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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

I've walways wanted a Porsche car and someday will when I retire. A Porsche BlackBerry could hold me over until that day comes! :-D

Woo hoo! Lucky number 4,225! Good luck to us all!

I should win because 42. If you don't believe me, Google "What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?"

Ergo, I should win this because 42. That is all.

I would rather have this phone than an actual porsche....blackberry for 9 years and this would keep me from having to get the iphone! keep me running <3

Laid off in January...new job end of March...had to cut some spending to climb out of debt. Just hurts as an engineer to be relegated down to a basic phone again. Help me get back in the saddle again...seriously there is nothing more debilitating than rocking the same phone as my wife. LG Cosmos II??? I think if I don't win I'll just go back to tin cans and string.

I'd like to win your Porsche Design BlackBerry because I am currently using a Blackberry Curve 8350i (which I love) on Nextel and unfortunately Sprint will be shutting down my dear iDen network either at the end of this year or beginning of next year. I want to get Tmobile service before that happens and I'd love to have such a bad ass Blackberry as my 2nd Blackberry ever.

Thank you!!!

I have been an avid blackberry user for many years and a crackberry reader for some time. This competition has made me register so I. Can comment because it is such a great prize.

Hope I am lucky!

It's better to burn out than fade away
Jon

This phone would make any of my friends envy.
This worth a comment here.
Don't miss me from the final round CBK... :)

I didn't like the 9981 when I first saw pictures, but then I saw the actual device in a Porsche store in Vegas, and immediately loved it. I'm too cheap to buy one, tho! :-)

Thank you kevin and happy birthday! I would really love to have the P'9981 because my bold 9700 is gonna be 2 years old this year and it would be great to have a replacement for it! The P'9981 is so cool and I've never own anything related to porsche before and this is probably my only chance to have something related to porsche in my entire life! I would be incredibly happy if I could try using the P'9981 and that phone has been used by a crackberry member!!!

I think its the sexiest phone out there.. Thou out of my budget.. Would love to take it off your hands..
Cheers

I would love a P'9981! It would me amazing to try out the very first porsche design blackberry. My onyx 9700 is turning 3 years old this year and I would love to switch to a new device and let my onyx retire. I've never had a touch screen bb or OS 7 device before so it would be a whole new experience for me. I'm a fan of crackberry so this phone will mean so much to me, especially if you sign the box. I promise you if I can have your P'9981 I will take good care of it like my onyx. It had only 1 scratch for 3 years. Please let me have this phone.

Pick me!! I would love to have the P'9981 that was previously owned by you. Why? because it's so cool if I can have a phone that was previously owned by you!!! My bold 9000 will turn 3 years this august and I need a new phone, especially the P'9981. The phone looks awesome and I wanted to try a touch screen device and I'm dying to try the os 6 or 7 so if I could have your phone it would be awesome! By the way happy birthday!

no matter whtever prize cost, this crack berry is best of all berry's and its awesome design and fully loaded with apps and many more .mow this posche will rock now.

I need this phone!!! All my friends have iphones and androids, but I've been loyal to Blackberry since I was a sophomore in high school (I'm a senior in college now).

Of course I'm already following @crackberrykevin on twitter but can't remember if I posted a comment yet!

Since I've seen this exact P'9981 in person & had my photo taken with it, the only thing remaining is to actually own this beautiful device! @BBbrodyBB

I would love this as it would mean I wont have to wait another 1 and half years for a upgrade and would actually be able to bbm my fiancee :)

Its up for grabs and me being part of the 99% i think its only right for me to win that sweet BB...sounds good to me!!! :-)

Kevin my favourite soccer club has lost the league to our oldest rivals and sunk into administration after 140 years of history, my wife lost her job and worst of all my storm 11 is on the blink! I can't afford a new phone whilst saving my hard earned shekels for a BB10 phone later the year. This competition is my children's salvation. Don't let me put my BB devotion above my kids hunger let me win!

Please, I would love a smartphone that is being supported and hasn't been dumped by the manufacturer from a Pre 3 owner.

I’d really love to win your P'998. I want it so bad because for me it is definitely the hottest and most exclusive smartphone on the market right now. There is nothing that comes even close.

I've lost my bb9000 five mo. ago. Now I use iPhone4 but I still miss one. PDesign BB! I will be whole a lot better.

This is the only Porsche I could ever own.If I win,I will find a way to put wheels on the sides of it and post a pic back to Crackberry. it will be my new Porsche P'9981 HotWheels BB car.
Thanks Kevin

I'm a blackberry fan and at the same time I want something unique so the only phone for me is this porsche design BB. Hope i win!

Hi Kevin! My first and only Blackberry phone is a 8520 Curve. It's been the best phone I've had. It's pretty well loved. When the playbook came out I had to pair it with my curve. Now that it's served me so well... so well that i've already taped the rubber flap where the play button is because of serving me well I wanted to retire my curve finally and replace it with the best BB phone out there in the world!! I hope you choose my entry Kev!!

