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!



The ol' 9700 is starting to fail :( please help me out CrackBerry Kevin!
ps, I'm following you on twitter!!

I can imagine myself as a college student busting out that bad boy while the rest of my class just has a black rectangular touch screen all looking the same apples/ and androids... no thanks this BlackBerry Porseche would make me a hit with tha laddies as well id make them swith to BlackBerry to BBM ;) lol

I would love your P'9981 because it is an awesome phone, my red Torch 9800 has recently broken and i have to borrow a friends old Curve, which is also awesome but its not my beloved torch the reason i got the torch to begin with is because it has both the full keyboard and the touch screen which i love,

also it would be very kool to brag about it lol id imagine i would be the only one in yellowknife, nt, canada, that would have that such phone.

also yesterday was my 28th bday and it would be a pretty awesome bday gift

please consider me, I am following you on both twitter and google+


I've heard about the P'9981, and I'd love to win it to replace my, almost 3 year-old, beaten up, worn out, BB 9700 running :)

I would like a chance to win this cause my torch broke and im stuck using the android phone a family lent me cause i cant afford a new phone. ATM

I will have it , because I have had every other BlackBerry phone ever made except this one. Gives me something new to wear proudly despite what the iPhone and Androids haters say.

Kevin! You're really awesome for doing this! I'd love to replace my aging 9780 with something as cool as the P9981. But then again, chances are slim, aren't they?

Why I wish to win the P991
a. It's an awesome BLACKBERRY device
b. A memento from Kevin
c. It marks me as a Blackberry fanboy
d. The result would be on my birthday, so what a birthday gift!

Third chance after following on Twitter and +Kevin !!

It's been a long time that I dreamed about having a 9900, but Porsche Design !! WOW, I cannot afford one myself and believe that winning this one would be the gift of a lifetime ...

Cross fingerz !

I really need to win this fine piece of BB ever. Its like a shining armor in my hand. Will be the best upgrade from my 9900.

I would love to have your P'9981 because I need to upgrade my Curve 9300. My Curve is my first smartphone and has me hooked on Blackberry. I want more power and more style - the Porsche design P'9981 fits that bill...and more!

And the 480th. By the time i finish this who knows
@kevin . Day 3 this note is for kevin for his gift / blackberry p9981
Hmm. Smiley face ...

So if you need a reason why this phone needs to find a new home in my pocket let me tell you what I'm using now.

Blackberry Tour 9630. 3yrs old, and it sucks hard.
Before I recently wiped it and took it down to a minimal config it would take a good 15+ minutes to restart. I could wake up check my messages and maybe there would be an update notice so I would download the new app and it wants to reboot. So fine, I forward all the calls to my landline in case someone calls, and reboot the phone. Go have a shower, make coffee, get the kids out of bed and make their breakfast. Then about half way through my cereal I would notice the screen come to life when the carrier logo flashes up there and it's into the last 30 seconds before I could actually use the thing. Try to remember to turn off the call forwarding at that point and maybe try out the new updated version of whatever led me to reboot in the first place if I can even remember what it was at this point since so much time has passed since I did the update and was asked to reboot I sometimes forget.

Now that's all fine, but then there are the inexplicable random reboots. I launch some third party app and just before it loads the screen goes black and the red LED comes on indicating it's in the initial stages of a reboot. @#$@#$ I say. Hopefully a client doesn't try to call within the next 15-20 minutes as I'm now unreachable by phone.

So yeah, could really use an upgrade. If you don't pick me I'm afraid I may just need to go take drastic action. Cannot really wait for BB 10, don't really want to invest my contract renewal in the old Blackberry models either and be locked in with Telus for the next 2.5 years with the old platform.

So pick me!!!


My android phone is slowly diying and I'd like to ave a new phone.
I've heard that blackerrys are awesome phones and I'd like to say "It's true dude ! "
And this phone seem pretty cool, So Why not me ? :)

There are few points why I would like to have this BB: FIrst it's a Blackberry, second It's first porshe design phone which is worth it's price, third I love metal feeling phone in my hand and last I'm a huge fan of porshe especially 911 from 1990, still saving money to buy one in a goog condition.

Give it to me. I will abuse the hell out of it and treat it like every blackberry should be treated: like an ultra badass and durable communication device; like a tool, not a toy.

