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We're Giving Away a BlackBerry PlayBook a week for Four weeks! Here's your 2nd Chance to Win!

BlackBerry PlayBook Contest - Your 2nd Chance!
By Kevin Michaluk on 2 Mar 2012 05:56 pm EST
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PlayBook Contest #2: Leave a comment to this blog post for your chance to win a free BlackBerry PlayBook and $100 in accessories from ShopCrackBerry.com! 

In honor of the recent release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 we're giving the community FOUR chances to win a free BlackBerry PlayBook. Each week it's a new contest. With Week 2 here, you're probably wondering who won the free PlayBook for Week #1... and that lucky winner is...

Week #1 Winner - scooby125

Week two is here, so drop a comment for your chance to win again, and then head on over to the BlackBerry PlayBook forums where the 2.0 craziness continues. Good luck!

CrackBerry's PlayBook Contest #2 Details

The Prize: Win a 16GB WiFi BlackBerry PlayBook + $100 in free PlayBook accessories from ShopCrackBerry.com

How to Enter: Just login to Crackberry and leave *single* a comment to this blog post! Tell us what you're loving about the PlayBook, OS 2.0 or CrackBerry!

The Details: Contest open worldwide. Contest #2 ends Wednesday, March 7th at Midnight PST.

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We're Giving Away a BlackBerry PlayBook a week for Four weeks! Here's your 2nd Chance to Win!

4762 Comments

Hope I have better luck on week 2!
I would love to have a Playbook!
It would make my job so much easier and maybe even throw in a little fun.

I love the ability to use my Blackberry Bold Keyboard with the Playbook, thats really great, didn´t see this feature on any other Tablet.

Come on, I can take that playbook from the cold of the great white north and give it a warm tropical home in the caribbean. No cold playbook left behind :)

I would really love a chance to try out the playbook. Being able to bbm on such a big screen would add a whole new dimension to bbm. :)

Having a playbook is really worth it....having os 2.0 on it is really cool....I surely like to win...Additions like words suggestion and new keypad is really cool in 2.0. Messaging feature is also a superb addition....

I LOVE the BlackBerry PlayBook and would really enjoy the Tablet. I have used blackberry for several years now and this would be a great gift. I also really love the blog, keeps me up to date and entertained. Thank you!

James

Let's hope the second time around is the charm!!! Would love to have one for my wife... so she doesn't keep 'borrowing' mine ;)

I just love sitting on the couch sending tweets to my wife across the room who is using an ipad2. This way i can also be telling her how superior the Playbook is.

I love that Crackberry is honest. So many sites dedicated to a device have such a biased love for that product. Crackberry is critical when necessary and praising when needed.

I use it daily. Thanks for that.

Now what I want is to be able to view it on my spanking new PlayBook bridged to the 9900 I just got.

Please... Pretty please... with sugar and BlackBerry 10 on top?

Corey

Drop mine down my steep driveway and cracked the back corner of the bezel off. Screen is good but I want another one please. (put otterbox on now as well)

I want a  Playbook! Ipad is child's play, it's for my 4 y.o. daughter. Mama gotta have a Playbook!
•MeGa•ToRcH•

BlackBerry Playbook is grrrrreat for the native email, android player,the blackberry bridging with my smartphone, Crackberry.com rrrock !!!!!! U GUYS R AWESSSSOME !!!

Pick me Keeeeevvvinnnnn, please please pleaseeee :D
Would love to get my hands on a playbook! OS 2.0 is FREAKKKING AWESSOOM ...
I like the appointment feature in the calendar when you can see the most resent updates of the person you have a meeting with. Nice integration.
I LOVE IT,LOVE IT ! I WANT TO WIN!!!!!! :)

Hi,
Now RIM realized their mistakes and start showing the improvement from device n all the way to OSs. sameway we want to see crackberry site need to improve thieir sites . Specially, they need to improve their site performance.very slow

Ohh Come on come to me PlayBook..
Second change must win win win.. hahaha..:D
Thanks CrackBerry !

tap tap..
alunkkk out.. =))

all my friends have playbooks and video chat one another and im the only one left out, please sent me a playbook, crackberry #1

a friend of mine showed me his playbook at school with the new os and i gotta say that remote control feature is tooo sick!! i really want a pb!!!