HI Kevin , This is Ibrahim from Cairo , Egypt
Do you think that your phone will go to Egypt ?! Who knows??!

Thanks a million dear

I work for a telecommunications store in Australia, and am the only one out of twenty staff that will push the BlackBerry over the droids and apples. I'm also the only one at store level that still use blackberry, so it would be nice have what would probably be one of the only Porche BB's in the Southern Hemisphere.

People usually admire other people who drive a Porsche, I would love to see if it's the same when I hold one with my own hands. I NEED TO FEEL ITS POWER.

omg again crackberry giving out great things! i remember one of the first post in 2007 about going live for the first time and you could win this goody bag and stuff!!! GO CB!!!

i would love a PORSCHE DESIGN BB

I want to win that phone because I have been drooling really really hard to have one! Plus the Blackberry that I am currently using is extremely outdated and busted up! That will be a great help in fulfilling my dreams of having a good Blackberry that will last me for YEARS! Also, the fact that you USED and touched t is a MAJOR PLUS! If I will have a phone that came from someone that I idolize and look up to, I will be the happiest person in the planet! OMG! I have been following this site for YEARS!

This would be so awesome to get. My Touch just isn't cutting it, I've replaced it from Verizon...still having the same problems...So winning this, The P9981, would be a great update!!! I can't afford to get a newer BB, like when the BB10's come out...I've still got a year and half for my upgrade....But thanks Kevin, and CB!!!! You're all the best!!

I would absolutely love to have one of these phones as I would show it off to many. I've got over 1,000 friends on facebook and work with a different set of around 1,000 employees.

I might not be entered for the prize because iam from UK but worth the try.
I really find crackberry has changed how I look look at blackberry as a whole. I bought a playbook recently and to be honest I am really glad I did. Just want to say whoever wins i hope you utilise to the max because I certainly would. Peace

Kevin !!! Quero ganhar o Porsche Design P'9981 porque além de ser um modelo exclusivo, representa a união de tecnologia de altíssima qualidade com dois ícones da industria... RIM e Porsche :D.

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Kevin!!! I want to win the Porsche Design P ' 9981 because besides being a unique model, represents the Union of a continuum of technology with two icons of industria ... RIM and Porsche: d.

Well participating in the contest, i hope i will have this :D it will be my hole teenage gift, and i will use it carefully in my shool and house, practically i lo ve it :p

I've never won anything on CB, this would be a good start and belated birthday present! Please pick me!! Still have my bold 9700 and that is by choice. However this bad boy would be an awesome upgrade.

If I win the BlackBerry 9981, I will have officially owned and been addicted to every single blackberry ever produced! With the exception of the jewel encrusted 9900 as sold by Harrod's in the UK. The 9981 is the perfect device for me and likely the closest I'll ever come to owing a Porsche!

The main reason I would like to win the 9981 is that I would really like to replace my storm 9530. Yes I'm still using the storm.

i would love to win this bb bc i have a curve and as you know it is a bb on a diet cannot afford any different phone on my budget and other ppl say they will sell it well i will use it an buy a case to protect it PLEASE let me win i never win anything!!!! hmu on bbm my pin is.....321849E4

Hello Kevin Just came over to BlackBerry from From Android Have A BlackBerry Curve 8530
This will be a great Pre Birth Day gift to have latest greatest blackberry

As a student, this is will be the closest thing to a Porsche that I'll own for some time! Don't hesitate to give it to me ;)

I could really do with this Porsche design BlackBerry.....can't have the car so at least i can have the phone!!!!!

Kevin, thanks for bringing us valuable input and much enjoyed excitement over BlackBerry's latest!
Looking forward to 10 series but would love a 9981
8D

I want it please! My blackberry was stolen and this would be perfect. It looks gorgeous. Please Kevin! I want it!!!!!!!

OMG!!! P9981 would be a very sweet update from my bold 9000... I would love to have one. Also gonna follow on twitter and google plus... I reaaaaaaallyyyyyyy hope i win

Dear Kevin. My reasons are as follow:

1. I will be the coolest blackberry owner in South Africa
2. I am addicted to crackberry
3. I love blackberry and I am a devoted fan
4. I can never afford one like this ever
5. I did everything as requested to win ;-)
6. It will make my year
7. I can finally keep the small nr of iPhone fans quite for a change at parties!!

I made the mistake of switching to an iPhone and now I don't have a blackberry to switch back! It would be a privilege to get back on track with Kevin's phone.

Gosh, I can't imagine owning one of these phones. So out of reach financially, winning even a 2nd-hand one would be a dream.

I'd absolutely LOVE the upgrade from my 9700 and Porsche Design looks nice and exclusive :) Fingers crossed.

I would like to win this phone, because my torch has turned to brick and my upgrade date hasn't rolled around yet. I also discovered the proper way to pronounce porsche yesterday and promise to use it at all times. Pretty please? Feed my crackberry addiction <3

Hmmm Why do i want a porche design blackberry.... Well, I have a old beat down 2g Blackberry Curve 8350 phone.... with 9 months remaining on my contract before I can get an upgraded phone. Bought a bold 9700 off of Kijiji and after a week, got the white screen of death. Tried the electrical tape on the screen ribbon trick, which worked for about a day... Now its a paperweight.