Let's see, I'm tired of everyone I work with & their iphones, having an original Berry would AWESOME, getting to tell people that I actually WON IT would be even better (especially after explaining how much they cost! Knowing that a middle school Guidance Counselor could never afford a phone like that.) While my 9700 is still kicking just fine, I'd love to have an upgrade & currently is there ANY better upgrade than this one??? I think not. Knowing that I won "Crackberry Kevin's" phone would just add to, the Crackberry bragging rights alone are worth it ;-)

Awesome contest Kevin/Crackberry, thanks for the chance!! I'm probably never going to own a Porsche (or any other sort of supercar for that matter) so I'd like for once to be part of the 1% :D. Thanks again, and good luck everyone!!!

It would be awesome if I would win the Porche Design Blackberry, it would match with my future car xd

i would love to get a new phone- and go back to a blackberry- especially for my birthday today! i am blessed though!


I want your P'9981 not only because my 9800 is starting to slow down but why not make my first BB7 device the most expensive one (for you anyway)!

Why I want that Porsche Design Blackberry?
1. It's a Blackberry! D'oh
2. Porsche Blackberry.. Not everyone has it.. or can afford it..
3. I really like the design. Classic yet futuristic
4. It's Kevin's Phone! Who wouldn't want kevin's phone..
5. Imagine the much love he's given to the phone. And that's how much love he's givin' to you! (or me? :D)
6. I'm gonna lovin all the head turns when I flash this phone in the crowd

I want this phone badly, even if it's a second hand one, who cares?!! as long as it's a Blackberry! The unique features esp the design makes it an eye catching for me. please let me have this

Why I should win the P'9981?

#1 I'll pay my 9900 forward to a soul in need
#2 I'm a crackberry addict
#3 My bday is 3 days before Kevin's :)
#4 It would be an excellent match for my silver Porsche

I've still got a cd changer "hand-me-down" from a friend as I take good care of my stuff. So this would be the ultimate "hand-me-down" from our esteemed leader and I would definitely take good care of it.

I want your phone because I want to be you. Plus I drive a 1987 Silver Porsche 911 and my 9780 clashes with the color scheme....

This would be my only chance to own a phone like this. I would love to get it.
Thank, Kevin!!

First off, I need a phone that works well, has great design quality, and just looks cool. That aside having productivity and the Porsche design bodes well for the device. If the 7.1 update becomes available this device would be unstoppable business and social tool. +1

Hey Kev,

I would definitly like to get your phone because I am a loyal Bold 9000 fan. I refused to upgrade my phone due to the fact that I believe the keyboard is the best on any blackberry. I have been trying to save for a 9900 and am missing my BOLD as it is already, as it has mysteriously died on me. I would really, REALLY love the P'9881, like seriously. It would be nice to be the first person in my country to win anything from this site as well. I hope I win, it would be so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want your phone so that I'll have a neater BB than my friend who actually works at RIM! Tease me again, will he? I think not!

Hey Kevin and fellow CB fans, i am the current owner of the Bold 9900... i love it, what i dont love is how popular it is, everyone has it! now the Porsche Design Blackberry on the other hand....... few and far between, and for that reason alone id love to have one (new, used or even broken.... i mean seriously diehard bold fan, and to even have the shell would be awesome). Good Luck to Everyone!

I'm Blackberry user in a "New Blackberry Country" (Indonesia, best Blackberry selling growth) and this P'9981 can make Blackberry become more and more popular ! ;)

I don't think anyone ever deserves a 9881, but I definitely want it. I have been a loyal Blackberry dating back to my 950 (which took AA batteries), and then moved on to a 957. When Telus started selling BB I got the first one, and have upgraded to every new phone RIM has released since with Telus. This is the first BB I won't be upgrading to, as the pricetag on a 9881 is just too self indulgent for someone with a family, but I'm hoping you can give me an early father's day gift Kevin!

Ohhhhhhhhh please hook me up with this!!!! I know I will be the only redneck in Alabama rocking one of the these!!!!! I'll even have a leg up on the rich folks!!!! PLEEEEEEAAASE!!!!

I would love the phone to make myself believe I had the money to buy one in the first place. I absolutely love the design on this phone and would love to hold it in my hands one day.

And yes, happy birthday Kevin (for May)!

I would love to get my hands on will definitely fill the void between now and the release of BB10...still using my Torch 9800! I'm definitely missing out on OS 7.

