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!



Who doesn't want a P'9981 and it was owned by you, Kevin from Crackberry! hehehe.....Let me have it! I wanna let my friends in Indonesia that following Crackberry will get a lot of benefits :D

I want this so bad I might P99 myself... And my contract doesn't expire for ages and I simply cannot wait that long for a Blackberry running Blackberry 7. Especially this bad boy.

This is a very generous thing you are doing Kevin. I hope I win so I could give it to my father. He has an old Tour 9630 from the company he works for but it can't connect to his Playbook.

my 2nd comment!! please KEVIN!!! il be one of the only people in the uk to have one !!! i want to be apart of the elite group!!!


Never in this life would I ever have such a beautiful phone, I would love and cherish it. Please let it be mine.

Well Kevin. I have had a love hate relationship with BlackBerry over the last year. Lots of BB love has been tainted with some disappointments and possibly a lack of patience on my part. So much so that I now have an android handset to go with my PlayBook. I have betrayed you and your community but I am willing to redeem myself. Can this phone of yours bring me back to as a fully fledged BB fan once more? I want to believe it can. I really do. I miss hanging out here and am just waiting for a reason to become a part of this community again. The prodigal son wants to come back to the fold so badly. And you can help me do this CrackBerry Kevin. You alone have the responsibility of turning me in to a CrackBerry fan once more. The question is Kevin, are you man enough for the challenge? Are you? I am waiting........

Thanks for these offers Crackberry! I'm due for my next BB and using it a lot, so a rare Porsche design Phone would be a great productivity tool, doubled by a nice piece of hardware to show to these dull Android phone users. ;)

Happy early Birthday Kevin! If I won this phone, I'd give my 9900 to my wife and rock your phone until the BB10 phones come out. I'd want a pic or vid of you to signing the back of it, to show that it was yours.... 

I would also love to be a member of this unique club. Also, the Bold 9900 seems to be very popular so having this Porsche Design BlackBerry will make me stand out from the crowd. And finally, it's been used by the CrackBerry's one and only Kevin, which makes it even uber unique :)

Good luck to all entrants :)

I'd love a Porsche BB because my current device is old and starting to give me problems. I'm a huge BB fan and want to keep supporting them

This takes the cake for the most exclusive of Crackberry Kevin's Blackberry Giveaway contests! The device itself is history. The most expensive blackberry ever produced, on the final rendition of BBOS ever, metaphorically signed by the King of Blackberry.

If I get this, it's going to be my own personal museum piece!

Please and thank you!

Me want! Cuz it looks amazing! And i would like to see now how that device could get me back to the blackberry world!

For sure, i'm the one in the million. I dont mind if it's a second hand gadget, as long as it's a blackberry P 9981..

First of all i would like to say Happy Birthday in advance :)

and Kevin Please I didn't win anything from CB just a theme when the 9700 came out :(

I just want this phone nothing more nothing less :)

and good luck everyone ^^

I want a P'9981 cause its a unique, beautiful, extraordinary, awesome phone BUT my wallet is narrow to buy it, so here i am...

I want your blackberry porsche design because I'm a proud android owner and want to return to the world of blackberry. This will be just fine to replace my curve 8520! There's another reason why I want this. I was already following you. Now added you on my G+ too. This will be the best thing I've ever won.


i would love this pleasessssssssssssss

i would get back into the bb game maybe even develop apps for it

Since I have never won anything, perhaps P'9981 is my chance of proving everybody wrong - about that I never win, and I would have a P'9981 to show off as proof.

But of course - since there are no other cool P'9981 around here, flashing it around - showing off BlackBerry - would be a great thing too.. :-)

I don't have any BB phone and which phone would be the best companion for my Playbook if not this one? It's sexy and I want it !

We share the same birthday Kevin:)
Sweet looking phone. Never had a blackberry smartphone before. Have the playbook and love it. Can't wait to check out BB10 when it comes out as i'm hating my iphone4 and the frustrating software that is itunes!

My Curve 9300 just broke down the other week and I was looking into buying the new Torch 9860 (checking reviews on Crackberry) when I bumped into this contest and it blew me away!!!
It's by far the most exclusive Blackberry out there!!!
The design is just so cool, not regular Blackberry look.
Please let it be me...

I want your P'9981 because not only I'm a BlackBerry lover/user, but I'm also a Porsche enthusiast too. Also, your P'9981 is something special for me, It is not for sale.

