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!



It would definitely be useful to me as my friends always laugh at RIM cause they think their phone are ugly except for this one.
I also think it looks great in addition to be running the latest BlackBerry OS!

Let's try not to crash the website! I could totally use a P'9981!!! Like as soon as possible ! Woooohoooooo!

What an opportunity... to win a Porsche Design Blackberry, and to brag with the best, Kevin. Good luck all.

Are you for real. I would die to have any phone previously owned by the famous crackberry Kevin. Way more valuable than any new phone

Well let's face it - it's the only way I am ever going to own a Porsche. Gimme, gimme, gimme - I want, I want, I want - I need, I need, I neeeeeeed.

It would certainly be useful to me as my friends often laught at RIM cause they think their phones are ugly except for this one.
I also think it looks great! In addition, it has the latest BlackBerry OS. What could we ask more?

I want it because i could use it to pair it with my blackberry playbook and ofcourse his steal look is awesome

Woohooo...i think i'm finally due to win something from crackberry! And i'm already a twitter follower!

I would love to have that supercharged Bold, heck I would even be happy with a regular bold 9900. I have a playbook and would love a BB to bridge it with. I currently have an iphone 3, but waiting for BB10 phones and my move to Winnipeg to change.

If I got this phone, I would give it to my sister. She has a bold from way back and is the one that introduced me to BlackBerry in the first place. She has recently started to think about switching to another forbidden fruit, but I have helped her stave off the switch. She lives hundreds of miles away and her internrship keeps her busy so I would hate to loose her as a BBM contact.

I wonder if Kevin gave this to me, and I gave it to her... What would be her reaction. She would go nuts-thats for sure, but to what extent. It would definitely be worth video recording.

Kevin, thanks for helping to spread some hope to us!


I would love to have this phone! It would complete a part of my life. :D

Following you on Twitter. I have you in my circle on Google+. I'm all set! :)



Great to see you letting the CrackBerry family enjoy the P9981!

Always a Blackberry & Crackberry fan.

Hey Kevin, I'm going to keep trying to win one of these contest and hopefully I get lucky this time around
The reason why I would like this phone is because even though I've been following this website for a while now (before I even made an account) I never actually owned a blackberry phone which is something I've been trying to get my hands on for a while now. So I've I get chosen I'd be very appreciative of this and you'd be helping get a great device :)

Wow, the leader of the CB Nation is giving away his wealth to become one of us?
My Style 9670 is begging me to retire it, and I've always wanted to feel like a celebrity.
If I win, could I have an autographed photo?
Are you SURE you don't want it anymore?

That's awesome Kevin.. I would love to have that phone! Such a classic it will be like a collectors item to me after I get bb10

Why do i want this phone? Beyond the fact that my own blackberry is falling apart, the exclusivity of this one would be awesome!

I am an avid bob user and having a chance to win the P9981 would mean that I accomplished at least one thing from my bucket list!!


Wow. What an awesome Blackberry. Right now I have a Curve 8530... Can't afford to upgrade. This would be super nice to have. I would love to win this. Good luck to everyone!

I would love to own that Blackberry it is the ultimate berry. I would use it on Tmobile and when my contract was up I would switch to Simple Mobile.

i want your blackberry to b the first in trinidad. i will use it as long as i can untill my bbfreak of a wife steals it away.

My first BB was the 9700. I don't have GSM service so I used it on wifi around the house because I couldn't bring myself to sell it.
But when I had an upgrade, it convinced me to get an 8530. I used it (and it's 7 warranty replacements) for 2 years.
I've been trying to get into android, playing with a lot of those phones, but they just aren't as sleek and intuitive as the 'berrys, and I found myself keep coming back.
I'm on a second warranty replacement 9650 right now and would love the P'9981 to restore my faith in RIM's build quality.

To my Storm 2,

Don't get me wrong. I really care for you.

I just can't let this chance pass me by.

You know well that all my friends are rocking the newer stuff that aren't blackberry.

I'm sure you're ok with the word "sharing"

Kevin, You are kind and generous.

I don't drive a Porshe, but I sure would like to drive This Porsche.

I don't care what they say.

Give it to me, Kevin!!!

Pearl 8100 > 8800 > Storm > Storm 2 -- Call me Oldie :)

A 9981 would be the fix I need until a BB10 w/ a physical keyboard is released. I can just imagine that all leather back resting in my palm and the cold metal keys against my face.

My best friend, the blackberry 9700 of over 2 years is currently falling apart. I mean literally LOL!

I could use a new phone right about now!

Hope I win! :D

*crosses fingers

I love the P'9981... I would give up my 9900 for this phone.. Hope I will get a chance to own one. G'luck everyone.

My wife has an iphone 4s i would love to win this P'9981 so i can rub it in her face, 3 or 4 times a week i have to listen to her talk about blackberry not having any phones to better than the iphone 4s.

