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!



ok...i bought one....quit watching tv, just bought my wife one....quit cooking so my son is now basically orphaned

no money, bought to many apps, no time, playing with to many apps, so i need to roll my child into the mix......

please help keep my family together!

Hope to win a playbook :)

Sounds like the SW release is making it much more appealing. I enjoy the coverage they have here on Crackberry about it.

I am liking the OS 2.0 with the native email and the updates to the browser.. I need another playbook for my son so he can play all the games that he loves on mine right now.

playbook is clean , i have look into the playbook 2.0 software . i think it is major step up with the new native email . love it love it. keep it coming RIM. send one over here please . Jeff A.


Please please pleasssssse! I would love a playbook especially now with it's 2.0 update. It blends entertainment well with productivity! =)

I really love the way crackberry always keeps me updated and the opportunity for contests like this. The new 2.0 really seems exciting the way they have supplied the needed apps but wouldn't know the experience since I don't have 1 ;) good luck every1!

Purchased PB April 2011, yes the week they came out. Patiently waited for OS2 and convinced several colleagues at work that PB was the best - they bought on my recommendation. Now we all have OS2 and rockin the PB! Thanks Crackberry for keeping me up to date.

Haven't got the chance to buy one but when I tried it at the store, I loved the new playbook home screen user interface. it's much more intuitive and so much sleek than the previous one. :)

Please "make my day" I desperately need the PB device in my life. The OS2 looks great. The best thing about it to me is the integration with other programs and apps. That makes it a great tool that will fit into my daily life and activity.

One of the best things about BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is how easy it is to multitask and navigate through different apps using the integrated gestures! I tried it in a store nearby and it's simply superb!

After my initial purchase of playbook i was kind of devastated by my purchase as the obvious thing missing in pb was lack of apps... As most of the tab junkies do install load of apps and feel proud that their tablet can do this and that..
But now since 2.0 i have an edge over others as my tab can do android and qnx both :).
The programming platform choices of adobe,html5,ndk,android is a developers delight according to me...
The only sore part is that pb doesn't have 3g module..and tethering using a 3g connection is a costly affair here in India , absence of skype hinders me to connect to my bro in texas.. And my video chat list is lonely... :(

I am thinking of getting one more pb as and when my budget allows give my pappy a b'day gift...its an amazing platform which needs more promotion and quality apps in marketplace...

I have been thoroughly enjoying "tinkering" with my PB and the 2.0 system features...especially now that i can use my BB torch9810 as a trackpad and keyboard...very cool!....the best part of all! that i can always rely on THIS SITE to show myself/others fantastic tips and tricks on how to use our devices to our best advantages....

It's like the Blackberry ads say...We want tools...not Toys!!!

Love how the playbook fits nicely in my bag to school, not bulky, not heavy, very portable, and practical.

PS. Would love to win this!!! :D:D

First the best part of OS 2.0 is the remote control app. I am loving it. I don't know how much of use it would be in daily life but its an awesome concept. I loved the PrintToGo app. I am sure it will come in very handy in times of need. Loved how fast and smooth the UI looks. Last but not the least- loving the android as well as native apps. Sideloading has made the life so much easier. I would love to have one for my wife!!!!

2.0 is the bomb, love the native email, love the native calendar, love the native contacts, love the BB Bridge to get corporate email, contacts, calendar and the remote control. Out of 100 I give the PB a 97.

I love 2.0! Complete reboot of the tablet and I can't wait for bb10. My girlfriend is an iOS fanatic and I need to convert her to the BlackBerry way with a new PlayBook!

Loving 2.0, features such as predictive text and native email client. I am big on podcasts so I love the ability to now add RSS Feeds. Browser is much improved. Thanks CrackBerry

I Just switched from Iphone to my FIRST blackberry 9900 2weeks ago. never really had a blackberry product before but so far i dont regret it. my friend has been talking about the Playbook 2.0 for like 2nights now i got a chance to play with it today. The one thing that caught my attention was the ability to have all the emails from different social networks on one inbox.the integrated email wasnt really a big deal because it should have been a feature standard in all tablets.also the Social Integration with Calendar and Contacts apps and the virtual keyboard was a feature i like on the new update. the updated BB bridge made me pair my phone with his playbook and was able to use it as a keyboard & mouse.thats pretty cool too!

i dont really have a playbook & cant afford one but wining one would be the BEST gift with my 9900. especially with the 2.0. Pls & Thank you!! :)

I love Blackberry because they help me be very productive throughout the day! The playbook would be a great compliment for my Torch! I always keep coming back to CrackBerry for the latest and greatest news!

