Instagram still not "officially" available on BlackBerry 10; here's our first car winner and we're giving away a second!

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By Kevin Michaluk on 24 May 2013 09:33 am EDT
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Apps, Apps, Apps! Going into BlackBerry Live last week, one of the things I think everybody in the CrackBerry community was hoping to see was the announcement of more BIG name apps coming onto the BlackBerry 10 platform. 

Leading up to the show and with the launch of OS 10.1, we now have Skype on BB10. For me, that's the most important of the big three apps -- Skype, Instagram, Netflix -- that the CrackBerry community has been clamoring about for months.

Netflix we've been talking about a lot here on the site this week. Following comments by their CEO that he hasn't yet used a BB10 device and he didn't think BB users were very entertainment focused, the community has been up in arms, going so far as to cancel their Netflix accounts in protest.

As for Instagram? While a new "unofficial" bar file conveniently leaked onto the internet during BlackBerry Live last week, on the keynote stage no update was given about Instagram. If the plan here is to initially bring over a version from Android that requires the Jellybean Android runtime update on BB10, this makes sense - that's still a little ways off. Either way though, the waiting for Instagram sucks. I'm glad the .bar file is out there and available for BB10 owners who really want to get their Instagram on, but I really, really, really want to see this app gap close and for Instagram to get onboard officially, and sooner than later!

The First Winner of a FREE "Car"

Back in February I posted that if Instagram wasn't here by April 1st, I'd give somebody a free car. Specifically, a radio controlled car. And more specifically, I'd make it fitting by picking out one with a 10 in the name. Enter the Team Associated RC10T4.2 or (SC10 if the winner prefers) radio controlled truck. Growing up I was huge into RC racing and original RC10T was my vehicle of choice. It's a fitting and awesome prize. And hell, I'm going to be envious of the winner on this one.

I should have announced the winner on this sooner (honestly, I kind of forgot about it being in NYC and all the #TM13 stuff happening and nobody reminded me!), but today we'll announce the winner of that first contest.

And the winner is....

bbicons

Congrats! We'll be following up soon with the details of collecting your prize!

Another "Car" to be Won - Just leave a comment to this post!

While the waiting for "official" Instagram continues, we're going to give the community another chance to win another Team Associated "10" vehicle here. To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment to this post. The deadline? Well, I'd say until Instagram gets here.... but in case that's going to take a long time still I don't want to drag out the waiting forever. Plus, you'll want to be racing your truck outside in the summer. So let's pick the winner on this one on the last day of June. We'll announce the winner the first week of July. Don't let me forget this time! Best of Luck

Get Instagram on your BlackBerry 10 Phone TODAY!

872 comments

freeyo

Congrats bbicons and id like to win!

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newerguy

Winning a car (albeit a radio controlled one) would make my day!

Enderxeno

I would love to win something from Crackberry, even if its only a car instead of a new Q10.

John Rejap1

Says nak kereta to sebuah boleh....ha ha...=)

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jetstreamblue

Live rc cars! Don't need instagram!

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Denny_Crane

That would be a blast from the past! Pick me! I promise not to drive it off my balcony like I did with my childhood RC car!

illlya

Count me in

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eduardoen

I'm in!

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beamolite

I would like one please.

slurms

I don't really care about Instagram, but would love a new car:)

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root2

Go Team Associated!

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miketko

you're a man of your word CBK

ayou888

Saaaaahweeeeeeeet a new car

Lucas Arango

I'd like to mod this car with Arduino and make it controllable through bluetooth with the Z10

hockey#CB

that car looks so cool

ad19

Would love an RC car!

k3vtruj

I've always wanted one of these cars. Does it come it white so it matches my SUPER AMAZING Z10

SaNtAu

Hello, I love the RC cars, I'm in to won the next one....

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Loppizzle

Wow I can't believe it was a remote control cat what a troll :P but still a car non the less, wouldn't mind one :)

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discostu73

I'd like another toy please!

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dawolfen

Bring on Jellybean, and a car!

00stryder

Congrats bbicon! I love free stuff, wouldn't mind a free car!

Posted via CB10 & loving it!

j.lai

Count me in

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PhilipDZ

I need some new wheels...

