With 2014 fast approaching, we're taking some time to look back at the year that was 2013. It was a crazy year for us in sooo many ways. BlackBerry 10 launched. We even moved our office to Toronto and to New York to show our support. We did things we have never done before, like CrackBerry Live at BlackBerry World. We published a LOT of content this year.
On the video front, we published more original videos to CrackBerry's YouTube channel this year than ever before. 877 videos to be precise (and that excludes Talk Mobile content, where we published a whack load more). Our videos spanned all forms of BlackBerry goodness - from device unboxings and OS walkthroughs, to helpful tutorials, drunken drop tests and even a BlackBerry bikini photo shoot.
Below you can re-watch the top 13 videos we posted to CrackBerry in 2013. There's some good stuff in there. It's going to be tough to top it in 2014, but we're definitely going to try. Enjoy the vids!!
Our top video of 2013 is our BlackBerry Q10 first look and review. It's pretty wild that this video takes the crown -- especially with all of the Z10 love we gave out at the beginning of the year. Go Q10!
Q10 in first and second - crazy! We got some hands-on time with our good friend Jeff Gadway at BlackBerry who showed us the ins and outs of the BlackBerry Q10 and made us drool like crazy!
This one took a bit of prep to pull off, but we wanted to pack as much BlackBerry 10 into one ten-minute video as we could. We tried our best to get everything in here and I think we did a pretty good job!
This one pretty much speaks for itself, so I'll just be quiet. And remember, we ended up giving away 11 free BlackBerry 10 phones in our What Would You Do for a BlackBerry 10 phone contest, not the original 10 we promised, so I don't want to see any controversial comments on this one! ;)
This was one of the entries in our What Would You Do for a BlackBerry 10 Phone contest. It unfortunately wasn't our winner but it did get some crazy views anyway.
More Q10 love! This was our first look video with the BlackBerry Q10. Plenty of classic BlackBerry, QWERTY love in this one.
With the latest leaked OS' for BB10 you have the ability to install Android APK files right on the device. Before that you had to use a mildly lengthy sideloading method to get things done. In this video Simon showed us just how to make it happen.
This was a surprise winner for the year. The winning entry of our BBM4ALL Video contest, this one is the newest of the bunch but managed to sneak into the top 10!
The Q5 may not be a big seller, but it definitely caused a buzz. We went hands-on the first chance we had.
Rounding out the top 10 is our Z10 unboxing. It's probably the best production we've ever put into an unboxing but it seems like it paid off. Z10 FTW!
This was our "go big or go home" video of the year. We charged full-steam ahead into BlackBerry 10 and gave it the best damn video walkthrough we could.
We proven over and over that people still love unboxings, and the Z30 was no exception. It was a big device launch this year so people we anxious to see the goods.
The last on our list was one of the best! We went all-in with the BlackBerry Z10 in this video review.