Great promo Kevin. Would love to grab another Playbook for my father to use the new 2.0 video chat! Playbook stock is becoming harder and harder to get around here, 2.0 is an amazing start and things can only improve from here.

I have been dreaming of owning one since they first announced the PlayBook..its really hard to find BlackBerry products where iam in Asia....would be a dream come true to own it..

PlayBook OS2 looks mad:
- The native E-mail & Contacts application
- Improved text input and the web news reader
- the Android player
- improved blackberry bridge
and so on...

*wishing there was a native BBM application for playbook.

My 64gbPB & 9900 Bold are rockin now! Thanks RIM, & great job on os2! I been hard core loyal to BB & CB for 2 1/2 years now,("no matter what the impatiant & misinformed say"!), & I have absolutely no regrets! My devices rock, & allways have! Its all comming together now great. What great native apps we have on our phones & PB's now! And I dont think a lack of apps will be much of a complaint around here anymore. And what great information, & community we all have at CB! I dont say much at CB, but I'm here every day with the rest of the heavys, reading & working with my devices. OS2, the bridge, & the great native, connected, & 3rd party apps we're getting now are really starting to kick things up a few notches! I got my PB when they came out, stayed patiant & worked with the it & my bold, & I'm really luvin it now! If I win a PB I'll probobly give it to a family member. Great contest CB! ;) Great job on os2 RIM! ;)

I love crackberry because it tells me all the latest news and does so much more than an average site.

The Netflix thing sucks but I have got other android apps side loaded that work.... Love Blackberry!! Rock on!!

I would love to WIN the playbook!! With the new os2.0 everything is sorted and with the android app support you get best of both worlds.... beats the ipad 2 hands down.!! ;))

I´m new to BlackBerry! I have a Bold 9900 till November ´11 and I´m loving it!
I was considerate to buy the Playbook...and then I see this Contest!

Please make this dream come true!

I would love a BB Playbook.. Every since I owned a mobile devise it was a blackberry.. Maybe I'm accustom to their OS are their multi email, messages services. Either way I'm ready for a Playbook.. Wish everyone luck..

* i love android player in PB OS 2.0 but there are not too much apps available in market till now and still we are hoping that will have so many in the future.
* i love the whole UI of PB OS2.0
* i love the new look of App world in PB OS 2.0
* But we still want some new future surprising upgrades for PB to hit the top
* PB helpless without CB, CB rockks...

Really enjoy the upgrades to OS 2.0 on my 32 gb Playbook. Would like another playbook for my daughter!!

Crackberry my favorite website for anything BlackBerry.
Forums are filled with helpful information and ways you can individualize your BB.
Oh...and awesome contests!

5560 comments wow amazing now this makes CB so awesome always doing something nice for its members love CB and the Playbook is a pretty amazing tablet sorry i cant afford one but the size speed and now with OS2 who needs an iPad?

I love the new OS 2.0 because now, the blackberry playbook doesnt just fit my expectations in looks and hardware, it even does that in software. I hope rim gets the success with its tablet it actually deserves. Lukas, Cologne, Germany.

to me the pb is the best table on the market, period, the ipad cannot compare to what the blackberry can do, and i just like the way it looks too!

I love the playbook because it isn't too big, or not too small. The new bridge is awesome, because you can control your playbook on your phone! The new os2 is slot faster the the previous os'. And I love my blackberry torch because bbm! :)

Here in Doha, (Qatar) blackberry smart phones are wildly used but people seem not to know about the blackberry playbook.
I do not understand why RIM do not advertise it more here, would be a great opportunity for them! I

've already done my part explaining the advantages and the superiority of QNX over other devices now it is time for RIM.

I do not own a Playbook, but would love to. I love all things Blackberry! I enjoy reading Crackberry every day. I feel like I'm missing something if I don't get the chance to visit Crackberry. I like to stay on top of everything that is going on with Blackberry. I am on my second Blackberry phone and look forward to getting a new one when I am eligible for a new one. I keep up with Crackberry so I know the pros and cons of the new stuff. BLACKBERRY RULES!!!

at first, i just wanted a small device for my kids to watch youtube videos online and free up my laptop. the playbook's 7" form factor and the slick browser hooked me. but since then, the intuitive OS and the great hardware has reeled me in and i've re-possessed the playbook and demoted the laptop to toy room status. take that, kiddies.

I would love the opportunity to have a tablet which allows me to perform features on my blackberry bold using the larger hardware interface of the tablet! OS2 Sounds very promising and I would like to explore what android capabilities this device has as well as it will likely influence what my next phone is.