With the OS 2.0 Playbook can show to the world that it can kick Ipad 2 in the butt. Keep up the good work Crackberry!

I already have a playbook... but if I was to win this one, I would give it to my dad. He has an old curve he still uses and keeps asking me about the iPhone. If he sees what the future of BB is going to be I might be able to make him stay.

What I'm loving about os 2.0? I love using the remote control and doing the open link on playbook.

Win or Lose i'm still happy with 2.0!

Just loving OS 2.0! The PB is awesome. Would certainly like to win one for other family members.

RIM, keep the good things coming and can't wait for the BB10 phones to launch and give the competition something to drool over!

Just loving OS 2.0! The PB is awesome. Would certainly like to win one for other family members.

RIM, keep the good things coming and can't wait for the BB10 phones to launch and give the competition something to drool over!

I love my BB Pearl - the Verizon store folks laugh when I tell them that. Too bad for them. I looked at the iPad but don't like Apple's business model. The PlayBook sounds perfect! I refuse to be locked into one company!

Benn GLU-ED to CB since the days of my first 8900, when I got SO much help from the forums. Now I'm a Crackberry "Abuser" and love giving back!!!!

That's why I love crackberry.

I've always chosen Blackberry Playbook over iPad.. and yeah I always get the: "you're do dumb" insults lol. But I know very well what I'm going for. I really really hope I win this Playbook device and prove to them my reasons. Thanks Blackberry & Crackberry. :)

Ive never had a blackberry playbook before I hope I would be able to win but I doubt it though D:

Thanks again for all the cool giveaways

A matching pair would be nice. Then I might have someone to actually use the videoconferencing app with!

Who wouldn't want to win one?
If Id be so lucky my girfrend get's it.
So she'll stay the heck away from mine :)
Specially when I can sideload Android apps on OS2 and she can play wordfeud :)
What I like about Crackberry? Whats not to like?
Latest news, unbiased info, good shop eveything a Blackberry fan needs.

Crackberry.com has been my favourite site for many years. I'd love to win PB for my son:), who already has a BB! Bridge features in OS 2.0 are great!

Blackberry is so awesome . The creation of the playbook defines technology. would love to own one. keep it up RIM!

Rad site. Loving how fluid OS 2.0 feels. Remote bridge is sweet for surfing the web on my high definition with my torch. Keep it up

Wow!! The Playbook...is that awesome, warm fuzzy feeling you get when you know it is right for you! Sure there are other tablets out there, but for me, Blackberry is where it is at!

Crackberry has always brought us the best up to date information about BB's everywhere! I love Crackberry alsmost as much as I would love a playbook. :D

RIMs-Pegasus-2012
arising from the ashes with a new song

So here it is... Why I want to win an extra playbook for my daughter in England who is a Blackberry 9900 user fan...

I originally invested in RIM back in 1999, but have been using an HTC touchscreen unlimited internet data plan cellphone since 2008 and an Itouch for wifi as these were the best products on the market at the time...
The Ipad and Iphone came long but didn't offer anything extra that this combo didn't already do and certainly costs more...
The new Playbook OS2 convinced me it was time to upgrade to a Playbook/Blackberry 9900 combo as this gave me the best use of a conveniently sized wifi tablet tethered to a touchscreen cellphone with 3G access (secure and compressed data usage)...the phone now works as a keyboard/mouse as well, thus turning the playbook into a portable PC...

