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!



I love having something strange and different, plus the silver colour would look brilliant when I am driving my sliver Mini Clubman. Of course another bonus is that my wife dosen't like it so she will never want to use it, unlike my 9900!

I have a PlayBook, and am about to get a new phone and would love my first BlackBerry to be an elite experience! Please pick me!

Followed on twitter and added to the circles,

Why I should be chosen to own the porsche design blackberry? I will take care of it as my own child (yes I won't bathe it lol) like an adopted smartphone and yes it can play with his brother bold 9900 and some apple devices (not to worry no more fighting in the house) lol

If ever kevin wants to bring back his baby, I promise it will be in good hands hehehe

It would be a guilty pleasure to rock the CalculatorBerry! Count me in, good luck to all and happy birthday Kevin

I have always entered in crackberry give aways and have always been curious on how exactly the winner is choosen!! I hope i win and get to find out how!! Anyways i hope i win!!

Kevin, i would love to have your P'9981, would tell my friends how i got it. It'll be so awesome to show it off to the world that i have $2000 limited edition BlackBerry phone. i was already following you on twitter and now look forward to win this awesome phone.

Is there really any other reason than to say that the phone was once owned by Crackbery Kevin?!?!?!?! Well, if I have to give anothe reason then.......I love the form factor. The 99XX is just an awesome phone! I'm sportin' the 9900 but have been drooling over the 9981 since I first heard about it. It's a premiere phone that one must have.

Kevin, I want your P'9981 because it is the closest I can get to a Porsche right now. I'm not into collecting a whole lot of expensive items just to have them but cars and phones seem to be my thing. I I can get the Porsche I want then why not the phone?! Plus, you'd be converting me from Android...again.

I hope it will be for me the phone
Is a great phone but unfortunelly is too expensive for me
But you are the best anyway!it doesent mather if I win or not

OMG just entering this contest I have the jitters. Why do I want it? I am a nerd and I need any edge I can to be cool. Since the 9981 is the coolest not just blackberry but device as a whole it would be an absolute pleasure to own it.....not to mention it just might increase my cool factor :-)

I'd love to own kevins phone just to have say I've used and owned an illustrious piece of blackberry history as ill never be able to afford one so can't buy it I do have a bold 9900 and would love the upgrade

Oh wow what an opportunity...
Where to even begin? Huge BlackBerry fan, friends have tried multiple times to convert me in fear that I sink with the rest of RIM but have never gave up hope and will be sticking with BB. I own the 9900 which is, as you noticed Kevin, at the top of the smartphone chain, you even came back to it!... But the P'9981 would be insane to own, so elite and unique, but owning YOUR P'9981 that's just on a whole other level of excitement.

Thanks for this ultimate chance Kevin & CrackBerry, and happy birthday in advance !

The only reason I'd like to win the P'9981 is to scrub away any feelings of guilt you might be harboring for siding with the 1% :-) But, seriously, there are some things in life which just don't require a reason for coveting. The P'9981 happens to be one of them!
Thanks for the opportunity!

The reason I would want to own a porsche blackberry is because blackberry is the best phone I have ever come across in life. Much better those fancy "touchscreen" phones out there :P infact blackberry runs a totally different league :D and porsche is my dream car to own.. This couldn't get abetter. It would be a dream come true if I would own this phone. Thanks kevin. You are truly awesome man!

Finally another contest. Time to be a winner. Ok crackberry kevin, lay it on me. Crackberry blackberry really needed, and specially designed is awesome. Not going to ask for it, just need to win it. Thanks Kevin.

already following on twitter, and retweeted crackberry's posting of this contest. i don't use google+ sorry :( but i do wish to win this! i'd wax it like i wax my car!

No one I know has a blackberry. That are all addicted to iphone and android. This would be mu chance to show them how awesome blackberry really is! I love my bold but the upgrade would be nice.

I wouldn't mind winning this. I would take a picture with it and then sell it on ebay to help pay some bills. ;)

I saw a guy with a porsche design blackberry in tram yesterday. Would be nice to have one, too :-)

Kevin, your the crackberry leader!, you have a right to rock whichever BB you want. But, if you want to give up the P9981 I'll take it and rock it!

My wifes 9780 is on its way out so would be great to win this and give it to her, especially as we've only been married 4 weeks!

Already following on Twitter, just added to my circles in Google+ and of course here I am on Three chances!! Yay!!