Also P'9981 cant be found in any shop here (Thailand), so I hope I can get the device I love from who I always appreciated. Thanks


PS. Sorry for grammar, not my language :)

I currently work for bell, blackberry sales are dropping in my store and I think its partly because everyone is using every other kind of phone only one rep has a blackberry 9300, everyone else is iphone or android users. I got an android phone that I allowed to test run now I'm out of luck. Either way I will abuse the hell of it and when people as me what phone I''m rocking they'll consider blackberry again after seeing the P'9981.

This is the coolest Blackberry ever! I have had every Blackberry since the first one came out with a phone built in and I would love to have this! Pick me please!

There's over 3000 comments and I had to scroll down to the bottom to post a comment... I think I deserve it, as my first and last Porsche

It would definitely be awesome to own a Porsche Design. I've been wanted to have it for a really long time. I hope I would win this :)

If you don't want it I will gladly take it off your hands! Could you please make sure the OS is updated first though? :D

I would love to have this phone!! I've been missing my BB ever since I bought an iPhone 4S and I would love to rock the nicest bb ever instead!! Thanks Kevin!

I wouldn't mind winning the P9981 part of the high mile club. Would be awesome to actually win a very expensive phone

I am a HUGE BlackBerry Fan and advocate like yourself, and a beta tester too. I only have the Torch 9800, and the PlayBook. I have been having more and more issues with my Torch lately, it's making me contemplate how much more waiting I can endure before BlackBerry 10, or until I have no choice but to get a new Berry. I've wanted this phone since I first heard of it...even after hearing the price tag. I just have not been fortunate enough, be able to purchase one much less know where to get one.

P.S. I've entered every contest you guys have have for this Awesome device and your other contests, in every way possible. All with no luck.

I will trade you my 9860. - I like it but the virtual keyboard doesn't turn my crank. I need to feel the love of the physical keys..... :)

Probably i would be the only one with a bb 9881 on Mexico, so that will be awesome, i'm also a crackberry and have always promoted BB as the best phone !

When I renewed my Rogers contract, it was a smartphone upgrade very two years. A month after I renewed to upgrade to a 9800, they changed the policy to 30 months. I don't think I can make it that long without a new BB, especially considering that the proposed "6.1" upgrade never came to us OS6 users, so we were shut out of the ability to disable the trays and use wifi hotspot.

So, yeah, given that 7.1 just got released for the P'9981, I could really use that. Now that's a phone I could hold onto for a while. Well, at least until BB10 matures.

first of all Kevin Happy Birthday (early I know) and thanks for paying it forward!!
hope I win...and you gave me a reason to reactivate my twitter
hope I am the lucky winner!!!

Hey Kevin. I know that my chances in winning this blackberry aren't much but picking me out of all the others would mean so much to me. I am not the most popular or liked of kids in school right now and in a few months I will be going into high school where you are supposed to have the best years of your life and anything that would make me look more cool would help. I know I am young, but I still always read your posts and wish I had a blackberry. I have always been a blackberry fan, and having one would be awesome. Thanks so much

I would LOVE to win this device, its is amazing! Why would I like to win this device, because my girlfriend's birthday is coming up and i know she would absolutely love me if i got her this phone!

My daughter has worn out her
BB & I'd love to give her this classy looking piece of technological wizardry.
Thanks Kevin. You do a fine job!


My daughter has worn out her
BB & I'd love to give her this classy looking piece of technological wizardry.
Thanks Kevin. You do a fine job!


I want this phone!! Please pick me!! I want it because this phone rocks and would be honored to represent BB with the beautiful phone and even better.....having this phone knowing that our great CrackBerry Nation leader once owned this phone!! Viva CrackBerry and Viva BlackBerry!!

Yes, please!

Cuz I just got my 9900 about 2 months ago from ebay (first ever purchase on there) and my nephew accidentally dropped when bring it to me. I need a new BlackBerry!!

I would love the 9981. I would show it off to everyone and make sure to let everyone know I got it from the greatest forum online!!!!!

I really would love this as I cant afford squat ATM and love BB's. Please help out the needy and there tech addiction :)

Awesome. I want a new BB so badly. I had a Curve 8300 and got an iPhone 4 last year. I miss BB and BBM and everything. This would be so cool! (BTW the BBM on my Curve 8300 doesn't work anymore doesn't receive texts or calls either with my SIM in. I think the antenna might be broken). I want this so badly!

