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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! :)

Reader comments

Win a FREE $2,000 Porsche Design BlackBerry courtesy of CrackBerry Kevin!

5342 Comments

I'd love to win this phone. For every time people with iphone mock bb owners for not having a stylish phone.

The VP of IS at my company is debating on which platform that I will end of using long term in professional business setting, so this would be a definite plus ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ to tuyrn his head while giving him my loyal opinion of Blackberry then,now and forever - professional grade so BE BOLD! P9981 and I luv the Cars - Porsche

Michael - ATL Mueller

cool keys... cool color... just cool

I'd like to win of course... have a bold for work, and a porsche for pleasure would be cool.

I wouldn't mind owning one of these even if it was a little used and couldn't yet support 7.1

The wife is on a 9300 with OS6 still so at the very least she could use a free upgrade.

I really want the Porsche design blackberry! Why do I want it? The real question is who wouldn't want it? Its the best smartphone! It got voted best smartphone for 2012! Who wouldn't want it?

Why I want it? I switched to iOs last year. I gave my old BB to my daughter, she loves it. And as much as I love my iPhone 4, there is still a soft spot in my heart for BB. I just want to get back on board.

I want the P'9981 because 1. I've never won a contest and 2. BlackBerry Rocks 3. To prepare me for the awesomeness of the upcoming BB10 and 4. To show off to my iphone using friends how much cooler my phone is.

Ive never had a Blackberry before and want to break into the form factor with style (don't even suggest the Blackberry Style)! I think your P'9881 would be able to do that and then some!

I would greatly appreciate it..such a huge step up from my current Curve 8900.
Big ups from Jamaica!

9981>9810, thus I'm in!

Besides, it is likely my only chance to have something that says Porsche that's not a poster, t-shirt or mug.

Well, i'll be honest, i would like to win this phone and give it to my mom, because i couldn't gave her nothing on mothers day and i know this would be an awesome gift to her.
Thanks

dropped my phone in the pacific ocean on my honeymoon. Need a new phone and the P'9981 would be a great replacement!

I need to show off this beautiful wonderpiece to all my apple fanboy coworkers down here in Venezuela. Need to turn the tide in my favor after recent blackberry messups.

PLZ PLZ PLZ, let me be the first in Venezuela to show off this phone.

Well I'm probably never going to own a Porsche automobile so if I were to win it would be the closest I would get to a Porsche so I hope I WIN :) love you guys thanks again for all the awesome contests and reviews u do :)

Hello all ,

Why would I want a such a beauty?
Because I would be part of an exception world with a winner in my hands as being an exceptional guy O:-)

Thanks for all your Contests !!

Thanks Kevin, to me Blackberry and Porsche are a combination made in heaven: Iconic design, ultimate security.

It's insane that your giving this away!!!! But that is what makes you the number one blackberry fan! Keep up the good work!

I sooo hope that I win this phone!!

This would be awesome, I'd love to win this piece of awesomeness and would be a beautiful replacement to my torch 9800!

Thanks Kevin, to me Blackberry and Porsche are a combination made in heaven: design and the ultimate in security.

I would love to win this because I'd be the first one to have it in my neighborhood! PLEASE LET IT BE ME!

I want it, just to tell everyone that if you aren't visiting crackberry daily you lose .. P'9981! all the way

Winning this would be awesome. My wife, brother-in-law, and many friends are all iphone users. I wouldn't mind having something this unique to keep them quiet until BB10.

I want the Porsche Design BlackBerry because I love my BlackBerry and what better way to show that off with this sweet phone.

Pick me out of spite for "Jack Kennedy"...I will cherish it forever!

No, but really, pick me...lol

I never owned a BlackBerry Smartphone just the PlayBook but I really want that to change and to have something like this to start my BlackBerry line of future phone would be something great.

I desire a BB Porsche because I can't get a Porsche...but I don t like to lie so, to snobby hot girls I could tell: yes baby.. I have a Porsche!! Almost the truth,but they won't have time to understand which kind of Porsche I meant...

you can do more than 'slightly use' it... I wont mind... I want it, oh ya, give it to me... oh.

I think the phone has gotten to my brain..., i'm not sure where i'm going with that.

I would love to win this phone. From day1 It's beauty impressed. But sadly, $2000 pricetag puts it far far far far outside my budget.

pretty please with Bacon on top?

Oh I need this handset as all my friends are part of the apple brigade! I want to show them there's more to life than the i . Cougar boost ? your growling drink intrigues me !

