Win a FREE $2,000 Porsche Design BlackBerry courtesy of CrackBerry Kevin!

Win Kevin's Porsche Design BlackBerry!
By Kevin Michaluk on 15 May 2012 02:06 pm EDT

3 Ways To Win: Leave a comment to this post or follow @crackberrykevin on twitter and add +Kevin Michaluk to your circles on Google+. Do all three for three chances to win!

* Update - May 15th, 2012: OK folks, this is it. Today is the final day to get entered to win my Porsche Design BlackBerry! If you're not in on the contest yet, what are you waiting for?! I'll be announcing the winner here tomorrow on CrackBerry! *

Original Post - April 27th, 2012: As the world's #1 BlackBerry Fanboy, I take pride in always having the latest and greatest BlackBerry. So when the $2,000 Porsche Design P'9981 Smartphone from BlackBerry went on sale in North America, I just had to have it. The P'9981 is an exclusive (and expensive!) smartphone that gets a *lot* of attention thanks to its distinct styling and limited availability. As I mentioned in my P'9981 Review, you kind of feel like a celebrity just owning one.

And as much I enjoy using the P'9981 and being a member of the newly-formed Club P'9981 owners group, I've decided it's time to pay my P'9981 forward to a lucky member of the CrackBerry community. As was pointed out to me in an email I received from a reader earlier this week, the Fearless Leader of CrackBerry Nation should rock a BB more representative of the 99% of CrackBerry Nation, not the < 1%. I couldn't agree more. So I'm back on my white Bold 9900 and my P'9981 is up for grabs! 

How to Win Kevin's P'9981: So this is it... your chance to win my slightly used but not abused Porsche Design BlackBerry. And because this contest prize is so awesome, I'm going to give you three ways and three chances to win:

  • Chance #1 - Leave a single comment to this post (tell me why you want my P'9981!)
  • Chance #2 - Follow me on twitter: @crackberrykevin
  • Chance #3 - Add me to your circles on Google+: +Kevin Michaluk

That's it. Do any of the above and you're entered. This contest is open worldwide. Contest ends May 15th at Midnight PST. The winner will be announced May 16th (my birthday!). Best of luck! And let's hope OS 7.1 is available for the P'9981 by the time you get my P'9981! :)

Reader comments

Win a FREE $2,000 Porsche Design BlackBerry courtesy of CrackBerry Kevin!



Wow. With this I could officially be the coolest person in my office. Let's help a lifelong dream come true!

3 mins when kevin tweeted on his PLAN for doing this, i told him to giv eit to me. Kevin you owe me that phone!

Ok, here is the deal - If you first don't "win" - try, try again - and it would look great in my hand and my Passat. Sorry not a Porsche but kinda related. : -) ....

I would love the opportunity to win and with my 9800 going down for the count the timing couldn't be any better!

I am in desperate need of a new BlackBerry!!!

It took years to convert over to a smartphone, but when I did I wanted a BlackBerry! This was mostly because everyone in my family had a BlackBerry! I finally converted over to my current BlackBerry Storm 9550. At times this phone has its "faults" but I love my BBerry! My whole family has switched, two of them to Androids and two of them to the dreaded iPhone. I have handled them both and I find myself running back to my Storm2!!! I have been waiting for my update because I need a Bold!! I am the youngest child in the family and I have never been at the apex of gadgetry, I need the opportunity to prove that I have the best, coolest phone! Not just because I got a beautiful Porsche inspired phone, but because loyalty should be rewarded!
My father used to take me to my little league games in a beautiful cream Porsche Carrera and since that point Porsche has always held a place of elegance in my heart. When the Porsche Inspired P'9981 was released, I heard about the specs on Crackberry! I instantly wanted one but I also knew that unless I won the lottery there was no way that I was going to afford such a large expense on the phone. So I have been waiting for the point when I could afford the upgrade and reward myself with a new 9930! But when it was announced that you had decided to throw your P'9981 to the people, I knew that it was the one chance to fulfill all of my dreams! Not only have the coolest phone in the family BUT grasp something that has such a strong link to my childhood. Thank you for the opportunity, and I appologize for running long. BlackBerry Forever! CrackBerry for Life!!!