I understand there will be a HOTSPOT upgrade coming shortly that will make the phone even better for using with netbooks...(his and hers access via one 3g account)

So this Playbook offers so many advantages in combination with a BB phone...besides Emails, Flash capability for movies/youtube, multi-windows panning, the Instant Messenger - BBM allows my wife to keep in direct contact with our daughter in London England, (winning the Playbook would allow them to VidChat as well..crossing fingers)

The sound is phenomenal compared to a netbook or an itouch...picture quality HD1080..yes!!!
Did I mention the FlashVideos ? oh and camera both sides...(videochat)
The apps are coming along (I recall when Itouch first came out...apps were slow to appear as well, but are now everywhere...so I expect the same with the Blackberry...already seeing many surprises...like Poynt, Splashtop, Overdrive)

You've got a winner here..from a pricing point as well...So as of Feb 21st, I am now a converted true user of the combo - Playbook/Blackberry 9900...

All I can say is - rising from the ashes - you should be singing a new song and convincing all the existing Blackberry users to tether up to a Playbook....

as a sidenote: when sitting around a dinner table, one of our friends BB suddenly rang,
"Honey it's your Playbook calling your BB, when are you coming home? It misses you."

After the 2.0 update, the PlayBook has been completely transformed from a simple curiosity to a real workhorse that has great gaming abilities on tap for both native and Android games.

I say this because RIM really hit one out of the park with the update and my current PB (which I really need to accessorize) has been transformed. Features I never expected were added that I never expected such as folders (at the GUI level) which are similar to iOS but have the wonderful icon flair from TAT that we have really not given much credit to.

I still rock my T-Mobile 9700 and paired with my PB (with tethering support), I take it nearly everywhere and I always get asked "Is that an iPad?" to which I humbly reply with glee "Nope, it's a BlackBerry tablet" and show them some of the amazing features in 2.0 that was a real put-off in earlier OS releases. The keyboard is near perfect and most people who never seen one in the wild are amazed at the browsing speed even through T-Mobile 3G speeds.

The PlayBook is a wonderful device and while I still own an iPad, I find myself using the PlayBook far more often than I expected.

I would love to win. I love blackberry's and really know they're going to make a bounce back! "The Rimpire Strikes Back!"
- jkomo001

No doubt, os2 is better than the previous one. But the best of all is for me to win this contest! Pick me, my love crackberry!

What I love from my playbook : the spec is awesome for that range of price.
What I love from OS 2 : UI, Bridge feature such as Remote, Native Email.
What I love from CrackBerry : You guys awesome! Every information I want, I can find it here.

I appreciate the work put in to help newbies and non techie folk like myself get the most out of their playbooks. the tutorial on sideloading apps has made a useful device become a kick-ass tablet!
Many thanks to Crackberry

cant say anything abt the playbook or os 2.0 since i havent tried them out but i love crackberry :D been using it for the past 4years

RIMs-Pegasus-2012
arising from the ashes with a new song

So here it is... Why I want to win an extra playbook for my daughter in England who is a Blackberry 9900 user fan...

I originally invested in RIM back in 1999, but have been using an HTC touchscreen unlimited internet data plan cellphone since 2008 and an Itouch for wifi as these were the best products on the market at the time...
The Ipad and Iphone came long but didn't offer anything extra that this combo didn't already do and certainly costs more...
The new Playbook OS2 convinced me it was time to upgrade to a Playbook/Blackberry 9900 combo as this gave me the best use of a conveniently sized wifi tablet tethered to a touchscreen cellphone with 3G access (secure and compressed data usage)...the phone now works as a keyboard/mouse as well, thus turning the playbook into a portable PC...

I understand there will be a HOTSPOT upgrade coming shortly that will make the phone even better for using with netbooks...(his and hers access via one 3g account)

So this Playbook offers so many advantages in combination with a BB phone...besides Emails, Flash capability for movies/youtube, multi-windows panning, the Instant Messenger - BBM allows my wife to keep in direct contact with our daughter in London England, (winning the Playbook would allow them to VidChat as well..crossing fingers)

The sound is phenomenal compared to a netbook or an itouch...picture quality HD1080..yes!!!
Did I mention the FlashVideos ? oh and camera both sides...(videochat)
The apps are coming along (I recall when Itouch first came out...apps were slow to appear as well, but are now everywhere...so I expect the same with the Blackberry...already seeing many surprises...like Poynt, Splashtop, Overdrive)

You've got a winner here..from a pricing point as well...So as of Feb 21st, I am now a converted true user of the combo - Playbook/Blackberry 9900...

