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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
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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! :)

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

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I'd love to win this phone as I'm a nurse in a level one trauma center and many of the doctors drive Porsches. I'd love to own the only Porsche phone and make them jealous.

Graduating university next week, would love to be rocking the p9981 during my up coming job interviews=). I think it'd also be the ultimate conversation starter with the ladies!

Graduating university next week, would love to be rocking the p9981 during my up coming job interviews=). I think it'd also be the ultimate conversation starter with the ladies!

Graduating university next week, would love to be rocking the p9981 during my up coming job interviews=). I think it'd also be the ultimate conversation starter with the ladies!

Graduating university next week, would love to be rocking the p9981 during my up coming job interviews=). I think it'd also be the ultimate conversation starter with the ladies!

To have a porsche-inspired phone would almost make one feel like a car owner!

I don't own a car but I always get around somehow. To own this phone would definitely give me more swank. ;-)

This would look nice on my desk next to my PlayBook / 9900 / 9870!!

Lots of people think this looks horrible - I think it's unique, and with 7.1 released for it now - it's the ultimate BlackBerry for a true fan of the brand.

Hey Kevin, I want that Porsche Blackberry, it's the fastest Blackberry ever and I have got to have it, would work great in my hands, I started out with the Blackberry Curve, then the Bold 9000 then the Torch 9800 now I have the Torch 9810, now if you hook me up with the $2,000 Porsche Design P'9981 Blackberry that would make my year and then I could give my wife my Torch 9810.
So I am going to look at the un boxing of the $2,000 Porsche Design P'9981 Blackberry in anticipation of winning this awesome piece of technology.

My BB was damaged during training and now that I'm going to deploy overseas for a year, it would help me stay in touch with everyone at home. I probably wouldn't be able to get this were it not for this generous giveaway.

Would be great to get a new berry :) I'm stuck on my 9700 so I can't update past OS5 if I want a properly functioning phone and also can't really try out new apps due to the limited memory...

1. Because its exclusive Blackberry material 2. I can't get that porsche cayenne yet.. 3. Because its Blackberry, i needed an upgrade.

I'd really like to win your blackberry because i really like blackberry's. im on this site all the time to browse and dig through the forums for interesting new stuff. this website provides me with all my blackberry information. without crackberry my phone would not be as awesome as it is now. i want to win your phone so i can discover new things about blackberry's

I HOPE I WIN!! i keep going back and forth from iphone to blackberry but in the end blackberry wins! I hope that with this phone, i can gain my love for blackberry back more! thanks for the opportunity!

Who doesn't want the P9981?

Apart from the diamond studded iphone, the P9981 is a phone worth having just for bragging rights. And it's also available in the market unlike some of the more exotic and expensive phone which a just a one off customisation.

I don't own a BB and the P 9981 would be the best present for my birthday! If I win, I will show all my friends, how great BB is.
Good luck to everyone!!

My wife doesn't have a phone, but she has been shopping around. Why not let her sport this beautiful piece of hardware (before she does something i_silly)?

No matter what others say, I want to have this luxurious Blackberry! I want to have this because it's very limited and maybe I am the only who owns it here in the Philippines if I ever won!

Advance Happy Birthday Kevin of Crackberry!

If only I could be lucky enough to win this beauty. My hubby would inherit my 9900 and he also would be happy too

Kevin,

I don't own a smart phone yet, since I love my PlayBook I would love a BlackBerry smartphone to be able to bridge to PB. If I would be so lucky to win your PorschBerry it would allow me to have a very unique piece of technology which believe me I would really appreciate. I am retired. Thankyou for the opportunity to win this great piece.
Regards, Garlee. (Gary from Langley,BC)

Kevin, you shouldn't feel guilty of owning something the majority of people are not fortunate to own. You shouldn't give it away. However, if you are going to give it away, I would love it if I were the recipient. See, I used to own a 1987 Porsche 944S. I loved that car very much and love everything from Porsche. I don't own the car anymore, but still have fond memories of her. I even have a bottle of champagne that has Porsche's label, which a friend of mine gave me. The phone would be icing on the cake. Thanks for taking the time to read my comment.

Hey Kevin, If you give me your beloved P'9981 i would let the world know im using Kevin's Blackberry and my friends will think we are big friends :D

Personally, I love the unique design! Would be awesome if I could win it since I couldn't afford one otherwise.

I want to win because I live in Argentina and imports are closed as the only thing I get is the 8520 and that model will not ever get and if it will cost 5000 dollars. And I will not sell.

Hey Kevin! I want your P'9981 because I love the uniqueness and exclusiveness of the phone. I'm such a gadget nerd this would match me well! Thanks for all the contests!

