CrackBerry Contest: We're Giving Away a BlackBerry PlayBook a week for Four weeks!

We're Giving a Way a PlayBook a Week for Four Weeks!
By Kevin Michaluk on 21 Feb 2012 01:15 pm EST

PlayBook Contest #1: Leave a comment to this blog post for your chance to win a free BlackBerry PlayBook and $100 in accessories from!

With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 now available, things are PLAYBOOK CRAZY around CrackBerry right now (take a step inside our PlayBook forums to witness it first hand). If you own a BlackBerry PlayBook, you're loving the chaos. If you don't own a PlayBook though, well, we understand that you're maybe finding the content a little overwhelming. Don't worry, we're sure the craziness will die down at some point...

In the meantime though, in true CrackBerry fashion and in honor of the release of OS 2.0, we're going to give you a chance to win a free BlackBerry PlayBook. Better yet, we're going to give you FOUR chances to win, with a new PlayBook contest coming up each week for the next four weeks! You'll want to keep it locked to Good luck!

CrackBerry's PlayBook Contest #1 Details

The Prize: Win a 16GB WiFi BlackBerry PlayBook + $100 in free PlayBook accessories from

How to Enter: Just login to Crackberry and leave a comment to this blog post! Tell us what you're loving about the PlayBook, OS 2.0 or CrackBerry!

The Details: Contest open worldwide. Contest ends Wednesday, February 29th at Midnight PST.

Reader comments

CrackBerry Contest: We're Giving Away a BlackBerry PlayBook a week for Four weeks!



I'd been looking at cheapie android tablets from China for a while, but when the Playbook price drop happened back in 2011 I couldn't resist.

Have been very happy with the playbook on 1.8, I empty the battery every two days or so with regular use.

Updated to 2.0 this morning and I'm liking the improvements so far. Looking forward to see what kinds of new apps get developed in this environment.

Skype and netflix would, of course, be killer. Getting USB OTG sorted out and working would be sweet too.

I'd also like to see RIM come out with a docking station that features port replication. Being able to pop the playbook down on a stand with built in and seperately powered USB ports and the HDMI port would be kickass and could allow the tablet to act like a desktop, complete with external display, keyboard and mouse, as well as having flash drive access without draining the playbook's battery.

Crackberry has the best writers and community! The Playbook is amazing and I would love to win one for my family!

PLEASE PICK ME!!! I love RIM products and absolutely LOVE checking all the news/rumors relating to RIM right here on I'm also tired of my little brother bragging to me everyday how awesome his ipad is. Please help me prove my brother wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loving the new OS! It's the little things, like grouping apps, that I love. Just slicker all around.

I really love the browser and the Messaging app so far. 2.0 is so smooth compared to the competitors and even 1.0.

R. Dean Crawford

Now that I have the new OS working a second playbook for the wife would be great for communicating while I am gone for 2 out of every 4 weeks!

On my fourth BlackBerry -- the only smartphone I can use!

All I'm missing is the PlayBook to go along with my shiny new 9900. :)

Please I want one so bad , I never won any thing in my life pleaaaaz me , I have been wanting one since I first saw it , and have wanted it even more after reading the fourms here , it will make a prefect pair with my 9360 .

OMG!!!! Sweat Contest!!!

I hope i am one of the lucky 4 to play with the great work produced from RIM !!!!


CrackBerry Rocks!!!!

I LOVE CrackBerry! You give me the latest info and most useful tips and tricks on the Playbook, like rooting and side loading Android apps.

********** CRACKBERRY ROCKS!!! **********

Please OH PLEASE pick me!!! Is that begging? Well yeah but this is a playbook we're talking about! Thanks for the opportunity.

I don't own a BB Playbook yet but I can say my day aint complete without going on for the latest BB scoop. I'm as addicted to the site as I am to my BB Bold 9900.

If I win the contest I will buy Kevin and Bla1ze a case of their favorite beer, (the next time I'm in Canada btw)!