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NamelessStar

your going to be giving alot of cars away lol

dieselman89

That's a pretty sweet looking car!

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WalrusWalrus

Son would love this

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ZPingu

Can this car be also controlled from my shiny Z10? I'm thinking like the Tesla... oh and if you run out of rc cars could we get a Tesla in for the next round? :)

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Acumenight

Can't say no to a car!

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Rex_kwon_do

I'm not on Instagram, but the Mrs. wanted it, so I loaded up the side load, and I still don't think she has bothered to register for an account. She is too interested in the native editing on BB 10.

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Shabee Mahmud

Car me please

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mcmolineux

Can't wait for the Jelly Bean update.

scienceboy

I need a new car!

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lnichols

BlackBerry should provide an official update on the status of the app! Oh and I want the car!

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dpcanada

Car, car, car.

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Charles McClung

What's wrong this can't that difficult for code. Z10 is perfect for this product. As for Netflix remember Hastings was the guy who almost killed his company by being out of touch. Guess he still is.

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ammar khalil

wish to win this car

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MsDarkDiva

Who can say no to a new car! It's like the CrackBerry Price is Right!

cottonakin

I don't care about Instagram, but would love a RC truck.

_Nundo

Gimme gimme never gets, ahhh screw it gimme an rc car :)

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polishpirate

Always in the market for a free car!

bizzyqu

Vroom vroom, loving instagram already working just fine on my z10 especially with the new much improved .bar

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bkleo8

@Kryngle Love the ONYX avatar. I would love to win so I can finally feel good about something. Hopefully by the end of the contest Sprint will have the Q10, although I want the Zed10. Monster Truck 10. Lets Go!!!

leppa

I want a car :-)

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Tisaypinay86

Instgram get your button to BB10 already! Thanks. :)

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medic3160

Oh man, I so want a free car. This post made me miss the car I used to play with all the time as a kid!

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BlueRocks

Kids love cars!

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Legomancer

I was just thinking the other day how I'd love to get into RC cars again...so I'll hold out until the end of June now.

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DrinkWithEric

Sweet!

It's love.

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BlackBerry_everything

Let me get that car

White BlackBerry z10

jza2349

I agree Skype seems to be the only critical applications out of those 3 needed. And that is just until BBM releases for all platform's

Mstylesberry

Most of my friends and people that I have on Facebook all use Instagram more than any other social media app. Sometimes I wanna say forget Instagram, because I find it to be a silly app that all you do is upload pictures. But none the less its a very powerful app because it's so popular. For any platform to compete in today's market, it needs Instagram, especially in my region. I know many people that left BlackBerry because they wanted Instagram on there phone. When I explain to some people that they can get Instagram on the new BlackBerry Z10 by side loading the android app, they look at me as If I had 3 heads, lol. We do need Instagram "Officially" on our phones, and to have a native app would be awesome. I don't understand why Facebook (our Facebook app was created by RIM) or Instagram would not make an official app for BlackBerry, it has to be some kind of political reason, or money issue between these big companies. Sometime I think it's just people hating on BlackBerry, or probably getting back at BlackBerry for not releasing BBM to the other platforms in the past. I'm just rambling but that's my 2 cents about Instagram. Bottom line, we need it and hopefully it will "Officially" arrive to BlackBerry 10 soon.

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JWWDUKE

Cats? I love cars!

Posted via CBZ10 baby!

BB2003

Defiantly would love to have the car! Instagram not so much.

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ram4life

Cool car! I want!

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steve1436

Great R/C car to race around. I love instagram and Team Associated!

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trynacu2

I only got an Instagram account after the sideload became, so I am not a big user, but it would be nice to have an official app because then we won't have to hear about an app gap.

What I don't understand is this: If Facebook owes Instagram, and they worked with BlackBerry to integrate FB in BB10, why are they dragging their feet with Instagram?

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T Blizz

Haha this is sick giving us some compensation while we wait for instagram to come out.

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bbicons

This is totally amazing. Thanks CB! #TeamBlackBerry #TeamAssociated

Zathis

Perfect timing for this contest! I have been thinking of picking up an RC Truck this summer!

dicarolla

New car

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gordo51

I want a car that my Z10 can control.

