Friday Fun Contest: Name the CrackBerry Snowman!

By Kevin Michaluk on 5 Oct 2012 02:07 pm EDT
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AND THE WINNING NAME IS....  BERRY WHITE!

* UPDATE - WINNER'S ANNOUNCEMENT: So since Father CrackBerry (my dad) rolled this snowman, I had him pick the name for the CrackBerry Snowman. He deliberated on it wayyy too long... and the winning name he chose was Berry White! Member WillHeSurvive is the lucky winner here who was first to suggest it on the thread. Good stuff. I'll be following up soon to get your details. *

It's October 5th. While we should be ramping up our Halloween-themed content, mother nature decided to change things up and dump a bunch of snow on me today. So instead of Halloween, I'm thinking Christmas. I know, I know. It's too early to think that, but I guess with BlackBerry 10 phones coming in Q1 2013 I just want to get these next few months over and done with.

Enjoying the snowfall this morning and knowing hoping the snow will melt, my dad whipped up a little CrackBerry Snowman while I was recording my From the Editor's Desk video. The snowman is awesome. But he needs a name. A snowman has to have a name (and no, it can't be Frosty).

So let's have some fun here. Drop your CrackBerry Snowman names in the comments. Since the rest of the CrackBerry team has the good sense to live in warmer climates, I'll be footing the contest prize for this one. I have lots of fun BlackBerry stuff kicking around CBHQ, so I'll put together a nice prize pack and ship it out to the person who suggests the name I like best. Oh, and be sure to check out CrackBerry's Wallpaper gallery... I snapped some great photos of the CrackBerry Snowman that'll make a nice wallpaper on your phone or tablet!

220 comments

John.P

Competition: Because in the spring he'll melt, like the competition, when BB10 is out!

J_R_TheMotorMan

Young Jeezy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If it doesn't make dollars, how does it make sense????????

QueXiaQuanton

Call him Judge Dread. Then find yourself a canon, write BlackBerry 10 on the side of it, load his arms up with an iphone, Samsung galaxy, and any other competition phones out there and blow the crap out of all of it.

Scooter68

Ok first off its a Snow Woman! and her name is "Flow" last name Peeker. Bring on the BB10 Flow and Peek...

Foreverup

How about Jerry Garcia in honor of your hair, hippie

Bonesn

I think the snowman should be named Frostbite.

QuIcKsIlV3r

Crackberry's #2 fan (behind Kevin that is) The name shall be Quincy (Qnxie)

bbhybridchris

A little play on the "CB" on him "Frosty Cold Beer (CB)"....

ugbadboy

Garry, the CrackBerry Mascot!

deuces2

Crasper the Snowman,he carries the coolest stuff you ll ever see

therealyoungin

Barry (Berry) the Snowman

GreenLeaf182

I live in Winnipeg too, I don't know how you got that much snow, I can still see my lawn. Anyways he will probably melt this weekend, suppose to go to 8 degrees Celsius.

KittyBomb

Walter the Snowman.

"An integral part of any relationship is knowing that you could be killed in your sleep at any time"

kongee28

DirtSnowee / DirtSnowy

JCangoku

He looks like a Kev'...

sharpehenry

Thorsten Heins: because you will have your own BB ceo on your backyard. You can talk about future plans and such.

SkaterGuy2k

The Abominable BoldMan :)

axllebeer

* BlackBerry by choice *
I'll +1 to this entry.

WillHeSurvive

"Berry White", The"OS" Doctor! HA!

pingote

NIEVE + BERRY = NIEBERRY

Well, I'm from Mexico so I thought something in Spanish.
An acronym of NIEVE (snow) and BERRY, giving "NieBerry".

Bueno, yo soy de México así que pensé algo en español.
Un acrónimo de NIEVE (snow) y BERRY, lo cual da “NieBerry”.