OMG! Is this really true? I'm wishing this to have! (one of my wish list) I never see one yet on the actual, honestly. I want one to pair it with my bold. so I could use it to see how powerful they are when paired. Please crackberry I'm begging you guys to let me win :( .... Thanks in advance...ü

Wow! The CB contests just keep getting bigger and BIGGER! I would love one of those PlayBooks! Thanks CrackBerry for providing these opportunities....I'd be forever greatful if I can get my hands on one of those PlayBooks

Gotta love and the Crackberry Nation! A blackberry in one hand and a playbook in the other. The perfect sword and shield for the OS war!

Download OS 2! Have native EMAIL, CALENDAR and CONTACT all working! RIM ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would truly love to give a Playbook to my 9yr old son to aid in his learning and my wife has become attached to the one I got here so it would take a lot to pry it out of her hands without her being dead.

Help my family become a Playbook famliy ;)

As one of the early adopters of the PB, I have been fighting tooth and nail against the scrutiny of others who dismiss me as being "uninformed" and "uneducated" (nice words for -- idiot) in my tablet and smartphone operating system selection. Now it's time for the PB to shine and show everyone what OS2.0 is capable of! I think my favourite feature of the bunch is using my 9900 on remote while plugged into my TV.

Last night my cousin told me she wanted to plug her ipad into the TV to watch her shows.
I said "cool, so go buy a cable.... how much?"
To which she repled "Oh, the guy at the store said it's $50 for the cable, then I have to buy... etc etc."
I laughed and said "I just bought a micro HDMI cable for $3..........."

I'm loving how Google Search works with the new Keyboard.
The simplicity of setting up Remote (It just worked!)
And my first new app, OverDrive.

I mean, my favourite thing about the new OS2 is all the new posts from Crackberry. Especially this one. Pick me?

My wife wants and iPad :((( I am trying to convince her how much better the Playbook is. It would be great if I won one so that I can show her.

Can't remember the last time I was this excited.
Oh wait, it was when I bought my first BlackBerry 3 years ago. lol I come.

I love that the playbook is 7 inches. This makes it easy for me to travel with for my work. OS2 will provide the one thing I have been missing: email.

Please Please me. I have been faithful through all the temptations. My wife's work gave her an IPad 2. I am having to suffer with that around the house. I am too poooooooor to buy a Playbook even if I could demo one in this 60,000 person town.

Please let me win for once. Then I could afford to upgrade my Storm 2 to a 9850.

I love, love, love the messaging, contacts, and calendar apps, but I'm also very happy with just the simple ability to manipulate icons and panes in a more intuitive manner.

Thanks for the opportunity to win a PlayBook!

What I love about OS2? PB hooked up to my hdtv and remote control via birdge is just an awesome media center. Here's hoping netflix would soon be available for the pb!!

What I love about CB? The community of mostly helpful users and these contests!

I'm liking this 2.0!! Created folders and moved all of my apps to right where I want them. Awesome!!

You don't even know how useful the playbook would be to me! My current blackberry"s keyboard doesn't light up blackberry bridge would be perfect so i could use the playbooks keyboard to type!

O.S. 2.0 is great and with the able to easy port android apps
to the blackberry OS opens up all kinds of new possibility's
for the users.
Thanks BlackBerry for another great product

Well I would be lovin the Playbook and OS 2, if I had a Playbook, so by winning this im hoping I do so that I can actually use a Playbook and OS 2, and then I can comment saying how much I love the Playbook and OS 2, see what I did there ;)

I'm loving:
- the remote control
- improved browser speed functionality
- fluidity of the new OS
- the chance to win a playbook to spread the love

I'm such a huge Blackberry fan, I've got 5 BB phones and my playbook is amazing. Os2 just shows that they have what it takes to win and be the best!!