I want a P'9981 (PorscheBerry) because I want to join that special CrackBerry club you set up. ;-)

I would love to show it off at work and then maybe ask my company to "settle" on "regular" BlackBerrys for the rest of my department.

Kevin, my son Kevin had drooled over Porsche's ever since he was in elementary school. Thirty-five years later he came back from Vancouver BC in a beautiful 1987 restored Porsche 911. He had a smile on his face a mile wide. I drooled, as did my wife. Sometimes you wait a long time for what you want, eh? Please don't make me wait that long for my Porsche P'9981, thanks.

i wish the chances to win were 1/2000.....kevin make me win this bad boy and i might just not move away from a blackberry

That phone is sick and I would look good driving it!!!Cheers and by the way my name is Kevin, also sick!!!!!!! 8)

Pick me please. My dear old 8900 broke last week and now I have to use a dumb 8520 until the 9790 is released with VodaIT. Love from Italy.

The reason I want this phone is simple,

I love Blackberry, always have.
I love Porsche, their cars are engineering genius

Bring them together and you get a stunning phone that makes my jaw hit the floor. Also i would be really cool to show off to everyone I know.

PLEASE!!! I've been DYING for this since it came out. Can't save enough between jobs and kids to buy it myself but I would LOVE to have it. Thanks, ;)

hi kevin, being a BIS support specialist I think I'm the most worthy user/abuser of that P'9981 of yours.

Miracle Max: Sheesh! I never worked for so little. Except once, and that was a very noble cause.
Inigo: This is noble sir. His wife is... crippled. The children are on the brink of starvation.
Miracle Max: Are you a rotten liar!
Inigo: (Fervently) I need him to help avenge my father, murdered these twenty years.
Miracle Max: Your first story was better. Where's that bellows cram? He probably owes you money, huh? Well, I'll ask him.
Inigo: He's dead. He can't talk.
Miracle Max: Hoo hoo hoo! Look who knows so much, heh? Well, it just so happens that your friend here is only mostly dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Please, open his mouth. (Puts the bellows to rskifton's mouth, and blows air in.) Now, mostly dead is slightly alive. Now, all dead... well, with all dead, there's usually only one thing that you can do.
Inigo: What's that?
Miracle Max: Go through his clothes and look for loose change. (Removes the bellows.) Hey! Hello in there! Hey! What's so important? What you got here that's worth living for? (Pushes on rskifton's abdomen.)
rskfiton: (moans) p-o-r-s-c-h-e b-l-a-c-k-b-e-r-r-y

All joking aside, PLEASE give me one. I've got to have it!!! i know I'm a rotten liar, but I'm a poor college kid with no money, this is my only chance.


I am going to admit it if i win it, i probably won't be using it.
$2000 phone really?? I am going to pay off my rent and other bills after selling it.
and buy myself a blackberry 9900 is good enough for me.
Since i am still on the 9700 right now.
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I would use the P'9981 to show off to my iPhone friends. Show them what a professionally designed phone should really look like.

Pls pls pls lemme win this one... Would love to be one of the 10 (or even less) people in the entire country to own it.

P. S. Already following u on twitter & added u on G+ :D

Awesome give-away; holding thumbs... and my thumbs would be the coolest in town with this baby at my fingertips :) Like you I always have the best blackberry available and I would never choose any other smartphone manufacturer EVER, the P'9981 will be the top of the top! And I could possibly be one of the only people in South Africa to possibly own one :) If you pick me of course. Good luck everybody!

Been drooling over this since it came out.
My B-Day is the 12th and this would be the perfect present!!
Hope to see you next week in Orlando.

I am a Blackberry User... No ifs or buts... Got converted with Bold 9000... Torch and 9790 and Playbook... Even made my Google-a-phone carrying wife start using Playbook... That is a very nice prize that you are giving away - I would be showing it off ALL THE TIME!

Thanks Kevin,

I would love to have your porche designed blackberry because I am one of the ulimate blackberry fanboy and looking for to BB10 and brag about my hopefully new P'9981 first :D

Kevin I would absolutely freak out if I won your P'9981!!! My curve 9300 really isn't cutting it anymore, the P'9981 however would cut it, at least twice

Sent from my BlackBerry Curve 9300..

I'd love to feel that special! My b-day is only two weeks after you give this out, make my b-day too please!

Well Kevin my parents bought me a iphone 4s BOO URNS! anyways my girlfriends torch had seen better days, so I gave her my bold 9900. I miss that damn phone, im canadian and blackberry is awesome, what can I say? typing on glass sucks so If I win this 1 of a kind phone I can toss this 4s aside. Go crackberry contests!

