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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!

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Word. That would be a nice gadget to own .
This is awesome. Maybe I will win this time ;)
Good luck everyone .

I'm new on the BlackBerry boat and I would love to show my Android and iPhone loving friends how great a BlackBerry can be. A 2 year old Curve doesn't really pull that off well.

rck
Like the thought of having something new, would be great to able to use and give some feedback on how it works.

Damn, i'd love to have this phone.

Why do i think i should have it?
Well first of all let me tell you how i got my first (and only) Blackberry.

I switched to BlackBerry 9700 after having soo many troubles on my Omnia (which had winmo 6.5). I just wanted a phone that could to the surfing, checking e-mails, messaging and calling without any problems. I also wanted a telephone that could last a whole day without me worrying to take an adapter with me or recharge before i leave. I didn't want an android, because i wanted a working OS, to call or write an sms within seconds. iPhone was too expensive and so was a new BlackBerry. But i really wanted to give BlackBerry a chance, especially after reviewing some videos here on CrackBerry and thinking that this phones OS could really do all those things i wanted very fast and responsive.

Because i was short on cash i ended up buying at the end of last year almost 2 years old Bold 9700. I thought i'm gonna use it for few months than think of buying something better - an iPhone or very fast Android. But after few weeks of use i got used of keyboard very fast - suddenly there was no problem making phone calls, replying to e-mails, messages. Ofcourse all of that could do WinMo 6.5, iOS and Android - but not at such ease and joy like BlackBerry. Especially WinMo, that could crash just composing an email or getting sms while talking - even after using custom ROMS to improve performance - hated that OS so much...
I really like BlackBerry OS 6, love OS 7 and I think that OS 10 (QNX) will be really AWESOME - I don't even want to try iOS, Android, or WP! My next phone will definitely be a BlackBerry Bold with OS7.

Again why do I need another BlackBerry if I already have Bold 9700?
Well actually i don't have my BlackBerry anymore since it fell out of my pocket from height above 100m - from the top of the power supply tower TEŠ in Šoštanj, Slovenia (thanks to my clumsiness).

Why don't i just buy one?
Well like i said, the next phone will be definitely BlackBerry Bold with OS7. But with our carriers (in Slovenia) that aren't very BlackBerry user-friendly and their prices with about 500EUR with 2-year plan subscription for 25EUR/month for a Bold 9900 is just to expensive for my pocket right now, because i just started my own firm that would offer webhosting services and would really need a phone that would deliver e-mails blazingly fast, for which i think that BB + BIS is more than perfect.

Well I hope that i get this P'9981 so i can also go to my carrier and show them that they need to support us - BlackBerry fans!
Why? - Because the last time i went there they couldn't tell me where can i download the newest official OS - AND IT WAS ON THEIR OFFICIAL WEBSITE! -.-'

OMG A Porsche Design Blackberry!!!! WOW! I've always dreamt about owning a Porsche so when I win this Porsche Design Blackberry it will be my dream come true. Very stylish too.

I dunno if I will ever be able to own a porsche, but winning this will get me as close as possible to owning anything porsche related. Please pick me! My 0-60 typing speed will definitely be enhanced with this porsche edition.

