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Must Watch Video: Unboxing the $2,000 Porsche Design P'9982 BlackBerry!

Must-Watch Video: CrackBerry Kevin drops $2,000 in Vegas on something young, hot and sexy!

By Kevin Michaluk on 6 Jan 2014 07:29 pm EST

Oops. I did it again. As promised in my last Editor's Desk post, I managed to find something young, hot and sexy here in Vegas to drop some money on and record while doing it. 

It's not a gold show this time, but rather a stainless steel one. Watch the video and enjoy! :)



Did she offer you some of that delicious chocolate she had on the table?

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Observation Junkie

That would have been another $2000 for the chocolate

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It was Ferrero Rocher, if I am not mistaken. Interesting that they would choose this got the store.


Correct. I spotted it too and immediately wondered why they did not have some high quality Belgian chocolate instead.

Mo Cat

If they did, potential customers would eat all the Belgian chocolates and leave without buying anything else ;)


is Kevin going to install the latest leak right away? :)

Q10 \m/

Observation Junkie

Heck, I would be too nervous to even open the box.

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I won't do that ;)
Like mounting an electronic injection in a 1966 Targa !
Keep it strictly genuine (and have fun with others !)

Alberta Blue

Awesome! I wonder what the next Porche designed Berry will be!

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The P'9983. XD. I hope it will be based on the Z50!

Observation Junkie

Go kevin, you are the best :)

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Kevin has come a long way since the orange t-shirt days.


Ha. I can proudly say, I had the P'9982 before the great CrackBerry Kevin! Harrods, we love you.

Prem WatsApp

Congrats on the early porschase. ;-)

My name is Prem, I'm using BBM ... from my QuZe10 ...whatarhyme...


Good stuff, congrats Kev!


I half expected a "BlackBerry is dead! Here's a NON-plastic s4 though!"


There's no such thing. Maybe a 4S though :)

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From the Q10 Until the Q30


Kevin is a winner.

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Totally boss phone.

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This ^

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That isn't exactly "blowing" money?


Yeeah! That was stupid at all. I call do over!

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jojo beaconsfield

You had it all planned ,like I said before,What a tease you are,great start !!


Feed the poor Kevin with that money.

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


I wish they would have made the porsche design phone based on the z30. Oh well.

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There's something about
"Spending $2000 on something young and sexy in vegas and getting it all on camera" that sounds wrong to me lol

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You have it backwards, my friend! That sounds so very...right! I'd probably have added "legal" in there just to cover my @$$, though, if I were him. LOL.


Ha! That can only be the right stuff :P


You are the leader!!! Show us the way!

Powered by BB


I wish CrackBerry Kevin stuck to BlackBerry's instead of throwing down $1500 for an iPhone, gold or not.

Posted with my Q10 running


Can't edit comments here, but I rescind previous comment. Should have taken time to read and watch in full.

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wow give the guy a break, honest mistake!


I had it before you muahahaha

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Sergio Gambini

You are the one!

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OMG... I'm so Jealous... I want a job like yours kevin!!!

Kevin Michaluk

It's not a job... it's a way of life :)

Observation Junkie

And what a life it is. :)

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Observation Junkie

I can just visualise Kevin cruising the streets of Vegas in his open top Toyota Prius with his Porche phone :)

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And everybody saying "look at that bellend..."

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A CB job would be nice. Then my tears for BlackBerry would actually mean something.


And a pretty good one...


We only live once, enjoy.


Man can I screenshot you in that vid and make this into a quote?

"Having a BlackBerry is not a job, it's a way of life"
-CrackBerry Kevin

PS. Nice Pebble you got there!


I can't believe you spent this much money on a Z10 in a fancy case. How many people sleeping rough on the streets did you walk passed on your shopping trip Kevin?

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Does it mean, he should give his money away to every bum in the street? Come on...
You do the right thing Kevin :D


How about while Kevin is at CES 2014 he donates this ridiculous phone as the prize in a raffle (a prize draw) open to attendees and exhibitors for a nominal ticket price and then before the show finishes he gives the thing away and gives the money raised to a charity that does help those less fortunate than ourselves?

Nothing says "I'm all right Jack!" than the P9982. Oh wait.... Gold iPhone 5s......

"I'm all right Jack!"

2. A thoughtless self-serving person when asked to sympathise or help someone who had lost his/her job might say "Well, I'm all right Jack!".'m%20all%20right%20jack


johnnyuk, you could always feed the poor instead of paying your cell bill. :)


Lucky bastard ;-)

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Classy shop if they have Ferrero Rocher chocolates on the counter. Should have grabbed a few after paying the green stuff over. Hell! They should have thrown in champagne as well! ; )

Whoosh!  Z10 in action! 


2,000 $1's? That's stripper money. Must be nice to have that sort of cash floating around.


