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CrackBerry's 7th Birthday Contest Winners!

By Michelle Haag on 4 Mar 2014 09:23 am EST

Thank you to everyone for all the awesome birthday wishes last week as we celebrated CrackBerry's 7th birthday! No birthday is complete without presents, and we decided to go big this year with 7 fantastic gifts going out to lucky CrackBerry readers. Those prizes included a Sonos Play:1 and Bridge, Phillips Hue starter set, Withings Smart Body Analyzer, Fitbit Flex, Pebble smartwatch, Jaybirds Bluebuds X, and a Nest Learning Thermostat.

Over 7700 of you entered, but sadly we can only have 7 winners this time around. We'll have plenty more contests on the way though, so don't worry. 

And the winners are ...

1. Sonos Play:1 and Bridge - calibretto23

2. Phillips Hue Starter Set - Hathac

3. Withings Smart Body Analyzer  - dressic

4. Fitbit Flex - maxriptin

5. Pebble Smartwatch - billy.schiltz

6. Jaybirds Bluebuds X - cleclo21

7. ​Nest Learning Thermostat - HTATE2

If you see your name listed above, congratulations! We'll be in touch over the next couple of days to get your information and get your prizes mailed out. To everyone else, thank you for being here with us! CrackBerry wouldn't be what it is today without you.

Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1191 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)


Wait! Something's wrong here.... I don't see my name!


That's strange, I can see it right beside your avatar.


God damn

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Congrats to the winners !


Congrats to all the winners :) And again, Happy Birthday (now belated) to Crackberry

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Flappy Birthday!

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)


Hopefully I'll win next time... congrats!

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Congratulations everyone!

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Congrats guys!
Next time it's for me :D


Congratulations to winners, I hope I will see my name there before I die :)

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I think there's an error, my names no where on there :P

Congrats peeps.



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This way I won`t be upset with myself for preferring the prize I didn't choose. It all works out in the end. Congrats you lucky guys.


These contests are fixed. I have entered so many contests on CB for years and with good responses, yet I have never won as much as a sticker. I don't know what the selection process is: do you pick the most popular members, do you pick the people with tenure, or do you pick the people who know somebody who know somebody? It takes time and thought to enter all your contests (I wrote a perfect college essay for a clock I didn't win), so some transparency on your process would be nice. Otherwise, why bother opening up the contest to the community if you have your winners already picked?

I used my Q10 to create this CrackBerry madness!


I feel your pain but don't think anything crooked is going on. I always see different names selected in these contests and there are thousands upon thousands of members of CrackBerry. There's a very small chance to win most of these. I've been discouraged myself because I have yet to win but, it's rare I win any contests like this anywhere. Random drawings just don't work out most of the time when you have that many people involved. Try not to let it get to you.

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Only one contest is different though, the one where you could design your own BlackBerry and a solid pink Z10 won!! This was not cool

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It always seems like the most obscure users as well. Ah well there is always next time :)


Michelle Haag

They are not fixed, and honestly it's kind of insulting that you would suggest that. For a random comment winner contest (ie one where you aren't required to do something specific besides leave a comment to win) we export all the comments to excel and use random.org to select winners. From there, triple check to be sure the account is valid and the person isn't a spammer. In this contest, since there were 7 specific prizes, we also had to match up the random winners with the prize. So for example, if winner #1 had picked Sonos as their prize, and winner #2 also picked Sonos, we would choose a different winner #2 until it was someone with a prize that hadn't already been drawn and repeat until all prizes were accounted for. Make sense?

For other contests, such as picture contests, videos, etc etc, we use a panel of judges from across Mobile Nations, usually different people from the editorial team and sometimes mods get involved too. Those are all done on a case-by-case basis and the process varies depending on the contest.

I can assure you, we do everything possible to make sure it's as fair as possible for everyone. We had THOUSANDS of entries, and typically do have 1000s of entries for every contest. I'm sorry you haven't won, but there are thousands of other people out there that have been members for many years and have also never won. That's just the way it goes. Lucky for you guys, we have contests all the time and plenty of chances to win cool stuff.


Thank you for the explanation, Michelle. Seems pretty fair to me!


Yessssss. All my fake names won. Happy happy happy.

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Seriously, dude? ;-)

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)



Just curious CB, with so many comments, how do you guys actually pick which one win?

Do people who comment earlier have better chances?

Just wondering. Thanks.

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The one and only Iphone wallpaper channel C001F26A0 no hate please I personally own a Q10 and 9900 :-)


I've wondered the same thing!

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She just commented and you guys didn't see it.
Anyways calm down
No one is accusing cb
We love you all :D there are always sore losers everywhere and we know they mean no harm.
You sounded so tense
Take a chill pill

Doc @ Z10


Congratulations everyone! :)

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I'm disgruntled I never win.

Qyped on the most Qefficient device in the Quniverse..


Congratulations you guys!

Sent from the phone of the gods.....Z30


Congrats to all the winners. Keep my name in the hat for the next giveaway!!