Oh this would be so awesome!!! PUHLEEZE!?!?!

"Tragedy is when i cut my finger. Comedy is when a man falls into an open sewer and dies." -Mel Brooks.

I would use it my storm is almost dead and I am still on contract with no money for new phone.

please help.

If I win the only issues I will have is with the envious glances of the other BB user's in out offices. I will just have to put up with their demands for ones like it.

Everyone knows that this is the ultimate BB7 device. I think i would be a deserved recipient since i treat all my devices with the utmost care.

Thanks for your consideration.

This would make a big impression on the other non-blackberry believers around me. I could show it off at the same time as my new born :-)

Wow Kevin.

This is great.

Thanks for the great contest.

If I win, will you sign it for me?

Cheers and Happy early b-day

Wow, would love the opportunity to win this exclusive and expensive phone! If I win I can feel like a celebrity too.

This will be perfect. I needed a new phone. One I have is 3 years old. So, yes this would be great.

This probably the only way i will ever own any kind of Porsche. I would treat it better than anyone else could.

Hi there! I want your P'9981 because I love BlackBerry and I want to be among the first in Taiwan to have this awesome phone!


Twitter @DesmondYang

Kevin, I do so want to win your P9981. I am an award winning photographer and digital artist, and if I were to win, as well as having my undying gratitude, I would do a photoshoot of my new, ever-so-cool phone. It would be shot with a stunning model, and be featured on my webpage. Oh, and I’d give you the shots to use also. This is not an attempt to bribe, but just an expression of my undying gratitude (nudge, nudge). Email me if you'd like to see my website.

I would be such a good foster mom to your P'9981. My Torch is getting so tired...and I have been good to 7 other device models before this one. So Kevin.... Please add me. I already follow you on Twitter so........

Now if I win, this would be a great upgrade from my Torch. Additionally, it would be a great redeployment gift to myself once I return from Afghanistan this summer!

I think the porche bold is a neat phone. If I had 2 stacks layin around I'd buy myself one... but I don't so I'm stuck... Unless I win of course :)

I want the Porsche BlackBerry, so I can show every iPhone user in my family why blackberry is awesome. Also, My 9810 is having issues rotating and it would be neat to upgrade to a 9981. I also adore the steel industrial Delorian style design.

I need to upgrade my 9800. the slider can't tell if the phone is shut or not, so the on screen keyboard will not show up. The back and end key lights no longer work, and i need something faster.

Plus, who doesn't want the awesomest BlackBerry ever made?

I would LOVE to have this phone! I'm from Egypt and my first BlackBerry was the Curve 8520, after having it for three years, I heard of the Bold 9900, I waited for months until it got released. When it did I got really excited! But since the latest models of phones/computers etc. don't arrive here before a few months after they come out, all I could do was watch YouTube videos and read about it. Finally in October, my dad bought me one from Dubai and gave it to me as a surprise, I instantly fell in love with it, I was so happy carrying it around! :) Until one day a few months ago, it got bricked -.- I checked out some YouTube videos about fixing bricked phones and solved the problem with the help of BlackBerry Desktop Software of course. Then two months ago, it happened again! I thought i would be able to fix it on my Mac just like the first time but I tried several times and failed. I started using my old 8520 again which is quite old, VERY slow and does some pretty weird things (restarts on its own/deletes my things etc.) I tried sending my phone to several electronic stores around Egypt but nobody has been able to fix it, I'm planning on sending it back to Dubai from where I got it and either get it fixed or, since its a manufacturing problem and its not my fault, replaced. There is also no BlackBerry agent in Egypt, well not that i know of. I asked @BlackBerryHelp on Twitter but all they suggested I had already tried. So now you know my story, I would LOVE to win this phone and as you can see, I really need it. I REALLY MISS MY PHONE! But I don't think I'll be able to fix it, hoping it's possible though. :( I already am following @crackberrykevin on Twitter, that's how I got here :) my name is @shifo21210 and I have added Kevin Michaluk to my celebrities circle on Google+ and my profile name there is Sherif Shehata. :) Please choose me if you can, thank you in advance if you do and if I'm not chosen, congratulations in advance to whoever is. :)

Kevin!! I would love to win your P'9981. Why you ask? Here goes......I've never owned a mobile phone before!!! It would be my first. I come to this site cause I'm a big Blackberry supporter as an investor. Your site is part of my daily due diligence. Great site by the way!!!