That was Adam's entertainment money. Kevin was just holding it for him. But in a moment of weakness Kevin traded two thousand one-dollar bills for something shiny and definitely not female. ;-)

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Observation Junkie

Adams taking the Greyhound back to Canada

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Adam lives in Jersey. Bla1ze lives in Canada. Halifax, Nova Scotia to be exact. And Phoenix, AZ sometimes.

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So you're saying Bla1ze is a mole planted inside BlackBerry at Bedford, NS, by CrackBerry?

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Lol! Your crazy! So, what's going on with the Q10? Sounds like give away time!??



I see Crystals is as busy as it always is......


You really should have brought your wife to keep you under control Mr. CrackBerry. ;-)

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And he didn't have to be double dog dared to do this...

Just stay away from App World.

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Wish I had the money to just do that.

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That's the spirit Kevin! Enjoy!



What, no second one to give away? haha


A $2000 phone with bad Battery give me a Z30 and I'm happy

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A $2000 phone with bad Battery life give me a BlackBerry Z30 running OS and I'm happy

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Nice one Kev, congratz! Enjoy the exclusivity!

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I like the giveaway idea! Good on ya Kevin for picking it up! - C00012735 Posted on my Z30


Was it the gator skin one?


I like your style

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Every guys needs to get himself a present.....

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Agreed. Just got myself a watch for $1800.

Posted with my Q10 running


Kevin's so awesome.


I thought it was four clock apps at first. Phew !

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I would have skipped the P9982 and used the $2300 to buy a Rolex and a white Z10 instead. Just sayin'

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You want to buy a Rolex for $2000? Isn't the wristband even on the stainless steel one costing more?


$2,000 for a Rolex and $300 for a white Z10??? lol I wish! I used to borrow a Rolex watch from my dad as a teenager back in the 80's, and it cost more than $2k at the time. Maybe I should steal it from my dad and sell it to you for $2K...Nah, I would not do that to my dad so never mind. ;-)

I wouldn't drop $2k on a P9982. Out and around in the public, nobody is gonna be impressed by an expensive phone, no. Expensive watch, yes. As for Kevin and his P9982, all I can say is "Each to his own".


I meant to say, "To each his own'"


I smell a giveaway! ;)

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Hugo Q10 BOSS phone please.

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Bernard Gauthier

Excellent video! Cheers!



Wow so neat even matches the outfit he was wearing. Don't see myself getting one but if I did get lucky it would be on display.


You Rock dude!!!

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I can believe you cheaped out and didn't get the gold one, just kidding looks good I so want one.

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Huey Newton

Could he send me his porsche bold 9900 or porsche z10?

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The real question is will you put a case on it and what will you do if you don't and you drop it?


You get to write this off as a business expense at tax time, right?

Posted via my sexy-ass Z10 running ON A BOAT!!!


That is the holy grail of blackberry phones right now. I think I can justify cost...(Thats what I keep telling myself).


That's better then the time he bought a 500.00 app.

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Can't say i'd plunk down 2g's for a phone myself but kudos Kevin. You only live once. Very nice packaging indeed.

Blackberry, my proverbial middle finger


Yeah, been wondering when that would happen...too bad Porsche didn't do the Z30 instead.

Big grin Kevin.


Sweet! Way better than a $500 clock app. Van I have your Z30?

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Lucky bastard!

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Nice CBK!

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I just gifted myself as well ..... picked up a Q30 for $149 (2 yr contract renewal) on Verizon ... decided I needed to build out the family of Blackberry items at home. Family now has 2 x Z10's, (one black, other white), 1 x Q10 (black) and now the Z30 (black) on route... not to mention three PlayBooks and a 9900 (work supplied).

Enjoy Kevin, flash it around at CES and show the type of phone a 'prosumer+' uses.


You got a Q30 pre-release for $149?!
You lucky man!


Wow! You going to send that to me Kevin? :D

Tim Smith from my Z10 on Rogers


The BlackBerry gods have been appeased. Well done Kevin-san.

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So, what does the girlfriend think about that.

Posted on my BlackBerry Q10, because I'm so Bloody Special.


$ you will need to buy the "Porsche Design" charger bundle!!!

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That P'9981 is looking good. Wouldn't mind getting my hands on a Q version of that.


Nice! Have fun! Don't forget a snazzy screen protector!

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Jim Wolfson

Amazingly poor value. It's true that money # brains.



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Jerale Hoard

Should I buy a BlackBerry Z10 P'9982 with the $2,000 dollars I have left from the military? T-Mobile doesn't look like they're releasing a Z30 anytime. It would be my money's worth to buy one of these.

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Just buy an unlocked Z30.


Do you think there will be a Porsche Design Z30?


I'm ready for the Mercedes AMG design now! What are they waiting for!

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OMG I am speechless and all I can do is *drool*

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That'll definitely be a conversation starter at CES! Nice video Kevin.

