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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
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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!

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My wife loves my playbook so much that she is budgeting to get one of her own. The other big incentive is that I am traveling more and she thinks it would be great for us to video chat with the Playbook's. I couldn't agree more.

Happy Birthday PlayBook!

Posted from my Playbook.

1 year ago... times goes fast when your having fun with your Playbook. Have one of you guys (or girls) ever used an iPad since you have a Playbook?? Nice big screen but terrible when you can not use the black bezel around it :-( It is Playbook all the way for me, every day of the week. I love it.

I'd very much like another PlayBook to give to my father so we can video chat while he is travelling...

I would like a second one so my wife has her own Playbook to stop stealing mine or continually asking if I am finished with the Playbook. Finished? Really, you don't finish using it, it's constant! Another playbook would be fantastic.

Seems like the PB has been out more than a year...especially with all the negative criticism it has received.

PlayBook has proven to be a powerful device, It could really help me to sell my recent business' service to my customers. It is perfect to have all the presentations on the go and share with my colleagues.

Happy Birthday Playbook!!! It would be really nice to win one!!! :) unfortunately it is still hard to get it officially in Hungary :(

- Happy Birthday to you..... PB
- Cumpleaños Feliz ..... PB
- Tanti Auguri a te ...... PB
- etc.....

Well done, PlayBook! You've certainly raised the bar on tablets in your first year. Yes, the iPad is outselling you, but you have many features missing in the iPad not including your security prowess! Still can't believe Apple will still not provide GPS on WiFi iPads!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PLAYBOOK. WOW!!! MORE POWER TO RIM/BLACKBERRY. DESPITE ALL THE NEGATIVES RUMORS, COMMENTS AND REVIEWS, I WILL STILL BE AND ALWAYS A LOYAL FAN. THROUGH THICK OR THIN..

I HAVE 64GB PLAYBOOK, THAT I BOUGHT ALMOST 2 MONTHS AGO. I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT. PORTABILITY, I ALWAYS CARRY IT AROUND, ANYWHERE I GO. WEATHER, SHOPPING, GROCERIES, WORK, PIC NIC, OF COURSE ALSO NEXT TO MY BED, & YES WHEN IM DOING THE # 2 IN THE BATH ROOM. I HAVE A 3RD GEN. IPOD TOUCH ( 64GB )SINCE I GOT THE PLAYBOOK, I BARELY TOUCH THE IPOD. PLAYBOOK HAS EVERYTHING I NEED. MULTI TASKING, WEB BROWSING, WATCH ANIME/ JAPANESE SERIES, LISTEN TO MY MUSIC LIBRARY, PLAY GAMES, SEND AND RECIEVE MY EMAILS ON MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS, AND SO ON.. A PERFECT PAIR FOR MY BOLD 9930. THERE ARE NEGATIVE THINGS, BUT DOES NOT REALLY AFFECT MY LIFE STYLE..

WHY DO I NEED A SECOND PLAYBOOK?

SO I CAN SHARE THE BENEFITS TO MY FIANCEE. SHE DIGS MY NEW GADGET, SHE'S JEALOUS ABOUT MY PB MISTRESS ( WHAT CAN I DO, PB DON'T COMPLAINS AND ALWAYS AGREES WITH ME, HEHEHE. ) JUST KIDDING..!!! I LOVE MY PLAYBOOK, NOT AS MUCH MY FIANCEE, HAHAHA..!!! THIS WILL BE A GREAT ANNIVERSARRY GIFT FOR HER. SINCE SHE ALSO HAVE A BLACKBERRY DEVICE. SHE LIKES THE FEATURES OF THE PB. SOMETIMES SHE WOULD STEALS IT OR HIDE IT FROM ME. IF I GET THE SECOND PB AND WITH THE VIDEO CHAT AVAILABILTY, WE CAN CONNECT EVEN MORE BETTER, WE CAN BOTH ENJOY AND PERFORM OTHER AMAZING ABILITIES OF PB. ALSO WE CAN SHOW IT TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. TO LET THEM AWARE, HOW COOL AND BLACKBERRY DEVICES ARE. HOPEFULLY TO CONVINCE THEM TO BUY.. THERE ARE MANY GREAT THINGS PLAYBOOK CAPABLE OF. MANY OF CONSUMERS OVERLOOKED THIS INCLUDING THE PPL WE KNOW. IT WILL BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OFF OR MAYBE ADVERTISE THESE TO THEM...