I would like to win and own P'9981, because I'm a man who loves technology and gadgets, but I'm not so rich that I can buy my dream phone with my current condition today. Whoever wins the phone, though, please use it effectively and wisely. And take care of it dearly. :)

"It is a fool action indeed, not to harness the power of technology."

BlackBerry Bold 9780 - B@stard Yvon Hybrid OS

I just recently switched back from the Apple iPhone to Blackberry and had to pay full price for my Bold 9900 and getting the Porsche P'9981 would be the icing on the cake, please think of me!!!!
Thank you in advance :)

After returning from BBerry World I was left extremely impressed with where RIM is going. What better way to bridge the gap to BB10 in style with the Porche 9981. I had a chance to play with it in Orlando and it was solid. Cheering for my Canadian brothers and sisters at RIM.

Kevin, I'm a huge fan of your works from nigeria. What a way to show people (who think I'm addicted to this site for nothing) that this is definately the number1 blackberry site for all nations!

This would be much needed my Torch 9850 is slowly but surely going out on me, My Birthday just passed on the 14, and i cant even get the Keyboard for my playbook yet :(. Thank Kevin again for all the quick responses (thumps up)!!!

let's see how this goes, i followed kevin on twitter a while ago, have him on google+ since i started my account and now i'm commenting here.
spread the love to Trinidad & Tobago, i never won a physical prize :(

Sign me up! Because that's a Porsche that I'd actually LIKE to own, although I might have to wear a t-shirt all the time that says, "Stop looking at me that way, I didn't actually PAY for this phone!"

I would like to win that because i don't have a bb in good condition but i can't afford a new one :/ and we don't see this kind of phone in my country

I hate to see that the most commented ( probably) post is a competition... when it should be one of the amazing posts and information posts the CB team do. ANYWAY...really hope i get this!!!

COMMENT 4836!

I have tons of stuff to do and my Blackberry is the only phone that can keep up with me. The P9981 is a fantastic design, I love my 9860 but I miss the physical keyboard.

.....and I'd like to show the people I work with what cool really looks like.

Ill try my luck. Why do I wanna take it off your hands? because YOU are the FOUNDER of CB and it would be an honour!

The P'9981 was named the smartphone of the year. I thought my 9930 was enough, but now I really want the 9981, it looks fantastic, and the exclusivity of it is just wavy. I need this phone in my life

I've been a BB fan since my first 8800. I only upgraded to my current 9700 when the old girl gave all she had left. Although I don't exactly need the new P'9981 (because i expect my 9700 to last until the end of time...and cant afford to upgrade every year) it would be fully and gratefully appreciated and loved. On that note, good luck to everyone!

Would love to win the P9981 and bring it over here to the UK, not that I have much chance being this far down the list.

I would love this but then think us UK subscribers will not get a look in, probably to much to post to UK

Hey Kevin, I'd love to get that P'9981 of yours! Why you ask? Here are a few reasons.

First off, the c/9 key on my Bold 9900 just broke off, which has made typing this a lot more challenging. As a BlackBerry fanatic I'll be fixing this phone up of course, but I'll be passing it onto some family if I get that Prosche designed BlackBerry of yours.

Next, as I said I'm a huge BlackBerry fanatic. All of my friends know this about me. I help others with any issues they may have, I've saved a number of nuked Berry's, I'm more than happy to update other's devices to unreleased stable software to give them great new features, and I'll always point people in the direction of these great phones when they're looking. I'll even show off some of the more obscure, but useful abilities of my device, or just let them play around with it for awhile.

Another reason, is that my birthday is just about here as well, I'll be another year older within the week and I cannot think of a better gift. Again, I'm all about BlackBerry, I've had a number of BlackBerry devices now. I used to wait for upgrades, but I've been all about the latest and greatest as of late and have started buying my devices outright if I don't have an upgrade available. I'm a proud owner of a BlackBerry PlayBook, I received it as a birthday gift last year and have been enjoying it immensely over the year.

I enjoy BlackBerry so much that, as I start to save, I hope to purchase a Porsche loaded up with the QNX system as my first car a few years from now.

I go to school near Waterloo/Kitchener and although money has not been given to my school from RIM I find my admiration for them is derived from how much they have done for their local community, and primary scientific research in Canada. I am a physics major and to see the amount of effort Mike Lazaridis has put forth in funding and setting up the Perimeter Institute, a world leading institute for theoretical physics at home here in Canada, I can't even begin to describe how proud I am of this man, and his company. Supporting RIM is important to me, for all they have done for us.