I could really do with winning this as my poor 9700 died and can't afford a new blackberry ATM. Please crackberry Kevin

This would go well with that 911 I been window shopping for all those years.... Thanks for another contest~

I would lovee to have this phonee!! I've been collecting Blackberry phones lately and this would be a great addition. Hmm sorry I don't have tweeter or google plus buh I hope this is enough to winnnn!!! Thanx Kevin!! Waiting For BLACKBERRY WORLD!!!

Now wouldn't this be sweet next to my Blackberry Playbook! I would put the P 9981 through the paces just as we look forward to BB10 releases and I hold the Porsche themed BB high and say, " This was just the beginning of the future of Blackberry!"

Okay, This phone would bring pride and JOY to my life.

I work with the craziest group or Andriod folks and my 9800 just isn't holding up anymore. Boy would I love to shove this in their face and retire my 9800.... As it stands, I'm not due for an upgrade for another year :(

Best of luck to everyone!

The only way I'll ever be able to afford a Porsche of ANY kind is to win this P'9981!!! Thanks for the chance!!!!!

Not much into status symbols or affectations of any kind, but this device does say allot about the carrier. I'd move from my Torch for this - and only this blackberry. Please.

No freaking way man! I can't believe you're giving one away! I always wanted one and I don't have the funds for a phone like that! Imagine the attention I'd get from people asking about it. It's already awesome enough me talking about how awesome BlackBerry is and if I win one I could rub it in even more!

I would seriously like this , for I do not have a cell phone at all ! Something this cool , would make me get service !

LOL isn't it obvious - everyone wants to be a part of the 1%
Okay besides sounding overly cocky, c'mon this baby is like the supercar of BlackBerry phones - thats why I want it!

been waiting for blackberry os 10 to switch back from android, but this just might do the trick!! i'll take it off your hands!!

Besides loving Blackberry and Porsche--- I'm stuck using an iPhone hand me down from my dad since breaking my 9800 Torch! HELP!!!!!

Crackberry addict in the past, present and the future. I'll keep my Message short and clear. 299600CB << See my pin? Thats how hard i want this Porche Design Blackberry !! The CB at the end of my pin stand for CRACKBERRY !!

I'd love a P'9981 because of the few hundred BB users I help on a regular basis (work and personal). And also because I cannot afford anything Porsche designed!

And a little bit of me wants to rub it in everyone's face. Tiny. Teensy bit. Maybe a lot.

Shrinkberry I think I should win. Because my brother has a disease called ios, and I need to cure him with my syrup, called bold9930, and in order for me to administer I need the new porsche BB. GODSPEED TO ME

Oh man Kevin, how cool would it be for me to show off to my friends, or tell them rather "Hey guys I have a Porshe now!". I'd even say my friend Kevin gave it to me!

WOW this would be amazing if I won :D I never win anything :( I've had my bold 9780 replaced 4 times due to faults but stuck with BlackBerry!! This would be the best ever, I love crackberry!

The P'9981 is the meaning of life.....I have been searching for the meaning of life for all of mine

Just to REMEMBER how RIM wastes valuable time, resources, and energy on this when they should be focusing on "Getting Back to Business" regaining market share!

My VW Jetta could sooo use this would make it feel important carrying around it's stylish Porsche cousin!!

I'm an active member of the Porsche Club of America - Silver Sage Region - in Idaho. I drive a Guards Red 2009 Porsche Cayman S - sometimes on the track. I am also a retired veteran with a 50% VA disability, 13 grandchildren and, most importantly, Kevin, I just took a look at this site today for the first time in months because I was considering jumping back onto the RIM train after I left in a Storm (if you know what I mean). I've had a short ride on the fancy Android ferris wheel and think I need something more real. When I saw your offer, I said: "This beauty would do the trick!" Thanks for the chance, Kevin; I hope she finds a good home.

Kevin please pick me to join the P'9981 club. I've been a blackberry, and crackberry fan for years. I do check the site on a daily basis. Currently have the bold 9650, not available up for an upgrade. In need of the latest, and greatest please make me the winner. Thank you. 

Pick me! Pick me! No matter how many other phones I've tried, Blackberry has been my tried and true phone. I don't want it, I NEED it!

Would love to have this phone beacause i know i would never be able to afford it. Its such a unique and beautiful phone. Good luck everyone!

Having being used by the leader of crackberry nation, owing this phone would be a major honour in addition to me and almost every one around me in my country seeing an actual blackberry porshe.

I'll take a porsche designed blackberry!! My first car was an 86 porsche 944. I got it in 2004 and I still have it. My first smartphone was an 8900. Getting a P'9981 would be an awesome pairing!!

I want this because :
1. I'm a Blackberry maniac and of course I love Blackberry
2. I like Porsche, so I think BlackBerry with Porsche Design is great !!!
3. I'm a student in Indonesia and .. You know, I want something like this to impress my friend :) hehe ...

