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Win a FREE $2,000 Porsche Design BlackBerry courtesy of CrackBerry Kevin!

Win Kevin's Porsche Design BlackBerry!
By Kevin Michaluk on 15 May 2012 02:06 pm EDT
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3 Ways To Win: Leave a comment to this post or follow @crackberrykevin on twitter and add +Kevin Michaluk to your circles on Google+. Do all three for three chances to win!

* Update - May 15th, 2012: OK folks, this is it. Today is the final day to get entered to win my Porsche Design BlackBerry! If you're not in on the contest yet, what are you waiting for?! I'll be announcing the winner here tomorrow on CrackBerry! *

Original Post - April 27th, 2012: As the world's #1 BlackBerry Fanboy, I take pride in always having the latest and greatest BlackBerry. So when the $2,000 Porsche Design P'9981 Smartphone from BlackBerry went on sale in North America, I just had to have it. The P'9981 is an exclusive (and expensive!) smartphone that gets a *lot* of attention thanks to its distinct styling and limited availability. As I mentioned in my P'9981 Review, you kind of feel like a celebrity just owning one.

And as much I enjoy using the P'9981 and being a member of the newly-formed Club P'9981 owners group, I've decided it's time to pay my P'9981 forward to a lucky member of the CrackBerry community. As was pointed out to me in an email I received from a reader earlier this week, the Fearless Leader of CrackBerry Nation should rock a BB more representative of the 99% of CrackBerry Nation, not the < 1%. I couldn't agree more. So I'm back on my white Bold 9900 and my P'9981 is up for grabs! 

How to Win Kevin's P'9981: So this is it... your chance to win my slightly used but not abused Porsche Design BlackBerry. And because this contest prize is so awesome, I'm going to give you three ways and three chances to win:

  • Chance #1 - Leave a single comment to this post (tell me why you want my P'9981!)
  • Chance #2 - Follow me on twitter: @crackberrykevin
  • Chance #3 - Add me to your circles on Google+: +Kevin Michaluk

That's it. Do any of the above and you're entered. This contest is open worldwide. Contest ends May 15th at Midnight PST. The winner will be announced May 16th (my birthday!). Best of luck! And let's hope OS 7.1 is available for the P'9981 by the time you get my P'9981! :)

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Win a FREE $2,000 Porsche Design BlackBerry courtesy of CrackBerry Kevin!

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I'd love to be the only person living in Indiana to own a Porches Design BlackBerry. So please pick me Please........

My dad bought an iPhone 4s and he HATES it. It's just "sitting there useless"... to quote.
I need to get him back to the bright side.

Ohhhhh this wil go perfect with my hand when im boobie-mming, and feel great in my head when its in my left pocket. . . . . .

id rather have your white bold but il take the porsche as a consolation prize, haha. seems as tho my autocorrect is not working on my pb today. oops.

Man all my other blackberries crapped out on me stuck with the old reliable 7230 right now, could really use this phone. Why not have the best for my next one?

I want this phone. It love the way it looks. I feel that it willtake some time, but RIM will be back on the top of their game... let me know when you will be sending my device...

i'd LOVE to win this once. I will be the only one holding it in my area for sure, i wanna know what it feels like to kevin! :D

Good luck everyone

I have a year & half old 9700 that I am very pleased with. It replaced my two & half year old 8310. It is my only communication device for telephone & email. I use it for 80% of my web browsing. I NEED a 99xx series telephone but I'm trying to hold out BB10. Thanks for the opportunity.

Kevin, you truly are amazing. giving away such an exclusive device! I'd love to win it and be able to have that "wow" factor. good luck to everyone! (but mostly to me haha)

I'm not a current Blackberry user, but I've wanted to get my hands on one for some time! This would be a perfect blend of cutting edge German design & engineering and a reliable, solid, messaging platform. Android may be great and all, but it has its limitations ;)

I would love to have the P'9981 to own something that's really exclusive. I want to see if people would actually be able to spot such device and see what reaction i'd get. It'd be probably even sweeter to say "this use to belong to Crackberry kevin" Who wouldn't love to say that. Come on!! I also promise to take good care of the device. Plain and simple. "P-I-C-K M-E, P-I-C-K M-E"!!!!!