PLEASE..! LET THE FORCE BE WITH ME..!!!! I NEVER WIN ANYTHING IN MY LIFE....!!!!!

MANY MANY THANKS...!!!!!!

I've had the PlayBook since Christmas. Even before OS2 update, I was extremely please with it and still loving it. Everyone in the family has to compete on who gets to use it. I would like to get another one so my wife and kids could can continue to enjoy it and use the Video chat with me when I'm away.

hey Kevin and all you Berry peps out there my name is Troy and i am writing from a lil country in the Caribbean called Jamaica u may have heard of it, anyways justed wanted to share my reason for wanting a PB, i am currently 6 miles from my house cause i wanted to use the internet so i had to make the walking trip to my uncles place, see i dont have a comp or tablet of my own so i have to depend on the few family members that do have desktops. i guess that i wont win cause i am not in the US or Canada but i wanted u guys to know how much i love bb and important my bb is to me. Right now i am a university student and if it wasnt for having ma notes on ma bb i dont no how i wud be able to study at nights cause no net and or comp, i load powerpoints to ma bb and read them from there... to some they will laugh bczz they have HD flat screen and multiple tablets to work with, while i only i the screen of my bold 9000, second hand gift from a fren in the states... which i am grateful for.. i have always wanted a bigger screen to atleast study with but i could never afford it... even with the PB at 300, converted to JMD thats about 26 gran here i wouldnt be able to come up with that kinda cash atleast not with school and all these fees.... anyways guys just wanted to share ma story or atleast a part of it with u just so u can kinda understand that blackberrys are loved esp PB..... and to the winner of the contest well i say congrats to u.... maybe one day i may get lucky too..... and to ma ppl over there at crackberry keep up the good work, i always like to get the info as it gets out, we on this island appreciate ur work..... thanks for ur time .... have a good one guys....... laters !!!!

I'd love some cake and a BlackBerry PlayBook! Thank you for this amazing contest hehe! Good luck everyone!

Happy B-Day PlayBook! Way to hang in there and here's hoping to many more to come. I would love to win a PB. I would use it with my 9930 to keep me ever so organized. Good luck to all! Thanks CB family for having the contest.

Happy first birthday Playbook!! You finally made it, with all the occuring events that happened this past year, people thought you weren't going to make it but CrackBerry Nation kept you alive !

Happy birthday playbook! As the developers,we won't abandon you. A new GPS offline,turn by turn guide app was launched today, navigator. Hope it brings you more fans.

Happy Birthday Blackberry Playbook, I wish for your birthday I had a shiny new playbook all my own...I would take it to work and to the beach and well everywhere.

Hey you, i know i'm in the wrong
Time flies when you're having fun
You wake up another year is gone you're 21

I guess you wanna know
Why i'm on the phone
It's been a day or so
I know its kinda late
But happy birthday

yeah yeah woah woah
i know you hate me
yeah yeah woah woah
well i miss you too
yeah yeah i know
i know it's kinda late
but happy birthday

so hard when you're far away
its lame but i forgot the days
i wont make the same mistake
i'm so too blame

so now you know
don't hang up the phone
i wish i was at home
i know its way to late
but happy birthday

yeah yeah woah woah
i know you hate me
yeah yeah woah woah
well i miss you too
yeah yeah i know
i know its kinda late
but happy birthday

its not that i don't care
you know i'll make it up to you
if i could i'd be there

yeah yeah woah woah
yeah yeah woah woah
well i miss you too
yeah yeah i know
i know its kinda late
but happy birthday
i know you hate me
yeah yeah woah woah
well i miss you too
yeah yeah i know
i know its kinda late
but happy birthday

to you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAYBOOK!