I could definitely use this after the 9900 I got scammed out of earlier this week. This would be a perfect upgrade for me.

Count me in Mr. CB! Love the contests. Reasons? This is the only way I would get my hands on a blackberry @ this price. (Or any phone for that matter) Thanks for having the giveaway! Nice Mobile Nations 15!

Aww man I can't even describe how badly I would appreciate having this phone. I've literally been hobbling along with my 9700 for as long as I can remember. It's so annoying that it's literally just a BBM or text machine. My speaker in the headset is busted so I can't usually make calls, and I get a 'insufficient memory' error when I load most web pages. I love CrackBerry and I'm a big contributor to the forum community so yeah I would love this!

I thought I wanted one; your review convinced me I need one. ;)

Every purchase involves compromising
The PlayBook rocks and rolls in HD

would love to rock this phone! my winnipeg jets wallpaper needs to be on the most premium of devices! id love to win and go jets go!

Hey Kevin, pick me!! I'm currently using a 9360 and getting the P'9981 would be a massive step up...!!!
Again, pick me!!!!

Ummmm really? Wow!
Would love to get my hands on this bad boy!
Thanks so much for the contest Kevin!

I'd like one as I am a developer with BB, Android and iPhone apps and would love more reasons to develop for BB!


I want to tell you exactly why I want that Porsche Designed Blackberry 9981. I have gone through several models of phones over the past 7 months. I went from the Torch 9810 to the 9700 to the iPhone 4S to the 9900 to the Android to the iPhone 4S and now to the 9700. Unfortunately, I've come to a screeching halt at my 9700! I absolutely love it, and now that I have my Playbook, I am able to tether it and access pretty much anything I want.

The bad news? The eBay company lied to me. I ordered the 9700 with the understanding that it was an AT&T-branded phone, but no, it was not. It is T-mobile, so I'm stuck with EDGE! The company could refund me, but I figured that I could simply wait until BB10 and be happy with EDGE until then.

However...I see this, and now you're my savior. You can save me from hell for the next several months. EDGE doesn't cut it.


I want to win this because...DANG!!!! Who wouldn't? I could just soooo look down my nose at people if I had that BB

Am still in shock, dint believe I would win kevin's phone.... Am so speechless....

I hope am seeing the future.. :D

The Porsche Design is a beautiful piece of work! and who wouldn't want to go around flashing it around, yes its an expensive 9900 in a fully finished aluminium suite ( LOOKS AMAZING) might I add, but hey as a college student who loves BB whats not want! SO PLEASE hear my wishes Kevin and give it to someone who will love it!


The love of my life said he is not in love with me anymore... (true story!) so this phone would probably help in the healing of getting over that bombshell.

I'd like to win this phone and then sell it on eBay so I could could get some money for an upcoming bold running BBOS 10!

Hey, Kevin. I'm still rocking a 9700 Bold and am among friends family and wife using 9900s.

They tease me on a daily basis about my 9700.

If I had your P'9981, I could rub it in their faces, for once.

Please pick me, Kev....let's rock this!!!

I'll be honest, I'd love to get it to show off how slick & sophisticated a Blackberry is.

That, and to be seen as a stylish madman!

I want the P'9981 because I havent got a chance to use the latest OS7 blackbeery model. Been a huge fan o blackberry since the day blackberry 9000 released.

Hey Kev. Pick me! I already follow you on twitter and you are on my google+ circles since long time ago!

I would love to win this device, simply because I have used nearly every variant of BlackBerry over the years except this one!

*Well Kevin since your the #1 BlackBerry FanBoy, that makes me the #2 BlackBerry FanBoy & it only makes sense for me to be the next in line to get your Porsche Design BlackBerry. If the CrackBerry Nation was the Mafia you would be the Boss & I would be the Capo, second in charge. I mean its only right I'm next to hold the P'9981 down while you switch back to your nice, clean, pure white, Bold 9900. The perfect device for the CrackBerry Boss. The P'9981 is to flashy for you, but a white Bold 9900 is just right for someone of your status. Also don't worry I will guard it with my life & for any reason you want it back I will gladly return it.

I would LOVE a Porche Designed device! I would never be able to afford one of these beauties, and owning a second-hand device is way better than not. It would really compliment my PlayBook and 9900.

I also want in on this exclusive group of members. Plus, CrackBerry being my favourite place to browse for BlackBerry / RIM news helps. :)