I am an indie game developer and winning a free playbook will certainly mean that I will have a chance to test my games in hardware. Hope to win this time :) so that I can develop playbook games

OOO, i've played with these tablets in stores, but would probably like to own one. Please? Thanks!

The short tall skinny fat kind of idiot savant that is always rightly wrong.

crackberry hasn't let me down in 6 yrs. the best phones i ever had. to add a Playbook would be great. i need this win please!!!!

This is a SWEET contest! I come here daily for my BlackBerry news and to look at the new cool accessories for my BB Bold 9650 in the store! Pick me!

I am loving os 2.0 on my playbook. Would be wonderful to have another for my husband/sons to use so they can stop taking mine!

I Love my PB, but my wife does too, and when I walk in the house from work she doesn't ask me for a kiss or hug, she just puts her hand out and it's not for money, I'm supposed to had her my PB that's the only reason she want's me to come home. :)

In September of 2011, my work purchased 3 PlayBooks for our inspectors to use out in the field. I am responsible for making sure the PlayBooks have all the features necessary to complete work requirements. I have been using BlackBerry’s Native SDK and OS2.0 Beta to create an application for use by our inspectors.

Now with the new OS 2.0 my life will be so much easier. My favorite features so far include the ability to create folders and the Native PIM Apps (Messages, Contacts, and Calendar).

Please sign me up for the contest to win a free PlayBook + $100.00 in accessories so I can one to call my own.

I'm from Norfolk, a technological backwater in England. This form of technology will make me king amongst my kind. Pleeeeeeeeasssssssssssssssssse :D

I am a loyal Blackberry fan and will never ever consider other handphones. I would love the playbook as a great addition to my blackberry. I think its OS is fantastic and Blackberry is one of the best around. I HOPE I GET IT!

I don't have a Playbook, but I know I'ts the best Tablet in the market; the only professional grade tablet. With the 2.0 OS it's better!

I've tried it for a few minutes, with old OS, and it felt good. Now it must be .. great.
Kudos to CrackBerry for thinking about us.

Regards, Nikola.

Hoping the playbook and OS 2.0 help turn RIM around. I'd love to ditch my ipad and start using the playbook!

Pick me!

When I turn on my playbook this is what happens: (clears throat ike a baus!) that big black guy from the old spice commercials breaks through my window (on the second floor! :0!) and he takes me to the peak of Mt. Everest where emma stone waits for me atop a cannon in a bikini (she's hot like that). She asks "are you ready to get your brain blown through your ear holes?" so I ponder on it for like a second and very somber reply "yes...............yes I am.". So she giggles ike a school girl only to push me with that women's rights type of force into the cannon!! I try to get out but I am paralyzed by fear, or is it adrenaline, perhaps that tuna sandwich I ate before turning on my playbook (yoda jumps into the frame and says "his conclusion, find, he might never!) BAM!!!! I shoot off into the ether!!! My eyelids find their way to the back of my neck and stains of urine appear on my jeans (probably a bird er sumthing.....) I fly through episodes of the twilight Zone and star strek until finally I land on the door where rose watched jack die as titanic sank from the world above (that door was big enough why she gotta be selfish like that! Ugh) anyways, hours later I wake up next to my playbook ontop of my roof with a big headache and a joker looking grin across my face. Needless to say.......I love the blackberry playbook!

Why I want the Playbook ..... ?
1. Because of it's functionality,
2. Compact size and stylish design,
3. OS2 offers one-of-a-kind experience, and
4. well .. I just don't want any other tablet to be my first :D
Playbook ftw ,, (Y)
thank you Crackberry .. ;)

ME ME ME PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.......jumping up and down! LOL Just subscribed but have been searching for a while now. Would LOVE a playbook....just can't afford it right now! :(

Thanks CrackBerry, not just for this, but for keeping the flame . . . err . . . Torch alive and cheering for RIM to continue on the path to BOLDly going where no device has gone before - to a SUPERPHONE!

Would love to add a 16gb PlayBook to my collection : 64gb me (selfish - but for my job), 16gb son (16yo), about to buy 32gb for my gf (then swap hers and my son's -he will need the storage) and this 16gb if I win it will go my son's mother in Arizona so they can video chat anytime - her and his 2 little brothers. I hope I win!!!

I love the new features of the keyboard, especially the double tap of the space bar to add a period.

I am egyptian and i really want a Playbook. but unfortunately I cant afford it, so i would like to win one. (It would help me to study as we uses tablets in classes and i always have to borrow from any student)

If you pick me it will help me get out of the doghouse! I didn't do too good for my wife's birthday and I need to get her something she could really use. Her Nook just doesn't have it compared to the PB so I would like her to have a REAL tablet.


