CrackBerry Contest: Win an IOU for a BlackBerry Bold 9900 or 9930!!!

Win a BlackBerry Bold 9900 or 9930 from!
By Kevin Michaluk on 2 May 2011 12:07 pm EDT

OK CrackBerry Nation... here's your FIRST CHANCE to win a FREE BlackBerry Bold 9900 or 9930 (your choice!) from In honor of Research In Motion's official Bold 9900/9930 announcement, we're going to give a lucky reader the chance to win a the phone for FREE along with $100 of free BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 Accessories from

To Enter: Just login to and leave a comment to this blog post. If you want to dress up your comment a bit, why not tell us what you're loving most about the newest Bold and why you want it. 

Details: Contest open worldwide. Deadline on this earlybird contest is midnight on May 31st, 2011. We'll announce the winner on June 1st. Only one comment per person please. When the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 becomes available for purchase CrackBerry will purchase and send you the phone.

That's it. Good luck everybody. Be sure to check out our BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 First Impressions. It's an awesome device!

Reader comments

CrackBerry Contest: Win an IOU for a BlackBerry Bold 9900 or 9930!!!



The 9900 is my husband's dream phone. He's been determinedly hanging on to his 9000 because of the awesome keyboard, but it's starting to show its age. I would love to win this phone for him.

Just reading about this phone makes me want one now. This would be a great win for anybody. CB always has great gifts along with great reviews for their members.

Please hook me up, I promise I'll never ask for anything ever least until the next great Blackberry is released ;)

I've not seen an entrance like this since Milli Vanilli's debut 'Girl you know it's true' back in '88. Put me down for one of these lush Bold 9900's please!

The thing I love about the Bold 9900 is the touchscreen, static physical qwerty keyboard and optical trackpad. This is the BEST of all worlds! The specs are amazing. Next to the Curve lineup, I think the Bold 9900/9930 will be the best selling Blacbkerry to date! Go Blackberry!!!

This is the phone I've been waiting for! Please give it to me! I've been a long time blackberry fan and my favorite device is the 9700. This device makes improvements upon it (larger keyboard + touch screen = winning lol).

blows my torch out of the water...will have to buy full retail but from the looks of it this will be well worth it. can't wait.

I think this is a great step towards evening the playing field of bb vs android and iOS. It looks sick I wanna win it!

this new blackberry looks fantastic with its new touch screen and nice finish, with a great exterior finish! This is it!

touch scroll type touch scroll type touch scroll type touch scroll type
I'm already loving it. Wasn't lucky for playbook, god please mercy.

This is great. I love Blackberries. I stated with an 8310 and though it could not get any better. I progressed to the 9530 which I thought it was great (loved the touch keyboard). I am now using a Torch and I got hooked on the touch keyboard even more.

I am looking forward to the new Bold guessed it: the keyboard! =0)

Want this phone so bad! Having loved my Torch, I sometimes find that having a slide out QWERTY keypad is annoying at time especially when using the phone all the time (still love it though!). I find myself rarely using the touchscreen keyboard, only use the touchscreen for navigation or pointing, therefore I always slide out my kepad while typing. That's why I figured the new Bold might be a better option!

please let me win this phone!! I enter every contest and never win! Please what better way to win my first contest than to win a new bold touch. Ive been on this site day and night to find out when this is coming out and i cant wait! Will be buying one if I dont win though!

This is the best bb!!!! NFC, slim profile, touchscreen, bb os7 are some of the reasons I want it!!! Big upgrade from my 9300!!!!

I am absolutely loving the fact that the bold now has a touchscreen along with its legendary keyboards!! I am loving the size and thickness along with the handset specs!!! I'd love to own one!!

i love my old bold 9000 but I need more app space and a better browser. that's why I'd love to win this phone :)

I want this phone! Multi-touch on the Bold is actually gonna make it a browsing-friendly device. Yay!

Would love to win this my Torch, but I hate having to constantly slide it open to use the keyboard!

This is the form factor I have been waiting for! I hung onto my 9000 (until very recently) because I was waiting for this form factor update. The 9900 is my DREAM BlackBerry ☺

Hopefully!!! If the BlackBerry Gods are looking down upon me I'll win this one. Ive entered into a lot of other contests. I REALLY hope I win this one. Wish me luck everyone ;)

Well saying my 9700 bold speaker blew so it sounds like im talking on a army radio, i want this! New os can't wait to try it out. Dual band WiFi would work great in my place. 1.2ghz processor and 768 mb of ram *drool*. Just everything about the phone sounds so good.