This phone would not be a better fit for anyone else! I hope tomorrow you announce that phone is mine so I can proudly Rock and Roll it!!!!!!

Since I found my first BB on a club floor I have been addicted to everything Blackberry, especially this site. With the Porsche 9981 I could give my old device to a deserving friend and rep a phone that only a true BB lover should posses.

Oh, plus I'm one of the faces behind @TeamBBLove :)

Well,device looks great and i always wanted a best communication device which provides me security,more battery life,solid build quality...

It would be nice to win. Regardless this is a great site with great information about various Blackberrys and how to tweak and improve them for everyday use.

Itd be nice to win this blackberry since I switched to an iPhone after my torch broke. Although blackberrys are solid and strong, I must've done something wrong. I miss the physical keyboard of the torch/bold!

Cheers

even though I'm still pretty young, I have been a Blackberry user since I was 15 and I will never switch to another type of phone as long as Blackberry is still around. This Porsche Blackberry will make all those around me who switched realize how cool Blackberry still is.

I would love this device more than a Porsche 911! Currently on my second BlackBerry and will be happy to rock and roll this thing! Typing this on my playbook, of course

When I saw 4500+ comments I just didn't think there was a chance. But then I realized no one is actually saying why they want the P'9981. I've been a Blackberry user ever since the 8900 came out, which was my first phone. And then eventually worked my way up, through 7 other models before getting the 9900. I want to give this to my mom because shes been phoneless for her whole life. Winning the P'9981 would be, the first time I ever win something, and although ALL my friends have an iPhone, I keep trying to get the best Blackberry to try and show it off to them. They always refer me as the blackberry guy, and refertheir friends to me for IT help instead of calling Rogers haha. I've experienced A LOT of problems with my Blackberry, and was able to fix all of them because of Crackberry. I think the P'9981 would shut all my friends up, and most of all knowing that I would have the honor of having the P'9981 from Kevin would just be the coolest thing ever!!!!! Kevin, you can be rest assured that it will be in safe hands, and you'll know that it will be taken care of very well.

My 9780 just died this week, and I need this to stop me from buying a One-S.
(Only to see me through to BB10, obviously)

Pretty please...

Me wants one please! Not just because it's the best BlackBerry to date, but because it was the mighty CrackBerry Kevins! That just upped the cool factor of it 10 fold!

I would love to with the P'9981! I'm one of the only peeps in my office with a BlackBerry still & would love to show this baby off to my co-workers.

I already follow @CrackBerryKevin on Twitter, so yet another reason why I should win!

What's not to love about that phone? I would love to be its proud new owner!

Thanks for the opportunity.

I don't rember if I entered this contest, so here is my post.

I hope I didn't just accidentially disqualify myself by posting twice.

want the phone simply because I was the first person to say I want it.... When it was leaked and all ya were saying it was ugly then I remember commenting and asking kevin that if he wanted to ever give the p'9981 out it. Wud just be me and the only other guy that said we wanted it that wud win it .... And finally now its time to give it out.... KEVIN do the right thing give it to me ...... Aside I still am typing this from my trusted 8520. So I really need that upgrade. Thanks kevin for my P'9981 phone

So when I go to the bar, I can ask women "have you ever been inside a porshe?" and when I put their #'s in my 9981 I can say "how does it feel?".

I am surrounded by iphones and androids but i stay true with my bold 9930 and playbook combo ... What would be even better? A porche desidned blackberry and playbook ... Lets see google and apple touch that!

I would love to adopt your P'9981 for my very own. I would love it and care for it and treat it with the utmost respect. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I figure it is just like that episode of Friends where Joey has the Porsche hat, gloves, and key chain so that he can impress. All I need to add to it is the Porsche phone...and the world is my oyster. I sure hope I win.

I would love this phone. Best of both worlds. Style and Smarts!! The blackberry OS with the Porches design, AMAZING

pin:28382A8E
@andrewhinnds twitter.

im on blackberry number 10 (not including warranty phones) and i would love for my 11th to be the p9981 granted with as many as ive bought i could have already purchased one....

Kevin,

I want to feel like a celebrity too! After I use it for a while, I will pass it on, just like you did. PAY IT FORWARD!!

--Jymn

You are the nicest #1 BlackBerry fan ever!
I hope I win your awesome Porsche Design P'9981 :)
Happy early birthday!

Why do I want one? Simple, to go with my Porsche that I plan on winning soon after I win this phone. Seriously? Sure...what? You don't believe me? A Porsche phone for a Porsche car. Now, how cool is that! Very very cool.

