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!



Honesty I really want it. It would make everyone I know jealous. Plus my old 9700 can only be repaired so many times before I craps out on me. Fingers crossed!

I want to be the only kid on my block with a P'998! Happy early Birthday Kevin, this is probably the best giveaway that I've ever seen. Too bad I don't do Twatter or Google+ or I would post there as well!

I would love to have a P'9981 because i would like to be one of the coolest to ever own such a device. I want to tell the world my P'9981cost $2,000 :D

I am a huge BB fan and have been telling all my friends and family, that there is nothing better than a BB. I have posted nothing butt BB news and info to all my 2200 friends on Facebook. I would love to have one in my hands to show everyone that BB is number 1!!!

I want it to make my BlackBerry using friends, iphone 4s using wife, and galaxy using brother jealous!

I guess the upgrade from a 9800 would be cool too, but really it's to make everyone green with envy!

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change porsche design blackberry

Woohoo. Love to show off this awesome phone. Pretty close to one of a kind. Thanks Kevin!

thanks kevin, for being the driving force for all information blackberry and more! awesome device!

I really would like this phone! I gave up a Blackberry for an iPhone four months ago and it's one of my biggest regrets ever! I've been friends with you on Google+ for a long time now but I just followed you! Please Pick me!!!!!!!

Hi Mr. Michaluk you are famous and now so is this phone :D Your work in the BlackBerry community is legendary! First of all, I would just like to thank you for taking your time out to read this and offering your own priceless P'9981. Your a really great person for giving away your own phone to somebody else in the BlackBerry community free of charge, I greatly respect you for that. I am a CrackBerry and a BlackBerry addict. As a BlackBerry owner I love my phone, it keeps me organized and on schedule. As a young BlackBerry shareholder on the other hand there has been precious little to celebrate about other than BB 10 which looks awesome! The losses of BlackBerry have hit me pretty hard in the pocket, but winning this phone would render me speechless. I will also use the phone to show people that BlackBerry is still a factor in the handheld market and not everything's about Apple. Plus Mother's day is coming up and what's better then giving my mom (an iPhone owner ugh) a BlackBerry since I (hopefully) will have a Porsche design P'9981! Anyways, there are not enough words to express how bad I want to win this, but that's why I would be a good candidate for this phone my heart beats rapidly from just thinking about winning! So once again thank you for your work and this opportunity Mr. Michaluk!

I have a bold 9900 right now and am contemplating testing the waters with an iPhone later this year , this will be an all round knockout of that idea.
Thx in advance!!

This would match perfectly with my silver Boxster... All my money went into this car, can't afford the phone anymore :-(

Wow.... can a blog ever have a better giveaway? I've been craving this fantastic device since the first time I saw it! I must have it - haha.
Oh, BlackBerry!

I want to win this because I miss my blackberry. I switched to an iphone to see what the hype was about. Now I have a playbook and nothing to link it too. Can't afford to buy another phone at the moment. Would love to win one.

I am currently running a tired but reliable Bold 9000. The great Porsche design you are offering would be a great replacement until the BB10 arrives.

I would love to see the faces of the folks around the conference table when I drop that phone down then use it to operate my Playbook. Sure put my name in the barrel.

if i win this contest i will crack my iphone 4s and send it to you kevin.If you want it to be cracked with hammer i will do and if you want to burn it I will burn too.Choice of you.P9981 got kick ass design and really rare phone.In my country prices 3000-4100 dollars.

Twitter - Done
Google+ - Done
Post Here - Done...
Porsche Design Phone would be a great compliment to the BE BOLD campaign for me :D

Using a Tool, not a 'Toy'

I have a hand me down Curve 9300 and am constantly pushing it to its limits and waiting on the spinning clock and have run out of room after only installing a few apps. An upgraded phone would show me what the capabilities of a blackberry really are.

Oh, pick me, lol...funny how so many people called this phone ugly but now want to win one! Would love to add this to my os7 devices for fun

Me me me! #1 Crackberry fan from Ghana, West Africa. Funny my birthday is the 17th. Shoutout to May Borns as well ! Sorry Can't do Google + though.

I am actually working on a packaging project for a Porsche Design 2 TB external HD. That phone sure would look nice sitting on my desk next to the HD.

This is the mother of all contest-speaking of mother, happy mothers day to all the wonderful mothers out there. I would to lay a hand on this beast, let me rock it.

I would love to replace my cracked and shattered Iphone 4 with a new(ish) but awesome BB Bold Porsche Design! I would love to support a canadian company and brag about this HOT phone to all my apple friends! :)

P'9981! I would love to have the phone for my fiance. May 16th is his birthday, what a great gift this would be. I hope that will be our lucky day. :) Thank you, Kevin, for being so selfless in letting others have the chance to win something like this, even if it meant giving up something you've always wanted.