MBA_STOCKDOGS

BERRY BURY buries the competition!!!

chaz_cb

Thorsten. Definitely Thorsten.

gorang

Sparky Boldowski

My second entry :)

NamelessStar

Edit: saw someone had same name i tried to come up with lol so ill go with BlackCrack cant be a cb addict with out oxymoron (need my BLACKberry Addiction lol)

sgt50

Jack Splat * instead of Jack Frost or Splatty the Snowman

mnhockeycoach99

My vote is just "Splat"... with the hopes that it turns into a splat due to warmer weather. :-)

linuxdaemon

"Stormy"
The 9550 was my favourite phone, and obviously the snowman came from a snow storm...and 2013 is about BB10 taking the market by storm (like force, not like sending the snowman in :))

b34n

Caesar Baroneus. He represents BB10 which will come, see and conquer smartphone users worldwide!

Halifax Guy

Sparky, after Chevy Chase's character in Christmas Vacation and our very own Spark.

green_ember

Steve Jobs. He was reborn a BlackBerry fan exactly one year later... What, too soon? lol And let the troll attacks begin!

JimmyTheCricket

Not Blackberry related but I think he is actually a she and Peggy is perfect! Why? She lives in Winterpeg :-)

vx1

********************
Crack Frost!

Crack Frost the Berry Dev :-)

CB Frost lol

FrostBerry Homeboy Y0!

rngeek

Taking a play off of Halloween and "CB" how about Count Berry.

mhinc

The Stay Puft Crackberry Addict.

Prince_Poppycock

Crackbrrry (cause he's cold, brrr and it sounds like berry) :-)

Siver

Calgary here & we already had a dusting of that white stuff. Hang in there, b/c it'll melt soon enough...

Here are a few names to think about...

SnowyBerry 10 (SNOBER for short), Flaky, Chilly, Crack Blitzy, Fridgy, NippyBerry, FreezyBerry....

Apocalypso

Herbert Crackleberry!!!

graze81

Frosty The Thorman ;)

bengalt9

X-man (X= Roman 10) :D

TheBlackberryUser33

Blackberry. There is no better brand name.

Proudly a member of TeamBlackberry, and in it for the long haul.

NetworkGuy

EDIT: Someone beat me to the name I was going to use. Great contest. Good luck to the contestants with better originality than me. :)

kfh227

Double B

Has a double meaning.
1) BB of course stands for blackberry
2) If the first B were backwards, and the B's squished together, it looks a bit like a snowman.

BBVegasGirl80

Crackerjack or Crack Jack, a combination of CrackBerry and Jack Frost. Also, the snack brand and someone being referred to as a "crackerjack" or expert came to mind. :-)

Birddog2

"They call me Mr. Heins!"

jefftam68

Big Thor.

Rockin' the 9900

badboygt

BéBé of course .. sheesh!

feldmen01

Sherbert.... BlackBerry Sherbert

Vic_Franklyn

My entry is Crackbe (pronounced like Fros-ty) the snowman.

You can even make a Crackbe Song like Frosty...

Crackbe the Snowman
Was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal

Crackbe the Snowman
Is a fairytale they say
He was made of snow
But the children know
How he came to life one day :-)
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dakid72

How about "tenpus fugit" because..............who cares why just do it and bring on "The 10!"

G-bone

Crackberry Thor - the Northern God!
Time to freeze out the competition.!

joyfulnoise5

BerryCool or Ber for short (pronounced "Bear").

zami325

Upicberryman ,,,,,Peekberryman,,,,,Veggieberryman,,,,, Rangerberryman

WSavageHumphrey

Thorsten the bold snowman!

euoberts

Seen a few Barry variants which it HAS to be. Thinking "cracked-out" Barry.

mhart343

Name it Kevin
Make arms and hands for it
Put your phone in one of the hands
Take a photo with your other BlackBerry
Send to Thorsten

Jobook1

bold berry!

I am berry.... berry bold

Blacberry by choice!

michjarv

Aristo

or just keep it simple.....call him Ten. done deal....

eve6er69

Veggie delight. Or veg delight.

The veggie for the vegetables for his eyes and other things. delight for the graffiti representing the old school rap song rappers delight.

shebmiller

Colin Behrnackle - Don't ask me why, just got with it, also his initials are CB

Goodluck everyone!