I'd love to have a Playbook to give to my family because they love it too!
Please consider me!!! :)

One of the best things about BlackBerry Smartphones and the PlayBook, is that even though they are very capable business tools, they are pretty simple to operate. This would be great to win so that my Mother (scared of technology) could video chat with her grandchildren.

Updated to os 2....... I am a kid in a candy store now...... Would love 2candies though....crack my berries..... Lol

Count me in please! I'd love some of that playbook goodness. Looking forward to see what apps are avalible with the android player feature! :)


What is not to love about OS2. My favorite feature is the native email and how it can pull email from different accounts into 1 simple and easy to use app.

Nice job RIM.

Now go market the [bleep] out of this.

OS2 seems to address the bulk of the complaints I had about the PlayBook. I'd love to finally get my hands on one of these things!

I LOVE CRACKBERRY....and my 9930, 9810, and 9650. Please consider me as I would love to add another BB device to my portfolio. Thanks for the hard work you guys put into making Blackberry awesome.

The best thing of PlayBook OS 2.0 for me, beside the email app (and the "Sent via my BlackBerry PlayBook as the signature), is the great browser experience! This is THE second best browser of ANY other browser out there, including desktop's! 354 points on the HTML5 test!! Compare with the so proclaimed king tablet's score of 305... Tsk tsk tsk! GO RIM! Excellent job!

Wow! This upgrade worked well and is a leap forward for BB. Now I just have to learn how to use all of the new tools. This will keep me out of trouble for a few days. Thanks for all the help that you are giving us.

I am loving the update. I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as new things to come.

I'm loving the new integration with android. My favorite bible app is now available on the PlayBook!!!

Right here! Pick me! I must say...getting two ppl to pick up PlayBooks this week because I had fath in 2.0 is what I'm loving about my PB...

And the fact that my laziness level has risen because of this remote control feature is amazeballs!!!

cool. I really like the new os2 it allow me to write email without my blackberry phone and more possibility with very much apps

Loving my Playbook. Starting to learn and love OS 2.0. Crackberry is an invaluable resource at this point. Would love a new Playbook :)

pb is very appealing in looks and the design of it. i aldo heard the apps are great in blackberry app world

I like the little closing icon when using the remote control feature. And from day one of owning my PlayBook, I still really really like the size. I've tried to convince my Husband to buy his own PlayBook but he runs a very strict budget for himself...if I won the PlayBook I'd give it to him. :)
Oh, I also like that I can keep my dock clear to show off my wallpaper in full.

I simply can't say what I love the most. I'm sorry... I LOVE EVER FREEKING thing of, now my wife stole it from me....... BB I love you...

I already have one, but my cat insists on watching youtube videos of squirrels, so I need one for myself ;^)

Would Love to win a playbook so my wife and I can use the video chat.

Either give me a free playbook or convince the "morons" at skype to release a pb app :)

After being forced to adopt an iphone by my company, and people starting to bring in ipads, I would love to help sway them back to Blackberry with a new Playbook!

Would love to win a Playbook! I have followed even before I bought my first blackberry! Absolutely love this site! I was finally able to update to my 9900 and would love to have a playbook to play around with.

Been a Blackberry user for years, would love to add a Playbook to my busy life. Please consider me, my TORCH can use a buddy =)


It's so funny that discussing a PlayBook with owners of other tablets or friends is always a battle against bias, preconceptions and apathy.

Then you have the same conversation with the same people with a PlayBook to hand and suddenly there are nodding heads, raised eyebrows and 'got to get me one' comments.

The more Playbooks out there, the more converts.

At first I wasn't really interested in the Playbook.. but after seeing all the capabilities and functions.. I think it would be pretty awesome to own one! Especially with this 2.0 update! I always enjoy this Crackberry site.. my girlfriend gets mad when I'm on here.. but I got to make sure all my software and accessories are up to date.. BLACKBERRY FOR LIFE!!

