Haiku Contest! Win a BlackBerry Courtesy of Where and CB

By Kevin Michaluk on 5 Mar 2009 09:32 am EST

Leave your BlackBerry Haiku Contest entry in the comments to this post. Good luck!

BlackBerry Haiku Contest!

Look at that! CrackBerry contest week is barely over and we're bringing you another chance to win a BlackBerry smartphone! And this time it's not luck that will win your BlackBerry of choice, it's your creativity and talent. Full details from our friends at Where after the break ...

BlackBerry Haiku Contest

In honor of the WHERE mobile application launching on the BlackBerry Storm smartphone, WHERE has partnered with CrackBerry.com to give away a free BlackBerry smartphone to one of its readers.

I know what you are thinking: free BlackBerry smartphone! Where do I sign up? The contest rules are easy. In haiku form, answer the question: WHERE is your BlackBerry smartphone right now? Leave it in the comments section of this post either in text or link to a YouTube video.

Top 10 haikus will be chosen by the WHERE team on March 10th. Then it's up to you, CrackBerry community, to vote for the winner. The winner will be notified via email on March 16th and will have a choice of a BlackBerry smartphone or Gift Card towards the BlackBerry store, value up to $400.

Example Haikus: WHERE is your BlackBerry smartphone Right Now? Here are a couple of examples to get you started:

Nestled in a warm
Place, my BlackBerry smartphone
Waits for a loud ring

In my pocketbook
Probably at the bottom
Under my lipstick

How to Score Additional Points:
1. Standard Haiku format is 3 lines of 5,7,5 syllables. Please adhere to this format, or your entry may be disqualified. Prime Numbers Rule!
2. Get an A or B list celebrity to read your Haiku on video and automatically Win! Note, Gary Coleman does not count as an A or B list celebrity but will be admitted under the condition that he reads your haiku AND says, "Whatcha talking about Willis"
3. Mention WHERE in your Haiku and automatically get a brownie point
4. How are we determining the top 10? The ones that make us laugh the hardest. Simple enough, right?

About Where: A little more about the WHERE mobile application. WHERE is a location-based application that uses GPS to help you find people, places and things. Whether it's tracking down the cheapest gas, getting reviews to a new restaurant, satisfying your craving for a latte, or helping you find your friends in a crowded city, WHERE delivers the best in local information from Eventful, Yelp, GasBuddy, Zipcar, Starbucks, Buddy Beacon and more. WHERE also lets you see your places on a map, get directions and share locations with friends. WHERE can be downloaded from Built for BlackBerry.com and Where.com. For more info on Where for the Storm, you can watch this video.

BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion®, SureType® and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under license from Research In Motion Limited.

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Reader comments

Haiku Contest! Win a BlackBerry Courtesy of Where and CB



On crackberry ready to be purchased; in the box ready to be opened & amazed by; in the holster ready to be unclipped from; infront of me ready to blast into the beautiful world of technology "BLACKBERRY." Thank you crackberry, for having blackberry.

|On| |my| |lap| |it| |sits|
|My| |Black|Berry| |be|ing| |a| |king|
|On |its| |right|ful| |throne|

Hope you like. That's what I think of my BB, a king.

In the midnite sun
By Canada's northern lites
My BB and me
Snug as a bug in a rug
Having lots of fun

It was love at first
Sight, clicking the Storm through the
Middle of the night!

Must say I felt like
McLovin when I said that
"I've got a boner!"

Where, Oh Blackberry,
Might you be hiding yourself?
I cannot find you.

When last I saw you,
You were tucked carefully safe
'Neath my pillowed head.

Alas that strap so
Handy proved just dandy to
Feline willful play.

This artful night-time
Thief, whilst I slept soundly took
You to parts unknown.

Thanks to WHERE and CB for the chance to win a BB.

Best regards!

With me all the time
Loyal wherever I go
Driving Steve Jobs nuts!

Please don't tempt me now
Promised not at dinner time
Oh why the hell not

Left office at six
But boss now in my pocket
Working all night long

I read cb.com everyday and sadly have a slow early generation berry. Thanks for your consideration.