I would love to get a PB for my bro. I love the size, and the OS of the PB, and I love CB because everyone is so awesome on here! Enter me for the contest!

Similar to a few others on this very blog post, I have been apprehensive about getting a PlayBook. But now with the release of OS 2.0 and the ability to sideload Android applications (and the other improvements too), I am quite excited about the prospect of owning one! Compared to "other" tablets out there, the PlayBook has quite exceptional hardware, and gradually improving software. What's not to like?

I love all of the little changes in OS 2.0 that make the Playbook experience so much more user-friendly (like the addition of the numeric keys on the main keyboard for password entry fields).

I can't wait to get one of my own! Hope I'm the winner!

I've got one, my GF has one, her kids all have one & mine have one too. I would love another one after all that!!!!

please make me the winner D: i really love to have a blackberry playbook, but i don't have the money to buy it :/

Playbook OS 2.0 Blacberry Bridge Remote is epic!!!!! Nothing better than the playbook! Thanks Ignore my last comment, i would like one

i have one already, but i need another one so i can make use of the blackberry video chat app... or i just need to make friends with other playbook owners.

I Just switched from Iphone to my FIRST blackberry 9900 2weeks ago. never really had a blackberry product before but so far i dont regret it. my friend has been talking about the Playbook 2.0 for like 2nights now i got a chance to play with it today. The one thing that caught my attention was the ability to have all the emails from different social networks on one inbox.the integrated email wasnt really a big deal because it should have been a feature standard in all tablets.also the Social Integration with Calendar and Contacts apps and the virtual keyboard was a feature i like on the new update. the updated BB bridge made me pair my phone with his playbook and was able to use it as a keyboard & mouse.thats pretty cool too!

i dont really have a playbook & cant afford one but wining one would be the BEST gift with my 9900. especially with the 2.0. Pls & Thank you!! :)..

It's the greatest moment for me to have a brand new Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0
So, Let me share more this moment with other people around me who might get
a playbook from me (which I get it from this contest :D)

Thank You Very Much, Sir ^^

I'm loving the new bridge functions! Viewing documents attached to emails(from my 9900)with the playbook is by far the most useful new thing for me.

I love BlackBerry PlayBook Os 2 it completes my Crackberry addiction with my BlackBerry Torch 9850! Would love a BlackBerry Playbook! It would be a true #RIMgasm

It is always great how CB has these awesome promotions/giveaways! the forums are also a great help to us BB users.

seeing and viewing what 2.0 does for PB makes it that much better! the size is great and having all the new features is a welcome sight!

As Technical Support Analyst, I maintain over 200 BlackBerry devices for my company. No PlayBooks! Maybe I can convince my boss to get PBs if I had one I can show off.

I would more than love to have a PB,i'm usin bold 9700 and i love blackberry.If i'm offered a bb and an droid/iPhone i'll take bb without hesitatin or blinkin,lolz,i've heard and seen all d playbook can do and i'm very unhappy 'cos i can't afford it.Can't wait to av mine!!!

Tho true that I have one, my 16Gig fills up, love to have one just for work

Curve 8330 CDMA (eww, I know, u/g to Torch soon!)
Winner of EA Mobile SE Playbook - rockin' it!

I would find such a playbook an irresistible pleasure for work and play something invaluable to me that I would treasure and that would make my world more logical and complete a wondrous tool of convention

I'm currently trying to be an RN (Registered Nurse). Everyone has an iPad, but I would much rather be rocking a PlayBook!!! It would be such a great help with school, just by seeing how much help a BlackBerry phone has given me.

CRACKBERRY is awesome! I don't know where my knowledge of phones would be without you guys!!! Keep up the good work!

I would love a Blackberry Playbook. I do not own one right now, but I would love to win one :-). I love Blackberry and its designs. There's no other company that compares to Blackberry. Crackberry is an awesome website. I get all of my Blackberry information from here.

Always loved the PB from day one. 2.0 has sweetened the deal! Crackberry is certainly the first stop for all hints and tips!

Thank you to for this amazing giveaway!
I think that PB is great device... maybe late in competition... but great for me.
I test a 1.x versión and i NEEDDDDD one for me!.

CB, you are GREAT!!!!

Would love to have the Playbook 2 as a helper when I'm on the road. I'm not sure how compatible it would be with my old Torch but I'm almost due for a new one. Thanks for the chance to win the new Playbook

I would love to have a playbook but If not I love that crackberry keeps me so informed and always has something to new to read about everyday.

