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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!

5342 Comments

From the #1 Balckberry Fan in the world to the #1 Blackberry fan in Australia. This phone is definitely one id love to play around with and review to all my mates here in Oz.

I am postíng message 3971, but still have a probability!. Can you give away one mobile per each thousand posts?

The design is unique.. I have not seen anyone rocking the Porsche model here in the Philippines.. It would be great to have that and showing iPhone and Android users that Blackberry takes pride in designing their smartphone.. Blackberry doesn't go with the flow.. It creates an entirely new playing field in the smartphone market.. Go Blackberry!!!! \m/

Longtime blackberry user here Kevin plus 7 years selling phones. Everyone hates all day on blackberry i keep pushing them hook it up with the p9981 ill be more then happy to show it off to co workers and customers.

This is the closest I'll ever get to owning a Porsche! If I will this phone I will use it for life.

I love everything about blackberry STYLE & DESIGN.

Blackberry & me, nothing comes close to that!

This phone looks AWESOME! I love the sleek design it has! As Ron White says, "Pick me, pick me!" :-)

/smile

My phone just went through the wash and INeed a new one. What an awesome phone that would be to have. Please pick my posting randomly and without malice of forethought! Or with..... I don't care how! Thanks!! I promise to take better care of IT!

Sent from my suddenly lonely BlackBerry Playbook

As much as I love my Torch 9800, it's getting a bit buggy. I've also dropped it on my shop floor so many times the speaker sounds like I'm at a drive-through. Still, it works and the slide-out remains solid (unlike any other slide-out I have ever tried on a new phone) I really need to upgrade, but don't want to until BB10 comes out. This phone would be awesome!

As much as I love my Torch 9800, it's getting a bit buggy. I've also dropped it on my shop floor so many times the speaker sounds like I'm at a drive-through. Still, it works and the slide-out remains solid (unlike any other slide-out I have ever tried on a new phone) I really need to upgrade, but don't want to until BB10 comes out. This phone would be awesome!

Need a new phone and love Blackberrys so this would be the mother of all Blackberrys if I can get my hand on it please.

This is my first comment. Im from venezuela, and i would love to win that BlackBerry cause everyonein this country has one, except me :( and i would have a unique one. Please let a venezuelan win :(

Add me to the contest, I would love a sweet ride to show off to the iClone sheeple I deal with daily... Love CrackBerry, LOVE BlackBerry! Wake up, be Bold!

I alway Dreams have a Porche Car however Porche Design BB is great, here in Venezuela i have never seen one i hope get one just here in crackberry.com thanks for the opportunity!!!

I am one of real 'Blackberry Fan' and I would like to put my hands on one of this best Blackberry Phone ever made in its history.

Wow!!! I should win this just because I could use a new phone! Dropped my Torch 9860 about 50 feet off a cell tower I was working on. Yes. I know, Irony at its best right? SMH...Even my Otterbox case couldnt save it from that fall

Exelent I want that P9981 (i feel motivated to purchase the best accesory to match this BB: a big Porshe) BTW happy birthday Kevin!!!

Hey kevin! this is a totally awesome contest and I hope you pick me!! I think its the closet I'll ever get to owning anything porsche. lol

Not only is it a part of BlackBerry history, it's part of CrackBerry history too. I'd want to win the P'9981 because I would never be able to afford it in real life. It would make a nobody be somebody.

I would like the phone because my username should be iusedtowork4rim... But I was laid off due to the company downsizing. I really liked my job, so this phone would be a nice severance souvineer lol.

I just want it!!! I need it!!! using BB's since years now, but just currently felt in love with them after getting more and more disappointed with iOS and the droid ;-) and their development tools are just great.

I want the P'9981 because I have to admit I been using and iphone 4 for the past few months and i went back to my Blackberry Tour 9630 and I'm not going back to the iphone so I really need new black berry i would love a new Bold 9900 but a P'9981 would be amazing !!

So here is to crackberry forever, just couldn't get over the addiction

14 years old, need a phone, have 4 playbooks, 2 bolds in the family and now its my time to shine with the new porsche design p'9981

Vroom vroom, I want one. I was considering a BlackBerry again after my plan, which I currently have an Android plan was up. I would like to give BlackBerry another chance. I also have the Playbook and could benefit off the Bridge capabilities.