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GunzRx

O, man plz let it be me. xcrosses fingersx

torch-bearer

I had an RC10 as a kid. Would love to win this one to share it with my kids now.

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bbqkid8

Man, the RC10 brings me back as my brother had one growing up. I raced a Kyosho. Would love to get my hands on an RC10!

william80p

Would love a car I'm a big big BIGGGGG RC car fanatic and my birthday is on June 29th this would be a the best present ever.

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Phanic

A new car please!!

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AlphaMikez

I hate this constant wait for apps! Skype in my opinion sucks because of the Android runtime. It needs native apps, BlackBerry shouldn't be focusing on pushing BBM cross platform but rather working on apps!

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RedSpdr

yay! for the winner, that looks crazy fun

rango10

Wow! The rc10gt is my childhood dream Rc nitro car that I never got to purchase. I have always wanted this Rc car lol. My heart kinda skipped a beat when I saw that the prize was similar to the rc10gt model. It's been about ten years now since I wanted it. Great job Crackberry.com. I love the idea of a nitro car giveaway. I guess I have a shot at winning a similar model now lol.

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houshinto#IM

Awesome prize!
How about an RC replica of the Blackberry 10 Van's buzzing around or a replica Dodge Interceptor Cruiser you got busted with back in 2011? :)

hogmosh

Would love a new toy.!!

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wasabiGT

Car. Yes please.

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bbloyal

I need a car to get my beer from the fridge to my hand

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3xberry

Any new car is a good car! Regardless of size.

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sweetsopi

That rc car is about the same size as my yaris.

dannyd86

I could use one more hobby,sign me up.

Even though I'm more then happy with the sideload of Instagram

NHLBerry

Pick me, pick me. I want to feel like a kid again with this car.

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Frugalcat

Only use instagram to look at pictures posted by females whose fathers never hugged them enough.

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SuperionMaximus

Well, I'm in!

Instagram definitely will not be officially available on BB 10 by the end of June so you've still got a few more cars to give away yet Kevin!

My GUESS is that we will see instagram officially in the fall when the Android runtime is updated to support 4.2.2. Once that is the case there is no excuse even with limited resources. Just develop one app - test on BlackBerry - release in Google Play store and BlackBerry world. Since imstagram is still only 20 people even post Facebook acquisition, they may not have the resources to do a full fledged native version, but once the Android runtime is updated, we should see at least a few of the holdouts dip their toes in the BlackBerry pool.

spoettel

Love it to win a car :-) Instagram and all other company's need to realize BlackBerry is back!

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markwithers1

I really hope that instagram arrives before July as my iOS friends give it ad the reason they won't switch camps

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pelletizer

Great contest.

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Mike1117

My kids would love a radio controlled car. Alright, who are we kidding, I'll have fun with it too!!!

dustmalik

I want it

Posted via CB10 using my Gorgeous Z10

the brother

NEW RIDE --------------------------- YES!

f150black0

Pick me please!

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EauRouge

This would be fun!

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Mohamad Nasser

Comment for the car:p

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shadowfiend

Turn out to be an rc car lol

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deltact

I'll take an RC. Don't use Instagram, but I want to see a native version come so people stop making ignorant comments about the platform.

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ckhow

I need a car.

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EchuOkan1

Nice car. I'm in for the next contest.

dubwrench

Love the car! Vroom vroom!!

bennyflyby

Need a new set of wheels!

dhutt

I'd love to win. Please include me.

rajbir01

Need native instagram!

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yungsir2

Let me win this car :)

Posted via CB with my Z10 ;)

homl

Cool!
I need a RC "Car".
Me! Me! Oh, pick me!

SoUnCool

I want that sweet ride :D

livejam

Instacar

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breakingpoint0

Congrats!

It would be cool to win one so I could race with my brother and dad(who both own and build RC cars)

Its_da_R

I want a car!

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Shanerredflag

Bhahaha...yes please

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Anatomy

I used to race these things and it was pure obsession and joy. I'd love to win this and relive some of that fun.