I refuse to swtich .... been with Blackberry for a very looooong me loyal or anti-IPhone...whatever works and gets me the P'9981 :)

it would be the most amazing thing if i got to win this device ,,, have been a blackberry user for a long time now, back to the day of the 8300s , keeping my finger crossed , and thanks for all the blackberry news you guys provide ,, keeps #teamblackberry update & well informed,,,

AS I launch the Victoria, BC Men In Kilts franchise... Having a skookum berry on my hip would be... ummm... Skookum! :-)
Besides... having a Blackberry, formerly owned by Crackberry Kevin, is akin to having a hankie used to wipe the brow of Elvis... just syin' ;-)


My phone broke and I have no replacement! So right now I am without phone and hope to get one as a gift! So I will take yours! If you are willing to give it to me!

This is my favourite website and i LOVE my blackberry! This would be a great way to show off my blackberry pride.

Because its Porsche Designed, and it'd be nice to have to replace the 8520 I'm currently using while my torch is being fixed! Oh and the fact that it was formerly used by CrackBerry Kevin is just the icing on the cake.

I'm from a southern, rural town in South Carolina and am moving to NYC in July...I need to fit into the rich lifestyle somehow!

I would like to win this phone only a few people has this exclusive phone and I would be amazing if I win it I can show it to to all my friends

The P'9981 is the coolest BB on the market and would be an awesome upgrade from my current 9550 (which I just switched to this January from my 9530).

I never upgrade for the sake of "just because". I have to really like the phone to commit to getting it. Before I went to a BB I was rocking a Motorola Razr V1 for almost 5 years (8 years with no contract). My other 2 phones before that were a Motorola V60c and before that was a Startec. Needless to say, not everything catches my eye. To win this Blackberry would be over the top.

Thanks giving away such a luxurious present on your B-day!


Already have been Follow(ing) on Twitter (does that count?), just added in Google+ and now posting here....time for an upgrade and what better upgrade than the Porche Design model :)

As a recent convert to iphone... I'm trying to find my way back into the blackberry game, i miss that solid keyboard.
I would love the porche Blackberry,

If I win P'9981, I will tell to all of my friend in Indonesia how was great BlackBerry device specially P'9981 Porche Design. Because if I use my BlackBerry device (9330 Curve 3G) my friend always 'bully' me :(

I would absolutely love to get my hands on this baby -- pre-owned or not. There are far too many 9900's floating around my circle of acquaintances. Besides -- I love the look.

If you did gift it upon me, I'd also like a certificate of authenticity, to prove that it was, at one time yours. (It could be worth a fortune one day!)


I could totally use this phone as an upgrade from my 9850. Why? Because I am one of the Blackberry faithful and will not sell-out to the other side. I eagerly await every new release from Rim and the P9981 would be an excellent addition to my collection.

I really would like to win the Porsche Blackberry because it was owned by Kevin before!
Greets from Germany.

I would love to have a Porsche design BlackBerry because those are my two favorite things, combined into one!! And what could be better than that?! No matter how many photos I see of it, it will never look "real" to me, it has always looked fake. In order to see it as real, I would actually have to have it!!

well..highly doubt I'll win with 1 entry but the phone looks nice. Much better than my crappy Symbian Ericcson that turns automatically off at random

I want the P'9981 so that i can feel the unbelievable power and sleek porche design! Another plus is that the blackberry god crackberry kevin had used it! My 9700 is starting to die and would love this phone!! <3 :)

I'd love to win this as I'm a DIE HARD BLACKBERRY fan! Also I'm a fan of Crackberry. I'd love to win as I'd never be able to afford this in my whole life :-(.

can't wait to win this!! really excited about blackberry world too!! blackberry10 will be amazing...

Firstly, Happy Birthday from early on!
Secondly, I have wanted this phone since the first time I heard of it!!

I should win this phone because,
1) I have been a huge fan of Blackberry's exquisite design smartphones.
2) My first blackberry was gifted to me on my Birthday (10 Sept ;)) Hope to own one on someone else's birthday :)
3) One in tens of thousands to own such a sophistically engineered smartphone.
4) Huge jump from my old phone (apparently, doesn't own a smartphone) :-(

KEVIN!!! Please!!!! Because I NEED this phone & because Kanye & Beyonce have it! I'll dance and put together a online commercial!!!!!!!! ;-)

I'd want it, because I am such a huge BlackBerry fan, and I would just die if I got this, and my Apple fanboy cousin(who abandoned BlackBerry) would probably just die too!!!