My curve works... but its sooooo slow.

I work in sales and I would love to have one of these to drum up interest and get customers engaged.

Plus, I think it looks COOL.

I want a P9981!!!!

It would be sweet to win this -- I have never won any of CB's contests...

Hopefully this time it's my turn!

I got a shitty android phone, and I cant upgrade for next 12 months. I need BLACKBERRY, I WANT TO GO BACK!!!.

I have a PlayBook and am looking for a Blackberry Phone to go with it. What better option is there besides the Porsche Designed Blackberry?

Shane T.

I have a PlayBook and am looking for a Blackberry Phone to go with it. What better option is there besides the Porsche Designed Blackberry?

Shane T.

Because that is one sexy phone! And I'll never give up using my Blackberry for BBM'ing, emailing, and communicating.
Best,
Steve

Sporting Kevin's P'9981 would definitely be the epitome of BlackBerry Coolness!!!
I want to win this baby!!!

Balls deep, I would live to have one of those my blackberry torch 9800 is falling behind this would be perfect upgrade

Ohhhhh yea baby! If I won this I'd stand in front of the Vertu store and tell people walking in there's a reason Nokia is selling it off...then show them my brand spanking new(ish) Porsche designed BB and say "This is for people that DO!"

Ohhhhh yea baby! If I won this I'd stand in front of the Vertu store and tell people walking in there's a reason Nokia is selling it off...then show them my brand spanking new(ish) Porsche designed BB and say "This is for people that DO!"

I want this phone because I want to stand out. I want to people to walk by me and go what's that phone you have I never seen it

This would finally give me something to brag about to all my iPhone wielding friends who gang up on me saying my Bold 9650 is inferior.

Kevin:

1. i most definitly would vote for you to be ceo of Blackberry RIM.
2. i have learned so much about my blackblerry from Crackberry.

I would take this phone and use it to the max to honor Blackberry Nation.

Hat's off to you Kevin, keep up the GREAT work.

Don't do the social media stuff. I've got enough trouble keeping up with myself. I will put in my one chance for the give away here though. BCMike is very deserving. Probably the only Porsche I'll ever have a chance to won.

I have never win anything and would be super awesome if I win this. Recently bought a playbook and this will be perfect to bridge.

I would love the P9981 because that phone is sick as heck! Would be a great successor to my poor Curve 9330 which has seen better days.

I would like it, cause I LOVE Porsche and all that they make and i like you! and Crackberry and BlackBerry..

Reposting knock knock can i be a winner of this phone ....guys u dont know how percious this will be for me if i win it ::???

Looks great. Leather back.
I so need to replace my Bold 9000.... :D would be a nice upgrade.
Good luck everybody.

C.K.,
No worries, I will gladly be the <1% for ya. This P'9981 is probably the closest Ill get to anything Porsche! Good Luck everyone!

Would love a new blackberry so much that i would tweet about it all month long. First tweet already sent by the way.

My birthday is on May 20th, 4 days after Kevin's, this would be the PERFECT birthday present! Love the design and exclusivity of the p'9981 Blackberry!

I want the phone cause I've never used such an expensive phone, so I just want to know how it feels. Jajaja cause I'm happy with my 9810, but there has to be some difference jajajajaja.

let 7.1 ccome!

I would love to win the P'9981 as I am a design student and love the mechanical, sleek, simple lines Porsche use in their products (they're what apple products hope to look like someday) my housemates have recently committed sin and moved over to the dark side and all got iPhones. If I won the P'9981 I would be able to show them the error of their ways and get then to repent for their sins and hopefully bring them back to the side of reason. Keeping my fingers, toes, eyes and what ever else I can crossed until the 16th

I would love to get that phone because I've never owned a $2000 phone before :) and it would be soo cool just walking down the street with this amazing phone

I would love to win this phone because winning feels good and I know if i'm carrying this beauty around with me all the time, there will be no room for frowns. :)

I always post on every single promotion here at crackberry, but Mr. Kevin Michaluk never gives me anything!

I wish I got this phone this time...

Wow! I'd luv to style and profile with a Porche that THE CB Kevin had previously owned! Celebrity status right there!

kevin blackberry Porsche is my dream hope I win and it come ture. I love it alot .
U r great kevin all the best and my beat weshes always with u.

I would like to win this blackberry. Please let me win this. It would be the perfect addition to add to my blackberry collection. It is very nice of you to do something like that. I promise if I win you wont be disappointed and will send you action shots of me using it

Hey Kevin!

As you know I'm a big time BlackBerry collector, and I would love to add this one of a kind BlackBerry to my collection. I would actually use this as my main phone until BB10 phones launch.
I hope you choose me. Thank you!
Martin / SurrealCivic

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