I've only had my PlayBook since Christmas but I can image not having it with me. My wife heads back to work after being on mat leave for the last 10 months while I take the next two off. The problem is that she works mostly nights and she plans on taking my PlayBook to work so she can check email, read, watch videos etc. So I won't be able to use it when the kids go off to sleep... probably the only time when I will get the chance. Would be nice to have a second one around as I am getting the shakes already just thinking about it!

Chuck Norris does not want an IPAD 3, he wants a PlayBoook and when he wants a blackberry cool stuff, he just stares Crakberry people down until they give him the Playbook he wants!
Chuck Norris is my friend so be carefull !

;)

Sweet! I have one and enjoy it!

Let see, in keeping with the birthday theme (Happy B-day to you PlayBook btw) I would present the new PlayBook to my fiance on her birthday! This way, she can view sites that require flash to access cause she is tired of not being able to view those sites on the iPad 1.

Happy. Birthday. BlackBerry PlayBook!!!! Hope we have lots and lots of more years together!!!

I could think of several reasons why I could use a second PlayBook for myself, but if I won I'd send this one to my brother - he's been pretty ill and a new PlayBook would certainly lift his spirits! Thanks for the chance....

I'm sitting here on the farthest east coast of Canada wonder what I would do if I were to win this playbook. well I would give it to my best girl friend. She is a great person and has helped me through alot in the past three years. On this the anniversary of the Playbook which has brought me to you all I would hope and wish that you would pick my entry into the contest. She would thoroughly enjoy a playbook. I show off mine to her but not in any type of gloating way. we are the best of friends. I just want her to experience the greatness of it like I have. So please Crackberry random comment picker please pick me. Happy Birthday Playbook hope you enjoy your two siblings that will be arriving soon.

Simply. I just want one for my son. He is going to be traveling this summer and it would be awesome to be able to video chat with him. Thanks! Happy Birthday PlayBook!

At approximately 10:10 AM EST one year ago, I had my paws on my pre-ordered 64GB. I returned back to the office, closed my office door, and began downloading the OS. I am still very happy to have made my purchase. Happy Birthday PlayBook!

I didn't realize that the PlayBook's birthday was but a week before mine :-D Wouldn't mind an early b-day present for me ;-)

1 year old and what a milestone. Like a child, I have nursed you through some growing pains. And like a child, I cannot wait to see the adult you become- your potential is amazing!

Rock on PB! I am looking forward to expanding my BlackBerry collection with the soon to be released PB LTE edition.

Happy Birthday BlackBerry Playbook have a good one enjoy. i would love to celebrate but i cant since i dont have a playbook lol

Here's a tip to those thinking of ordering a Playbook. If you get it through Blackberry.com's store, you avoid the $13-15 sales tax charge, which you'd be normally forced to pay at the store or on RadioShack.com, BestBuy.com, etc. Plus the shipping is free!

Just ordered my 32GB Playbook yesterday! Would love to give one to my brother so that we can keep in touch the next couple of years (I'm leaving the country for school). Help me out Crackberry!

what makes me want a playbook is all of the cool apps it has and it comes in handy everywhere you go.i would use it for everything my job and at home etc...

Happy birthday to the playbook! I bought mine when it was first released and do not regret paying full value. I do wish I would have bought a 64gb instead of a 32gb. If I win I would give my daughter one as she loves my playbook more than my wife's ipad. Please pick me

my wife is jeolous of the time I spend with PB, she would love one of her own to spend time with.

Having another would just be awesome. One hooked up to my lounge hdtv, with movies, pictures, lots of family gathering memories, basically a HTPB(home theater Playbook);). Would also fill it with games. While the other will be in a convertible case ready to go with me to work and have documents and stuff. So one showing of the fun side of a Playbook while the other showing of its sofisticated side!