'cos I've got a playbook and I love it - have become a born again blackberrite! - but don't have a smart phone yet. Want a bb and this would be a massive help in my missionary work. Also help with the application development - the playbook has inspired me to return to coding after 10 years of mendicantcy - will be submitting my first in a few weeks. Thankyou blackberry - you've given me a new life, now I just need the phone to go with it. Go on crackberry - you know it makes sense :-)

Wooooooowww, what a prize! I love it,

Hope I am the winner, it would be great, I promise to put the crackberry logo as wallpapers for the rest of the device life.

Good afternoon fellow Crack-Berry Heads! I'd LOVE get in the oh-so-elite Porsche Design cool people's club. I fear for my future coolness in the eyes of friends, co-workers and family without it! Cheers!
Long Live The RIMpire!!!

I would like to win the p' 9981 because this is the phone that RIM tried hard to make distinctive. And it would be nice to own the phone that blackberry's most famous fanboy coveted for so long (or was that the white 9900?)... anywho... would love to have it. :)

Well, "the reason why I want it" that's a good question. Maybe because it is a perfect match for my Porsche Design glasses and watch. Or it is because I need it to replace my old Storm. Anyway, happy birthday to you.

Me encantaría tener la P'9981 ya que es lo más parecido a un Porsche que voy a tener en mi vida, jejej... :)

Thanks Kevin for this nice gift.


I network across the country. Can imagine many people giving Blackberry a 2nd and 3rd look when they see me pull the P9981 out of my pocket.

Reason: It will match perfectly with my Porsche Design Shoes and (future) Glasses :)
Twitter - done
Google Plus - done

SEA with Bold Black 9900

I love this phone and I love blackberry and That's why I really want to win pls. You will know ill appreciate it so much and take such good care of it!

This would also be my first berry and I badly need one because my playbook is getting lonely I think he needs a life partner.

I want it for the plain and simple fact....that is freakn COOL!!!!! I don't think I'll ever own a Porsche, so this would be my chances....Thanks

If I win, this will be my fancy, going-out-on-the-town BB. I'll put on my best underpants, my least holey jeans and concert tee, some giant sunglasses, and people will just assume I am some incognito celeb when they see me rocking the 9981.

Everyone has said what has to be said about getting their hands on the porsche design phone, it looks great but I don't know how it would feel like when you use it I mean its keyboard. It is still a bold9900 underneath

Brother, to be honest, I'm a Nokia fanboy (Windows Phone) and I'm blogger (I have my tech site), so, sincerely, I'd like to try and taste a BlackBerry platform in this BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 to see what I'm missing (many people tell me BB is good, but I don't think so at all, seriously), so, that's why I want to win your Porsche Design.

I Should be really Lucky to have it as my first BlackBerry Smart Luxury Phone. :)
Count me in KEVIN....

apart from by Playbook

Wow. You're giving people gifts on your birthday when you should be the one getting them, lol. Anyway, Happy Birthday and hopefully i'm the winner. :D!!!

I guess some people think that this phone is ugly, but I truly think it is a beautiful phone. I would be proud to walk around showing off the very special previously-owned-by-Crackberry -Kevin-Porches. I have never won a Crackberry contest, so winning a Kevin-sponsored contest would be extra special. Best of luck to us all!

I need the Porsche because my 9780 is old and slow verrryy slow... and annoying... Need a Porsche!! :D

I think I should get it because I am a die hard BlackBerry fan.
And I think I could rival Kevin for the #1 BlackBerry fanboy spot.

I'm in - - - 'cause I NEVER win anything.

Don'tcha feel sorry for me?

Please? Aw, c'mon Kevin. PLEASE??????????