Kev i NEED this phone! i'll never be able to afford something as cool as this ever! Please pick me and show some love to an early adopter who is still running OS6 :(

well i'm from the caribbean and don't have access to many bb phones, and all have been given/gifted to me. so an os7 bb would be a great gift

I want this Porsche Design because id like to be different and a huge fan of CrackBerry and Porsche
i commented
and added to circles..
pick me please :)

Having the Porsche Design 9981 would make perfect sense as it would match my 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 ;)

I would love to win this torch has been starting to quit on bb and can't wait to see the new phones later this year.

I graduate college and would like to give this as a gift to a friend of mine who helped me succeed..shes a totally addicted to blackberry but has not been able to upgrade for a long time ..this would be a perfect thank you gift for her !

Thanks in advance

I follow you on twitter religiously. (@ExtraButter & @CinematictheFP)
Let me fight the blackberry fight in my position of influence with this Porsche X BB beauty!

Since owning a Playbook it would be real nice to win the Porche BB as my very first BB phone and throw my god awful iphone out.

Since owning a Playbook it would be real nice to win the Porche BB as my very first BB phone and throw my god awful iphone out.

I never win these contests and hope this will be te one to make up for all the ones I didn't win. If not I wil l keep trying.

Can you sign it if I win Kevin?

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A P'9981 BUT THEY'RE SO EXPENSIVE...but being that you want to give yours away. I'll gladly give you a well deserved follower and +1 for it.

I have a playbook and I really want a blackberry to bridge with it! I am stuck on a contract right now with a crappy LG so I can't really upgrade without spending a fortune. Please let me win!

I would love to win it because the dock/cradle that matches just looks awesome when the phone is in it. The phone is lovely, I had a Grundig Porsche radio once, and their design style is just amazing.

I want this phone because it comes with a 500 USD App :D Just kidding ...

Kevin, what a great initiative for the CB community! This is a truly unique activity from a fan, for the fans!

I would want this phone because I'm not only a very loyal, but also extremely proud BB fan that uses every opportunity to spread the word why BB is the only device for business. Our company helps to enhance data privacy for enterprises and I would not leave an opportunity out to not only demo on this phone, but also show it off all the time! Talking mainly to company executives I could not imagine a better topic to start of discussions but also to hoist the BlackBerry flag in a world where iOS and Android are the nine days wonder ... Hence I believe I would truly be a worthy holder of this phone, with no intention to sell this phone. In fact I commit to return it in case I would not use it any longer ...

Please Please Please Can I win the Porsche Design BlackBerry!

I'm stuck with a quasi functioning Torch 9800 with only BBOS6 and I can't afford to upgrade to anything right now!!

Thanks for your consideration

Getting the P'9981 would be a great gift for my wife who is in the market for a new phone and this one would make all her friends jealous :P

Trying to get back into blackberry's and when I saw this phone I was set on getting it. Then my buddy told me it was $2,000. Thanks for a chance.

I want to win because i am an epic fan boy for BB through all these dark years and this phone would mean the world to me

I am new to all this. Just got my first smart phone (9300)and a playbook. The P9981 would be the perfect upgrade for a newbe like me.

I'd love to upgrade my phone and in the process upgrade my Mom's too, Crackberry Kevin!! Thanks for your generosity!

I want to Win Kevin's P'9981: So this is it my chance to win a slightly used but not abused Porsche Design BlackBerry. I love the P'9981 features, the slickness look of the phone and that its so FAST. I want Kevin's P'9981 and I love Blackberry period! I know many want an IPhone not me, I am a Blackberry junkie! I also love Crackberry and all great tips and apps that are available here. Now back to why I should win the P'981 its not in my budget to buy one since my our funds are limited as I am semi-retired minister that volunteers my time to do prison ministry, I maintain 4 ministry websites, maintain 4 facebook pages, twitter accounts (myjoy2go) and volunteer my bookkeeping skills. I have 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson (adorable) and I love taking picture. I will be 64 in August this will be the best ever present I could have. I love technology, it fascinates me. I am not sure how this would work since I am on the Verizon Network but I am sure when I win the Porsche P'9981, Kevin will help me get it setup on the Verizon Network.
Blackberry Curve 9330 on Verizon.