Somewhere far away,
My Berry asks WHERE oh WHERE
Are your fingers at?

Constantly seeking
The smartest phone of them all,
I wait in anguish!

Its on my Dash pumping out old Punk Bands on Slacker Radio
Coming back from Snow boarding in Mammoth with the Family.

Storm came for Christmas,
And now it's my Storm to stay.
Yes! My Storm and Me.


"Where?" Funny Movies I'll see,
To keep me happy-
Till another Storm I'll see!


Need another fix...
"Where?" any "Where!" Make it Snappy!
More cool apps I'll load...


For "Where" I'll be found,
With my Storm downloading "Where."
For now, have to 'Poynt'.


Okay, so my SmartPhone is
not an Apple, It
can still beat up an iPhone!


Where, Oh Where, is my
Ba-bee? My Sweet BlackBerry Storm?
Where is my Baby now??


What and WHERE is WHERE?
WHERE is for everything! What??
WHERE is on Smartphone!!

Thanks to Crackberry, Kevin, and the "Where" team for the new contest!

Hey there crackberry staff
Thats my blackberry storm in your hands
where did you find it

JKS JKS I HOPE it comes true i entered all the bday contests and never won same with the other contests this one took atleast a little work hope that i win, and my hikuik prophecy comes true

Blackberry in hand
Select the berry browser
With freedom to roam

Berry surf the web
401K disappears
Watch the market plunge

Everything down
Call your broker out of fear
Where to go from here


Entitled "Based On A True Story..."

My Blackberry Storm.
It could be on the dock, lit.
Or else it could be...

Placed in my pocket.
People might get curious...
And ask are you gay?

Because of the bulge...
That will inhibit my sway.
My Storm always seems...

To get them talking.
It gets girls to start flocking.
False advertising.

Is what I may feel...
But I do not care because...
Girls and phones? BIG DEAL!

But now I have WHERE...
The hottest application.
To find a place to...

Take a vacation.
I left my blackberry home.
And now I am screwed.

Because my smart phone.
Compensates the obvious.
Adored no more dude!

My time is now spent...
Alone with my blackberry.
Reading Crackberry...


-Richard Mills

Haiku Kinyu Exchange it?

Applications fade.
YouTube ERRORs PLAYING made.
1st phone charged too hot.

Second, power fought.
BB Browser bugs invade.
iPhone's envey not.

Final straw: No ring.
Where is software for this thing?
Always calm 'for Storm.

-- 09 March '09

Sunshine and blue sky
Glisten Berry on the roof
Happily I drove

Bold with every Curve
The slalom slide took my Storm
Clueless Where you flew

Wherefor Art Thou No-Roam-a-yo'

What now hath God wrought?
Such power in hand, I thought
Where am I, you say?

One application,
WHERE, will tell your location.
BB rest your mind.

-- Greg M. You are Here ~ found in Minnesota
March 9, 2009

WHERE Brownie Points Reside

What will show you that
WHERE the Brownie Points are at?
Why is sucn an app!

When can I dowload
Sucn an application's mode?
Now's the time for all good men!

-- Amen in MN -- GM
09 March 2009

~ ~ WHERE is Our Future? ~ ~

~ Oh my, Obama
~ Take me to your home, ahah!
~ Spend us out of cash

~ Thank Ragan, Bush, 'you
~ Both my home and bank foreclosed.
~ Now my Blackberry .

--- That's where our country is. GM in Minnesota

* A BlackBerry Quest:
~ WHERE now wind or weather is
~ Takes the World by STORM.

~ You have weather apps
~ WHERE the sun and cloud doth dwell
~ Text me your secrets !

~~ Secreted away in Minnesota -- GM.

* Call your sweet love home
* Give Hi-Five on your wifi
* Find where is your drive.

* This WHERE BlackBerr' is:
* Selling short or lose my '_Sets
* Watching Markets crash.

-- And I am still alive, in Minnesota... GM.