The 9981 deserves to be cherished as a piece of fine art and design. I think I can provide that love and attention.

I want it :) becuz it's the CB founder's device and ... who wouldnt want to upgrade from BOLD 9000 to the new porsche designed p9981

I would love to win this phone. I have an old trusty 8700 which is showing its years and I would love to replace it for this phone

In Pakistan it will be like driving in a porsche itself :D

Imagine that kevin! You can be so proud of this ;)

You can post this to my family in Toronto thanks xD

I would love to upgrade to the Porsche designed BB, my BB 9800, though it still works the handset speaker no longer works thank goodness for bluetooth.

I wasn't going to enter, but then my existing BB was run over by a car. Admittedly I could dust off an old Curve, but this would be nice, too.

Crackberry Kevin, your generosity is astounding! No better place for such an elegant piece of Blackberry technology to call home than with me in Hawaii, let's do this.

Did you say FREE?! That's my first favourite word, number two is DISCOUNT! Anyway's, never had a smartphone before, if I win this... ILL HAVE THE ONLY BLACKBERRY IN MY GROUP OF FRIENDS WHO ALL HAVE iPHONE'S because they thought the $600.00 for the sticker of a white apple was VERY WORTH IT.

YAAAAAAAA, followed on Twitter! Don't know how to use G+ AT ALL, I have one though LOL!

twitter; @devchaube :D follow me I folllow back btw <3

Let's hope I wiiiiiiiiiiin!

Oh I'm alsoo a canadiannnn! #reppinHamiltonOntario!

PS: My birthday is May 15TH LOOOL! Not kidding !

PPS: This comment was posted on the 15TH Page! Thats gotta tell you something :D!

Let's hoppe I was meant to win thiiis! Cuz im IN IT TO WIN IT!

I would love a Porsche P'9981 Blackberry. I am a huge fan of Blackberry, but currently rock a Tour. Its still alive and kicking, but on its last legs and I'm locked into contract (3 year contracts suck). I would love a new phone. And I'm a huge Porsche fan!! My dream car is the Porsche 911 twin turbo . My fingers are crossed!

3856 comments already ... damn this shit CRAAAAZZZYYYYY !!!!
but u know whoz gonna win dun u !!!!

Thanking Crackberry in advance.

urz truly

I should win because I think its about time for an upgrade. I'm still rocking a 9800 and use my 9000 once in a while too

did all 3 entries! I need the P9981 bc I am sick of my 9810 dying on me half way through the day! I need a quality BB that will last me all day!

I used to have Nokia E series but switched to Blackberry, and i'm so glad I did! ATM, I only have a Curve 3g and would love a new phone with a bit better specs! Let me wiiinnn please :)

A chance to be the coolest kid on the block?! Sign me up!! I can't upgrade my contract 9800 until Fall, so this would be a chance to try the BB7 for a while before the 10's come out... Let's see what those Fruity guys think of this!!

Paul G
via Playbook

Kevin i would LOOOVE to have this phone. I would appreciate it so much if i won. Now lets get a few things clear. I truly think this phone is ugly, and that they brutalized the BB os on it so if i win this phone i will gladly trade it back to you MR Michaluk for a BB10 phone.


would be nice to win! have a bold 9700 and due for my t-mobile upgrade. trying to hold out for blackberry 10, but this would be nice to hold me over until then....

I would love to own this phone! I'm constantly trying to convert people to BlackBerry and rocking the P9981 would help with my little crusade. ~RIMpire Army~

Been a loyal BlackBerry Fan for two years now. I'm a High School Choir Director in Texas. I really can't stand Apple or Android. Therefore I'd LOVE for BB to add some more apps that pertain towards education; especially Music/Choir.

I see myself as a leader, go getter, someone who tries to innovate and inspire. The new Porches 9981 is outstanding in design and features. It would not only help organize my life at work; but with my home life as well. Definitely not something I can afford on my current salary but I will NEVER abandon BB. I'm hooked!

God bless and Go BlackBerry! RIM is going to "Rock not Roll This!!!"

I deserve to win the P'9981 because I've been a die hard BB user since day one. Here's my resume in order of release: 950, 6230, 7290, 8700r, 7100, 8830 world phone unlocked, 8300 8310 8320 (several colors), 8100, 9000, 9500, 9700, 9800, 9780, and now 9900. I'm johnnylacoste and I have a blackberry problem

i have owned blackberries from the 7800, 9700 series all the way to the 9900 series. i would love to have a porsche design model blackberry as i think its solid and well built and a total standout. its chic!

Yes please! Then I would finally have a BB with OS 7!
Two year contracts are completely debilitating when it comes to keeping up with new phones :(

Oh please let me win! I've never had a blackberry but would love to have one for taking to mates and business stuff! - iRhysLee

This would be a great addition to my BB collection :) actually I will show off this to my friends at school if I win!

