf collecting dust when someone else could acutally use it, and I didn't want to have my name excluded from future drawings where I would hopefully win something I could actively use (like maybe an A10 in the future).
Either way I didn't need to be greedy and take something I wouldn't use, so whoever wins the Q10 I was going to get congratulations and please get good use out of it.

EsJayDee

Why couldn't you guys post all the info on how to enter this? Or at least the link to the Web page with the instructions. I had to go to way too many links just to find the original posting. And for the life of me I don't understand why BlackBerry themselves didn't post this on their channels.

Posted via CB10 using my flick-ity keyboard :D.

STV0726

I just won too, omgwtfbbq

~STV on Z10STL100-3/10.1.0.2025 TMO US

w0lfgang

am I the only one who immediately thought "Radar Love" by Golden Earring would be perfect to remake as "Keyboard Love?"

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travaz

I am in Phoenix AZ. No love. I am going to get a DROID!!! Lol more non inclusive marketing

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w0lfgang

Marketing to people who already own BB...lmfao...oh Frank...will you EVER stop your shenanigans o' incompetence? Silly boy

indie_b

Holy cap I won an IOU for an A10.............

Yea right......

i added them yesterday and they accepted me but haven't even sent 1 msg thru.... not even a welcome msg........ sighs I never ein anything

Posted via CB10 with my White Chocolate Z10

andreydagr8

I'm in 3342851A Laurel MD 20708

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Griffin2012

Trying to find a Philly pin number...

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darkehawke

All this campaign shows is that BlackBerry can't even beat their old os...

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alfasedanman

I'd love to win a white Zed 10! I'm in the DC area so Count me in!

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MedicEms

What no Canada BlackBerry.....why?

Sent via my Z10 support your local paramedics run with scissors.

Griffin2012

Just checked out the participating cities & states? BlackBerry decided their market share was good enough to exclude most of country? Really?

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unbreakablej

maybe not enough money hahaha

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theclipart

ran into these guys on the street in nyc last week. saw a bunch of blackberry wearing tshirts huddling at the corner in union sq. i screamed i love BlackBerry and talked to them for a bit. one of the street teamers told me abt the BlackBerry rewards thing and i was like ok cool. then she scanned my bbm and the guy gave me a metro card for free trips, while saying the "keep moving" mantra.

anyway, 2 days later they bbm'd me i won a Q. other prizes... driver for a week in Manhattan, flights and miles or something etc.?

gifting the Q to my dad. i have them both!

thk u BlackBerry!

paulmike83

That's an awesome contest. I'm sure it will come to Canada one day.

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asvab7

Entered in Albany new york, however; not expecting any prizes in this area at all. So far I have personally convinced 2 people to move to the z10 and one to upgrade to the Q10. Still hunting people and showing them the light.

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Charles A Martin

Bring the contest to Louisiana

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Charles A Martin

My brother and I both upgraded from blackberry 7 devices to the 10 devices. I from the torch and him from the bold

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chrisstlaurent

Hey Kitchener Waterloo needs to be allowed in this contest.....thats b.s

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unbreakablej

I love that slogan!!!!

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jb325

Where's the love for Phoenix AZ 6th largest city in the US.

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Griffin2012

Thanks for the link dfeliciana. I didn't see my city, so I clicked National. The response does not populate the response box. Typical RIM, providing an option that goes nowhere... similar to RIM's support for my PlayBook.

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postflight

Hi, I entered and "won" a Q10 (which I had been dreaming of to replace my 9930); however, I failed to read all the fine print... When I gave my address (which is north of Atlanta in SC), I was told I had to be a GA resident to be eligible for the Atlanta promotion. Talk about going from amazingly (and very unexpectedly!) happy, to being kind of bummed out! Oh well, it was my fault for not reading all the rules... The promotion is a great idea, but I do wish they defined each region a bit more liberally.

ShinyDimples

Looks like I might have just one your Atlanta Q10.. sorry.. NOT... whoop whoop.. I got the BBM today and gave my info out.. waiting to see how this pans out.. this will make 4 blackberry devices in the house hold now.. can't wait..

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dtddan

Oh yah just found out I won today! Just added the PIN: 2B0240DA and in a day they said I won a Q! Pretty sweet!

asvab7

I saw one message on Friday and nothing since. What kind of mess is this???

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ehidon

Yes DC

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canu900

When is it comin to Houston

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yusofat

Has anyone received their Q10 that they won?

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estuiber

Yes. I was "picked" about three weeks ago - shortly after the contest began. I just received my Q10 in the mail on Friday. It's carrier unbranded (unlocked?) without a SIM and I'm using it to test OS leaks. One thing to note, I told them that I was on AT&T which is the SQN100-1 variant according to the documentation I was able to find. However, they sent me the SQN100-5 model which is for T-Mobile. I've heard it has more bands and is compatible. If anyone knows for certain, I'll stand corrected.

Kenneth Charron

I won a Q10 three days ago, just waiting on the email verification!!!

07thking

I also won a. Q10 with them ;D