PLEASE PLEASE I WANT IT I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE P'9981 THE SECOND I'VE SEEN IT AND I HAVE SEARCHED EVERY WHERE FOR THEMES FOR MY CURVE 9360 WITH THE ICONS OF THE P'9981 I HAVE NEVER WON ANY CONTEST BEFORE AND I REALLY WISH THAT THIS COULD BE MY FIRST BECAUSE THIS PHONE ROCKS PLEASE..KEVIIIIINN.. LET ME HAVE ILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT AND IF IT WASN'T FOR ITS PRICE I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT IT RIGHT AWAY I SIMPLY DON'T HAVE 2000$ AND I REALLY LOVE THIS PHONE PLEASE PICK ME THIS TIME THIS IS THE CONTEST I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE A LONG LONG TIME AND SERIOUSLY I WANT THE P'9981 MORE THAN I WANT A BLACKBERRY 10 DEVICE , I LOVE ITS DESIGN ITS KEYBOARD EVERYTHING ABOUT IT KEVIN PLEASE I WANT THAT PHONE MORE THAN ANY PHONE AROUND BUT THE PROBLEM IS ITS PRICE.... I HOPE I WIN THIS TIME I AM DYING TO HAVE A BLACKBERRY WITH A TOUCHSCREEN I DON'T KNOW IF I WON I WOULD KEEP THIS PHONE IN ITS BOX :P I WOULD BE TOO MUCH AFRAID TO SCRATCH IT MAN THIS WOULD BE THE BEST THING I HAD EVER PLEASE I WANT THIS PHONE AND ONLY THIS PHONE I AM BORED OF ALL THOSE PEOPLE WITH IPHONES AND ANDROID PHONES SAYING THAT BLACKBERRY IS DEAD AND ITS PHONES ARE NOT AS GOOD AS APPLE OR GOOGLE I WANT TO SHOW THEM WHAT THIS PHONE CAN DO ITS AMAZING ... EXTREMELY AMAZING I WOULD BE SO HAPPY IF I GOT IT ..... THIS IS MY DREAM PHONE !!! I WOULD LOVE THE FACT THAT I HAVE THIS PHONE NO ONE I KNOW HAS IT I WOULD DEFINITELY FEEL LIKE A CELEBRITY IF I OWNED IT PLEASEEEE GIVEEE MEEEE THE CHANCE OF OWNING ONE.... I AM NOT LUCKY AT ALL I WISH THAT THIS WOULD CHANGE WITH THIS CONTEST..

This is awesome!

Kevin, I want YOUR P'9981 simply because Thorsten Heins made contacting you a top priority when he was named CEO of RIM. I thought you were awesome before but that put you on a whole nother level with me! I'd rather have one knowing it's from you rather than win one that is new in box.
BTW, this was posted from my Playbook while using Remote Control from my Bold 9930!!! Go RIM!!

Hi Kevin! Don't you have 2 of these? I saw in some video. :D anyway. The guy who wins this phone will be lucky.

Gotta be the best give away hands down on crackberry eh. I own pretty much every bold series and the p9981 would be perfect!

Twitter - check
Google - check
Leave a comment - check

Everything done to win. ;-)

I've seen the p9981 at the cebit and i love it. The device would kill my girlfriends iphone...

I'd love to win anything used by Kevin! Advanced happy birthday man! Followed you on twitter too!

I'd like to get something nice finally...the 9800 is cool, but nowhere near as nice as the P9981. I love my CrackBerry!

Please let me get this phone!!! My bold just broke and my parents said I wont be getting a new phone any time soon so PLEASE!!!!

Nice Kevin!

Not sure if you take into account what people post for "(tell me why you want my P'9981!)" or if its just random from all the comments. I own a 9900, so wanting this would be purely for the novelty oh having an exclusive device on the platform I love. I watched your podcast, where you went on for about 15 minutes about how owning that phone made you feel... and that.. is why I want your 9981!!

Not to mention, an exclusive phone previously owned by CrackBerry Kevin is just THAT MUCH MORE exclusive!!

I assume if I already follow you on twitter I am automatically entered on that. Bonus

Good luck all, no.. not really! :)

I like all things BlackBerry, so this device would be perfect..I have always been curious about it, and would love to have the chance to win it!

Man this would be awesome! I was a blackberry addict until my old one died (on a skiing trip. I went out with a flourish). Then I left home and went to Android for a while, but found my way back home to BB and I would love to have this!!!

I am a car guy and a BlackBerry guy, so this is definetly the phone for me!!! Plus my BlackBerry crashed, so I am in very desperate need of a new BlackBerry!

I hope i win this blackberry , it is so amazing. pick my comment and send us some courtesy here in the middle east. :D

I only have a Blackberry phone from my employer so can't connect it to my Playbook. I would very like to win this super nice unit. Wow what a nice phone!

I want it!

Because of it's great specs and looks ... and because I'm about to renew my contract and the most I'll be able to get is a Curve! :(

HOLY CRAP!!

Look at how long THIS list is!!

May the CrackBerry gods shine upon Me, and bestow Me with a Porsche design BOLD!!