And by the way.. this website was created on my birthday.. January 17th, 1989.. It's a sign from GOD that I'm meant to be with the Blackberries 8)

Having a Playbook would be awesome. People at my work are starting to get them and they are a blast to play with. I would be the first one to have one at college too I think!

I love the interface and the multitasking! Very intuitive.....And the display is really, really excellent, too.

I wouldn't mind having a Blackberry Playbook or 2!!!! Pick me, I'll reward you with gold and earthly pleasures no man has ever seen before! Choose, but choose wisely...

would love to be the lucky one to get it as the blackberry has fabulous apps in blackberry appworld and i love the the look and the sound of multitasking and dual processor in this special tablet

Playbook and Bold 9900 makes my commute bearable. Love Bridge Browser and with the enhancements for Remote Control and using the best BB to type is awesome. Can't wait to delve into all the new features unified inbox, updated video chat. Bring on those apps. And Crackberry best source for BB information hands down. Kevin and the rest of the crew Rule!!!! BB Nation resurgence.

PlayBook OS2... Smoking Pistols!!! CrackBerry.... more like the supplier of bullets for my awesome Smoking Pistol!!

Thanks CB for keeping me up to date with everything BlackBerry! You guys (and gals) rock hard and often! Keep it going strong!

Oh, and pick me... LOL! Had to say it!

The Bridge on SO 2 is twice fast!!! I'm loving the native unified inbox! The only issue that i already had is that i just cand have only one facebook or twitter or linkedin account assigned to my inbox! I have 4 twitter accounts that i manage from several websites of my company so i was looking forward to have all them on the new unified inbox :S The control works like a charm. Is great when you connect the Playbook to your TV. The Documents to go combo is really nice to have it already on the PB too! In General i think RIM is doing a pretty good Work!!!!

Liked the smoothness of download and installation. Everything working right out of the box! And I would love another Playbook

Where to begin......

Size, Weight ,Functionality,Cool factor, How well it works with my 9900, How easily and quickly it replaced my iPad and finds itself in my overcoat pocket each and every day. It slides under the arm rest of F150 like Ford and RIM planned it. My PB is the last thing I look at at night and wakes me in the morning. (ok, sometimes my 9900 covers this role)

So far, everything I thought it should have has been added. Tweaks in operations (pdf reader works now) The remote control feature is a HUGE hit in my office this morning. I even got the Apple fan boy saying "now that is cool" The even closer relationship my PB and 9900 have now is worth being excited about on its own.
I took an almost weird sense of enjoyment this morning in creating the home screen folders for "Games", "Media", "Fitness" and "Work"

I was part of a gaming community back in the Rainbow Six days and I feel a simliarity here. People who are dedicated and devoted to helping others with a common goal....using our BlackBerry toys!!

Both of my sons have berry's and very shortly, I will have them hooked up to PB's. Which of course means they'll want Bolds/Torch's too.

Oh, one more thing that makes all of this even more special for me. My profound sense of pride in BlackBerry. Being Canadian, makes this company even more special to me.

Been following crackberry for awhile now and have needed a playbook for school, with the size it would be perfect to use for my textbooks, and surfing the web during down time...comeon guys choose me please!!!

I Still don't know how to use this playbook... I just can say that I love it more than anything even my wife... it's called love at first sight

Blackberry is rocking it!! Now I can see my emails and other messages in just one place. My email and phone contacts are all together in the contacts folder. Very organized and very orderly. And that's not all...the calendar functionality is beyond words.

This is just supposed to be a few lines of comment and not a full blown review. I have to leave the full review for Kevin.

Congratulations RIM!! and congratulations too to the whole blackberry and crackberry nation for patiently waiting.

Like the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.

Oh yeah! Throw me in the ballot box with y'all. I've been hanging around CB like an addict for some time now.