Would love a P'9981 BlackBerry phone. Such an unique design! Would look great on my business meetings! Hope to win this giveaway! 3xChances! Letz go!

I'll never be able to have a real Porsche (car), so it would be so cool to have the Porsche phone!!! Plus a couple of buttons have fallen off my 9900 and I could use a replacement :(

Would love the P'9981 to replacement 9700 and own a piece of BlackBerry greatness. Plus I can then pass my 9700 on to my mum lol.

BlackBerry Bold 9700
BlackBerry Playbook

i would loveeee to win one because i am a big blackberry fanatic and this wold just add to my collection :D

Kevin's Porches Design BlackBerry, the perfect prize for the #1 fanboy of the #1 BlackBerry fanboy! Hope I win!

Ohhh, Kevin, please I would love to have your phone. And the reason - because I could never, ever afford to buy one and I'm getting seriously bored with my Bold 9930.

Been using this website for quite a while now, though never thought of making an account until now, just for this competition! Oooh how this phone would beat my three year old 8520!

I'd love to have this one. Wouldn't need another phone for a while and it's fits with my love of Porsche.

I could really use this phone because I could really use an upgrade from my 9700. Plus it looks awesome.

It would be way AWESOME to win. Then I could feel like an elite group of people. Those who don't worry about costs. Unlike me, the lower middle class. Lol. But then again I have the BOLD 9900 +Playbook, so I am already part of an elite group. Lol

At first I wasn't sure I wanted it, then I realized my Bold currently has a hangover and needs to be given away, so what better way to replace a Bold than to get another Bold!

I'd like to own a P'9981 because, c'mon, it's just beautiful. Perfect design, UI, color and shape. Powerful phone and elegant design.

YES PLEASE CRACKBERRY! I reckon that winning in this contest is MUCH more possible than winning the lottery, so I decided to give it a shot. P'9981 is the SLEEEEEEKEST phone ever. YES PLEASE!

At at&t store reps usually push you to buy iphone and android, not blackberry even having them in display. And on stores that have the playbook they offer you the other tablets and not the playbook. So I would go to them and ask for a blackberry and when they start telling me to get something else I'll flash my p9981 to shut them up. And yes this is a Blackberry you #*!?@, not the junk you try to sell.

After I traded my iphone 4 in for my first ever blackberry (bold 9900) I was in love. I went and bought a playbook and stopped using my ipad. Nothing, and I mean nothing would be better then a P9981 for my birthday (may 6th).

Hey I'm in)

Lost all my chances in Playbook contest, i hope ill win at least this one.

Well i know that this bb is so expensive and unique, but... having it would have been awesome. It really makes you stand out of the crowd that is full of that iPhone and HTC stuff)

This phone is awesome. By releasing it RIM proven themselves as one of the best smartphone builders.

Hope ill win at least here) Thanks for giving us a chance!


For almost 3 years now, I have been using an original Palm Pre. I am looking for something else. I was checking out the 9930 the other day. I thought it might make a nice companion for my Playbook. Perhaps this P'9981 would be a good alternative. Hook me up. What networks can this thing be used on?

Hi my name is Ruben,

I live in the Netherlands, and i devoted my whole life to blackberry since i bought my first one.
Blackberry is a new way of thinking. Its not just a smartphone, every aspect of it is amazing. The little details like: when you hold down shift and move the cursor, results in selecting text. Which was an excellent way of selecting a text, even better(!) than every smart/touch phone on the market. And little things like having an devoted button for speaker while calling ! ITS GREAT. EVERYTHING IS GREAT. And even if, if, if, (yes three times) blackberry will be the phone that only got like 20.000 customers (in the Netherlands) left. I would be the one who has one. Just because blackberry is perfect for me in any way.

I certainly don't need an Porsche Design blackberry let that be clear. But i think no'one needs one.
But it would be a fantastic exclusion an famous feeling, and a wonderful honor to be finally be someone walking around with de the Porsche Desing Blackberry P'9981! If that would be the case, happening. I will never ever, be someone who is just like the ordinary. And feel like the guys that (in contrary with me) can afford one. I will feel the same feeling as you do Kevin. And that said. I totally understand the whole review you written on Crackberry about the P'9981 without even having one.