Hey Kevin,

I felt compelled to drop a comment on this post to see if I could win this phone for 3 reasons:

1. My brothers name is Kevin
2. He is currently in the Canadian Arm Forces doing some training in Alberta (off the radar) and he will be coming home soon, so I wanted to get him a present when here returns.
3. He is a huge BlackBerry fan who really needs to upgrade his 8330 (ya i know) and there is no better way to bring him up to speed with all that he has been missing in the real world that he is training to fight for.

Thanks for the consideration.

Cheers
Xzavier

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why should i get it ?
i have been a blackberry user since curve 8300
i tried every single blackberry thet came after
i own a huge amount of cases and skins for phones that i dont own anymore ..
while everyone is changing to apple and samsung i stayed with RIM blackberry has become
a part of my life ..
i think i do deserve an award ..

Ammar :)

As George Takai would say.... Oh myyyyy! This would be total awesomesauce. Thanks for offering your P'9981 up as a prize Kevin.

why would i deserve to win one? cuz my next car in the future is a porsche so it would be fitting for me to win it XD

I should win because I own a 9860 and ppl didn't know blackberry has a touchcreen we are the step children

Someone that I know has this phone and I really liked holding it in my hand, it fits nicelly in your palm and I found typing really fast.

This is an awesome blackberry in an even better box!

I would love the opportunity to win phone! I would give my 9930 to my son who wants an i-phone. He's currently sporting an old android with sliding keyboard that doesn't work half the time.

I'm a country boy from Texas, and would love to sport a new porshe in my neighborhood. I already have a bb PlayBook, and always get questions about the device for which I don't hesitate to show off. No matter where I am, whether at church or the office, I feel like a celebrity when I pull out my PlayBook. With this porshe I will be. Let a country boy take that pony for a spin.

Although RIM does have a plant set up in Malaysia, I'm pretty sure they don't sell these in retail stores here, neither the carriers do.

Plus, it's a phone with THE-CBK fingerprints all over it, that is totally rare & awesome :)!

If rocking a 9900 is cool, what more can you say when you rock this baby, killin' the esteem of your iOS & Android friends?...lol

I could totally use this P9981 as my 9900 just broke! :( I'm currently using a loaner pearl flip and still love it! LOL

Ldmidd,lol 2tha Nation! I would for sure be upgrading from my great BB 9870, I think it's time, send me the P 9981 and I will show the iphone junkies what a work of art looks like.

ultra cool blackberry design, it would be the ultimate price for every blackberry user and owner, besides it would be the envy of every one, because not all the blackberry users have to power to get his hands on it.

I really would like one so I could show everyone that blackberry is back with a bang, together with my PlayBook all my friends and colleague's will be completely jealous. Keep up the good work

I really want your p'9981 because im such a bb lover.
I cant leave without it.
I want this to be my new unit. Waaaaaa.
I want to win. I want your p'9981. Yahooo!

Kevin I would love this porche design blackberry. With a job and school, it would greatly improve my life!

Glen

Wanting to come back to a Berry, this would solve that problem. So that would make this the best contest in the history of EVER!!!

Thank you.

I would love to own this blackberry as this would be the only way I could have a phone like this love my blackberry .

Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please pick me!!!!

CBK, I want to win your P'9981 because I know you are a true BlackBerry fan and the phone has a killer design!!!

Good luck to the winner.

Thanks for sharing the love.

As a devotee to technology, and a connoisseur of style, I feel the Porsche design Blackberry would make the perfect addition to my life. The angular, and understated, design would compliment my life-accessories (from my glasses to furniture to writing implements). Moreover, it has a two-fold impact on my brand loyalty: I have never abandoned Blackberry, nor do I intend to do so; and, the phone is what I imagine the 911 Carrera would look like (in smartphone form). Pure bliss.

And then, of course, is the prestige of owning Kevin's phone. Who better to demonstrate unfaltering loyalty and leadership than Kevin? To hold this phone would be tantamount to holding Arthur's Excalibur. With this phone, no harm could come to me. I would be unstoppable in my quest for justice and equality for all. Can you deny the world this?

my brother-in-law sure would be jealous if I had the P'9981 and he didn't. There is no doubt that it is anything short of amazing...

Why do i want a P'9981!, Because im a crackberry addict who loves blackberry nd who wouldnt want a German Engineered Blackberry lol Porsche + Blackberry=HEAVEN! pick me crackberry!

I need to win this Black Berry because I am a performing artist who is in the process of putting on a one of kind show in one of kind outfits, there fore I need a one of kind business phone from a one of kind website. Then I can say not only do I conduct business on a Porsche Blackberry but a Porsche CRACKBERRY. I will then proceed to buy a custom skin from SkinIt.com with the CB logo on it. Once the interviews come around I will make sure its visible right on the table. Do you see it? I See It... (y) *BB Thumbs up*

Thats Why I NEED to Win the P'9981.