Ohh well what a nice & sexy looking phone i always ever wanted... Hope this time i win this sexy phone! Ameennn O:)

The reason I want it is simple -

Who wouldn't want a slice of the wealthy life, in the form of a blackberry?

Hey Kevin! I NEED this! We are always the LAST place on earth to get the newest gadgets! This is my only shot. I discovered BB in 2009 and never looked back. Although Verizon tries to make it very hard to be a BB loyalist.

Dear Kevin, I really expect to get blackberry porsche, because as we know it was very expensive and only certain people are able to have it. Moreover, porsche blackberry is a special edition of BlackBerrry. I hope to get it.
Thank you.

My 9700 fell in water, and though its still kicking like a good ol' reliable BlackBerry does, I'm considering a BB7 device. Porche 9981 comes to mind :)
Kindly help a brotha' out

Please pick me! I am a fan of blackberry and german cars! Plus it is owned by the one and only kevin!!

What can I say? This phone is HOT. I'm always looking to try new things in the BlackBerry universe that are in reasonable bounds of. My budget, but if I was rich, I'd totally just buy to see what its like. My mom always says that I have the attitude of a classy person, and I've always been that way since I was little. My other sisters settled for what they had, but I wanted more. I love my Torch 9810, but the moment I see the newer version of a blackberry device , I instantly want it. I don't know what's wrong iwith me! I think I have Berryitis! Lol I'm weird like that.

-Tay

OMG! I so could do with one of these for work! They don't sell them in Malaysia. It's sure to be a talking point with clients!

I'm an VietNamese and do you know in my country we are ver... very love BlackBerry. My country currency is lower than USD very much so that had an P'9981 was very difficult , maybe impossible for us. And my dream is build Software and Game for the BlackBerry Smartphone user Comunitty .So I really want to have your Porche Design BlackBerry to make my Dream come true.
Please contact me by my email : loveofsnowwolf@gmail.com or facebook : www.facebook.com/SilentLoveOfScorpius

Thank you so much if i was chosen and sorry about my English !

Because I belieVe in BB want it to succeed and I think it is pretty freakin cool! No need to say more is there?

I want it because it's the pinnacle of BlackBerry!!!! I love my BB and am proud to be own them. I do think my family would just barf if I won though since I shove BB down their throat at every opportunity, but ....they'd get over it :-)

comment number #2795...

Well Kevin, it's definitely a very different-looking phone. It'd add well to my current collection of devices (of which the majority that STILL WORK are blackberry phones). Plus I'd actually make use of it since even though I walk around with an android phone, my Torch is what I really use... and when you rock a Blackberry, as amazing a phone as the Torch 9810 is, you really do have to BE BOLD.

Kevin, I would love to win your P'9981 because I love the design and I can tell others that I won YOUR P'9981. You are a very giving person. Great things comes to those who give.
Also I've been a fan of Porsche cars for many years. Since I can't afford the car, the Porsche BlackBerry will do. :)

Being the biggest blackberry nerd as well as the IT person around my office, having the 9981 would allow me to start some conversation of how awesome blackberry is and that they should look into blackberry :O

like you say, the magical part of a 9981 is its easy to strike a conversation, and that's exactly what I need to start promoting blackberry inside the corporation and exec's :D!

I hope I get ti :D!

I love Porsche automobiles. Having a phone made by porsche would be awesome (even better because it is a blackberry!)

I have been looking at one of these since they came out. Trying to justify the expense, but I just couldn't. I personally believe this is the best looking phone on the market and would love to carry one.

Crackberry Rules! Thanks, Kevin, for giving this gem away!

I would like to win it as I am still on OS 6 andit would be amazing to have OS 7 AND the world's sweetest BB from the one and only KEVIN!!!!!!

I would like to win it as I am still on OS 6 andit would be amazing to have OS 7 AND the world's sweetest BB from the one and only KEVIN!!!!!!

Crackberry Kevin, this giveaway is so sweet! it is a dream come true if I won. I love BlackBerry P'9981 - it's metallic look, custom-made keyboards, exclusive Posche design theme, OS 7.1 (lol, this is gonna be my first OS 7 device), the extravagant feeling of having it and most importantly the BlackBerry Logo with Porsche in it.

