ShopCrackBerry Update: BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboards *finally* starting to ship!

By Kevin Michaluk on 4 May 2012 06:23 pm EDT

To all of the BlackBerry PlayBook owners out there who pre-ordered their BlackBerry Mini Keyboard from, I have good news...  we're finally receiving inventory and they are starting to ship! As we noted previously, the Mini Keyboard launch has been a little bit *weird* compared to other BlackBerry accessory rollouts, with suppliers being delayed on receiving inventory. 

When I got word that our first wave of shipments would arrive today, I dropped by Accessory HQ to welcome the PlayBook Mini Keyboards personally. As you'll see in the video, our awesome e-commerce team wasted no time in getting the orders processed and out the door. 

Take note - orders are being processed in the order that they were placed. If you weren't at the front of the line you may have to wait a little longer, as our first batch wasn't big enough to cover all backorders. But now that the inventory is finally flowing, it shouldn't take us too long to catch up. As for the first twenty five customers who have been waiting the longest, we have a special surprise for you. Watch the video to see what it is. :)

I want to thank all of our customers for their ongoing support and patience. We give it our all every single day to deliver the best services and experience possible, and appreciate your business!

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ShopCrackBerry Update: BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboards *finally* starting to ship!


Kevin, how you do it, to be at so many places at the same time? I know you use your blackberry to teleport, but I suspect you use other tricks also. :) Rock and Roll.

Yeh, the kickstand sucks. waste of $110. Pairing is a pain in the a$$. Not too bad, but really, the stand-by time is good. Wish it was a clam-shell/lap-dock. No reason for it not to be except lack of planning and R&D.

Quit being a whining bitch. I have mine and its very good. I also have a hipstreet for my other. I like the size of the rim, standby is great, and as far as bt lag/hook up - get a grip. Why not complain that there is not a direct thought interface for the pb.

I also want a button Kevin! And if that's my design on the button, that's awesome that you gave one to Thorsten!

I got my confirmation it shipping at 3:34, a couple hours before this was posted. I am excited thinking I am John from Ny. It's not like John is a common name lol

That is a pretty impressive set-up you have there Kevin! Can you make a video of your daily activities and operations?

You guys do know that ShopCrackberry is in Florida don't ya along with the other Mobile Nations supplies.


Also I can't wait for mine... I almost cancelled my preorder a few times. I guess a month and a half delay for something from RIM should be expected, sadly

Once we catch up on our back orders we'll change the status to In Stock.

That said, you can still order it today to get into the queue. Orders are filled in the order received, so the sooner you order the sooner you'll get it.

We still have a good chunk of backorders to fill, but now that inventory is flowing we should be able to catch up fairly soon. Our e-commerce team is really on top of it.


LOWER shipping rates cause are way too high. I am fom greece and i have to pay about 74$ for shipping and the price of keyboard is around 110$. I buy all the time electronic gadgets from u.s. and i know that shipping cost (through ups) is around 15-20$ dollars for shipping to greece...