Please consider to transfer Porsche BlackBerry from # 1 BlackBerry fan to # 1 CrackBerry Kevin fan.

Thank you

I want to win this because no one can really understand how bad I need a new phone , and having the P'9981 , well , that would just be swagged out !!

Hi ya Kevin, Why? Slick design. Hey, it is a Porsche. Now that handles the why part. Pick me!! Oh, and Happy Birthday!

I fell in love with this awesome BB the first time I ever saw it. To own it would be like owning BlackBerry treasure and I would treasure it as such. This is something I'd show my grandkids (first one coming in a few months!).

I would like to own the P'9981 because of the following 3 reasons:

1. I would like to communicate with my family members in Mexico through BBM because they all have Blackberries when i have the crappiest phone on earth.

2. I have had a blackberry before so i already have a Blackberry appstore account and all that good stuff so i wouldnt need to create anything anymore.

3. My dad owns a Porsche and what's better than Father and son owning something Porsche.

Those are the three reasons i would like to own the P'9981 :D

I jumped ship to android and have been regretting it since. Love the P'9981 so I can come back to Blackberry in style!

I envisioned myself owning a P'9981 who would've thought I actually get a chance to win one. I want.one cuz it's amazing!!! I dear anyone to give a better reason than that! :P

Ever since I was a teenager I always wanted a Porches 944 Turbo. New was able to afford one. Winning the Porches P9981+ would be the closest I'd ever come to owning a Porches.

Hi @crackberrykevin, great comp. I 100% *want* this phone (like all above!). However, as a married man, you must understand that I have a 'minister for finance' (wife x) to answer to.

There is *no* way that I would be approved to spend the family budget on a P'9981 (although I think its completely reasonable spending).

Love to have this phone and take a humble win for the family man: @crackberrykevin holla

*Blackberry Bold 9780 - Asia-Pacific Region*

Saw one in Kuala Lumpur. Fell in love with it straight away. The pictures really didn't do justice to it. You have to hold it, caress it in your fingers, see it with your own eyes to see its beauty. The lady that owned it is such a showoff. She didn't even have BIS enabled. When I asked if I could add her PIN, she asked me back what PIN is. Never won anything on CB. Wish this is my lucky break.

Added CBKevin to Twitter, now posting here, please pick me, i could use a new handset! Peace___________________________________________________________

in the time of your life, live so that in that good time, there should be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life that your life touches, seek goodness everywhere

I initially wanted to win this because I just dropped by 9900 and the speaker is shot. But in reality, this would be like manna from the CrackBerry God Kevin! Please sir! May I have some more!

Kevin my birthday is on Mothers Day (May 13)!!! My mom and wife will think I'm such a winner with that awesomely sweet cell of yours :-) thanks browser, happy bday to you too!!!

Kevin
I was so compelled to re-engage the Blackberry platform by BB10 previews and my disappointment in Android and iOS for some features important to me and how I work. Would be great for a longtime and lost crackberry o return from iOS and Android to do so with this deice.

Posting this comment from my blackberry PlayBook and hoping I can finally get my first blackberry phone to connect it to. Thank you for reading this!

This is a great chance to win the best looking blackberry out there, I think I should win it as I am a avid iPhone user but have wanted this phone for a while but cannot afford to spend 2k on a phone, you would be getting blackberry a new user if you give this to me and help them increase there % of bb users in the uk. Would love it.

I work for a very large medical corporation. Many of my co-workers have started switching to Android devices or I Phones. I refuse to do that. I love my Blackberry and the things it allows me to do. Most of the time my phone (9850) and Playbook work flawlessly. I am proud to display both devices. I would love to have the P'9981. It shows the innovation of the good things to come to RIM. I am known to my co-workers for always having the latest and greatest Blackberry device. Please allow me the luxury of this device.

8830 WE, 8330, Bold 9650, IP4, 9930
Kevin, everytime I leave BB and try something different. I always come back!
It must be the quality of phones, but is it? Or is it the quality of the product itself?
Anyway, why not get the best if you can!
Hope I win?
juggehad62 (Kevin)

I don't remember if I already posted. But i'll post anyway. I'm in need of a new phone and the Porsche Design bold would be perfect. I can't wait for BB10. I want this!