Mhatham

Let’s call him Thumbs. You will need to beef up his stick arms though.

On a side note, that CB logo is in a awkward spot, I almost called him something else :o

maliz23

Wow, CrackBerry has just hit an all time low. 2 grown men build a snowman, and the readers are posting one awful name after another. I really hope a video for the A-series leaks to bury this post before the trolls see it...they would have a field day with this one, and rightfully so.

Vic_Franklyn

You sound like a troll named Scrooge.
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OneGreenFerrigno

This thread is called name the snowman, not troll the snowman. Get lost loser and troll elsewhere.

maliz23

What exactly was I "trolling"? This snowman naming thing has to be one of the stupidest posts I've ever seen. What, are we in preschool? "OK class, here's the snowman, do you think you can make up a name for him"?

suzicat

Gee some people have no sense of humor.

Vic_Franklyn

@maliz23 Right now your grade on humor is an F. Grow a sense of humor and get back to us. Kevin is a fun and cool guy and went to a lot of trouble to make this video. Show some respect.

PS And your whole remark was Trolling.

Definition of Trolling:
The art of deliberately pissing people off with inane, useless or derogatory remarks.

Your remarks were inane, specially in a thread where people are trying to name a snowman. For future reference, don't bother with threads that are going to make you say inane things.
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maliz23

The iPhone is shattering sales records, and we're naming snowmen. I'll "grow" a sense of humor when BB10 hits the market and is successful. Until then, I'd like to see more demos, leaks, speculation, and information.

I don't really find "humor" in naming a snowman. My definition of humor, is something that is funny, something that makes me laugh. I don't see how this was humorous at all. If you do, that's great, but I don't. And I don't have to agree with, or like every post that Kevin puts up just because he's a "fun and cool guy and went to a lot of trouble to make this video"...and if I disagree with something and speak my mind , that doesn't make me a troll. I am an admitted hater.

Rootbrian

Okay hater. Whatever.

OriginalLucy

He kinda has a tummy like @asaunders, so maybe @A

tag17

Berry the Blizzard Man

codiak

Berry Christmas or seeing as it's a freeze.... Mr Hourglass.

togardergrosse

Never see snow my whole life..

Nonetheless, every snowman/woman has big belly.

So it should be named "ChubBy"

Similar to CB in CrackBerry! LOL

grreyes24

His name is Barry Tenley.... Also hilarious giving props to your mom.

northwests

Bill- It just feels right

TripNFry

Charlie Blowhard... Just sounds right

mikepraba

"SNOWBERRY" or "WHITEBERRY"

TTune

Ok - that was cute. Well done.

Vic_Franklyn

Barry White is smiling from heaven with that one :-)
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Axall

B.B.M. Blackberry Bold Man

El_Ray

CrackOBerry (Crack-O-Berry) or SnowOrsten the Mighty (Snow and Thorsten)

RazMo

FROSTBERRY THE SNOWMAN...

Nefiasm

Torch - Torch the Snowman! :D

eszklar

Crackberry Frosty................

RazMo

Blacksnow.. (i know its not black)

Snowcrack...

Snow Tomatoe - Snomatoe
Tomatoman... lol

Jackberry named after jack frost

playpen007

SnowBerry or SnowCrackerry...

TTune

I was thinking of Lord TENnyson or TENnessee Williams
(see where I'm going here?)

You can also replace his eyes with BlackBerry Sparks (or make those his buttons) and simply call him "BeeB" for short.

FoxxBerry

I say name him maliz23 , but if not "DJ Blackberry Ice! The ice cold MC (Mobile controller) keeping all Crackberry addicts dancing since 2006.....

jpicky86

Hmmm how about Jack BOLDer

xposeurphoto

Well since we already the BBM Spark...how about Blingy (white hot and it sparkles)

yeah I know...corny

Proud owner of a BlackBerry Playbook & Torch
www.xposeurphoto.com

poolrookie78

"Bo"Berry... Bo Derrick was a "10" and the snowman is actually a snowwoman :p

heyyysleepy

Frosten - emphasis on the TEN!

flybabyroxy

PlayBerry the Snowman :)

xicoxicao

To me, it look like a WhiteBerry 10

livejam

Berry Vanilla Ice

The greatest rapper with a keyboard! Swiping up his rhymes with style!

hoanglove8x

The CB logo stands for Crying Baby. So I name it "Crying Baby"
Like all of us are crying like a baby waiting for BB10. Haha

Taka313

If it's that cold out has to be....
CRACKED BERRIES

vianar

Yellow.

