Happy Birthday BlackBerry PlayBook! Help us celebrate - leave a comment and you could win a new PlayBook!

BlackBerry PlayBook Birthday
By Adam Zeis on 19 Apr 2012 09:20 am EDT

Head to the CrackBerry Forums to leave a comment and you could win a new PlayBook!

Can you believe it? A full year has gone by since the release of the BlackBerry PlayBook. We've been through some ups and downs, but it's be an amazing year. The PlayBook has come a long way since it's initial release - seeing the addition of native PIM apps, Android app support and much more in the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update has made a truly awesome tablet. We just received a new 2.01 OS update as well and are on the way to see what's in store for the next year. BlackBerry World and BlackBerry 10 are right around the corner and are sure to bring some new awesomeness to our favorite tablet, so here's to hoping for another great year!

Contest: To celebrate the one-year birthday, we have a BlackBerry PlayBook to give away to one lucky winner. All you need to do to enter to win is head to this forums thread and leave a comment. Tell us how much you want a new PlayBook and just what you'd use it for. If you have one already, how would a second be beneficial? If you don't have one, what makes you want it? We'll pick one winner to receive a brand new BlackBerry PlayBook. The contest ends this Sunday at midnight. Good luck!

Leave a comment in the forums for your chance to win!

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Happy Birthday BlackBerry PlayBook! Help us celebrate - leave a comment and you could win a new PlayBook!



happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you. happy birthday dear playbook. happy birthday to you! I would love to give one to my gf! thanks crackberry!

Happy bday playbook. I look forward to your maturing and little buddy's future. So excited

P.S. Make that a playbook 4G please, ha.

I really, really, really, really, really, really ,really, really, really, really, really, really want a new PlayBook.
I would use it for e-mail, web browsing and games when in transit to work every day.

Oh, and Happy Birthday PlayBook!

The best tablet in the world for me.

Love the size, the power, the speakers, bridge, full flash and HTML5 (unless you are from the year 2014 and beyond flash matters).

Love the price. 199.00.

Happy Birthday Playbook and than you to RIM for creating such an awesome tablet and the mighty Bold 9930.

I'd like to win one and give it away to someone that I know needs a good surpise in their life, after having many bad breaks.

Happy Birthday Playbook, maybe I can see you when you're two!! Or as a birthday present you could drop by my house. Me, you, Crackberry.com, a little wine....

Beside PB I have another Android tablet. Gradually I have found out that I fetch my PB more often. I am to get my sister another PB and keyboard combo which fits right in her purse. Cool

Happy birthday my lovely PlayBook, through a year we suffered together trying to fulfill each other needs but after one year you became older and know how to deal with me,I'll be loyal to you always.

Its been a year for the Playbook & I still don't hv 1 :( feeling really sad abt that. Was waiting for a pay hike to buy 1... But looks like I'll hv to wait for some more time.

How I wish I wud this contest. Having a playbook will really help me improve my efficiency @ work.. So yeah, I really want a playbook... Really bad!!! Hope the awesome folks @ crackberry pick me as the winner.

I can't wait to get my hands on one so I can rock it around my neck with my 9930 on my hip. Blackberry ROC's Blackberry 4 life !!!!!!!!

I want a new PlayBook!!!!! and just what you'd use it for? the girl friend to leave mine alone...

Happy Bday PB!!!!

Dear PlayBook:

I've loved every minute with you for the last year. I can only hope you'll stay keeping me happy for the long road.

I had one then my wife decided that, it was better suited for her and i am not allowed to touch it anymore because, she says that, anything BB, i am up all night going through every detail with too much intensity. i simply just love my BB, be it the PlayBook or one of my numerous BlackBerry Smart-Phones

Happy Happy Bday. Thank you so much for showing me; an iphone user, how great blackberry is. Next phone will surely be a blackberry so I can enjoy the rest of what the playbook has to offer!

Happy Birtday BlackBerry PlayBook.

Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake. Cake Cake Cake

btw its Rihanna's Birthday Cake Song.