I WANT/need your P'9981 for 3 reasons:

- ITS PORSCHE, ive been a 911 fan since even before i was born (my dad was the cause)

- BLACKBERRIES ARE COOL (we all know that)

- AND FINALLY, cause i always get teased at school for having a 'cheap' phone while everyone uses Galaxy's and iPhones with fancy cases :( and if i DO get this, i can say "IN YOUR FACES!!!!!! courtesy of Crackberry Kevin" it'd make me feel sooo much better

I have never owned a smartphone of any kind. I currently own a phone I got from a super market about 3 - 4 years ago. I do own a Playbook which I enjoy very much. I am looking forward to BB10 and stepping into the world of smart/super phone users. I would like very much to win the BB Porche and see what the mobile phone world is all about.

WOW!!! What a sharp looking phone!!! I need a new one. Had my 8310 for 5 years now. Beside I love Porsche and Blackberry!!! What a combo!!!

Honestly, it'd be awesome to draw attention to myself. As a marketer it would help with creating conversation and give me the new gadget butterflies.

yaaaa right.... its a dream to win...but I'm not posting to win... in know it's impossible...:)) but i like to dream big!!!

Why? Because, I will use it. I will not sell it. I will appreciate it as I do your website and advice on all things BB. I had all but given up on RIM until I listened to your audio from BB world of the RIM CEO's speech to the media. Keep up the great work, I appreciate your passion. Oh, and my win of the P 9981 will give my son will get my Torch 9800.

Pick Me! Because my blackberry sensor pad doesn't work in the day light for some odd reason lol.

___________________________________ that is what I'd do I if won- DIE! (not really

because then I wouldn't be able to use the Blackberry, but I'd for sure ALMOST DIE.
happy early birthday!

When my neighbor pulls out in his silver Boxster I'll whip out my silver BlackBerry Porsche.

I would be the only person in my group of friend rocking a P9981, would give me a chance to convert a few of them along they way!

Whether RIM goes up or down crackberry is always here to lead us through. I come everyday excited to see what new phones, software and features will be disclosed on crackberry . Keep up the great work . I would love to be able to install leaked OS on to the P'9981 .

hey kevin i think its great that your doing this and i would love to have the p'9981, reason i would love to have it is because im always looking for a phone that stands out from the rest i never get a phone based on its popularity i get it based on uniqueness and the p'9981 is truly one of a kind ...im the type of person that always stands out just like the p'9981 and with the p'9981 ill stand out even more i also love how the p'9981 looks its a beautiful phone and i would love to have it.

This many comments I don't count my chances very high, but I wanted to wish you a happy birthday regardless.

Alles Gute zum Gebortstag!

Seemed appropriate given that this is a Porsche Design phone, Thorsten Heins is German, and there seems to be a ton of German developers speaking well about BB10.

I should get that P'9981. Really, I deserve it. Why? Because it will be my very first Blackberry phone. Yes, believe it or not, I've never owned a Blackberry phone (just a Playbook, which is awesome). In fact, I've never even used anybody else's Blackberry before. Wouldn't you want me to start my experience off right? With a P'9981?

Count me in! One of a kind collector's item prior to BB10. A must have for a person unique like me, hehe haaay.........

I would love to win this phone to give to my girlfriend (her blackberry is dead). Plus it was used by the legendary Crackberry Kevin. This would be amazing prize to win...best of luck to everyone out there!

Dude....I want this soo badly. I saw your review and fell in love, I am a huge fan of ALL things done by Porsche Design. I WISH I could afford one.

The vision of Wayne Gretzky and the speed of Phil Kessel in a Porsche designed case? I wonder how the keyboard compares to a 9900.

BB: I would love it, play with it but after sometime I will come to my senses and start using my 9900 which I bought (the first ever smartphone!) and I shall give it back to you so that you can let others too have a go at it!!

I'm a huge BB fan! Loved the look of the P9981 since the day I saw it. Crackberry Kevin is the man so owning his BB would be super dope!

Testing my luck. I'd like go win because I've never owned a smart phone before. This would make for a cool opportunity.

Should pick me so I can leave to dream my wife wove with the iPhone and how much better it isn't! Lmao she would totally be mad if I win this!

You rock Kevin! Thanks for giving your fellow CrackBerry friends and followers a chance to flash the uber BB. I even unfollowed/re-followed you on Twitter just for another chance. Since I can't stash a 4-wheeled Porsche in my garage the next best thing would be to stash a P'9981 in my purse..

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