This is a true CB-era dream phone. Whether you love or hate the asthetics, it's bound to be a conversation starter. It deserves to go to a true BB enthusiast... Like me maybe? :)

I want it, I wan it, BB Porsche 9981!!, because:

-I want a new BB, most of my pals using BB
-I stuck at BB 9700 :(
-It is expensive *won't buy it by myself either :( * & limited edition, somewhat unique design
-It has been used by Kevin :D
-I can brag it to my friend *LOL just qdink this one*

Overall its gonna be rock if I own one :)

What only 3377 comments... I don't wanna hear your excuses! There has to be at least... three times more than this!

But seriously like everyone else its a Blackberry why would we want any other phone.

I would love to win your P'9981 because I love the way it looks but would never spend that much money on that (or any other) phone. But it would be cool to have :) I'd use it too, I won't just sell it and buy 2 phones. Promise!

hahaha still begging to win this KEVIN make me win i will surely throw my apple n will be back on bb for good :)

I would love to have a BlackBerry P'9981 because it describe myself. It is elegant and yet powerful to best other phones. I do hope RIM will the heavy weight tech giant to make a huge comeback with the BB Jam this year. I know this P'9981 is the one for me. This is a great one from you Kevin!

I'm still using my Curve 8520, and will probably continue to keep it until Blackberry 10 is out since my contract ends in May of next year and I have a Playbook, so getting this would be nice.

I would really really really really love to win this piece of crackberry awesomeness because I still have a piece of crap iPhone 3GS and would love nothing more than to set it on fire and send in pics if I was to win!!!

A new phone would be very cool. I wonder if i could use it in Egypt where I am currently stationed? Hmmmm

Because P'9981 is so cool! And I don't have BB, so if P'9981 become my first BB... WOW..
It's a Porsche, in my hand..

I want it! I've showed this device off to a bunch of friends and family members (right here on CrackBerry!) and since I'm considered to be such a huge BlackBerry nut in both my family and circle of friends, they say that I should naturally have this device. Since I don't have that kind of money though, this would be a perfect alternative to getting my hands on one.

Wow personally I don't think I can get this blackberry as there are soooooo many people would compete against me lol but anyway support crackberry forever!!!! Let's rock and roll this!!

i would love have something owned by kevin, and that blackberry is the top of the line state of the art. blackberry smart. it has nice interior and exterior. and people in las vegas would be knocking at my door to get a peek at it. and then i could give my son my blackberry curve since he is always trying to play his music videos on it anyway. so please ,kevin , YOU ROCK. i deserve your PORSCHE. ty ty.

Why do I need a P'9981? Well my original torch is slowly dying, and I am trying to hold out till the OS10 devices come out. this would allow me to bridge the gap in style :) - (oh and 16th May is my sons birthday too.... he would love my old torch, without a sim of course...)

I want it because
1) It's a Blackberry :)
2) It's a Porsche Design Blackberry :D
3) It's a limited edition Porsche Design Blackberry :D
4) It's a limited edition Porsche Design Blackberry that has been used by the awesome Crackberry Kevin Michaluk B-)
5) OS7.1.0.342 for the P'9981 just came out \=D/
6) It looks sexy ;)
7) I'd like to compare how it feels to my Bold 9900 o:)
8) I'd never garner the money needed to buy one, ever :(
9) I'd probably only be the second or third person in Malaysia to be using it ;D
10) I could show off to my friends and family about it :p
Those are just a couple of reasons why I wanna win this phone. I've followed you on twitter for a while now, but my account is private (@1HuhRaise), and you're on my Google+ Aquaintances Circle (Wan Hariz Wan Sazrudeen), and I've posted a comment here, so I hope I have a chance of actually winning this. Love you, and all of you guys, the whole crackberry team, no matter what. <3

If I can never afford to drive a Porsche, please Kevin...let me have a Porsche phone. I'll cruise safely, I promise!

I've been looking for something to replace my old Android phone and what better way to enter the Blackberry phone universe than with the 9981.

I've been sold on the playbook since I picked a few up last year so I figure it's time to take advantage of all the tethering features and go full BB.

because my fiance is holding on to a broken down POS 9700 thats laggy, falling apart, randomly freezes and resets, can't place calls on without a physical headset plugged in because it cuts in and out of headset/handset mode otherwise and she really really deserves to have a decent phone for a change and I can't upgrade to replace hers for a while because were trying to pay for a wedding on July 21st. Help us upgrade her phone!

