From the Editor's Desk: BBM Stress Test Reminder & NYC CrackBerry Meetup Update!

CrackBerry Jam - Keeps You Moving!
By Kevin Michaluk on 31 Mar 2013 10:56 pm EDT

It's been a busy ten days here on CrackBerry covering the AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon BlackBerry Z10 launches. By the end of it, I was pretty exhausted and managed to pick up a cold, so this weekend I took it easy.

There's no time to be sick as we have another busy week ahead of us with our much-anticipated BBM Stress Test on Monday and NYC CrackBerry Meetup on Thursday!

BBM Stress Test - Monday at Noon Eastern Sharp!

At 12 Noon Eastern on Monday, I'll be posting the PIN and barcode of my BlackBerry Z10 on CrackBerry. All you need to do then is add me! We'll have a live video stream running of the BBM Stress Test, so if you're hardcore you can see what happens on my end as it happens. We'll get the live stream running by 11:45am, so feel free to show up a few minutes early and get ready for it. Then at noon sharp I'll post my PIN and the craziness begins!

Full Details / More Info on the BBM Stress Test 

NYC CrackBerry Meetup This Thursday!

CrackBerry Meetup!

Talk about an amazing response! I posted about our NYC CrackBerry Meetup on Friday afternoon, and just a few hours later we already hit our max capacity. A couple of points here:

If you RSVP'd but cannot make it, please cancel your RSVP: Due to the high demand for tickets, if you have already RSVP'd but for any reason cannot make it on Thursday, please cancel your RSVP. This will open up space for others to attend who would love to be there. Thanks for this. And for everybody who is RSVP'd and attending - we'll see on Thursday. I predict an awesome good time!

If you want to attend but didn't RSVP in time: Keep checking back to our CrackBerry Meetup Eventbrite page. If anybody cancels their RSVP, space will open for more tickets, so if you're quick you can snatch one up. 

ALSO NOTE - Once the "official meetup" event ends at 10pm, the CrackBerry team will keep hanging out at 1 Oak for quite a while longer. So even if you can't get in for the main show but want to swing by a little later, you're totally welcome to come on down and hang with us. We'll be there. And if we have capacity during the event, we'll do our best to get you in early.

More Info / Details on the NYC CrackBerry Meetup

ShopCrackBerry Sale Ends Monday Night at Midnight PST

Easter Sale!

Our Easter sale ends Monday night at midnight PST. If you just bought a new Z10, you'll be wanting to hit up the store asap to take advantage of the savings. Use coupon code "hop13" to save 15% on ALL BlackBerry accessories!

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And more to come!

We have a lot of GREAT content planned for the days and weeks ahead. As always, you'll want to keep it locked to 

Reader comments

From the Editor's Desk: BBM Stress Test Reminder & NYC CrackBerry Meetup Update!


Since the article mentions the shop crackberry sale... CBK is there any word when the Z10 battery/Charger bundle will ne available..... TAKE MY MONEY!!!! Lollllllll

I'll ping our e-commerce purchasing manager first thing in the morning and see what the ETA is. I know they're doing everything they can to get stock asap. I think with Z10 demand being higher than initially anticipated, the first priority for BBRY is making sure they have enough batteries to put in all the phones they're shipping! :)

Do you think that there will come a time when we might be able to purchase the charger separately? I wanted to make sure I had a spare, so I bough the battery on its own already.

Thanks much CBK...much appreciated now you can BBM me :)

Posted via CB10 with my white chocolate Z10

Damn, missed the invite for April 4th. I will keep checking the page to see if I can get an invite, if not its cool. I may see you guys after the event at 10pm. If anyone with an official invitation is unable to go please contact me at

Posted via CB10

I'm really anxious to see how the BBM stress test does. I remember the one you did on the Bold 9000, I think it was, that was just great. :)

We shall see CB Nation, we shall see...

lol .. Can you somehow video record all the invites coming in on you phone? Can you let us know the total hits that you get?

Hey Kev! Speaking of BBM, just broke news that BBM will be going cross platform! Go check it out! Unless I was just April fooled! Dang now that I think about it...

Wow I had no idea the event would be so popular. GOOD THING I REGISTERED! Lol. Nearly had second thoughts to!

Posted via CB10 (BB Z10 : BLK)

I wish it was in Toronto because I would love to attend!!
I hope I'm able to be awake and online to tune in and see the pin then add it!

Get well soon Kevin, nobody deserves to be unwell! It sure sucks.

If only I was off Thursday like I usually am I would have flown to NPC just to hang out with fellow crackberry members and get to see the city again. Miss NYC, Co workers thought I was crazy when I read about the meet up and started trying to find people to cover for me. I live in NC

Posted via CB10

Can someone tell me what will be the time in GMT/UTC we want to jump in the game from overseas (Paris)

Sent from my BlackBerry Z10

Which US Carrier's device will you be abusing for the test? Just curious as to which network your going to be spanking today!

I had saved the everbrite page for the. CrackBerry Meet up on my home screen. I just checked and there was an empty spot open. Wooooooo filled out the info and received the email confirmation! Oh yea! Score.

Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Z10