I don't have the confidence in RIM that a lot of others due, but I do still really want one of these, even if RIM dies.

Great indication of things to come with BB10. Happy Birthday Playbook. You were a welcome addition to my repertoire and a second would go a long way to renewing by brides love of Blackberry.

Happy BD to my PB. Even with all the hates, we are still here and strong. My wife and I already have PlayBooks and with a third one, we would give it to our Granddaughter so we can Vido Chat with her and our Grandson anytime.

Everyday is a like a birthday since I got my PlayBook. Each time I pick it up, it is like a present to me. Hopefully I will have another one to give to someone else so they can enjoy. Happy Birthday PlayBook. Here is to many more and some brothers (10in) and sisters (LTE) in your future.

Happy birthday, Playbook. It's either winning you on Crackberry, or pulling the trigger and getting one from my carrier for $49 a month...


Dear PlayBook, its already been a year?!! You've grown so fast, learned so much and I can't wait to see everything you will be capable of doing every day. I'm very proud to own you and use you everyday for work and pleasure!

A toast to another exciting year for PlayBook and all the RIM/BlackBerry family!!! :D

Bold 9900 & PlayBook 64GB Wifi

Happy Birthday Playbook! Now blow out your candles and grant ME my wish! I reallly really want a playbook, so when i do my travels i can stay connect and get work and some play done!

PlayBook - -the underdog of the Tablet world. Your time will come -- hopefuly soon

Happy Birthday...

Even after 4 months I still find new uses for my PB. I would probably use a second one more for media, my first one is for work. I do wish however that the @ key did not need a shift on keyboard. They are simply great units and the CB community is a gold mine. Thanks!!

Actually, today is also my birthday! I can provide proof if needed...so that PlayBook should be mine!!!!

Happy Bday to the best tablet!! i need my self an extra one. my GF needs one, i was planing on getting her one as a Anniversity gift.. ;-) would make me happy if i win it =D

I love my PlayBook but, unfortunately, so does my partner which means I rarely get to it first. Another in the house would be sweet.

Happy b-day, I want one soooo bad, but cannot afford one. Bad economy. Keep hoping someday that I might get lucky.

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Playbookkkk happy birthday to youuuuuuu!

Just got my playbook! And I'm in LOVE!

I've had my Playbook for a year and it has been great. Bought one for wife so we both have the 64 GB model. If I won the Playbook, I would send it to my brother across the country from me to use.
I'm in western Canada and he is in eastern Canada. WE could then you video chat to call each other..

I have been using my playbook a lot lately for work photos during my field work and could certainly use a new one for personal use at home or on the go! I would be absolutely ecstatic. Happy Birthday to the best tablet that continues to amaze my non-playbook having friends!


Happy Birthday beloved Playbook, wish you many years of success and continuous kick a$$ innovation. PS/ Beloved Playbook, don’t listen to the haters and all the wanna be’s do you thing and continue to surprise.

Funny enough; I switched to Apple end of last year, after years of BB loyalty (I have both iPhone 4s and "The new" iPad)..... Today, a friend of mine will give me a PB for my 40 years bday.. Guess what? I feel excited about it and can't wait to play with OS 2.0.... I realize that I'm still a BB fan!! :-)

Happy Birthday Playbook. Can't wait to bridge you to a shiny new BB10 so the two of you can live happily ever after. :)

Happy Birthday indeed. Long time BB fan and sticking with them. Hoping for the best for them. I'd use the PB for my all-in-one entertainment device. Kinda like my Storm2 but bigger. Movies, YouTube, social networking, email, BBM. Would be great to journal the day-to-day milestones of my children and capturing real-time photos and videos with the same device!

Bought it a year ago and no regrets at all. Happy owner of a wonderful PB. Keep on supporting it, RIM.

just to be international.......tanti auguri a te, tanti auguri a te, tanti auguriiii a teeee e il playbook a meeeee!!! ;)
Happy birthday Playbook!!!!

p.s. this winter I'll move to London for a phD and I'll need a playbook to write my thesis..... ;)

Happy Birthday!
Got mine day one and its only gotten better. Cant wait to see what the next year brings

Happy Birthday, PlayBook....hope you have a good one!