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Nice purchase Kevin! Worth every dollar I'm sure!

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Very nice

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I wish!!! Could always pawn by DateJust.. naw

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Though I'm not a fan of the model, I'm enjoying that you went out and got what you really wanted and shared the experience. Certainly makes me feel better about the coin I shelled out for my Z30. XD

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WTH! Lucky ass! Enjoy :D


Lucky mothafacka

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Would the porsche BlackBerry work for Verizon?

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Yes that should be the case as it is purchased unlocked at the Porsche Store. - C00012735 Posted on my Z30


No it won't!

The P'9982 is based on the GSM Z10 (STL 100-2/3), the Verizon network (STL 100-4) uses CDMA.

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Kevin, watch your back, you might get another event like Paris. A new pair of good Nike might be wise.

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Kevin - Which case you gonna use.

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Kevin ..... where do you get your money from? I want to work where you work.


A tad more expensive than the vitamins you were buying at CVS on the strip when I ran into you. Have a great week and hope everyone stays healthy!!

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Vitamins. Is that what they call them these days?

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Now go down to the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop and see how much Rick will give you for it, lol.



Great Buy

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Any chance of a comparison video? I type without seeing whether it has already been done....

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So jealous Kevin...better hook the that bad girl up to your pebble watch (saw that bad boy on your

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Easy come, easy go. Thanks for spending you money in the USA.

Kevin, I am curious if Blackberry provides any special support to someone who has purchased their elite phone? Do they call you personally and thank you for the purchase? Do you get a thank-you card...etc.



There's no thank you card, call or something, it's just a phone lol.
What you do get though is a special owners card (proof of owner for warranty) and a support hotline.

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You know, Kevin, just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber... you go and do something like this... and TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!!!

∑(っ °Д °; )っ (°□°;)

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10! 


Great movie. Great line... :)

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BlackBerry Z30 is gold to me.


Ummm, that's not the croc back! :O

Iggy City

Careful with that phone in France. ;)


Hope it's an unlocked phone! LOL

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Now that is one sweet phone!!!


Awesome Kevin!

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My name is Prem, I'm using BBM ... from my QuZe10 ...whatarhyme...

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Be ...tter buy than the $1500 iPhone 5s.

Get the Mugen battery for it, so you won't run out of juice and have a spare. 64GB on a Berry is awesome.

My name is Prem, I'm using BBM ... from my QuZe10 ...whatarhyme...


$2000 = My 2 months salary......


Damn I want one of those

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omega supreme

So that's how people role for crackberry? Can I work for crackberry?... what is the big difference of that phone other than it being designed by porche? Other than the keyboard does it do anything different than my z10??...are the keys made of platinum or moonrocks? I'm just trying to see the logic behind the purchase.

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1. It's Porsche

2. Isn't it obvious? The looks. That and the high quality materials alone is worth buying it...

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Obscenely priced... But I still want one.

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I stand to be corrected if need be, and it could be my delirium due to the weather here in Nova Scotia, but wasn't it dark when Kevin went into the store and daylight when he came out??

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Awesomeness: level 98

Sent flawlessly from my Z30!


Will the porsche design work on verizon? And if so where can u get it in new york?

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They had to count all those $1.00 bills...LOL

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I love the Z10, but I have to agree: 2k for a phone that is nothing more than a Z10 in a fancy case with some UI tweaks has me scratching my head. You could have bought two Z30s and gave one to the wife. That would have been a smarter investment. But hey, it's your money, right? At least you didn't piss it all on a craps table.

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!


Knew you'd need a case!

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Awesome good job son, I am proud of you.

BlackBerry 10 - Built to keep you moving


OMG, I thought Kevin is going to kill the Porsche P'9982 in some ways and had to drag the the end to see whether it's still alive. Luckily it is :D


Kevin is not actually a lucky guy... he is a smart guy... for investing US$2K, he will surely get more than that as ROI...

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Very nice. Wish I could do that.


Bacon Munchers

I'll just wait for it to go on sale next Month. ;)

PS - Leak us your square icon file, eh? I need it to compliment my Porsche wallpaper.


Should make a follow up video showing how the first thing you do is install the newest leak..... :)

Z30, a bit in the heavy side but the Carbonate beta case rocks!


Overrated...and I could afford 5 of them.

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So jealous.

~ it's not a phone, it's a BlackBerry


Nice... But Crazy ;-)


Oh my god!!!

Kevin must now be in good books of many who hated him for buying a 5s for 1500$..

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Congrats, enjoy.

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That's a Kick Ass Phone! Enjoy!


Absolute waste of money. I would could see dropping some cash on an exclusive Z30 or Q10 but this is a waste.

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Brutal Efficiency

Awesome video, mate.

Posted via my Z30.