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cinder0008

Looks awesome! Never had an RC car...

sirk25

I don't even know what this instagram does, but I would like to have a new car. I loved them as a kid and I been wanting to get one for a while.

Vati

Time for a new Car ☺

V. G. Der Vati
via  BlackBerry® Z10™

myckle

This apps gap waiting game is tiring but we're not quitting. Instagram or No Instagram, I am proud to be part of this community. We are a bunch of passionate, optimistic and united Black(Berry) sheep. Our patience is being tested for a while now but we keep moving.

To all the devs who believe in the BlackBerry brand, thank you. Now let's make a groundbreaking app exclusive to BB. It'll be awesome!

hibackhand

I would LOVE to have a RC car..!

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eyemaxb

If I win the truck, I will post A pic on Instagram using my Z10!

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ptlang

Some new wheels to ride off in the sunset would be sweet!

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dudermont

Yes please.

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aloomis76

Vroom Vroom!! Hope I win and good luck to everyone else ;)

Rider Prider

Boy those wheels would look great in the driveway, :)

kabed000

Love RC cars, would love to get this and another one and make a dirt track with my son.

As for instagram, I have it side loaded and it works great except for the fact that I can't leave a comment without it turning into gobbledygoop, anyone else have that problem?

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JacquesDeReims

RC cars, very cool!

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iToya

I can't wait for the Instagram app! By the time it comes, I'll be crying for Vine.

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deswayze

Looks like fun.

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AngryEdmontonian

Congrats bbicons

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

19GhostRider71

That would be an awesome car to have. I am hoping that Instagram gets a native app for BB sooner rather than later.

Kat0908

Congrats to the winner! I hope it's me next time! :)

maxb1ack

me likes meself a 10 car

Daytona123

Won't help me get to work on time, but cool nonetheless

wesborland08

I'd rather win the car than getting the instagram app... give the car to me....

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Roberto Felesie

Never used instagram

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Hotdogtree

Was wondering when this post was gonna show up :P

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StawneyTW

Yes, please! Count me in!

PFairhead

Love the car!!

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Johhnyred23

I side loaded it, but the thing you can use symbol it due for now

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igotberryfever

I need a new car. How about it guys :)

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Gavrily

Why don't you give away a Tesla Model-S, since that car at least has an app for BB10.

avatsaev

Need this

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AlphaColbalt95

I need a car to drive around during the summer. Pick me!

koboss

I sideloaded the. Bar instagram and workin good so im happy

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Sujan23

I live RCs! I want to develop an app to control RCs with your blackberry!

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CallMeEric

That's an awesome prize! The RC10 is a sweet truck.

Well here is my entry for the next car! If I win, my fingers are crossed that it's an rc truck as well ;)

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frozenego

I want it

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playpen007

Well, Instagram, Netflix and Skype are working perfect on my BlackBerry Z10 10.1.0.282 through AT&T in the USA. For me using Google Chrome to side-load is the easiest. Why wait? Side-Load them now! Here is the easy instruction how to upgrade to BB 10.1. If a child can follow this instruction, anyone can do it.
http://forums.crackberry.com/bb10-leaked-beta-os-f395/walkthrough-upgrad...

macallik

I always wanted another RC vehicle. Choose me.

Posted via my Red L.E. Z10

annon91221

Yes!!!....I WON.... oh wait... damn...:(

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Made in flanders

I start to have a feeling instagram will never come to BB10.
Not that I really care, but still...

tfp

Been looking to get back into RC'ing for some time, this just might give me the push to do it :)

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doml

Instagram will come, patience y'all

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GeniusJ

BBM Channels > Instagram

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Kamika007z

Kevin, you're awesome. I too (still) love R/C cars.. Especially the nitro-powered HPI cars (RS4 3 Evo+) and trucks (Savage X). I'm recently going o.g. by trying to fix up an old Tamiya Monster Beetle and a Tamiya Lunchbox. Good times!

kennyburkee

Nice congrats

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thedark722

want it...need it...please oh please oh please...thanks.

petertinh

Yes. I want that car for my son.

crash_kid2013

I wouldn't mind a car, aha.

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svjones

Bb10car!