Banking Experts

A Teeter Totter
Taught my daughter how to make
The point WHERE banks go

'Ruptcy, closed, and then,
Give Out-of-touch-key Bonus...
BlackBerry retired.

~ GM ~ Them is in Minnesota.

As I sit back an

Takin a crap as my blackberry sits

In my hand as I wipe my but it falls in

My stew ring ring as I said lucky my bluetooth

Still works so I don't have to put my hand in

My stew just yet

This just seemed too much fun to pass up... My contributions (if you can call'em that!), LOL.

WHERE rageth my Storm?
Betwixt my girlfriend's bosom,
Warm with sheer delight.

Mighty Storm of midnight black?
Home...and not with thee... :)

WHERE I am a Storm,
In your back pocket am I
Breathe flatulence...cry...

WHERE gassed and teary,
Unrequited SOS
B.B. SMS...

iPhone, Nokia,
Above you is WHERE I am.
Forever working.

WHERE is Eventful.
If WHERE shows good Weather, Yelp,
Gas Prices, Traffic...

I'll jump in my Zip-
Car...And OFF I'll go. With My-
Stuff to the Movies!

And Starbucks with News!

My Storm is brewing
Right WHERE it’s supposed to be
Kicking iPhone’s ass.

WHERE is my berry?
Vibration in my pocket
Oh yeah ooh la la.

Sitting in my class
WHERE tells me the gas prices
Check Crackberry blogs

Into My Pocket
Victim of butt dialing
Must lock screen next time

~~ Where are the BlackBerries? ~~

~ Long time passing smart
~ Where have all the i-Phones gone?
~ Gone to Black-Bee's every one

--- GRM Learning in Minnesota

~ Sexistance Pays ~

~ X-Y Chromosomes
~ Don't oft' use their mobile phones
~ Where Blackberries do.

~~ Something to Crow About ~~

~ One night napping, I
~ Lay, there came a tapping. Quoth
~ Raven, "Where? Nevermore!"

~ Only that message.
~ Found no name index embed.
~ No e-mail address.
~ Texting from a Blackberry in Middle of Minnesota

~ ~ An inspiration, Bill Holm (1943 - March 2009)

Bill Holm, the poet:
Where Icelandic phrases now?
Resting soulful words.

Ate Blackberry pie
With him once, in Reykjavík.
Four and Twenty words.

~ ~ 4 & 20 inspirations, GregMN (1943)
He wrote many texts.

Chinese Coffee shop:
ni jing chang lai zhe er ma?
Blackberry da hao!

-- Life is good on this Verizon

*** Where Chain my Mail ? ***
.Tether me, Blackbear!
. Beat me with leather ring tones
. Where cell phones don't shine.
. I promise I will quit when the contest is over...
. ...and I win.
.....I might lie to you if you want me to.

~ ~ BB's go WHERE Nothing Should

~ Many Careless Chaps
~ Drop their phones in when they crap
~ They could TETHER-berry.

~ Better drop a call
~ Than loose a Blackberry too
~ Auto-eratics!

~ ~ GM in MN (I never do that)
~ http://www.tetherberry.com/faqs

Ok, contest still open...
And I couldn't resist, ha!
'nother toliet joke!

Sitting there, doing...
What I have to do-do-do.
Get's verrrry nasty...

So, I set my pre-
Cious Berry aside, finished
With business, wash hands...

NOW! Off I'm prancing,
BlackBerry in hand, smiling...
Ear to Ear.. HAPPY!!! :)

Haiku (write one - win a blackberry)

lost in a haiku-
dear press my ‘where’ to find me
-your big blackberry


Where is my blackberry?
on Backorder with tmobile
Day after day
the waits getting older
LET MY 8900 please come
on my 8100 feels alone.

By: tcseacliff | Date: Mon, 03/09/2009 - 22:47 | reply
A RIM in motion
a wheel, perhaps I can see
OH! is blackberry

I am one of the ten finalists. I have to say from the original entries the haiku below made me laugh. Who doesn't dream about the Blackberry 24/7? That is one diehard fan....

Alarm rings daylight
reach for my Bold none exists
back to dream typing
By: jnalpath