I wish I could buy one this easy lol

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It's not too late for Christmas... Orthodox Christmas. :-)

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I'd be jealous if I didn't have my Z30. :P


Kevin, you're crazy :p. That's why we all love you

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Winston Loh

You are the man Kevin...thanks for sharing !


C. R. A. Z. Y. Expensive. But I like it.
Way to start your year, Kevin. I bet now BlackBerry Santa has his eyes on what a good boy you are now.


Nice, but I thought, you want the one with the "crocodile skin back".

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Serkle K

I'm not sure that purposely limiting the number of gold iPhones just to drive up sales on launch day makes it "exclusive." it's always going to be available to the public and at the same price as the other options out there. The Porche design BlackBerry is the epitome of exclusive, because only those that have the $$$ and gusto to buy it, can.

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Man, do the damned thing! I would if I could

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Better to give than receive. I'll be waiting for that Porsche BB!

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Accept 2000 1's. That was classic. Great buy K.


That girl looked curious. I Hope he demo'd BB10 for her.


I would spend that money on strip club instead... Hahaha... Just kidding!


Finally, Kevin got something useful!!


Wow wonder what kind of salary Kevin is annually making? Hmmm :/

9700 Bold2 > Q10


Hawt! You go Kevin!

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I like the display board in the window. Was it already there or did they put it up because they knew you'd be taping? If it was already there, then Porsche Design is doing more to market BlackBerry than AT&T stores do! :)


This just seems like something I would do if I were at CES in Vegas

Sent from the coolest BlackBerry In the world, The BlackBerry Z30!!!!!!!


THAT...Was a tough watch. Really tough. Native to Las Vegas, I'm about to lose my home here in foreclosure as this housing market is one of the worst in the nation, yet I live, eat, and breath BlackBerry to no end. More than an addiction, but this was a hard watch. God has blessed you Kevin, beyond what you've expected. Never take anything for granted, so use the phone in good health. Mazel Tov. Tough watch...


Why was it tough? I was emailed from a friend at BB that it was all setup. He never paid for it. They knew he was coming and filming ( the store signed a release). It was a freebie from BB just like all the other times.


When will see this purchase as a giveaway?


LOVE IT!! I wouldn't mind one either! =D If they made a Porsche Design Z30, I would be all over that too!!


Ok Kevin, now you should put it up in a contest. Everybody who wants to get sign up in the contest should buy something at least worth $10 from Crackberry store.

Visit my BBM Channel C000E96F6

Amy wineBerry

Am I the only one who appreciated all of the sexual innuendo in this video? That's what she saids all around.

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I wonder if it's the croco skin phone....

Ruslan Botsyurko

I'm happy for you Kevin. But still I think BlackBerry should have sent you one as a present, I feel you've done greater job than their marketing division!


Why the hell is being an iphone? He should be representing the BlackBerry community!

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I just ended up seeing the Pebble video by Rene and Phil. I never checked out any other videos done by any other Mobile Nations crew other than the CB family (Simon is a the only one a little off tho lol). And I am so glad that the CB family videos are so much better than the other MN guys.

Rene simply needs to go out there and make a Hip Hop video and turn into Eminem or something.
Thanks for doing a great job man!


I love BB but seriously that is just too much money for a phone


With pride, dignity. Gotta love that. However that is over my budget my $2000. :D

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Like your style Kevin.

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CBK... I am mildly envious. However, I am enjoying my Z30 just as much as I would be enjoying a P9982. possibly even more due to the larger and better battery. But hey, both are still amazing phones, right?

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I remember Bl1ze saying in his channel "I won't be there to stop Kevin from doing anything stupid "

Then I said... well, I remember that $500 clock app

And then thought, well, he should know by now...

It just seems I underestimated this guy.

You are now in my Bingo Book


Sweet. I would love the gold one... that's only happening in my dreams since I don't have the cash flow of those Kevin O'Leary type people :D


This is a brilliant video and it made me smile. Thanks, Kevin.


If you want to just give money away. Please send some my way


That is such a sweet phone!


everytime I watch a video of kevin A- I think he is becoming a douche, B- I think he is going to work for apple as he is becoming a douche and C- wonder how a geek with money suddenly becomes a douche?

also they all shake your hand as you leave as they are like, you just got ripped off and got me my sales figures for the year selling that phone, your a douche


Kevin, you suck! Should have given that money to her instead. For that price she could offer you far more satisfying service that you could make the video available to all of us to remember!


Stupid buy. Yeah, it's a nicer design then the BlackBerry Z10. But it is the same lame hardware. And the same os where so much doesn't work.

Funny. U pay 5times the price (Z10) for just a other hw-skin. For me personally, that's really stupid. U got much more for your money with one of the upcoming new BB phones. Are you using your phone or just looking at? I do pay for features and usability ... you pay much more for opticals. But this is just a phone, not a Rolex ;)