It would be an ENOURMOUS pleasure.

Thanks in effort for reading.

Ruben van 't Oever

So I am thinking if I write the longest post, I will get the berry. Problem is I don't have time to do it. So here's to winning, and if I win it, that will prove that the way the winner is picked is totaly random as this is not the longest post after all.......

I always talk about how, when in the board room of a law firm or a client's office, devices are often about status and image and not what they can do. For this very reason I would love to win this phone. Indeed, this phone can do very little the Bold 9900/9930 can do on our favorite networks. But what it can do that the Bold 9900/9930 is impress and stun others in the board room. This in the pinnacle that image. Love the design, or hate it, it speaks volumes. Awesome. Here's hoping I'm the one that has it.

Wow this is awesome Kevin. Would love to win this phone. In my part of the world the chances of even having a glimpse of this phone is close to zero. Putting up your own phone just makes it more awesome.

CB rules! Kevin you rock!

I would love to win so i could give it to my wife, she has a sad curve that is so close to dead and so far from an upgrade. It would be hot to see her rockin a P-Berry! Thanks for the chance Kevin.


I would love to have this phone, Add it to the list of all the other blackberry phones I have owned starting back with the 8830 world edition phone.

I would like to win one of those phones just because anything that has blackberry written on it, its awsome!

Been planning to buy a new phone. Just waiting for the Curve 9320 (this would be my first BB phone) once it's released. However, my colleagues just won't stop yammering that any smartphone is a better choice than BB. Now, I wonder what they will say if I get my hands on a P'9981. That would be THE WIN moment for me for sure. Haha.

Me please! I am travelling to Lebanon soon and many people there are about owning the latest and greatest. Me owning one will be great marketing for the P'9981. It will spike interest in it and, believe me, people there are willing to spend A LOT on owning such a hot BlackBerry!

That deffo looks like a right hand drive Porsche 'berry, so it just has to go to a Brit like me!

Biggest Contest EVER !

I want to win thissss plssss, cannot afford it myself thats why trying my luck with

I cant believe theres actually a phone that costs this much but i'll take a P'9981 for a prize ANY DAY!!

I need it to give to my wife because here iPhone 4s sucks at sending pop3 email because of smtp servers.

P.S.. @Kevin.. Can we get it without a wipe? ;) I'd love to get a quick look into the mind/blackberry of such a genius.

And to all of you who already have a porsche, please leave contests like this for the rest of us who can barely afford a car lol.

Kev I knew being that you had two that one day you was going to give one of them away to one of us lucky CRACKHEADS ...... I would love to have that p9981 just cause I want to be different from everybody else around me with a crackberry. I'm rocking a bold 9930 and If I win this I will turn around and give mines away in some type of contest here on crackberry. That will hold me over until I get my hands on a BB10 phone. Thankz!!!!!!

My Curve 8900 is almost 3 years old! and although it has been a true and faithful friend, I fear it won't last much longer. I could really use this P'9981 as AMAZING upgrade!

I hope I win ! So far lost all the contests. But this 1 is epic ! Need to replace my old blackberry and this would be a perfect upgrade!! Thanks CBK!

I want that phone so bad...!

Thanks in advance Kevin
Thanks in advance Kevin
Thanks in advance Kevin
Thanks in advance Kevin

What can I say but thanks so much Kevin for letting us share in honor of your birthday with such and amazing phone! I know it will be hard to let it go, and you are a great guy to do this! Here's to hoping your birthday is as amazing as the way you will make one of us feel when you say we are the winner!

Wow, that's amazing, how many people leave a comment, that's a great idea giving out a BlackBerry Porsche Edition, good work Kevin, keep it up!