I love mine too. It will be 1 year old on May 9th. Yup, full price, but I don't care. I have been using it every day.

I want to give my wife a PlayBook to convince her to come back to BlackBerry, and to understand why it's almost always in my hand. :)

Happy birthday Playbook! I love my playbook because I can do many things and I love the camera because I take pictures and they are really good. If I win a playbook will give it to my aunt so she can see the amazing things that you can do if you have a playbook. My aunt will be so happy because she want to have a tablet and her birthday is coming so I can give her the playbook for her birthday. Thanks!

Happy Birthday Playbook & many more. Where shall I begin. I would buy the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard w/ Convertible Case.
The Playbook would allow me to ESCAPE the office more often.
The Playbook pays for itself, by not having to buy an additional Data or Tethering package. My wife and kids have all called dibs. I may need to buy several. Pick me Please.

Love my Playbook but it's been a rough year. 2.0 is what should have been at launch and the tablet is still missing so much compared to my iPad. That said, what's done is done.

Hope to see some new hardware soon and more GOOD apps and improvements. Happy birthday Playbook!

Happy Birthday Playbook! I'd personally like to get a Playbook so I can marry it to my 9810 for presentations for work. I saw one of my colleagues use hers and I was very impressed. She made quite an impact. I think it would help me when I meet clients also. Thanks Crackberry for the consideration!

Almost a year ? Gooood, happy b-day PlayBook, the best non-Apple tablet on the market. I'm waiting for 3G/4G equipped PB

Almost a year ? Gooood, happy b-day PlayBook, the best non-Apple tablet on the market. I'm waiting for 3G/4G equipped PB

Almost a year ? Gooood, happy b-day PlayBook, the best non-Apple tablet on the market. I'm waiting for 3G/4G equipped PB

Almost a year ? Gooood, happy b-day PlayBook, the best non-Apple tablet on the market. I'm waiting for 3G/4G equipped PB

Almost a year ? Gooood, happy b-day PlayBook, the best non-Apple tablet on the market. I'm waiting for 3G/4G equipped PB

Almost a year ? Gooood, happy b-day PlayBook, the best non-Apple tablet on the market. I'm waiting for 3G/4G equipped PB

Happy 1st Birthday Playbook. I am looking forward to many more years together.
You know you're addicted your Playbook when you are on any other type of computer or tablet and you get an email and you automatically look to the top left corner for the red flash.

One year old already and still feel like new device to me, I love my playbook since day one that I have and loving it more and more everyday. Happy Birthday Blackberry Playbook! You're the best I ever had, = )

Happy Birthday Playbook. The more I use it, the more I love it. Keep it up RIM, I see it's indeed a great product.

man who to think just one year ago I was in PlayBook buying stage, searching every where on net to find out more info about the Book until I finally purchased one of the smartest investment for me in past year. Happy Bornday to the PlayBook.

A year already. This would be the perfect additon to my already awesome 9810. If I win, I can't wait to see what's in store once BB10 devices drop! Be Bold. RIM not going anywhere but up!!!

Got the playbook on sale. At first the performance is quite bad, but the recent update was actually quite good. With one exception, still no popular free apps like Skype available in the AppWorld. Hope more useful free apps will be ported over from Android to PB.

I could sure use a second playbook for my wife. She doesn't really use electronics much but I see her eyeing my Playbook and has asked to use it a couple of time since I got the min-keyboard. I think if she had one of her own she will get way more into it.

My twins would love you if we got another PlayBook! They constantly fight over the one we have now so another one would reduce the number of fights in the house and make it a little quieter.
I could use some relief here too.
Signed, the distressed daddy of twin 4 year old boys...

Happy Birthday Playbook. Hook a brother up....My Playbook shattered on Tuesday and like an idiot I didnt get the warranty on it! SMH!!

[Twitter] : 1 yr ago today, I purchased what turned out to be my new sidekick. The most underestimated tablet! Happy 1st Birthday Blackberry PlayBook!