Someone missed my name. No worries, next time. Congratulations to all winners. :)

Powered by  Q10


Congrats to the winners and to CB for 7 years


I guess just Americans, to save delivery costs...

Since 2010 

Michelle Haag

No, not just Americans won.


Everybody who entered should get a coupon for the Crackberry store. ;)



Congrats to the winners!!

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I don't see any of these names in the original post comments, just saying. NOT EVEN ONE!


+1 you again right.

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calibretto23 (winner of the sonos and first winner listed on this page) has a comment on page 23. I'd rather not spend any more time tracking down the others. I'm sure you're as disappointed as I am to not win, but let's not start throwing stones full of untruths...

Michelle Haag

You went through over 7000 comments? If you like, I can tell you what number comments they were, though I'm not sure why it matters.


My bad, I didn't realize comments were subdivided over pages and just used Ctrl F to find names, just out of curiosity to see what they posted. Oh well, at least no one from the first page won :P


Congrats to the winners.


Congratulations crackberry winners enjoy your prizes everyone that won :')

The one and only Iphone wallpaper channel C001F26A0 no hate please I personally own a Q10 and 9900 :-)

Lee Clark

Congratulations to the winners!!!

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Ashish Sanghvi

Again no love for India.

Better luck next time "sighs "

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Congrats to the winners.

Ashish Sanghvi

Congratulations to the winners

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Congrats all!

Posted using the best phone ever, the Z30!


Many congrats to all the winners of the birthday giveaway :)



Worldwide or just Canada and America only? Save cost. Just.............

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Cat San

Grats to all the winners!

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Congrats to all the winners


Congratulations everyone!! Maybe I will win something next time since I never win anything.

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Pete The Penguin

Congratulations to all the winners!!


Congratulations to all the winners :) and thanks CB for another amazing contest :D

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Congrats to the winners
And thanks Crack Berry for the wonderful contest

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Congratulations to the winners! Excited for many more years of CrackBerry!


Congratulations to all the winners

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Himanshu Mehta

Hope I get at least a consolation price :)

Himanshu's Z10

Himanshu Mehta

God damn no gift made me sick :( Prize I mean .

Himanshu's Z10


Congratulations to the winners :)

Specially the fitbit winner!!

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Congrats and damn you!!!! *shakes fist*

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Ugh. I never win these things! Not even Tim's "roll up the rim" contests!

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jojo beaconsfield

Congrats Lucky People!!!How about a give away for a Z30 contest,that way I can only start hoping I will win all over again...HAHAHA


Congratulations to the lucky 7 winners... thank you CrackBerry for giving us the opportunity.

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Halifax Guy

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Congratulations to the winners!


Congratulations to all the winners.


Congrats guys!!

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Congratulations to all the winners.

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Congratulations all. Great job.


Although sad, congrats all.


Its my seventh anniversary too!! Seven years on Crackberry and I still havent won a single thing!!

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Keep on submitting, you'll get it. You have to write them something funny.

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Congrats to everyone. I believe I should be a winner next time


Congratulations guys!


One in a million chance to win... wow....


@ Michelle Haag: Are u Dutch?


Happy Birthday CrackBerry, congrats winners, and better luck next time all to all the losers like me!


Oh my god!!!!!!! My name is one if the winners!!!!! Can't believe it!!!!

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Congrats, lucky you!

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)


Ya... I don't see my name too... Must be a "typo" ...


Congrats! Such great prizes! Enjoy them!


Congratulations everyone... I was meant to win a Z30

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Congrats to the winners, especially billy who now has my Pebble Smartwatch ;)

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Pretty unbelievable that I won that! Thank you Crackberry and Mobile Nations! Happy 7th Birthday!!

Monica Buruato

Aaawww. :( Well I have a BlackBerry so I'm still a winner! ;) Congrats!


Congratulations to all the winners, and happy birthday CB again :)

Vasu R

congrats winners....


Congratulations to winners

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Lol....it was just 7 prizes...pick 10 comments and you'll still get 3 losers..
So guys just play the game .....

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Winston Loh

Congrats to all the winners !

Thirdie Palma

Pardon my curiosity but how exactly do you choose the winners? :)

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Michelle Haag

I posted a long explanation above. :)


Congratulations to all winners!! :D

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Congratulations to the winners of the birthday presents. Happy Birthday again, CrackBerry


Congratulations to the winners and better luck next time for me!!!

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Congratulations to the winners!


Glad it wasn't an iPhone. If I won I'd donate it to the Vitamix "will it blend" folks.

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Congratulations to all the winners :)


Man I wanted that pebble watch lol congrats winners

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Man! I bought a new house a few days ago, my wife is pregnant and my post was about that. Making a cool automation project for my new home would be awesome if I could count with the Nest... Not even that big of a deal post counted =(

Congrats to the winners and Crackberry for 7 cool years and the more to come!


Awe Crap... I mean, congrats folks.


Michelle, have you already contacted the winners? Haven't received any notification yet... :S

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Congrats 2 da winners...;]

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thank you,thank you ,thank you