Another perfect contest from crackberry.com! Would love to be the lucky winner of the best ever Blackberry!! :)

I cracked the screen on my 9900 last Sunday when it fell out of my hand, this would be a perfect replacement. Ha!

I would love to win one! I'm a huge CRACKBERRY FAN! And Having your used phone is the next best thing to having your babies! Don't tell your wife :P

BRR, happy birthday in advance Kevin! God bless you and CrackBerry! :D
Not that I ever win, but a comment won't hurt! :P
Hope you have a great birthday!

I would love this as I'd be the only person in my one horse town to own such a thing. LOL Happy Birthday coming up. Nice of you to give to others on your day. Thank you.

This is a wicked BB and it will go well with my Honda Odyssey (I don’t mind the Porsche name) seriously guys!

Choose me so I can tell everyone everywhere that I am the owner of a phone once owned by the celebrity known as Kevin Michaluk. I will make you even more famous and bring Blackberry love back to the light in this dark world of (an)droids and iToys.

Kevin,
The phone would gel superbly with my lime-green '72 Pinto. Of course, it rocks the Porsche emblem and rocks the faux-Gucci pleather interior. Heck, the phone would be worth more than the car but would definitely validate my street -cred.

Good luck everyone!

I would love this to be my FIRST BlackBerry! I have been a BB fan for years, but have never owned one. I bought one for my wife, in hopes that I would be next, but we ended up both going back to school and couldn't afford the data plan. Now, as I finish up school (I graduate on May 12th - GREAT graduation present!), I plan to get a BB in the near future, but may have to wait for BB10. Having this phone would be the best of the best of both worlds! And it would pair perfectly with my PlayBook (that I use everyday)!

Thanks for the chance to WIN!

This is THE phone for a BB guy/girl. I'm the last one at my company so I would LOVE to rep it.

Does a Porsche car come with it lol - would love to get my hands on this cool looking BlackBerry device ;-)

Cheers

loonix

OK - so I am wondering - is it Kevin's or Ms. Crackberry's which has been stolen for this contest?

This is FAR easier than convincing MY other half to allow me to purchase one!

Already following on Twitter and about to add to Google+ because that's how badly I'd like this phone.

Cheers!

I want this phone because I loooooove my blackberry. I think I'll have a lot of fun using this one!!!! - the winner will be announced on your birthday, and being the winner will be a great present for me on my birthday (June 1st) Yay!!

Be sure to scrub the phone of all traces of DNA. Who knows how diabolical the winner might be. Of course, if I win, you'll know you're safe. For I am just a lowly Unix administrator.

Wow a 9981 BB........love my 9900, but would love the Porch design even more.....it would be the closest thing to ever owning a real porch for me if i win

This would be the PERFECT phone to have during my limbo time awaiting the beloved BB10 (to replace my withering 9700). Blackberrinaughts would bow to me and kiss my hairy, righteous feet. Alright!

I hope I win the porsche phone cause my 9700 has one foot inn the grave and I'm one of the few people who still follow @CampariKevin hoping for new tweets.

I had a 9780 since release day... It passed on a couple days ago in a tragic accident involving waaaay too much scotch and not being able to find the door handle inside the cab in order open the door before my stomach evacuated its contents (onto said 9780). Been getting by with a horrible Android device. This would save me the trouble of saving for the much needed replacement. :)

I'd want it because it'd be better than my backup original Motorola RAZR I'm using now. Not to mention, it'd be a nice way to get back into a Blackberry.

I've been wanting this device ever since it came out but sadly don't have the 2000$ to pay for it. It's a nice device with some nice specs and I would love to own one and show it off to all my friends. Good luck everyone

Please Give me your Porsche Design P9981 BlaсkBerry as in Russia who do not have this phone and I'll be the first and I really like the design that is not with anyone else will not mix. So please give me his so I could move BlackBerri brand in Russia and showed what a united nation, BlackBerry)))

I need this amazing BlackBerry , so I could buy the Porsche car ( one day maybe) wich is appropriate

If I win would should show it off to everybody I know in my city, I would put so many pics of it on my Facebook, Google and Twitter pages!!!!

Kevin!!!! I would live this P'9981 smartphone!!!! I left BlackBerry in favor for the not so good iPhone 4S!
I miss my Bold 9900!!! Biggest mistake ever!!!!! This is such a great contest!! Ahhh!!!! I want!
So pretty!! Never actually liked the design but after a while I fell in love!