Thank you for generosity Crackberry Kevin! :)

oh my god !! i want that phone more than anything in the world this the best giveaway you have ever made !! man i would be the happiest guy on earth if i got this phone come on kevin please choose me it would be THE BEST WAY to start my summer .. man i love that phone and kevin happy birthday dude :D please make the right choice and choose me i really want it more than anything right now and i love its design dude its worth 2000$ !!! and that's amazing i have never used a phone which costs more than 300 $ :P so this would be an amazing turn of events for me kevin please choose me because:

1st - it has an amazing and stylish design i know that from the first touch i will fall in love with it i really want it

2nd - os 7.1 have been released finally for the porsche i want to try this os

3rd - everyone around has iphones and android phones and those people always say that their phones are better than blackberry phones they simply don't know about this phone i want it to prove that blackberry is still the best and simply it has the best designs

4th - dude lets compare an iphone to the p'9981 with no doubts the p'9981 would win its the best phone anyone could ever have

5th - i watched about 100 videos about the unboxing and reviews of the p'9981 i simply can't get enough of it and this is my only chance to win it i mean i don't have a 2000$ .... so please pick me i really want it i really do..

6th - i know that i am the best person you can find to take care of this phone i will make sure that nothing happens to it because this is my dream phone

7th - its amazingly wonderful KEYBOARD!!!!

SO PLEASE i want that phone KEVIN give the chance to own it and happy birthday :D

I want the porsche design blackberry, the 9000 was my first blackberry and IMHO the greatest smartphone at the time. It would be great to close the legacy os circle with the rare 9981. PS happy birthday Kevin. In advance

I mainly want this device because of the prestige & it's exclusivity..great looking device too!
I LOVE IT!! :))

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my. I just want the P'9981 because...well, because CB Kevin previously owned it making it ten times worth its original value! Nuff said!

I'd love to have a P'9981 BlackBerry because it's a really cool phone. I won't be able to upgrade any time soon - so this would really be a wonderful experience until I can - and until BlackBerry 10 devices are here!

Pick me!

Peace....

Great contest :)
U guys @ crackberry Rock..

Ive had probably every bb since 2006 and would LOVE LOVE LOVE the P'9981

already follow u on twitter ;) and added on Google+

Isn't the just the perfect accessory! Great design by Porsche and all speed and security that is Blackberry... awesome!

Kev, you are the greatest! It's true that Kev's BB worth more than the brand new Porsche Design market value! ! haaa! Give ME GIVE ME!

CBK:
Great Idea and very generous to just give such a high end & exclusive item away. Hope your still feeling generous come the 16th of May, lol. It would be hard to part ways with the Porsche for no exchange of some hard earned dollars!

If the P'9981 was to make it all the way down under and into my hands it would definately be the point of envy, especially at my car club track days in which there are a few Porsche owners. Maybe the little bit of Porsche sitting in my VW will help take a few seconds off my lap times!

Aww man there Kevy Kev! You done let the CrackBerry Nation con you out of your $2000 Porsche Design BlackBerry?!?! Dude! How did you fall for that! Man! Well.....since you are just giving it away, you might as well hook a brother up! Give it to me! I am still rocking the Storm2! Talking about what a upgrade this would be! C'mon I really need this phone! I love you! If you could see my face while I am typing this you would see I am giving you the puppy dog eyes! Help me!!!!! OOOOH Kevin! Please help me! I need a new phone!

Please I want this phone!!!!!!!!! I wanna change my 9800 ): I never got the chance to win anything on crackberry.

wow this phone is just awesum ! hey Kevin Im already following in twitter , added u in google + way back and now i think im eleigible to win this awesum Blackberry!! Thank you

I want and need the Porsche bb to show my friends and coworkers what awesome Devices RIM makes! BB Rocks!

I want and need the Porsche bb to show my friends and coworkers what awesome Devices RIM makes! BB Rocks!

I would love to win the P'9981 because this a kind of opportunity I never win. Its a whole new experience blackberry and I hope I win, good luck everyone

I'd like it because I don't know anyone with one and I'd like to be the first out of the people i know

Day 2

P'9981.. @KEVIN's BlackBerry .. SWEET TART
IN FOR ONE.. MY FIRST BlackBerry to be a gift by KEVIN

Why do I want to own your Blackberry!?!
Because I guess you can call it an official Crackberry BlackBerry : )

If I get chosen as the winner, please be sure to put a Crackberry sticker on it!!!

Need an upgrade from my 9700. As much as I love it, technology has changed so much over the last two and half years that I feel like a caveman with it.

I want it for the fame, the glory and the hype...then no doubt it will all die down and ill just want it to make calls and connect to bbm like everyone else.

I want to win your phone because I am a crackberry fan and a lover of Blackberry. Blackberry is my productive tool. It has also been the tool of my 21 year old son who is graduating from UniverSity today with a GPA of 3.6. He has an old beat up 8520.. If I win this phone, I will give it to him as a graduation gift.