Happy Birthday! I'm a proud user of a PlayBook, but would give a second to my brother and tell and let seen everyone how amazing and handy it is. It has many reasons, everywhere, but above all because of the size and feel of real multitasking. Do more in less time, that is the power of the Playbook!

I brought 2 on the 1st day they were released at best buy, I spent a little more than $1300 dollars for 2 32GB versions, a few months later they were giving them away for free damn near. Never again RIM, cause 1 year later I've realized it was a hug waste of money.

I would love to have a second PB for my wife. That way we can video chat when she is traveling without me this summer. I don't have or want an IPad to Face time her, so the PB would rock for keeping in touch with her. Especially without Skype being ready yet. She messed up twice the other day when she asked me to bring me her iPad, she kept saying her Playbook. She would carry it around every where. Something she doesn't do with that big iPad. Thanks for making that happen Crackberry! Happy Birthday PlayBook!

Wow a year already. Can not believe that a year ago I skipped class and sat patiently for 9 hours for the delivered. Guy to show up...and then proceed to not sleep for three days...Great job RIM.

Forget the naysayers and speculators, I've had my PB since day 1, using it for work, every day, all day................thoroughly love it and can't do with it. NICE WORK RIM

Happy B-day Playbook I hope you get even more interesting everyday. Congrats. y Que viva la Santa!!

As any young toddler. your footing was off the first few months, but you adjusted and progressed. Now with 2.0, you're making your confident strides. With new BBOS 10, you'll show the neighbours on your block, YOU"VE GOT GAME.

Happy Birthday, PlayBook! Hold your head high!

HB PB. I would love one for my wife, get her away from an iPhone.

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans. John Lennon

Playbook, You don't look a day over 1. We have spent so much time together over the past year. You provide news, books, game and entertainment. You help me stay connected. You have recorded my life at home, work, school and on vacation.

You are a member of the family, but you have to ride in my purse.

If I won another one I would be able to give it as a gift so that the Grandparents could Chat with us all the time.

Happy birthday playbook! It only seems like yesterday...... It's about time for a little brother I think.

Happy birthday playbook! It only seems like yesterday...... It's about time for a little brother I think.

One year ago today I shelled out 499.95 for something that is available for $300 less today. Since then it looks like BBY has given up the boat.
So Sad
But I am still glad.
I had a love afair with Palm years ago
and unless they learn to undertstad marketing the will be dead soon
But I still have the best tablet on the market and one of the best handhelds
Cellcom Employee

Would love to win one and use it to keep me entertained on the train! Happy birthday playbook!

How time flies! Having 2 PlayBooks would be fantastic so then I could video chat when I am out and on wifi and one of my kids or my wife has the other at home.

PB,

Great productivity tool; would not live without it!

Would love another one to VideoChat with my Love!!!

Tanx!
c2

I need a new Playbook, since my 2 year old decided it would be a good idea to drop ours out of her bedroom window. =( lol Thanks for the opportunity Crackberry!

The Blackberry playbook would definitely help me with studying for my exams. With all of the great apps from the BB appworld I know I will be able to pass with flying Bbery colors!

Happy Birthday playbook!

happy birthday Playbook. i have one, and now i hope i can win to give to my parents so we can video chat. :)

Happy Birthday Playbook...its been nice watching you grow. Now only if I could get another one so that my wife can give you back to me....

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Happy Birthday to you, the sky is so blue
Your tablets the best, get rid of the rest

You'll never be beat ,the Bezel's quite neat
Your smartphones so bold, there easy to hold

Happy Birthday PlayBook. You Rock !!!

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Happy Bday PB!!! And to who ever wins this, enjoy the sweet pleasure of owning one. Take care of it like your baby or your blackberry!!!!

Happy Birthday BlackBerry Playbook! It's been a year now and I know you will keep on improving. Best wishes to you and of course to all RIM's productlines.

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