Love the screen on the bold's. Torch is nice, but needs to be twice the resolution (imho). If RIM's going to stick with the current resolution, then the bold touch is a better screen size. Good luck to all!

I can't wait for this phone to be available. I have been holding onto my upgrade for almost a year... The OS 7, touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard all on one phone makes it the best of all worlds! Please let me be the one to win the contest CrackBerry!

Well, this could very well be the Blackberry that woos me back from Android. (I'm not completley naked, I stil use a BB tour for work). I do miss the keyboard the most though, its just not the same sending a text or email on Android device so I'll appreciate the bigger keyboard increased resoloution and the new 1.2GHZ processor.

The new camera and 720p HD recording is a great bonus but the combination touch screen and BB keyboard is a game changer and the phone has good looks too. This is a good indication of what's to follow.

P.S. Need a Beta tester I'll take it!

This phone is a beauty! I'm stuck on a crappy Android phone right now. Help me out! I would love a chance at a BlackBerry. This Bold would make a great replacement for my Android phone!

This is what I was looking for in my Blackberry, I always wanted a touch phone with keyboard.. but i hate touch for typing but the torch was a slider so i didn't fit for me. Now I've a bold 9700 and now the bold touch is what I desire for! Love it that you can handle fast in the home screen by touch en typing with the best keyboard ever brought out for a blackberry and other smartphones. The bb is like a personal computer for me! <3

OMG this is the form factor ive been waiting for a few years, please pick me. cmon blackberry gods!

I use a BB for work and the company only gives us the cheapest phones they can find. How jealous would my cubicle-mates be if I came strutting in with this sexy thing at my side?

woot! I'm loving the form factor WITH a touchscreen. I'm sick of having to pull out the keyboard on my torch all the time, I want it to be RIGHT THERE for me. crackberry rules!

I would to have this phone! I don't know why they didn't have a touch screen on one of these a long time ago. I can't wait to get my hands on one!!! Thanks for the contest.

I need one cause its the most awesome Crackberry I have seen since I got my curve 8900 two years ago an to have the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 an my next Crackberry would be awesome. plus this contest is world wide an I am in Trinidad an would probably be the first caribbean person to own one.

I really like the larger footprint, a celebratory throw back to the 9000. The physical/touch together is a feature that I have been needing, but lacking with my current Bold

I am by no means a tech head but this phone is exactly what I, as a consumer, need and want. BBM, keyboard, touch screen, 9000 form factor - pretty please can i win?

This phone is the going to be the best thing since sliced bread! And with a touch screen, going to be better than sliced, toasted bread. Would love one

I would love to win this phone. I have always loved the Bold 9000, but was on Verizon, so I could not get it. I tried the Tour, but it was just not as polished as the Bold 9000. So now I am stuck with this stupid iPhone 4 and iPad 2. I am planning on getting a Playbook as soon as the Bold 9930 comes out so I can use the BB Bridge feature. Winning this would really help offset my cost, so I only have to shell out $500 rather than $700. The best thing I like about the Bold 9930 is that its the best of both worlds, touch screen and the best keyboard. Gotta so the BB Bridge feature is a big seller for me too.....

I would love a chance to win! I'm still rocking a Tour 9630, but have been looking to switch over to T-mo. Help a guy out with getting rid of the trackball! :)

I want the new Blackberry Bold because for the first time in the past few years, I miss the built-in keyboard.

I love my iPhone but because I telecommute now, I use my iPhone for work emails and documents more than ever...and the touch screen/lack of dashboard home screen and need for actual keys is killing me.

I'm planning to switch to a Bold whether I win or not but, it would be so much nicer to win!

Pick me CB... The only reason I upgraded from the 9000 to the 9800 was because I couldn't replace my 9000 with a new one after it was stolen. I love my torch, but am ready for a divorce if I could win the 9900!

I have had the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and now use the 9700. I can hardly wait to upgrade. I will be pairing this new BlackBerry Bold with the BlackBerry PlayBook. I will never switch to an other brand of smart phone.

This is a great labor day new!! I woke up and watched my phone checking twitter and facebook trying to get some updates and I found this!
I think this would be the top of all blackberry cellphone devices. I really want at least a try to use it and got it on my own.
I would like to win this phone. I'd call it my dream cellphone. I can't wait to finally get it

Thanks Crackberry!