All I can say is - rising from the ashes - you should be singing a new song and convincing all the existing Blackberry users to tether up to a Playbook....

as a sidenote: when sitting around a dinner table, one of our friends BB suddenly rang,
"Honey it's your Playbook calling your BB, when are you coming home? It misses you."

I know that it is 50/50 chance of my name being picked to win, I am still hoping to get one and give it to my sis who is contemplating on getting an iToy......BE BOLD!!!

Congrats scooby 125!

I love the new features in Playbook 2.0 and the many great coverage by team Crackberry! =)

Why do I want a playbook?
After all it's only a tablet
But showing it off is a good look
And it's how my partner and I met!

I love the feel of the new OS - I mean, I loved the original, but this just brings it! And of course, Crackberry helps keep me (in)sane!

I would love a PlayBook for my mother so I can video chat with her from wherever I am at......I LOVE my playbook, my wife loves hers, my son loves his and my daughter is getting hers soon....

I'm loving the new native email and calendar apps! They're a great value proposition - especially for non-BlackBerry smartphone users!

Thanks CB!

actually i love blackberry phones...but i could not afford for it...
now by seeing rim playbook i fall in love with it..it has nice look nd it is fast had 5mp cam...
and more loving thing about it is it supports android apps...
i will try to afford it by doing anything...

actually i love blackberry phones...but i could not afford for it...
now by seeing rim playbook i fall in love with it..it has nice look nd it is fast had 5mp cam...
and more loving thing about it is it supports android apps...
i will try to afford it by doing anything...

actually i love blackberry phones...but i could not afford for it...
now by seeing rim playbook i fall in love with it..it has nice look nd it is fast had 5mp cam...
and more loving thing about it is it supports android apps...
i will try to afford it by doing anything...

i really want a blackberry playbook to go with my bold 9900 which im getting in april. ive always loved blackberry but have never been able to afford a blackberry phone let alone a playbook :) . id love to win a playbook becuase i'd never otherwise get one. my faivourite feature of playbook os 2 is the android player as well as the all the new blackberry bridge features and the intergrated messaging. i also love the great calender app.

btw i love kevins white bold 9900 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9SzMdS76g0
thank you for this chance :)

I've bought 4 PBs for my family members, convinced 5 co-workers to buy PBs, I think I deserve to win a PB for myself !!! Long live RIM :)

PB is great...and even better with OS 2.0. A 7" powerhouse. It has all the apps I need, but I want more TAT creations.

Friendly advice for RIM: Reduce time for boot-up to <30 sec. It used to be ~1 minute, but is now 2+ mins for OS 2.0. This is perfectly fine for a tablet, but won't be acceptable for BB10 phones.

Love Rim and Crackberry.com
Playbook is awesome, love the new native email and calendar of OS 2.0

I am really enjoying my PB, even more so with 2.0.

When I got it just before Christmas, I was a little overwhelmed with the idea of trying to justify owning one. Now I can't stop thikning of ways to use it and things to do with it.

I"m impressed with it's capabilities and how it works into my life. While there are a few simple things missing or that I would add, I'd still recommend it to anyone.

Which brings me to:
If I win a PlayBook, I will be sending it to my sister-in-law who lives on the other side of the States from us. Being so far away is really hard on my wife and SIL, who are twins. I'be been trying really hard to get her sister to look into getting a blackberry, but her husband wants her to have nothign to do with it. He's in love with his Droid

But, if I can get her a Playbook, my wife and her twin can video chat all they want and it would be a great way to introduce my SIL into the BB ecosystem. I bet once my SIL and her husband see what BB can do, I'll have them both hooked

Please help me do this, CrackBerry. This would be HUGE.

I'd love to win! I don't have a playbook :( My husband just got a Droid tablet. I told him to get the playbook, it was better. I would love to prove to him that the playbook is better. Thank you in advance.