Hahha, he's crazy!! But a good crazy!;) ill take it, just pruely to show off to me family and friends who have iphones 4s -_- haha, it would be great to win though!:)

i just think it'd be BOSS to own a $2000 bold :D. i mean that's why you got it right Kevin? cuz you're the boss ;)

I would love to have one to upgrade from my curve and to gloat to all of my friend who own Android and iPhone that my phone tops theirs!!

I want to be the 1 in like 20million to own a Porsche Design P'9981 Crackberry!!!

AND Cause I've been a Crackberry addict since 2004!!!

well hello i'm from Venezuela and i'm a blackberry fan for life, but as you can see the blackberry porsche is way out of my league, it would be nice if i had the opportunity to own one, i would be the luckiest man of venezuela for sure. thanks bye.

Because it would bring me back into having a BlackBerry that actually works again! I am currently BlackBerry-less. I'll even trade you my 8830 for it! ;)

I need to be the coolest kid on my block. The 9981 is the coolest BB ever. Winning it would therefore make me said coolest kid. Word.

Why I want your phone: Because having a phone from the #1 Blackberry Fanboy is an HONOR TO ME. I would tell EVERYONE that Kevin Michaluk sent it to me ! Please pick me !

id love this phone! it looks pretty amazing and itd be at hme with my resident curve 9360 in pink :D plus itd be great as a back up phone as my curves back light and keyboard keep randomly going out/dull during use :S

Firs off thank you Kevin for giving away the best CrackBery give away EVER!!! I want one so I can be a CrackBerry God just like Kevin!!!

Is Kevin paying for the phone with his own money? If so, wow Kevin, your extremely generous. Thanks for the opportunity

I would love to win this because i can show my friends that blackberry is this the shizzz. I could totally use this too :)

I would love to win this because i can show my friends that blackberry is this the shizzz. I could totally use this too :)

I've done all three now I wanna know what it feels like to be a little bit like a celebrity when using this device, just as you mentioned in your review!!

Gotta win!!!! Then perhaps ill have justification to buy a matching Porsche automobile to complete the set.

Having a Porsche design Blackberry would make all of my iPhone and Android toting friends 'Very" jealous!!! It's time for the sleeping giant to reawaken...BB is the only way to go!!

Here are the reasons why I think you should pick me to win your awesome Porches Design BlackBerry :
- To expensive for me
- Being from NB Canada, I would most likely be the first / only one in the province with this awesome phone.
- This would be a great replacement for my 9800.
Most of my colleagues at work switched to the Iphone because they thought BB was boring, this would show that they are wrong. I am actually the best only one that still use a BB.

I am planning to wait for the BB10, but my wife keeps rubbing it in that she has a BB Bold, and I'm stuck with my HTC - WM6 phone... With your help, I could have a better phone than her, AND tell my friends I have a Porsche to boot!!!

Hey Kevin, Thank you for holding on to my P'9981 for me. I'll be happy to get it from you now. I'll send you the address where to ship it.

KEVIN!!!!!!! I think the Porsche Design Blackberry looks pretty sick, but being a University Student..... I doubt i'll ever get the funds to pay for it! Unless I spend all my tuition fees... But my parents would definitely have something to say about it. Pleaseee let me rock one of these! IT"S SO AWESOME! hahahahha as you said... it gets the heads turning and I just want some piece of that attention. hahahah thank you!!!!!!!!!

Since my 9860's back and menu buttons don't work 90% of the time and BlackBerry 10 phones are still six months away, I will need something to rock, and what better than the Porsche Design P'9981.
So Yes, please enter me for a chance to win!

The closest I'll ever get to driving a Porsche is having one in my pocket driven by BlackBerry 7. Need I say more? Thank's for the opportunity, Kevin!

that thing is awesome and my 8800 is about to bite the dust after 5 years of heavy usage. lol

I alway want a Blackberry 7 phone. And P'9981 is the best OS 7 device, because of its awesome Porsche design and super hardware. You will choose me, wont you?

where it is???

someone has seen my new slightly used Blackberry Porsche P'9981 ???

maybe i lost it somewhere so i will take Kevin's phone ...ahahah

nice contest ;) Good luck to all others fans like me ;)

Stayed true to my Storm 9550 all these years, but a free premium/exclusive phone is very tempting! Hope I win!