Please let me win!! I really want the blackberry bold 9930 because I am sick of team android (have a Motorola droid) and I REALLY want to go back to team blackberry, but I can't until next February! The wait is killing me.

This is just the most thrilling device im looking forward to get!!! The perfect touchscreen/ physical keyboard BB!! Im sick of my Torch... Yay for this stuff.

I would love the bold 9900!!! The 9000 had the best feel, and keyboard. Now with a touchscreen ? Count me in !!!

Man I remember when the bold 9000 came out I left the iPhone with a quickness. This phone I would love to get it cause it remind me of the 9000 but this one is on par with any phone out there right now. Would give the torch to my son 10 years old.

Oh-my-lawd! The Blackberry Bold Touch is the ultimate phone for me! As a blogger I need something that can keep up with my (all the time) and the power this baby BB has is right up my ally. Plus, my guy rocks an iphone can constantly talks about how "awesome" it is...and how he "can do anything with it" blah, blah...BLAH. My Curve 8900 is dying out hard and I am holding out for this new phone (I actually have to hit my Curve on my knee to make a phone call to re-activate the speakers..pathetic).

SO PLEASE...PLEASE...PLEEEEASSEEE! (Yes I am on my knees begging) I need a new phone and the Blackberry Bold Touch is the only one for me. We are MADE for each other.


I have been waiting on this phone. Looking forward to the touch screen, and with crazy finger still having a real keyboard is a plus.

Well, the oddsd are going to be looooong, but you can't win if you don't play.

I am looking forward to improved processor and specs most. I am not a touchscreen fan by any means, so this is the best case scenario BB w/a touch screen for my taste.

I'm in LOVE with this phone! I need this phone, I don't expect to win this phone..but stranger things have happend!!

Crackberry....Kevin....please give me, a simple jamaican blackberry user a chance to win this my addiction...i never won anything on here....i missed the playbook, give me a chance for this....Thank you

Its amazing! Please this would jst make my world right now. Don't have the money to afford it but it wouldn't hurt to get one right from crackberry!! Love this site. Refresh the page literally almost every other minute to see if there's any new info. Thanks for all the help! A free Bold Touch to top it off would be brilliant!!!

I really need an upgrade. I've been rocking this Curve 8330 for over 2 years now. I need something that will play nice with my Playbook.

Would LOVE to win a Bold Touch 9930!!! I think it's the best BB that RIM has released to date!!! Perfect combination of speed (1.2GHz), usability (touch screen + WIDE keyboard) and looks - best looking BB to date IMO, and wickedly beautiful high pixel density screen!!! WANT!!! ^_^

Finallllyyyy I've been waiting for this, nice if I can win one, I sold my iPhone 4 to get the bold because I hate touchscreen keyboards and liked the bold keyboard so much, but now TOUCH AND KEYBOARD EQUALS PERFECT iPhone 4 killer

This phone is absolutely awesome. I have used quite a few different Blackberries so far and these ones look like they are going to be miles ahead. I can't wait to get my hands on to one of these!!! Please help me with that...

I would LOVE to have the 9900/9930 device. I'm a huge fan of Please choose me ! ! !

I want to win it!

Any of them, just want to to work on HSPA+ technology or over GSM international carriers as AT&T

I want it because I would love to own an OS7 smartphone with such high quality processor

Please chooose me

I've been rockin' the bold 9000 waiting for another iteration for so long, my prayers have finally been answered. Just a side note for harry potter fans: today is also the anniversary of the fight at hogwarts just sayin (:

Well first of all, I always wanted someone to touch my qwerty. but honestly... I tried android twice, and both times I went back to my tour. I love my berries...berry.
But now with touch screen, and keyboard and trackpad, and high def cam, and more than double my speed, and os 7, and that pink lace bra.... I'm sold like a virgin nerd on prom night! Take me, Blackberry!
Love.....its what makes blackberry.... a blackberry.

I've been missing the form factor/keyboard from the original Bold 9000. This will suit a little more than my 9650.

However, what's really exciting about this phone are the upgraded specs, and, finally, a touchscreen with the QWERTY keyboard form factor.

This is a must have. I hope I"m lucky enough to finally win something on The best source for all things Blackberry on the web!!!


Really, really, really, really, really want one of these phone. This is the BlackBerry that's kept me away from Android so far.

Oh man I'm dying to get one of these! Loving the whole touch-screen Bold concept they've brought to life here!

Holy monkeys nuts!! This is my dream phone!! I want this Bold more than I've ever wanted a phone. And I change phones every other month or so. The original Bold size with that amazing blackberry keyboard AND a touchscreen!! This phone will be the best phone ever!