@crackberrykevin, the P'9981 is sssick! A game changer! I would love to win it!!!! I need a tool not a toy... I love my ArchiBOLD 9780 but would love to upgrade... P'9981 is so slick! I'm surrounded by isheep so I would love to show them what a real phone looks like! Thank you!

First off, it's a blackberry. What more reason could anyone need for wanting it? I want something that's got a more solid feel to it than the Torch 9810.

I would love to win the amazing P'9981 because a Porsche Boxster has always been my dream car, and since I won't be able to afford one anytime soon, the P'9981 will be a symbolic reminder to keep me motivated to work towards getting my Boxster!

I love the contests on, I hope I win!

I want a P'9981 so I can impress the chicks!

Please, Kevin, make my dream come true :P

Oh and keep up the good work! ^___^

Why would I want to own Kevin's Porsche Design P'9981?

Well, as an aspiring industrial designer, stunning designs like these make me jump for joy. Also, it'd be the first BlackBerry product that I'll own. That'd be a great privilege.

It would be awsome to own such a rare phone. So happy stuck with BB as the new 10 looks phenomenal. Keep up the good work Kev! Excited to see what else is around the corner.

Haiku for the P'9981

CrackBerry Kevin's P'9981
Uncommon Device for the Chosen
BlackBerry Gods are Smiling

If I win the P'9981, I'll be able to share my Bold 9900 with my brother and convert him from iPhone/Android fan to BB Fan!

Hope this is my lucky day!



Forget the iphone and's blackberry all the way and the Porche design is to infinity and beyond!! I am hoping for the best Kevin.

Hi, I hope to win your Blackberry P'9981, My Birthday is on 19th of May :) This is a great gift! :) Wish me luck!

Good Luck Sir Kevin and Good luck to me winning this P'9981 :)

Ever since I heard of the porche design I thought it wold be nice to be the one to get one and have my own unboxing experience. Here's my chance, good luck everyone!

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< PICK ME >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I have a 8350i -- might as well be a rotary dial! =)

I love Blackberry! They're the most progressive company of its size!

I wish I could do more to make them the NO.1 company!

Pisses me off they have to compete with the Samsungs and the Apples of the world.
Big Corporate Bullies. RIM deserves better!

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< PICK ME >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I very love BlackBerry Smartphone and Dev software for it but now i have only Nokia N70 . Your P'9981 is a chance for me so,Kevin, i hope i will be chosen !

I can't really afford either the P'9981 or a 944 or a 911 or really anything that has a Porsche in the name so it would be awesome to win one.!

Never used a BlackBerry for any length of time, what better way to start using one than with this beauty of a phone? :)
Would make for a nice change from all the issues I'm facing with Android.

Winning a one of a kind Berry would be another bragging point! and a late Bday present for me (May 9th)

Kevin, please choose me. I would love to own such a unique device and since it was released I have been dying for a competition such as this one to come around in order for me to be able to own this beautiful $2000 Blackberry. Currently my own blackberry is not working to its best ability and this Porsche Design phone would be an excellent replacement.

Once again please choose me.

Hi Kevin, first of all let me say that is an awesome phone, the P'9981. and several reasons why I'd like- no, LOVE to win your phone are :

#1 it's a blackberry
#2 it's a limited edition
#3 it has an awesome design, mindblowing specs, and will most surely turn the heads of the apple fanboys and samsung owners anywhere, anytime.
#4 nuff said.

Basically those reasons alone is a good enough reason for any blackberry fan to desire P'9981. I've been visiting CB for quite sometime (although I've only become a member just now :) ). On that subject, I'd also like to apologize to fellow CB members for not becoming a member sooner.

Well, fingers crossed and i hope you choose me to watch over your P'9981. (promise i'll take great care of it :D)


Well I took a few days to think about why I'd like the P'9981 and the one thought that keeps coming to mind is because then I can show it off to all those iPhone users at work and show them that the BlackBerry brand is not dead. And if they happen to become jealous in the process ... well so be it ;)

The P'9981 LOOKS amazing, and the BB07 platform is pretty sweet ... so I'd show it off to everyone who asks what kind of phone it is. After all the best advertising RIM can get is word of mouth.


I would love to have it.... A device like that would be a collector's item someday and I would love to add it to my collection of BlackBerry devices.

I need it just to show my delusional iphone friends that RIM still is alive and well. Keep up the good work!

I want the P'9881 because my 9800 about to bite the bullet.

What better way to upgrade than to upgrade in style?