Love the Playbook because everyone else in the world has either an iPad an Android Tablet or Both and the playbook is the most underrated tablet out there, to be able to flaunt the fact that I have one to the iPads and Androids of the World would be amazing!

Awesome, thanks again! I love the compact size of the Playbook. Always have, it will help me support others out in the field. I just have not been able to get my hands on one yet :/. Hopefully you can help me out with this... Lets do this! C'mon CrackBerry! :)

Well I would like to win this Blackberry PlayBook because my PlayBook got stolen through the mail for X-Mas(I missing it for months now) & my mom doesn't want to spend anymore money on buying me a next one. PLUS I NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE NEW OS2 or even the old one, I love all the new features it makes me feel really sad everyday I don't wake up with my PlayBook next to me I would really appreciate it CrackBerry, Thank you!

Rozay

I love this site becuase: It is the best place for blackberry updates. Rather than hunting around google for something reliable!
Thanks for the contest! Some of us (are young, and have shitty jobs as of now while we are in school, and winning one could help us out indeed!)
:D

Having a playbook in Zimbabwe is like bringing 50kg's of the best braai boerewors sausages to your mates, and saying to them,"Guys this is all I have". Everyone will be like, "Wow, HE IS the man". Blackberry is the definition of "swag" that can't be stolen because you can trace it back. The best thing to me on the pb is definitely the remote feature on os2, that's sweeeeeeet!

Well I would like to win this PlayBook because my Playbook that I was getting for X-Mas got lost or stolen through the mail(Its been missing for months now :( and I haven't even experience the other OS & now that I've OS2 came out all the features looks truly amazing> It hurts my everyday not having my PlayBook experiencing the blackberry fever I Have LOL :P and seeing all my friends with theirs. My mom doesn't want to be a next one fearing it would happen again but, I'll take this chance again CrackBerry it would really being one of the happiest moments in my life. Thanks for holding another contest.

Rozay

Finally, a device I can pair up with my BB and watch movies on. Plus with the new native email app for the playbook, this device just became a must have for BB fanatics and professionals.

I felt I didn't need one with all the functionality of my 9900, but I just was playing around with my father-in-laws 32GB, and I'm starting to wonder if I'd use one. Interesting!

Native email and calendar in 2.0. Would love to pair it up with my 9650 (or my 9930 or BB10, whichever comes first when I'm eligible for a phone upgrade). Liking the freshened UI and would like it even more in my own hands!

Gotta love the playbook. Easy to use and gives people a less expensive alternative to the Ipad.

Loving my Playbook! I now leave my paperback publications at home and read straight from the e-reader application while checking emails, appointments and making phone calls all from my Playbook!

Congrats scooby125!!!

I love the PlayBook OS 2.0. I had the iPad and Touchpad, but none of them make me feel excited like the PlayBook. I love the bridge that allow me to use see all the messages and calendar entries from the berry, and can manage them on a bigger screen with touch-enabled. To me, it's not a problem when the PlayBook OS 1.0 doesn't have the native email or calendar. I have them all in the berry and don't want another place to keep them. However have them on the new OS doesn't harm me. Now the OS2.0 has the Android Player, and I can live in the both worlds. It looks like the Android apps will fulfill somewhat "entertainment" functions that the PlayBook is missing. I don't use tablet much for entertainment, most of the time I install games on it for my niece to play with, and now it becomes easier.

Hopefully what we see in the WCM with Confetti (correct me if I'm wrong) become true in a near, near future. I'd love to see that the collaboration become easier, funnier with the new app.

I love Crackberry because it organizes all of the rumors, facts, and news on upcoming blackberry devices and when i have a problems with my blackberry crackberry.com is the first place i go for help
PICK ME CRACKBERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will- There is not a damn thing i do not love about playbook or os 2.0, the boys in the Bold commercials say it exactly how I would, "I need tools, not toys"

Just got a new PlayBook, love it. Much better than my Android. Hope I win another, give it to the better half.

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