I love this site because even though you guys work hard to deliver great info, you're not full of yourselves, and you're not afraid to go about your business with a sense of humor (unlike some other tech blogs out there...won't name names).

I'm loving the Playbook for the portability and versatility, and now that we've got OS 2.0 and the updated bridge app, I'm loving that I can type this all using my BlackBerry's keyboard!

With that all said, I'd love to win so I can spread the awesomeness by giving a Playbook to a friend or family member.

I love the Playbook with Open 2.0. The led, and remote bridge just makes this tablet sweet! The playbook is the perfect companion to go with my blackberry bold 9930.

OS 2.0 has seriously made the pb an ipad killer.. Hopefully more people go buy one and realize this! Knowledge is power!

I would love to win one for my wife. She can do her work and we can video chat when I go to conventions. That would be sweet.

I just love os 2.0 it takes PlayBook to next stage. BlackBerry Team rocks.. provides Many useful information about PlayBook.. Great job guys..

I would love a new Playbook. I just downloaded the new OS2 update then my dog ate my Playbook. He really enjoyed the new update.

If BBM , Facebook , Twitter and Youtube were school subjects, my parents would be so proud of me!
I've just got bolder when I purchase the 9900 and now all I need it a playbook as it anticipates me to berrier ! :D

Wives and Gadgets... Normally you’re asked why and what’s the point... So when the Mrs makes comments like “You use that all the time, that was value for money” then takes an interest! when you tell here all about the new features of OS 2.0.... It makes me wish I had a nice new shiny Playbook to give to her..

I am 15year old.i just started developing i and i played around the blackberry sdk and it's easy so created about 5 apps and are sent for approval.I don't have a PB but if get one i will develop more and more apps.I cant download the online simulator cause it's so big in size for my net.I have only tested it's i would like to test my apps on PB.

And also this site awesome.i am an avid reader in android central,but i never saw the different os sites.when came across Crackberrry i saw android at the top and tere it was all the sites i liked were made from same folks who made a geek.So keep up the good work on site :)

Hadn't been on CrackBerry in ages, since the early days of the 8900/9000...Haven't even owned a Bb in a while but getting a PlayBook is what has bright me back and I feel right at home!! Now I just need another one for the wife!! ;)

coolest and most satisfied-blakberry playbook

p/s-hope i can win PB, in ireland it still pricey, give me a chance to grb one..pleeaseezzzzz

The Playbook, portable, powerful! Would love to have one to mount to headrest so my son can watch videos in backseat when on the road. Pimp my ride Crackberry!!

The Playbook, portable, powerful! Would love to have one to mount to headrest so my son can watch videos in backseat when on the road. Pimp my ride Crackberry!!

How does one find out if they have won a Playbook + $100 for accessories? On this site or on our e-mail?
I commented several days ago how happy I was to have taken a chance in buying a Playbook when the media was ringing the death knell for RIM and here we are . . .with a wonderful (and much better in my opinion) tablet than the iPad. . .size, response, etc.
I use it now primarily to manage my 91 year old mother's health care (Alzehiemer, etc) and have found it so valuable. . .notes, the calendar, and ability to get to my e-mail. Oh, and to be able to read a book when I have a little down time or am waiting. It lightens the amount of things I have to carry with me, too.
As a senior citizen I don't have much faith in myself in using all of the technology that is available and the Playbook is very easy to use. I was even able to update it the other day without any issues.
I had hoped that I would be one of the winners of a free Playbook to give to my husband so that we could communicate via long distance when I am in my mother's state managing her care. It would be a real boost to us in this emotionally difficult time.
Thank-you Crackberry world . . .this is a fantastic site and I have found it extremely useful.
Your newest fan!

Go RIM, when is the new phone coming out? my carrier contract is up soon and I want to renew with the new phone! And maybe add a new device to the plan as well- A playbook! Thanks, guys.

I love everything about playbook: OS2.0, awesome blackberry bridge functionality, able to use android apps and the awesome browser!

Thank you crackberry for always keeping us posted with latest RIM and BlackBerry news, and not to mention, countless contests!

Count me in. I've already gotten two free playbooks from the dev offers but a third would always be nice.

As I said in a post on the forms. There is a new tablet in town and it's name is -
PLAYBOOK 2.0! Lookout xxx fan boys your days are numbered.

Finally OS2.0 makes the Playbook worth keeping. I had 3 Playbooks in hand and returned one just last week. If OS2 made a début just a week earlier I would have kept all 3.

Keep up the good work RIM you still have quite the battle ahead in this crowded market!