I'm in for the win. I'm a die hard bb lover and it would be insane to show up to a party and show the P9981 to all my friends. Hook it up Kevin. Thx crackberry

I want this, so I can be the only person here with this phone! And I don't have $2000.

I won't lie I like to bling, and I like blackberry so the P9981 it just makes sense. BlackBerry to the world!!!!!!!!!

I need the device to experience for the first time, the Blackberry Porsche hype and also OS7 for the very first time in the real life.

Porsche design has always been the coolest blackberry ever for me and I always dreamed of having one. Hope this makes it!

it would be sick walking around campus with this phone! I simply want it to show it off and say look at what I got! Bet cha never seen on of these! Would be awesome to win it. Another great contest. Thank you

I totally want this phone bad. All my friends have either Android and Apple Iphone's. I love Blackberry. I started with a Blackberry Torch then I added a Blackberry Playbook. I even convinced my friends who own Blackberries to buy them. I have the best Blackberry Bold 9900 the best phone. I don't need all the apps or anything like that. I would be big pimpin if I were to win a Blackberry Porsche design phone. Crackberry Kevin is a legend it would be my honor and distinct pleasure to carry his Porsche phone. Hold it to the sky and proclaim to the world I love Blackberry!!!

I need an upgrade from my Storm II and it would be nice to get a BB7 device since the Storm II is only running 5, not even 6.

Wowow! Awesomeness in its real sense! Blackberry has been my life since my FIRST blackberry (Bold 9780) 3 years ago! Now this?? The P9981 for a give-a-way?? HOT! (drool) It surely will COMPLETE me!

Hi Kevin, like the other folks here it would be great if I had the Porsche phone in my hands. I mean like WOW. Thanks

Good day Kevin,

Two reasons I would love to win this BB. Firstly, my 9700 has been faithful but I don't know if it will survive long enough for a BB10 device. So I would really like a new device, preferably without a contract.
Secondly, I would really like to be the only person in BERMUDA to win Big on Crackberry and have the only device like this one the island. It would make everyone on the island that has left BB for iPhone or Android extremely jealous that they did.

I appreciate your offer and thank you in advance for choosing me. God Bless You Kevin!

Please please please!! cause i have been posting in all contests and not winning a thing!! please please please! your birthday can be my lucky day

As usual, giving this a try. Want this P'9981 to upgrade my wife's obsolote Blackberry device.

I'd love to win a porche desing blackberry
I've been an owner of blackberry since pearl came out and deserve it.

Loving crackberry team :D best post ever

This is going to be the most commented contest ever!!!

I am IN!!!

Thanks Kevin and CrackBerry team!!!

Famous phone from a famous fanboy. It would be fantastic to win this device. Thanks for offering it up to Crackberry Nation!

I want the P'9981 so I can finally text and BBM my friends :D and actually be able to contact them anywhere instead of only facebook.... :D I WANNA WIN!

I would love this phone.. I know it's a bit abstract from blackberry's regular design, but THAT'S WHY I WANT IT O_O. I can't say no to a free P'9981! I really hope I win!!! Following you on twitter and Google+! XD

I would absolutely love to win this phone. Why you ask its a great conversation piece and the conversation I'm looking to start is why someone should dump an apple or android phone and pick up a BlackBerry

That BlackBerry P'9981 is one slick device, and I would love to have it! I hear there is also a titanium / carbon fiber version. Is that true?

Maybe this will be the one time that the CB Gods will shine on lowly ole me. Thanks Fearless Leader for paying it forward.

This contest made me register for!

But the reason I want the awesome porsche blackberry, is so that I can tell all my iPhone friends off!

I would love to win this contest - that new phone would truly help me in my new sales job ( Blackberry Bold is 3 1/2 years old and it's time for an upgrade!!!!!!

Hey Kevin,
Great contest! Nice to see somebody paying it forward! If I win I will donate the iPhone 4 my wife bought me to anybody who wants the phone. I love Apple computers, but I hate that damn iPhone with a passion. The Blackberry P'9981 would make a terrific college graduation present... great for job interviews!!!!

Happy B'day Kevin...much in advance and the wishes go to you whether or not I get the BB Porsche as a return gift....ha ha ha. Cheers dude.

I am Korean student... interested in BlackBerry..
And I want to be blackberry developer
But my mother doesn't allow to buy new blackberry.. I need P'9981 Blackberry
now i use pearl 9100... please..