Instagram still coming to BlackBerry 10 (but I'm going to give somebody a car anyway)

Instagram still coming to BlackBerry 10
By Kevin Michaluk on 1 Feb 2013 12:19 pm EST

Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win a Team Associated RC10T Radio Controlled Truck!

I'm still getting tweets and emails about whether or not Instagram is coming to BlackBerry 10 following this week's launch event, so here's a little post to update CrackBerry Nation on where things are at (though I did make mention of it already in our BlackBerry Z10 Review).

While no formal announcement was made this week about Instagram coming to BlackBerry, we did get word that BlackBerry is engaged in the process with Instagram right now and that Instagram will definitely be coming to BlackBerry 10. No date yet, but it will be there. Let's hope sooner than later of course.

Now let's revisit that promise I made back on October 12th that if Instagram doesn't come to BlackBerry 10 that I would buy somebody a car. I'll be honest. The lawyer in me was pretty careful about the wording of that article. I didn't say when Instagram would come to BlackBerry 10 -- just that it would come -- and I never stipulated what kind of car I would buy. So based on all that, I'm in the clear on that contest. 

THAT SAID... this is CrackBerry and I love to give away stuff to our readers, so I'm going to hook a lucky reader up with a "car" that actually has a lot of meaning to me.

The vehicle? A Team Associated RC10T4.1. Back in my pre-driver's license days, I was a teenager hardcore into radio controlled cars. Seriously, I'd make my dad drive me around the country to take me to events so I could race. The truck I raced? The original Team Associated RC10T (in the photo above, bottom right corner with body removed. I had the original RC10 too of course, but always liked the Stadium trucks). I was as hardcore about Team Associated back then as I am about BlackBerry today. And with a 10 in the name, I think it's a very fitting vehicle choice in honor of BlackBerry 10.

If you're down with winning this awesome prize (and believe me - it's awesome - I'm going to pick up one up for myself so I can race my nephew this summer), all you need to do is a leave a comment to this post to enter for your chance to win. As for when we'll announce the winner, I'm thinking we'll need to give BlackBerry a bit of time still to pull things together here. Let's say if they announce Instagram for BlackBerry before the end of March, we'll announce the winner to this contest then. And if it hasn't been announced by April 1st, we'll pick the winner and give out the prize then. And.... we'll run another contest that goes until Instagram actually is released.

Sound like a plan? 

Reader comments

Instagram still coming to BlackBerry 10 (but I'm going to give somebody a car anyway)



I have an HPI Savage X SS, a Traxxas Slash, and just ordered an HPI Trophy Truggy Flux! Need to add a nice Team Associated to the mix!!

This is prob one of the coolest and unique prizes I have seen on here. I would just absolutely love to win this! I'm not a huge instagram fan (esp after that whole we can use your Photos issue), but I love remote controlled cars. I have a few cars and a helicopter. Pick me please!!

i still stick by your original word that its coming kevin! but why not take a chance to win a wicked rc car!!!!!!!

Okay, wasn't the Veyron I was hoping for, but it's still be great to play with over the summer!

Okay, wasn't the Veyron I was hoping for, but it's still be great to play with over the summer!

I miss the days when I was younger and had a rc truck. I had a taxxis stampede electric truck with a supped up motor. Lots of fun and I would love to get my nephew into the Hobby

A car is a car is a car is a car.... No qnx in it? Fine with me.... But will there be a remote app where I can control the car using my upcoming Z10? It'll be sweeter if it come with the app.
Well, Kevin, thanks in advance for giving the car...
better an RC than a Hotwheels. Right?

@CrackBerryKevin - I'm a fellow die hard Team Associated fan dating back to the RC10 CE! Thanks for keeping your word on the contest and I hope to win! I am also hoping to see instagram on BB10. #BB10BELIEVE

Is this for worldwide CB member?
Coz I would love to get one for my nephew.
He is still in infancy, so probably I will playing with it (if I win) instead of him.
Nevertheless, it's his after he is older!

(What a cheap uncle am I)

If I win, I will delete all the long-haired pictures I have of Kevin :-) - including the pictures I took myself...

Let's race

Now this is a contest. I guess I have never won big here let alone winning a phone so maybe I can win a radio controlled about that...

RC and Blackberry. What is better than that. Hope to win so I can take some good pics of some sick air...

I used to do races with a Team RC (#) as well... just dont remember much about it anymore.
I remember I liked changing the motor and little tweaks to do.

My brothers and I used to have the same trucks and race all the time. I really miss those days. I have been looking lately to get one for my son for something to do together. Just not in my budget right now. Nice contest.

That'd be awesome, heck I would give the money to Kevin to buy something for me if he'd send it to me signed!

Well, let's see if Instagram really does it. Would love to see an official client, but I won't hold my breath and continue working on Instago for BB10.. (loving the platform so far!)

I thought that the previous contest Kevin says that if Instagram is not on day one, he will gave somebody a real car? :-)

If I win I'll put my 7month old daughter on the truck holding a blackberry with my Z10 phone and send it to you guys. How frackin cute would that be!

“Think highly of yourself, because the world will take you at your own estimate.”

I can edit n post pics using other native methods....not really interested in instagram but I'd like the RC car for sure.

My husband & I go out to watch RC racing every Sunday during summer. Now hubby wants to race instead of just watching. It would be wonderful to win!

This sounds like a pretty awesome prize, i figured Kevin really wouldnt give away a car, but hey a remote control car is a car, and hey if i win Kevin id love this personally delivered since we live in the same city k ;)

i don't know if i want THAT car - i've only ever played with the electric kind. i used to have a 4wd eletric off roader :p

Wow, brings back some RC memories, except half the fun used to be putting them together...I bet my mom still has my turbo burns! Haha, good times

So if I win, people will read my comment here... So, if it's going to be seen by thousands of people, naturally that makes me want to say something wildly inappropriate. So here goes, I'll tell my favorite joke of all time (I'll only tell the beginning of it though!) and you (the jealous viewer) use Google to finish it!

What's the different between an Orange and a Baby?

I used to have remote controlled cars and trucks waaaaaay back when. It would be great to have another one to remember my youth.

Pure fun with CrackBerry! I only had the kind of remote controlled car with a cord. This would be awesome

Just because I'm dreaming about RC helicopters and mountains amidst desert.
But two months is a long time. And there are already a lot of contenders.
Happy Fool's Day!

Since I live in the United States and the BB10 release delay is driving me crazy, it'd be nice to have a "new car" to go along for the ride.


Can I win something for a change!!! & is this gas powered, those are the ones I like, junno.

Gonna get in on this because by the time the contest is over I will have my BB 10 and will need something to show it off in !!!!!!! Hope I am lucky.

Gonna get in on this because by the time the contest is over I will have my BB 10 and will need something to show it off in !!!!!!! Hope I am lucky.

pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee please.

My 5-year-old son is saving his allowances for an RC car. I would love to win this for him. Thanks for the contest.

My 5-year-old son is saving his allowances for an RC car. I would love to win this for him. Thanks for the contest.

RC vehicles are the best means of communication between my husband and grandson ... would love it!

I remember having an RC car way back when I was a kid. Would love to relive those memories with my brothers!