The offspring of my my favourite car brand and my favourite phone brand. I have been excited since this came out but alas money stands in the way. Thank you for potentially eliminating the barrier.

My goal: sell the porsche BB for 2k, use money to buy $2k of RIMM shares...sell them next year for double, use the $4k to buy some BB10 =)

I want your P'9981 so I can come back to blackberry !
I was a blackberry user from Storm 1 - 2 and had to settle for a droid.

I sure wish I had a blackberry to come back to. ;) ;)

i could use it to show my friends blackberry's are still cool and they should wait for he new blackberry 10's to come out before switching! and i've been stuck with my torch for 2 years nows

I'm not going to say I'm Zimbabwean so I deserve the phone blah blah.

All I'm going to say is Kevin,can I please have it.:)

Love my BB9900, and love the Porsche design aesthetic. Combine the two = communication device bliss. Would love to get my hands on this - thanks for the chance, Kevin.

Being a previous crackberry, and now using an iphone 4s... ios is making sick and I really really feel the need to go back to blackberry... i don't believe in second chances BUT I do believe in this type of second chance...I deserve full functionality of a phone and not a million garbage apps, lol <3 =^_^=

Simply put, you are the FEARLESS leader of CrackBerry nation and I would be honored to say that I have CrackBerry Kevin's p'9981.

This is one of the greatest contests on CrackBerrry (Playbook being the previous one)
Sadly i din't win it. I'm hoping i could grab this one.
I love Crackberry!
Good luck all :)

Dear Crackberry:

I am writing to express my strong interest in the free Porsche Design BlackBerry. I am a newly admitted attorney in New York and as I begin my private practice firm, the Porsche Design BlackBerry the perfect phone and productivity tool.

One of the most overwhelming thoughts to a new attorney venturing out on her own is how to keep up with all the day-to-day tasks of essentially running your own business while not neglecting your clients needs. I cannot stress enough the importance of an attorney staying current on all client affairs and paying strict attention to detail. As a superior business tool, Blackberry is capable of facing the challenge of keeping any attorney on track. Its speedy processor will ensure that tasks are completed instantly. The application library will ensure that I adhere to a strict schedule and keep track of client's bank accounts. I could work from anywhere with a Blackberry.

And, equally important, the Porsche Design BlackBerry will impress. A stylish phone like this will be like having a nice watch. Every business man knows the importance a nice watch is and the statement it could make.

The Porsche Design BlackBerry would be an integral part of the foundation upon which I build my practice and the key to impressing and maintaining successful client relationships.

Thank you.

Very truly yours,

I'd love to rock that phone! I'm on my 3rd 9900! Not happy with build quality so far but they have given me a new phone each time.

i would love to have one for my dad. He is a buisness man and he is still sporting a 9700, so it would be great if i win, so that i can give it to my dad. plus, its his birthday on the may 15.

Kevin, you're the man! I would love to win that Porsche Design BB.

Thanks for making this contest possible.


Why I would love to have P9981? Because I probably will never buy a real Porsche car (which I love by the way), so opportunity to have a BlackBerry (which I also love :)) designed by them, would be a greatest gift I can ever imagine :)

Let me have it see if it can temp me back to BlackBerry since I've switched to iPhone & I'm loving it.

I want this damn sexy phone because it is even more of an eye catcher than the original 9900!! That phone needs to be shown off baby!!

I would like your Porsche BlackBerry because I have never had a BlackBerry phone before and this one would be way cool. I have recently purchased a BlackBerry PlayBook and am extremely happy with it so the phone is a logical next step.

Thanks at least for the opportunity.


Why I want the P'9981? well there are many reasons but...


Twitter: @Chri5tian_

P.S I am following you brother!

I consider CBKevin a celebrity, so, to have his phone would be awesome!! It´s like having a Axl Rose´s sweated towell!!!

Pretty simple why i would want this...
I love Cars! I love Design! And finally, i love Blackberry!
To have all three of the above rolled into one hand graspable & pocketable package is just pure awesomeness!!!