Someone Pinch me, I can't believe this is happening. It'd be awesome to get a gift from Kevin on his birthday.

Happy birthday Kevin!

Adding a beautiful, shiny Blackberry to my collection would be awesome. And with Porche in the name, it's gotta be cool. Something to rub in the face of "that" guy in the cube next to me doesn't hurt either. >=)

I really want this blackberry model because I see it as one classy device; not ugly to me at all. Besides it's unique! Looking at the fact that it's got a superb and super-awesome design. I always like to own something that's way different from what everybody else has. I really hope I win this Porsche Design Blackberry! Thank you Crackberry Kevin. :)

i will define this stunning device as " sex on the bitch". i am dying to have this stunner....plzzzzz Kevin let me be the winner..plzzzzzz

Hey Kevin,
Pick me please! I wanna be a part of the CLUB! That would be so cool! It would be the best Prize ever!

Thanks for putting this up there!

I've like to win because my 9780 needs to be replaced and I'm broke.
Following on twitter (Milaxx)
and Google+ (MNS)

Thanks for the opportunity to win this phone. I am looking forward to hopefully winning.

Thanks

This is rock and roll Kevin !! Never seen before giveaway like that, BlackBerry Porsche P9981!! i want it because it is expensive and very exclusive so i wish i get your p9981 ! and i will keep that p9981 clean and exclusive forever... ;)

If only for the reason that we know it would be currently-and-correctly updated with the latest cool OS, I would gladly carry Kevin's 9981.

Bonus reason: I'd trade you a beat-up (but still loved and working) Bold 9000. I'll even throw in the four belt holsters I have worn out.

WOW, sure would love this phone, but at the rate of Comments contest will be over in no time #775???:):)TGIF

No, I don't want to be the 1% either Kev..
But if the Great Fearless Founder himself forced me to take his previous "Knight of BlackBerry", who am I to refuse such task?
:D

Why do I want this P'9981? Well firstly because it was used by the great Kevin! Secondly this device has to be the nicest BlackBerry made simply because of its materials & exclusivity. It would be an HONOR to own a device like that! I could honestly say that I am #2 BlackBerry fanboy in Canada! Would love to see how I rank on a global scale. Lastly I've been a forum member since 2009 and have been reading this site since late 2007. CrackBerry is refreshed about 200 times throughout my 24 hour day. I would love to win this device.

I'm in. Still using a 9700. Would love to update in a spectacular fashion! Will take you to the best dinner of all time in Orlando.

Hey Kevin,

I am just like you. I want the latest and greatest BBs out there. I had the 8900, 9700, 9780, 9800, 9900 and now i am using a white 9900 straight from RIM. I would have never imagined owning a P'9981 cause that would be too crazy for me. But with this contest I might have a chance. I say - PICK ME - but whomever you pick will be one lucky duck.

Cheers.

Another awesome contest! I would looooove to take this baby for a ride and keep on dreaming about the car!!!! THANK YOU Kevin

I liked the P'9981
But its price is too high for a blackberry device, even my Curve 9800 is doing the same :P

The phone would be nice, but I really am hoping Kevin leaves the $500 clock app on the phone if I win!!!! ;)

I am actually entering this because my outdated Bold 2 got stolen in school. I asked my school if they can try searching, but they told me it was my responsibility for loosing it, but i took it because my Mom's uncle died and maybe my mom called to pick me up earlier?! I asked my dad if he can buy another, but told me that till the end of next year or the middle of it. So now im stuck with no phone for a year :\

please pick me, dropped my blackberry 9700 yesterday and the housing broke, sucks, now using my curve 9300 which is no comparision

I love the Porsche, this is one of the most stylish cars (most 911) in the world and I will be pleased win this phone. Also the advertise the BlackBerry and the Porsche at the same time ;-) Many thanks.
- Envoyé de ma tablette BlackBerry® PlayBook™.

I'm not sure I can sum up how much I'd love to own a P'9981! I first started visiting CrackBerry a while ago when I got my PlayBook, my first BlackBerry product, and I have viewed with longing and admiration the many videos of the epic BlackBerry Bridge, and of course awed at the beauty to behold that is the P'9981.