I am a fan of blackberry , I use to own 2 Blackberrry just to keep office and personal life different ..

then jump to storm and now bold..its been a hard decision to jump from touch screen to keyboard layout , but I am not missing anything about not having a touch screen.

Any BB is always adds a dash to your life ..

Thank ,
Sheldon

I would raise the zombie apocalypse to get my hands on this. :o
One word: PLEASE!

Blackberries be the bomb. ;)

I'd like to win it because the P'9981 is the ultimate Bold and would pair perfectly with my Playbook. I can think of no better way to join the BB phone family!

Been a loyal bb user for 6 yrs! Loves every bb model n hope to win something from kevin crackberry, u guys rocks!

I'd love to get the P'9981! And I'm the right one to choose because I never touched an iPhone. But a Samsung Galaxy for one time, which haunts me in my worst nightmares.

Winning an AWESOME SMARTPHONE from an AWESOME GUY through an AWESOME BLOG will be TOTALLY PRICELESS. What more could one ask for?

That will surely make me a BLACKBERRY CONVERT.

Cheers!

All the way from BRUNEI.

Why I want the P'9981 ? Well .....

1 It's damn cool
2 It's on the BB Fan Most Wanted List ( or at least mine Most Wanted )
3 It's damn cool ....
4 Maybe I've already told that: It's damn cool

Bye

The BlackBerry with the Porsche design
Is what has been on my mind
It would really be cool
To win that Jewel
I would show it off all the time

I've been considering a BB phone to go along with my playbook but was going to wait to see what RIM was going to release in the near future. I wouldn't have to wait if I won this phone. I could finally replace my Sony android phone.

Thanks for this contest.
Good luck to all.

It would be a great gift for my almost 86 year young mother, who has more techno savvy then most of the people I know. Besides it would be a perfect match with her Porsche 998 Targa 4S

Thank you in advance

I'm sure Kanye, Jay Z and Beyonce will be thrilled with the latest update. Might be nice to join the Porche BlackBerry Club.

Team Blackberry 4 Life.

I'm sure Kanye, Jay Z and Beyonce will be thrilled with the latest update. Might be nice to join the Porche BlackBerry Club.

Team Blackberry 4 Life.

I am seriously considering doing away with my blackberry....This may just be the reason for me to stay. *wink*

Hey Kevin! My Curve 3g is outdated and all of my hipster iphone friends are making fun of me. Save me!

Well -- I spent the last 4 months in a jail cell in Jamaica; I have a book that I'd like to write but need to be able to communicate with the 8520 that was left in my cell in order to do so.

What better way to do so than via a P'9981?

there are too many reasons to list as to why you should give me your phone. So just be nice and post it to the uk London. oh and because i am from London and next bb is going to be named London so i think that's the biggest of the reasons. oh and i have converted loads of my friends and cousins from iphone to bb. i think that's enough now. just send it ok.

I would love to have the P9981 as it's the best phone alive .. and coming from you it would be the most prized possession.

I am following you with my addi.kumar@gmail.com on Google+ and adiwise on twitter :-P

I would love this exclusive BlackBerry. It is exactly why I still use BlackBerry to this day. It is a legacy exclusive brand that is still highly coveted in small circles. This would just add to the exclusivity no doubt!!

I would love to have that phone so I can use my current 9900 as my going-out-drinking phone (still nice for just a drinking phone).

:O Did I just see that correct? CrackBerry Kevin is giving away HIS P'9981!? That actually has to be the most sought after phone in the world! I can just imagine walking around with the P'9981, just because it'd be such an amazing conversation starter. Hell, if I won this, I'd actually be a walking advertisement for CrackBerry.com! (My favorite site on the net, by the way!)

Now, to kill off the other 2938 commenters, 27121 Followers, and 3150 people who have Kevin in their Circles so I defiantly win!

I would reallllllly like this!
Simply because I had to ditch my old BB9780 because the keyboard was wayyy too small for my hands and I didn't really like os 6 :( but now with os 7 out i kinda miss it..
That's why i would like to have this sick phone! really liked the design :)

This phone would be amazing. I am a die hard Blackberry fan but my faith has been shaken in the last year, please renew my faith and let me try out this beautiful phone.

Kevin
Your "slightly used phone" will be my "I could never afford to buy such a classy phone", if I win.
Ledoc

This phone looks so epic, I need a replacement for my bold 9000 so bad and I think this one would be an ideal replacement. Kevin help a brother out.

This is a great phone, thanks for the giveaway. Great design, P'9981 is an amazing phone, following on twitter, and no, will never use Google+(eeevil)

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