Win a Custom Painted BlackBerry Bold 9700 and More in the Make it a CrackBerry ColorWare Holiday Contest!

Make it a ColorWare CrackBerry Christmas... Leave a Comment to this Post for Your Chance to Win a BlackBerry Bold 9700!
By Kevin Michaluk on 8 Dec 2009 12:01 am EST

'Tis the season to be CrackBerry... fa la la la la, I want a new BlackBerry! 

* Update - December 24th, 2009: Christmas Eve is upon us, so we're re-stickying this post for the day. If you haven't left a comment yet for your chance to win a custom-painted BlackBerry Bold 9700, do it now! *

It wouldn't feel like the holiday season were upon us if we didn't hold some sort of contest that gave one of our loyal readers the chance to win a brand spank'n new BlackBerry Smartphone. And just to make sure the BlackBerry prize is extra special this year, our jolly old friends at ColorWare are going to provide our grand prize winner with a custom-painted BlackBerry Bold 9700 (winner picks the color scheme!). In addition, the grand prize winner will also win one of our awesome Accessory SuperBundles for the Bold 9700 and we'll also be awarding some great BlackBerry-stocking stuffers to a few lucky runner-up contestants courtesy of

How to Enter: To enter for your chance to win, simply login to and leave a comment to this blog post. Please leave only one comment as only one entry per username will be counted. The contest deadline is Christmas Eve at 11:59pm PST, and we'll announce the winners on the blogs Christmas morning. It's as simple as that! Good luck, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! 

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Win a Custom Painted BlackBerry Bold 9700 and More in the Make it a CrackBerry ColorWare Holiday Contest!



First you give us Holiday 2 (the only theme I've ever liked). Now you're giving me a chance to fix the only two things I dislike about my Berry a: No Wi-Fi and b: I CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE COLORWARE PAINT IT!!! Count me in.

All I want for Christmas is you(9700).... this give away is sick please pick me:) also Merry Christmas Crackberry you guys are truly the best!!!

If I won, I would swap out that colorware stuff. It looks pretty bad IMO. But a free BB is a free BB--especially a 9700.

If i win this sexy 9700 i will actually go outside and run down the middle of the street screaming CRACKBERRY JUST GAVE ME THE NEW BOLD!!!!!!!!!!

I would love to be able to show off a tricked out blackberry with custom colors. Enter me into this contest pronto.


I'd love to get a blackberry bold 9700 for christmas this year. My luck has not been so great, but here's to hoping!

Tis the season to be colorful and jolly with the new Blackberry Bold to show how much you care. With all the beautiful colors it will warm every ones hearts that sees me use it!!

With a wife, four children and one on the way it's not always easy to treat myself. Please, pick me and let me have some fun this new year :)

I have seen ton of the contest and never did them on this site. I always that they involved more then a comment. So here goes just one lil ole comment. Here goes what a merry Christmas this would be!!!!

These are such teasers, theres no way way to win and they never show the winning posts to know what they are looking for in a winnner. WTF but still love blackberry

Merry Christmas Crackberry! Thank you for the great giveaways. This will be great for someone special!

Merry Christmas Crackberry! Thank you for the great giveaways. This will be great for someone special!

I never win, but I'll keep trying. Like others, I'm bored with my Storm 1 and would love a new BB in my life!! What a Christmas and New Years present that would be.

this would be great cause my wife is army and ill be able to talk to her over sees i can finally get her a blackberry

ive always admired Colorware's custom blackberries, ive just never been able to afford one.hopefully my luck changes with this post.fingers crossed!

Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.

I had come down the chimney, with presents to give
and to see just who in this home did live

As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand.
On the wall hung pictures of a far distant land.

With medals and badges, awards of all kind,
a sobering thought soon came to my mind.
For this house was different, unlike any I'd seen.
This was the home of a U.S. Marine.

I'd heard stories about them, I had to see more,
so I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
And there he lay sleeping, silent, alone,
Curled up on the floor in his one-bedroom home.

He seemed so gentle, his face so serene,
Not how I pictured a U.S. Marine.
Was this the hero, of whom I’d just read?
Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?

His head was clean-shaven, his weathered face tan.
I soon understood, this was more than a man.
For I realized the families that I saw that night,
owed their lives to these men, who were willing to fight.

Soon around the Nation, the children would play,
And grown-ups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.
They all enjoyed freedom, each month and all year,
because of Marines like this one lying here.

I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone,
on a cold Christmas Eve, in a land far from home.
Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye.
I dropped to my knees and I started to cry.