It's the warning we give our kids and now can give to the competition...
Watch out for the Yellow snow, man.
Hahaha.

Snow in October, your part of Canada is playing up to the stereotypes. My part of Canada had great fall weather, a bit on the warm side. But not warm enough to melt my igloo. ;)

Hahahaha

destiny plays

Destiny plays call him crackle berry!! He is pretty cute

EsJayDee

His name is Guy, the branded snowman.

Guy. Just guy.

crashboy19

CBB Crackberry bold berry as never back down from the competion

crackburrie

The snowman should be called Whiteberry Heins :D

disk0

Be Bold Marvin (BBM) !!!

Ekilla

I would call him Mr. Snow BuBs! :)

9of13

Thorsty the snowman!

playbookster

iphone and android are the phones of summer, but "winter is coming".

Call him Lord Berry Stark

michiganroots

Here ya go: "Andy Appleton"

This way, when he melts, we can all laugh our tails off!

(Sometimes it's more fun to watch something naturally collapse on its own rather than trying to force it.)

diggin4aliving

How about "Crackaluk The Snow Man" after your dad Kevin!! He did all the work to build him.

kidkamel

I shall call it snuggleberry, because all I want to do is snuggle with my blackberry during the winter

stego

FlowFlakes!
-----
Bold 9900
Playbook

alexgirto

I say you should name him Countdown-to-BB10, because by the time he melts everyone should have a BB10 device

Jaiden

Lil' Crack Bastard!

tediprude

let's just call him "SnowBerry"

Peace...

iwasspartacus

You will forever be known as:

Greg.

Greg is a very busy snowman who gets things done ... in fact, if you took another picture of him right now you'd be able to see that he has already evolved.

iwasspartacus

You will forever be known as:

Greg.

Greg is a very busy snowman who gets things done ... in fact, if you took another picture of him right now you'd be able to see that he has already evolved.

Whoops - double post.

MrsLaLaa

Crasper the berry snowman

Andrew4life

Name it

BBOS for BLACKBERRY ORANGE SNOWMAN!

Wait..is that a conflict of interest to the BBOS site?

Maybe CBOS then, lol, CRACKBERRY ORANGE SNOWMAN!

kerry6

I say call him "QNX-Bob". Looks ready for the zombie apocalypse...name is ready also..

Nickstarmaster

Stormy.
Name from BlackBerry Storm, because it's always frozen!
Ba dum tss!

springbok

Florence the Peekonator

It's a play on "flow", "extend", "peek", and "connect"--the concepts of BlackBerry 10! xD

jb325

From Arizona that is looking Cold. How about Frozen Berries.

goodbery

He's a pretty cool guy. I think he should be

CoolBerry

chautime

How about just plain Frosty. Or name it after your dad. Or go with daddy crackberry.

rcheung135

Harold the Dapper or
Harold the Magnificent!

I've always thought Magnus sounded like an awesome name :)

matkas

How about BlackBerrice or better yet, CrackBerrice

troshs

This is gonna sound nerdy as h*ll, but if you play Skyrim there are these berries that you can pick in certain areas. They are called Snowberries, and the reason I vote for the name Snow Berry is because they build your resistance to FIRE!

gleepy

One can't get any more Canadian than "Gordon". Although I do like Barry.

wgtcarlos

+1 I also like Gordon. In fact I named "Gordon" one of my most used generic class. Yup, I'm a crazy dev :D

Loelin

Super Crafty Betty the Flowing Snowman.