I would love to win the P'9981 because I am not eligible for an upgrade, and I do not have enough cash to spare to buy an unlocked 'berry. My current phone is a Palm Pre, but due to last year's debacle support and apps have pretty much dried up. Also, being able to reach enlightenment via Bridge would be a huge plus, and I can't even BEGIN to mention what an honour it would be to have a Blackberry previously owned by one of MobileNations' finest!

Best wishes to all who enter, please rescue me from my desolate webOS island! No matter how great the UI, essentials such as wikitude are something webOS will probably never have
:(

P-P-P Pick up a PlayBook!

I want the P'9981 because it is the greatest BlackBerry....in the world! (not to mention it is the even more exclusive "owned my crackberry kevin" version)

I would like it because I am still heart broken of the destruction of my Playbook and this would go a long way to repairing my heart!!

As a train planner in the Southeastern Railway, I use BlackBerry devices and software to the full. The P'9981 would be a great addition to my work and personal life and will be greatly looked after! (My old 9700 still has no scratches on its screen after 2 years of use… without ever using a screen protector).

Trying once again to win something! i have to say it's not my dreamed BBY but I would love to win this one!!
thx

Give it to me so I can throw on some hugo boss clothes and rub it in peoples faces that my phone costs 4 times as much as there's lol

I'd love it, but be forwarned--I'm going to destroy that ugly thing. Wait--maybe I'll sell it, but I'm not going to carry it around.

I would love to win this phone! everything thinks that BB's are plain and not that great. I want to prove them wrong!

I'd love to win this phone!

I need this phone because I'm bored with my 9800 but still have 6 months to go before eligible for hardware upgrade.

Well lol (slightly) used or not any1 may well b ridiculous to pass up...well I'd like to c what 2000$ is so worth in a phone dwl...can any1 complain and it's free! To d detractors, go hide urself! Sure CB has had tonnes o giveaways..Rock on CBK...HBD in May!

this is a great phone that is well worth the money. if i win, i will donate it to my local orphanage so it can use the proceeds to help feed its children.

Oh pick me! Pick me Kevin!! That P'9981 just exudes luxury. I need it! Haha. But thank you Crcakberry for always putting on awesome contests!

I switched to Iphone. Only way I switch back is for the BB10 or if I win this one. My last BB is the 9000. Still have it in storage. If I don't win I may never go back to BB.

I would love to win that sexy new phone! Seriously, I love my old 8900 and all, but that'd be one hell of a slick upgrade. Pick me!

The Porsche Design Phone is the best BOLD statement for RIM and for the owner of the handset, and I love to have one.

Wow, what a nice gesture from you, Kevin! This would be really nice pair going with my Eterna 1,000 Meters Concept watch :-) Eterna also makes Porche Design watch series and there is one that looks very similar to the original 1,000 Meters Concept watch....

Good luck every one!

I never win anything and I like the phone and if I get one I will be the first one to get on in northampton pa

Oh man, i never fell the need to win a giveway like this... New feelings niceee...
Kevin added to Twitter and G+
@Odp4tch

I'd love it to develop on. Beats testing on a simulator... in style. An alpha BB10 from the Jam next week would be nice, too...

Good luck everyone

the reason i need this lovely phone is because i have a 9700 and its so slow for everyday use now. i need a phone to keep up with my everyday usage and have a sleek design such as this phone. please help me out! i would love this baby!

I wanna win just so I can be part of the awesomely exclusive club member you get to be when you have this phone

Here's the contest i've been waiting for, thank you oh so much for the opportunity.

The reason why i want this is rather simple. i believe that it's been said before, the absolute best way to 'Be Bold' is to rock a P'9981! As the Blackberry fanboy out of my friends and at my workplace, having this bad boy would be a great way to prove that statement!

It's the ultimate attention grabber regards of what people think, and owning it this phone would be the absolute best way to stroke my ego!

Kevin, you & CrackBerry rock! I love my loyal BlackBerry Torch 9800 even though the speaker doesn't work right any more. In order to make calls or answer them I now must use a headset.

There's a 99% chance I will not own this awesome Porsche designed BlackBerry phone.... So this is my 1% chance to win yours!

Happy Birthday, Kevin!

The saying goes...it is better to give than to receive! Please give me that shiny piece of heaven.

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