I got a blackberry 9900 and i am in love with it is super fast a super great (Bought it a regular price from Tmo ouuuch) Now all i need is a playbook to go with it. I could use it for so much stuff that I can't use my 9900 for. Love the 7 inch display is not to big AKA iPad and is not to small AKA Flip phones loool. I don't post that much here due to lack of time but I do appreciate everything CB does. Will love to be the one to win this but hey if somebody else need's more than I do then by all means do it looool. Will see if I get the PB at $199.99 at best buy will see.

Take care guys and God Bless

The unified inbox with FB and LinkedIn is awesome!
And no one seems to be mentioning it, but the updated Video Chat that automatically finds which contacts have PB's you can chat with is a great improvement too!

Other than losing sleep updating...

Love the email/calendar integration, love the new keyboard and predictive text and loving the overall experience.

Now I would just love to get another one for the wife!

I just fell in love with the messages app! amazing! now I'm just waiting for better android apps to get to the store!


I love Playbook 2.0 for all the great new features, but mostly for the way my contacts are imported and sorted.. amazing... and of course Crackberry for their awesome contests and mainly their in-depth analysis for everything Blackberry

Keep it up!

PlayBook OS 2.0 is what RIM needed, no doubt in that. Best of all, this is a real taste of the possibilities that QNX will bring to the BB10 platform, we can expect to wow others and finally regain the glory that BlackBerry once held.

I'm pretty excited and I've never wanted a PlayBook more! I really hope I can win one of those awesome PlayBooks you guys are giving away, and if not, I'll make sure to save some money to buy one in a near future I hope, 'cause this is the fresh start RIM needed to reboot, and I want it. Sort of late, but -not- too little (at all) and -not- too late ;).

Also, you guys rock, the PB OS 2.0 coverage was outstanding!

I love that I can integrate my work email, gmail, and linkedin in the native messages client!

bridge remote also wins.

I want another one so I can give one to my wife.

I woke up at 5:00 am to download the new OS. I was using the beta since release and loved it. However, the official release is JAW-DROPPING!!!!!

I love the email integration on Playbook 2.0 and I cannot afford to buy a Playbook right now because I am in school and I have huge student loans. Please pick me.....

I have been looking at one of these for a long time so I hope I win. If not, I guess I will have to bite the bullet and buy it.

The e-mail and notifications sync, Boss. Maybe that second one for a video-chatting friend, or one for the road, will take the sting of the 499.99 I paid for the first one. It finally is something more than a great browser, which it already was. Now a reason to carry it!

Playbook has Apps =O lol i just want a playbook because im just starting to learn how to program and this would be a great asset, plus i simply love being a winner!!!

Oh man, to win one of these would be so sweet! I've wanted one for awhile but just can't fit it in the budget. I'd be the envy of my friends and I'd love to show those ipad users around me just how great a product this is. Please pick me!

I love the size and lightweight, easy to use as ebook, have presentation feature and multi tasking, hdmi slot so it could connected to tv, clear sharp screen. Too bad the keyboard option not completed yet there no asian keyboard support...

I keep seeing your screen name (about 3x now) while checking to make sure I got a post put up. Play fair, ok?


I Love the swipe features. Everything I touch I try to swipe nowadays. LMAO!!!

I'm loving the dedicated dock in OS 2.0 and the fact that you can choose what apps you want to place there. I also like that they've added a lock option to the battery icon. This would be a great gift to give my Thai girlfriend for her B-Day so we can video chat while I'm in the States.

cant wait to try out OS 2.0! im the only one to believe in blackberry out of all my friends. and my girlfriend of course haha

Loving the 2.0 update...another reason why blackberry is unique and is meant for unique people like me...haha... :)

Loving the 2.0 update...another reason why blackberry is unique and is meant for unique people like me...haha... :)

My favorite new feature is the "next field" button on the keyboard. Makes entering form data a much more fluid experience. Second fave would be the pop-up numeric keys.

Crackberry is awesome. Live the information on the site and the contests are fantastic. Thank you and good luck to all and count me in.