He must have awoken, for I heard a rough voice,
"Santa, don't cry, this life is my choice
I fight for freedom, I don't ask for more.
My life is my God, my country, my Corps."

With that he rolled over, drifted off into sleep,
I couldn't control it, I continued to weep.

I watched him for hours, so silent and still.
I noticed he shivered from the cold night's chill.
So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
and covered this Marine from his toes to his head.

Then I put on his T-shirt of scarlet and gold,
with an eagle, globe and anchor emblazoned so bold.
And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
and for one shining moment, I was Marine Corps deep inside.

I didn't want to leave him so quiet in the night,
this guardian of honor so willing to fight.
But half asleep he rolled over, and in a voice clean and pure,
said "Carry on, Santa, it's Christmas Day, all secure."

Is it fair that all my crackberry friends have 9700s and I don't? Is it fair that my girlfriend wanted a 9700 and I bought one for her for xmas? Yes it is fair, everyone should have one and whomever wins this, congrats, but I hope it's me :) Happy Holidays everyone!!

On behalf of my family to all of yours, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for the chance at a wonderful gift for the holiday season!

Merry Christmas!

Kind regards,

Stuart (phoenixstu)

Awesome give away color ware. I know exactly what colors I am going to pick if I win!!! which I probably wont because I never win anything but hey worth a shot.

Awesome give away color ware. I know exactly what colors I am going to pick if I win!!! which I probably wont because I never win anything but hey worth a shot.

Awesome gift! If i win i would give it to my brother who just broke his IPhone and wants to move over to blackberry!! Cant afford to buy one but this would really be great!

This would be the most incredible christmas gift I could ever ask for... especially because last night in fact my phone was stolen and now am left phone-less on christmas. this would be a dream come true and the blackberry tour just looks like an incredible phone in the first place.

Though I am spending my xmas apart from my family and friends this yr, but i do wish everyone have a very delightful holidays. "Merry Xmas". Thanks for sharing and all the hard work this year regarding, news, updates and all the testing on devices..without you guys I won't be getting so much info from just a regular site.

Merry Xmas and Happy New year. Cheers

only a 10000 to 1 chance! better than the lotto! merry christmas everyone and happy 1st bday to my daughter dec 29th!

merry christmas to me! please pick me, my blackberry is not working and i need a new one!! this one would be perfect.

If I win, you don't even have to send it to me. Pick me and I agree that you can put it up for auction (at ebay) and the proceeds can go to your favourite charity (my favourite is if you guys can't choose one).

How about it?


Hope i Win, This would be a great update to my 8900, ( which i would give away, if i win to keep the holiday spirt

This would be the best gift for Christmas. A new phone with the perfect colors. A true dream come true.

I been good and wish I could get even just the colorware, I would pay for my phone, LOL,


the 9700 will bring me more joy than snow on christmas day. I feel sorry for all other phone,the smartest and coolest!

I am a HSPA Tech Support specialist for Blackberry with one of the service provider's here in Canada and one of my friends has this.

We call him BLINGY coz of obvious bling bling reasons. He had one of these custom cases and he kept bragging how good the job is and sure enuff it was a BILLION TIMES better than those silly decals. But the lil P***K he is he won't tell me where he got it from. Kept saying he would charge me $100 if I wanted my own down and he would have to take my berry from me. I think he just wanted my berry lol lol ...

Anywho thanks to CrackBerry now I know about ColorWare -- Thank you tons.

Well if I win the Berry it would be sweet, but at least now I know where to get my own custom painted gear :)

Best of Luck to everyone and Congratulations to whomever who wins!

To those don't celebrate xmas -- Have an amazing and safe holiday season

Merry Christmas CrackBerrians and have a -- waiiiit for it --- AWESOME New Year ;)



I never win contests so I usually don't enter them anymore but this one is worth a shot! Awesome device!

My store won't let me do a warranty exchange on my curve 8900. would love to get the 9700, hopefully customised :D

Well I guess you have to be in it to win it - although I wonder if an international winner is likely....

My blackberry has been a tough team player! ive dropped it so many times that the center piece beneath the keyboard has fallen off...i receive text messages on a 'touch and go' basis. the trackball? lol, no way...i have to use the enter key.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...let me get a new blackberry!!!!

Amazing color. Sure to stand out in a crowd. All I want for Christmas is my colored BB, my colored BB. Wont u be my BB.

I wonder if they will just allow us to choose white as the color XD

Merry Christmas, everyone and Happy HumanLight!

I would love to win this for my mother. She is loving on my blackberry too much. She wants one now but not eligible to upgrade. This would be a great early birthday gift.