I'm a recent fan of BlackBerry thanks to my first BlackBerry 9780 and it would be great have this new one!
Thanks CrackBerry.

My favorite aspect of this new line of 'Berrys is the power they've got! Finally, some nice zippy processors. Lets hope BB7 is really good! I'd love to win :)

Awesome contest guys! Thanks! This phone looks great! I love the current bold... adding a touchscreen to that makes me feel warm and squishy inside

Good luck to everyone, this looks like a hott phone and I want it soooooooooooooo bad. Crackberry for life!!

I would love to get one of these. Every since I 've started using my BB 8530, I've wanted to get something better. G-D willing I'll be lucky and win one :)

Seems like only yesterday,
The 9700 was unveiled,
I loved it oh soooooo much,
Despite the memory leak. *smh* (FAIL)

Next came the 9780,
It was all I ever wanted it to be and MORE,
Now comes the 'big reveal'- the 9900,
Bold's greatest Encore.

W/a partial Touch screen, more internal memory
And a processor that packs a punch,
That flawless HD resolution
Has me not missing my Torch quite so much.

Built seemingly from all my dreams,
With specs I never thought I'd see,
And didja see the OS on this baby?
*whistles* very, very SEXY!!!! ;)

Beauty AND Brains. Gorgeous inside and out.
Truly elite, sleek and just niiiiiiiiiiiice,
But yet, one question lingers-
'Will Skype be available on THIS device?!'

So perfect it draws a tears,
Liquid happiness leaks from eyes,
Tears of joy now turn to tears of sorrow.
Have ya seen the price tag on this? *cries*

But it's my love and devotion that gets me by,
Dedication of the highest amount!
I'd happily live off Ramon Noodles,
Just to unbox this baby and try her out!

9900 you WILL be MINE!!!!!
I'll scrimp and save until I'm weary,
Of course if I WIN I swear to RIM,
I'll spend forever bloggin my thank-you's to CRACKBERRY!!!!!!!

:) pick me please crackberry, I've been very very good this year and I promise I'll never ever ask for another thing in my whole entire life!!!! (Except for maybe a flash plug-in or 2 *smiles*) :oD

I love this phone soooo much! Been following it since it was rumored on the best site ever-! keep up the great work!

I like this phone since it's very slim and all the other features pretty much matches a state of the art phone. Wish I can win one.

I want this phone for its size, world capabilities on sprint ,and the new touch screen on the bold opens it up to all sorts of possibilities oh and the faster 1.2 proc. is no doubt gonna speed this phone up. If I win this phone or not it looks more and more likely i will get it.

Love the best of both worlds touch/keyboard and the new slim form factor! Winner for sure. Do I win?

Finally, a Blackberry with a GUI that I can be proud of. If it's anything like the Playbook's OS, then color me impressed with a shade of skepticism. Here's to hoping RIM comes through, would love to upgrade my work Torch to something that I don't dread using to answer my emails.

I'm amazed on how much RIM has been working on these awesome phones for their users! They know what we want! And finally something worth celebrating for! A Touch Screen BB 9900?! Whoa! A Touch Screen BB 9930?! Whoa!! I love it! And I want it! I want the 9930! Its been long awaited that these 1.2 GHz phones be released especially now with OS7. HD recording!!!! I love it!!! Whoa! Thanks Crackberry for this amazing opportunity! And Thanks RIM for these fabulous phones!!!

I am dyingggggg to win this device!!! I would love to thave the latest device and when Rogers opens up 4G later this year I will be good-to-go!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, Crackberry!

I would love to win this phone from you!

I love the full qwerty up front...and the touch screen! It looks like it runs very fluidly and the design is wonderful. It would be perfect for me as a working woman who's gone back to university. Can always use the best in organization and fun. :)

This Blackberry looks great. It has both the touchscreen and keyboard combination. Blackberry is original. I would love to get my hands on this sweet device. Blackberry is definitely on it's way back to the top.

A funny thing I remember about my Bold 9000 is that whenever someone held it, they would immediately start swiping at the screen thinking it was a touch screen haha!

I really want this phone on Rogers network because my current 9700 cannot run OS6 properly. I love the new features of the OS6 and the OS7 is based on OS6 so, it would be great if I can win this for sure.

Please pick me!

It would be nice to be able to upgrade from my Bold 9000 to the new Bold. What better way of upgrading than this :)