XD

Hunadora@hotmail.com

1. Darth Snowman
2.Hans Snow-Low
3. Luke Snow-Walker
4. Darth Snow Squall
5. Frost Fang
6. Whiteout
7. Winterpeg Berry

Vic_Franklyn

Wouldn't happen to be a Star Wars fan by any chance?
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tinysalmon

Mr. Frozen Crack - if you know what I mean

Yandar

How does Thawston Heins grab you?

dnottingham4

Smoothie - casue BB10 Flow and peek are smooth!

Jassal2008

I say we name it the CrackBerry 3-10 Snowman for 3 parts of the body and 10 for BB10. and the rating i give your dad for making the Snowman

Unbiased Tech

Alright here we go......

SNOWBERRY COLD 9900

runkle55

Pastor Frozen Frogbert and his flaky congregation.........waiting patiently for a sunnier disposition.

jaymck

Cracky the BB Snowman!

93Aero

Rimmy!

The blacker the berry the sweeter the use...

McNibbler

Snowmeister McSnowpants just because I like it! Here is my Frosty, Ummm, Snowmeister McSnowpants song

Snowmeister McSnowpants
Was a jolly happy soul,
With a stamper mouth and a carrot nose,
And two eyes from green tomatoes.
Snowmeister McSnowpants
Was a fairy tale they say,
He was made of snow,
But Crackberry knows,
How he saved BlackBerry one day.
There must have been some magic
In Thorsten Hein’s reign,
For when he turned the company around,
BlackBerry was back again.
Snowmeister McSnowpants
Was alive as he could be,
And the crackberrys say,
He could work and play,
Just wait until you see.
Snowmeister McSnowpants
Knew Windows and Android
And Apple’s IOS
Was just at best,
A child’s toy and nothing more.
BlackBerry 10
Was as sleek as it could be.
Doing everything that you could dream
Don’t forget that LED.
The battery life and ease of use,
Email and many apps,
Camera and surfing the web,
And it has Google maps!
Snowmeister McSnowpants
Had to hurry on his way,
He just stopped by,
Just to say HI
And BlackBerry 10 is on the way!

BionicKris

Nice job with the lyrics there.

Jimcmf

How about Mr. Winter ?

revil-0-316

Call him "Kevin Cosme" , a comedian snowman.

w0lfgang

A late entry......Yeti Michaluk Jr

thesl8s

Bear Blacky, Survivalist and Adventurer. Star of Snowman vs. Wild...

willm

Yea, I know I'm late but I have to chime in.

His name is Clovernuts.

Nothing to do with BlackBerry, but WTF is the clover shape painted on his nuts?!?!

EDIT: Just watched the video instead of looking at just the picture. Now I know it's SUPPOSED to be a "CB" but it still looks like some sort of Orange Clover homage to Irish Protestants or something.

SummersLastNight

Berry White

Berry the snowman, was a mascot for C.B,
with tomatoes eyes and bulging thighs he came alive for all to see
Berry the snowman is alive for probably a day,
he was made of snow by the daddy-o of our editor in chief,
There must have been some magic in that old fedora hat they found,
for when they placed it on his head, he began to BBM around.
Oh, Berry the snowman was as tech savvy as could be,
he could text, email, compress data and multitask daily.

BBM m m BBM m m look at Berry go,
BBM m m BBM m m messaging to and fro.

Berry the snowman, knew that the time had come,
for BB10 to come, and all to have fun, before iOS melts away,
down to every village, with BB10 in both his hands,
BBMing here, flowing there,
saying "Thorstein is the man",
He gave away a BB10 to every one he met,
giving away a BB10 to Androids was no regret,
Oh Berry the snowman, had a heart larger than brain,
iOS users, android too said BB10 was insane.

BBM m m BBM m m look at Berry go,
BBM m m BBM m m stealing the smartphone show!

linuxbbm

Crackberry SnowKevin XD

EchuOkan1

Hi Kevin, after some thought I believe we should call him Cracky "The Ten" Man or Thorsty "The Ten" Man.

BB 10 and Crackberry rule!!!!!

Cheers!