P.S. Do you know where I can enter a drawing for a Porsche car?

Thank you anyway. You guys rock.

This phone is a baller phone, played with it at Blackberry World this year. I work for a company that sells BB's among other stuff but I never get any cool devices to show off to promote the BB message and this would be great to demo out to people. On a side note, I sat next to Crackberry kevin and the crew at the Italian restaurant on Monday night at Blackberry world so i figure, what better way to rep the crackberry name and closeness than carry his phone :)

Post 4954 I think...well, I'd like to win this so I can be the only one on Mobilicity here in Canada with your phone. Hopefully it can work on AWS? It would be awesome to be unique.

This would go perfectly with my two Porsche Design chefs knives and Porsche Design Adidas trainers! A stunning piece of equipment

On Sunday I saw this guy on the subway who had it! Unfortunately he got on/off in Manhattan. I commute to and from Brooklyn daily and if I won this phone......It'll enjoy it's commute to/from in my hand! Round trip!
Gotta love Blackberry.

I want to be a celebrity just like you Kevin. Your Porsche Design P'9981 is a must-have for me.

Thanks

Holy thats alot of posts
How do you choose just 1 person? Well either way i would love a new phone so i can give my torch to my wife to replace her curve

Keep up the good work

Lots of reasons:

- I can send my Torch to my niece in Victoria and we can BBM.
- It can't hurt to have an uber-cool cell phone (and I could use the help).
- I hold RIM stock and it's wrecking my retirement, but I have faith, besides, I think they could use a National Hockey League team in RIMville.
- And, hey, it is beautiful; that cross between bare, practical function and the seduction that is art.

what would I do if I won the phone? Continue the spirit of giving and give it to my dad who has an ancient Samsung Glyde phone. What a treat and we could finally BBM. Fingers and toes crossed. Thanks Kevin!

I work in the ER day and night shifts and I'm the only one with a BlackBerry (Torch 9810) everybody else has iphones or androids. When, I have shown them pictures of the BB Porsche nobody said anything and some of them have told me that nobody will buy that model; I would like to have that unbelievable Porsche phone to see the face of every single co-worker and make them clear that there is nothing compared to BlackBerry phones.

Why would I want to win this? So that I can give it to a friend of mine that is visually impaired. The BB is the only phone that will actually allow him to read the text in large format across the board not just in a few select apps. Unlike other phones where only the pre-installed apps will increase the font on a BB it's across the board. He's not fully blind, obviously, but he can barely see anything/anyone in front of him unless they are right up on his face. And yes I'd give it to him not sell it to him, he's already on a fixed income.

Count me in Kevin. How else do you escalate yourself to the next level unless you get the Porsche Design P'9981 from CrackBerry Kevin!!

Kevin,

You are the #1 Blackberry fan in the world. The new BB10 is going out, you need to upgrade.
I am the 101 blackberry fan, so I will keep it.

Happy birthday, Kevin.

Well i guess this is one of the things in life you just want wholeheartedly without any reason. The P'9981 is just like my girlfriend. To others she might just be someone; to me, she stands out of the crowd.
Since we have a long-distance-relationship, we talk to each other on the phone regularly. Having the ability to call her with a P'9981, it would not only be her to be admired anymore, but also me (although I really fall behind her awesomeness, no matter what i do...)

It's my 15yr wedding anniversary today and I am on the other side of the country working to pay for my BlackBerry addiction.:) would be a nice present to bring home for the wife

I already follow you on Twitter, I don't do Google and I want the P'9981 so that no one else can have it. So pick me and all will be well in the universe. May the RIMpire be with you!

I'd be happy to take this Porsche BlackBerry off your hands, Kevin! My Torch 9800 is starting to act up and I need to replace it. I'm one of those oddball people who must have a REAL keyboard, which is why this phone would work perfectly for me. When you get to be my age (over 60, and yes, even old people can be geeky!), everything that makes life a little bit more simple works for me. And BlackBerry has always made my life simple! *grin*

First of all I have a 9000 Bold (not to say it hasn't served me well for a few years) and who would give up a chance for a premium device like the Porsche Design Blackberry.

I had to officially post a comment on the thread. Hopefully I get it, if not I'm sure whoever does will be happy!
Gil

I would love to be one of the only people in scotland who has the phone!:D plus to show it off to my friends who all have iphones!! Blackberry all the way!

4989 commenter :D i have a lucky number that will help me to win a porsche design so i cant get rid of my curve 8520

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