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

felixlives

The leaked version of instagram works flawless, so I'm happy

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martinjdub

#Respect to @crackberrykevin for keeping his word :)

ssengdara

Instagram on BlackBerry!! Sounds great. Hurry up!

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mantiz

Don't really care about instagram but could use an rc car!

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obaquerizo

Rc great prize, u sin the bar file but we need an official app

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sleekskyline120

BlackBerry is better off without instagram, in my opinion.

howl078

Congrats bbicons

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klangst

I would love a new car! ;-)

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SDTRMG

In down yo try again, heck why not.

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kidcassidy

Without license it would still be nice to win this one :P

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BoldWorld

Who needs Instagram but a car from Crackberry who doesn't want

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buckwylder

I'd love a "car", me preeze.

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Thachoc1

That's a sweet and expensive hobby Kev. Man RC cars were great in the desert!

rmwphoto

I haven't tried to side load anything yet,but want to try Instagram.
I shoot motocross, and a lot industry people use it, I feel we are getting left behind I love my Z10.
Patience is wearing out, I need this app not want it.
By the way I have a traxxas 2wd with proline kit love the RC stuff, shoot that as well.

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HossAlmighty

Slowly but surely the apps are coming! My talk with a Netflix rep ensured me via their R&D team that there is a BB10 app in the making. Let's hope Instagram comes quickly! Oh and I would love an RC! I haven't owned a nice one like these! Always wanted one though!

tinochiko

Vroom Vroom!

Kind Regards

slade632

nice congrats bbicon... i want the next one!

trueredsoxfan_58

Would be cool to give to my little cousin.

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Mikey Gardner

Lol that's jokes I didn't think you guys were actually going to give away a "car"

Posted on my Z10

Chriz

Great.
I broke my RC Car today. :-(

jwoolcox

Nice car
Don't care for instagram, and while I'd rarely use Netflix on my phone it would be awesome for my PlayBook if we ever see a bb10 drop for it
Really want bb10 for pb, sadly my pb sees little action in its current state :(

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Jaralle

My son would love an RC car. He's never had one.

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Stef71

Congrats to the winner! Jealous. Maybe the next one for me? :)

kj112

Pick me

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pmf73

Wow, cool prize! I had Team Associated RC's when I was a kid and they're awesome! Pick me, pick me!

Z10 Baby!

michote

Want it!

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joaopaulocfl

Hope I win a car. Thanks CB :)

Robtimus Prime

I definitely think the app should be bb10 native. Everything just runs smoother...

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michaelgower

Love those cars too. And so do my little boys. Cb10 all the way

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GjDub

My daughter wants an iPhone because all her friends have them and instagram...sigh. I'm waiting for it on BlackBerry Z10 so that will be her new weapon upgrade from the bold.

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BriniaSona

Spam!

that RC car looks nice.

jojo beaconsfield

When I win it ,off it goes to a CHARITY ,some little boy will love it I'm sure!!!

Logan Rogers

Love the rc car. Wouldn't mind playing with it.

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doggy10

Instacar, I mean instagram would be awesome if/when a native app gets released.

BlackBerry Z10 and 32gb PlayBook

matkas

Ho what a nice toy.
I want one to play with in the garden.
Did I say toy?... I meant TOOL of course :)

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comedicmilkman

This is my comment

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MgnfcntMohok

Well then let's give this another try!

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wilsonryanp

My son (ie me) would love to have this!!! :)

Blackberryrules12

Sweet. Nice car

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TGaT

a free car! yes please.

Onna808

RC10! We used to race those way back in the day!

djenkins6

I need one of these cars!

craigallen16

Dear CrackBerry...I want that car :D

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DJGrace

Gimme zee car!!!

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Zafeer

A car to play with to pass the time of waiting for Instagram

elmit22

i have side loaded Instagram and find it lacking. so you can keep it i dont want it. Just give me the car PLEASE

RoczSingh

Cooool car.

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siguele

Yes need to get my instagram on with a native app

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themyk

This would make a nice addition to my collection of rc helicopters!

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ARWestenberger

I think the side loaded version gets the job done, but I always prefer native, so I'll go in for the car, why not!

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FishTire

I'd like a car too

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