I need a unique PIN too! Oh wait - all PINs are unique. I'll take one with the special prefix though for sure!

I'm not going to delude myself and think I'll win, though of course I'll throw my name in just in case. But I do have to say that Crackberry is probably one of the best sites for giving back to it's users. The regular contests every week or so are amazing enough, but for an individual member to put up his own phone, and a 2000$ one at that, is something else entirely. I know I won't likely be the one to win this phone, but I do want to at least send my sincerest appreciation to the Crackberry team, and especially Kevin, for the great site and even greater contests.

i think you have a great phone and it looks just briliant.
but you should keep it for yourself you worked hard for it and deserve it.
i would like one but not at your expense

I should win this phone because of my dedication to blackberry and the crackberry nation. any time a friend is thinking of getting a new phone, regardless of what they have in mind, i will always try to convince them into a blackberry. Even if they have a phone in mind, i always ask 1 specific question, and that is do you txt a lot. 95% of the people will say yes and i show them my keyboard on my bold. with the Porsche design, i think it will improve my success rate at converting the non believers.

YES PLEASE YEAS PLEASE YES PLEASE YEAS PLEASE YES PLEASE YEAS PLEASE YES PLEASE YEAS PLEASE YES PLEASE YEAS PLEASE YES PLEASE YEAS PLEASE YES PLEASE YEAS PLEASE YES PLEASE YEAS PLEASE.

THANK YOU

I love my 9900 I have now but I wouldn't mind something that stood out a little more, I want that phone!

I should have this phone because I've been a Blackberry fan for over 8 yrs. And being an IT professional I'm always made fun of for being the only one with a Blackberry! But I always stand by it!!!!! I would be honored to have your Porsche designed BB!!!! I know I'd love it as much as I love my 9930!!!!

I want Kevin's P'9981 because I know I could never afford one! BTW, Kevin, you're too generous with these giveaways - it just show your love and commitment to Crackberry!

I would love to win this because I am such a blackberry fan and love porche vehicles. I don't own one but this is the next best thing.

hey Kevin,
PICK me! It would be so cool if I can win your freaking 2K Blackberry :) nuff said!
I already add you on my Google+ and followed your twitter! woohoooo

I would love to win the P9981. It looks sharp and has a touch of elegance. Plus, quite simply I love Blackberry efficiency. It is second to none....it's just those Apple and Droid guys don't know it yet. I would use it to hammer out emails and texts and BBM and get things done. I need a tool not a toy.

Just when you think you've seen it all...Blackberry does it again. Love what you do, and Be Bold doing it. :-) ~ CrackBerry Torch Addict

The reason i want a BB P'9981 is because the phone looks futuristic and my bb curve 8320 is old and broken and i need a new upgrade for my self and my job since the BlackBerry is like the bussiness phone.

Wow this is very generous Kevin! Thank you for keeping the passion alive, we need more people like you in this world!

I'd love to win this as my 9900 just crapped out on me and Rogers screwed me over! So I, currently rocking a throwback pearl flip!!! Lol I hope I win

I cant afford a Porsche, atleast this way I can say I have one, everyone will know I meant the phone.

It will look so good with my Porsche Design messenger bag.

Unfortunately I don`t think it will last until I can purchase a Porsche.... LOL

I don't think you should have to get rid of your P'9981 just because 1% of crackberry have one. Anyways I want to win, I'd love to have a P'9981!

Yehhhhh! You rock Kevin.
Thanks for giving one of us the opportunity to feel like celebrity :-)
Let's see who's the lucky one.

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IIIIII. Would love to win something especially this coooool ass phone son!!! I use the P9981 theme on my 9900 bold maaaaaaaan if I had that joint I'd be the SHIIII (you know it son!) So come on KEVIN hooks it up!!!

Haven't won anything, on here, or anywhere, ever. As a die hard blackberry collector, this would be a welcome addition to my collection :)

Please pick me!!!

I went and bought (more like got talked into it is really more like it) an Android. (previously had the Bold 9700) so, I got the MyTouch by LG and I so want another BB now!!! I hate this phone and the thought of having this phone for another year and a half sickens me! ;(

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