First, I want it 'cause Kev had it, second , i don't have a Blackberry phone to go with my Playbook, i wan'it real bad

Hello Kevin,
Hey Bud... I wont say much...its just that I heard a lot about Blackberry (trust me all good things for sure)and guess what ....If I win this I can proudly say that THIS IS MY FIRST BLACKBERRY DEVICE AND THAT TOO STRAIGHT AWAY FROM NONE OTHER THAN CRACKBERRY KEVIN!!!Who knows if everything goes well I might be a part of Blackberry Revolution to come back to power too!!! Keeping fingers crossed...Some people don't take NO for an answer...
A quote dedicated to Blackberry RIM...

"Some say I can ...Some say I can't..I say I will for failure is not an option!!!"

This is the motto of my life and it sure depicts Blackberry's too... :)So I wan't to be the owner of a mobile from such a company.

A goal without plan is just another wish..... :)

3hrs after joining CB i got my blackberrry working in no time!!! EVen after my phone carrier customer care said "I am sorry, but that phone is unsupported." I set up a thread, my very first one, someone had answers, i tried it. works 100%!!

Would love to have this Blackberry!!! :D

Greetings from Switzerland Zürich and thank you for choosing me :D

Cheers, Kaizer0

I Want To Win It Because It Is A Awesome Phone And Right Now I Don't Have A BB So I Would Love To Win It And Get A BB :D :)

I would love to win so I could pair this with my blackberry Playbook now that would turn some heads ;)

I LUV BlackBerry!! Winning the P'9981 would be Awesome! I also can't wait to get the new BlackBerry 10 phones! ~ B-L-A-C-K-B-E-R-R-Y R-O-C-K-S!!! ~

I must say I'm a new BlackBerry addicted but I always loved blackerry's design and feel.
I am really tempted to buy a 9900, that phone rocks! I'm in love with it but its prince is insane where I live. And that frustates me a little because I just bought a BlackBerry playbook and would love to be able to use BBM and all other bridge features! LOL (im feeling excited just by thinking of it) .
Well, after that long intro I would love to have P'998! I love its design, the quality construction, and I love the fact that it's a BlackBerry with all rims service's and support, lol I just can't look at my phone and smile anymore...

Crossing fingers ;)

Well I'm writing in here just because, maybe this posty will never be read, among many millions it'll end up stored for a while on web servers till being deleted.
Nevertheless, I have to express how nice detail this idea of this contest is! It speaks very well about King Kevin of the CrackBerry nation all around the world.

So let's write just as a way to contribute to the success of this excellent idea!


wow, nearly 4000 comments, odds are increasingly getting slimmer :(

Hey Kevin. Name's Ian(as you'd probably have guessed). Live in Nairobi. Have been a BB nut for the last 7 years. I'm still rocking an 8800 given to me as a birthday gift back in 2007. Haven't been able to upgrade it since we don't have carrier subsidies and getting your hands on a mint BB will cost you a pretty penny. My BB's now showing it's age. It's been through some interesting situations; half the space key's gone, keys washed out (thankfully I'm a seasoned typist) and have had to replace the tracker ball half a dozen times!!!

If I don't win, any chance you guy could ship a new body kit for the 8800 to this part of the world? :D

Already abandoned my ipad for a playbook, now, just hand me that sexy blackberry and my N9 will go also... Meanwile waiting for the london bb10 i'll learn few things about a system i've never touched on a mobile

Wow, saw one of these in Dubai airport, amazing, freaking amazing ! I really need one to compliment my PB, its very lonely with only an HTC for comfort.

Following on Twitter and Google+

Please Please Me & my Playbook

Thanks for the chances !

I'd love to win the phone! It's definitely a good looking device. Since it's out of my price range, any chance to get it free is awesome. Thanks Crackberry!

Ive been away from the BB world for awhile and havr been missing it lately....would love to return with this device! probly would never own the car but I have a shot at the BB :)

Seeing as I'll never be able to buy a Porsche automobile (price, and the fact I don't drive), having a Porsche-designed BlackBerry would be the next best thing. :)

This would be one for the books! Hoping for a win for me! Good luck everyone. Crackberry forward!

I don't want it, I need it! Need it for my work, would be a substantial update from my curve

I want it for two reasons 1) it would be a cool hold over device until I can start Ricking and Rolling BB10, and 2) it's part of Crackberry history!

Oh can i please have it Kevin?! Thats probably the closest i'll ever come to driving a porsche and its soo sexxy!! =]

I could really use a blackberry P'9981, my Torch got stolen 3 months ago and these past few months i have felt really disconnected.
Following you G+

Thanks Kevin

What a great birthday present - MAY 10
What a great mothers day present - MAY 13

Please pick me Kevin I never win anything.