Wil.I.Am S

Two of the many reasons I should win: 1) I'm a HUGE Porsche fan. 2) My poor Curve 8530 is on its last legs. I NEED that phone!!!

This would be an amazing addition to my blackberry family. I'm already following Kevin on twitter, I just added him to my circle and now my post.

If I don't win, thank you Kevin for all that you do for us here on the forums. Out of all the forums this is the only one I check multiple times throughout the day.

Thank you

If I win this I'll be super happy because I love the design, I would buy but it's way too expensive so I'm in! HOPE I WIN! :D

I don't know how I feel about this phone, but I'm addicted to entering crackberry contests. I think it's a phone you need to have to appreciate the $2000 price tag.

Kevin, Id like to win this because last time I was in Winnipeg, you wouldn't sell me your White Be Bold 9900, so I figure its the least you can do ! :-) Have fun in Florida, and I'll buy you a beer or two the week after as I'll be in Winnipeg again...

am 27 years old and I've happily lived my whole life being in the 99% and would love to know what's the big deal about the 1% lol

I would love to have this Porche BB for a number of reasons:

1. It looks awesome.
2. It looks awesome.
3. It looks awesome.
4. A blackberry in general would help me communicate with my family overseas, and my girlfriend, abroad.

So... yeeah. :3

Dearest Kevin,

As an architecture student in Scotland, I am in the minority owning my beloved BlackBerry, not to mention the only one rockin' the PlayBook.
I am in my final 2 and a half week, with my final review on Thursday the 17th. Already I'm into the 18 hour working days and know that there will be a good few days straight before I'm through. I cannot think of anything better to help me get over by last 6 years of architecture all boiling down to the next three weeks of intensive work than winning your used, but not abused, Porsche BlackBerry.

Also, it's freaking cool and I'd feel like champ.



WOW! how generous of Kevin to put this gem up for grabs. I live in Waterloo and know lots people who work for Rim. I have actually crossed paths with Jim Balsille on a couple of occasions. So what does all if this chatter have to do with "the precious"? Well, all the folks I know from Rim pride themselves on having the latest BB device. So why have I not even gotten a sniff of the (Precious)P'9981? No idea. The fact is, like most who have posted, I've never even caught a glimpse of one. . So, When I am in there company with my 9700 I'm clearly not in the same league as they are In. And, they aren't shy in telling me I'm a little behind the "curve". No pun intended. So I ask you....How sweet would "turnabout" be. To suddenly find myself in their company sporting the Precious-9981? You can't even imagine. I leave you with that thought. Lastly, to be able to say it is from Mr. Crackberry himself is pure icing! The planets would truly be aligned!

Kevin please pick me to join the P'9981 club. I've been a blackberry, and crackberry fan for years. I do check the site on a daily basis. Currently I have the bold 9650, not available up for an upgrade yet. In need of the latest, and greatest please make me the winner. Thank you.

I want to win this so I can see what it's like to be cool like Crackberry Kevin....I would get a cool nickname like Crackberry Larry. SWEET. (my first BBM would be.....So, this is what it's like to be rich and famous!!!)

I can rep with the best of them! Awesome giveaway! I'd love to have the chance of owning this Porscheberry and be part of the "exclusivity" that comes in owning it.

I would make a bumper sticker " My other BlackBerry's a Porsche " and proudly flaunt the phone..ha ha. Now, if I only had the phone...hmmm.

actual comments never win


Just want to be a Celebrity and own CB Kevin's slightly used BB!
And happy birthday on May 16th!

why not?
(i've already bought every new model they came out with, so if i get the chance for a free one, that'd be i'm never switching to anything else, especially an iphone)

Hook me up crackberry kevin! That might give my wife a reason to let me get the Porsche I want to buy! (will need a car to match the phone)

I need that P'9981 to give me instant celebrity status! I have a Torch 9810 but this sleek looking phone will surely take its place if i win it! Cheers

Wow ... This is the best !!

I want your P9981 so that I can join your amazing exclusive club .... and we can be best friend for life. I will even come to your wedding if you invite me. BTW - Congratulations !

It would be nice to have this. I have a Playbook but my wife refuses to let me have it until my birthday in a month! 64Gb just sitting there mocking me. Sad sad sad.

Who wouldn't want this!? I mean really! I can't get a Bold9930 unless someone has it in their heart to give me one, you better believe I would take THE CrackberryKevin Porsche designed model!!!

Wow a dream to possibly come through!!! Please may the RIM GOD be with us all! I nice Porche Design phone! :-)

Would love to have this sexy phone. My 4 year old thought it would be funny to throw my 9900 into the toilet, lets say the phone did not make it. Currently using my old 8300. feel so old school.

Hey CBK.
Id love to get my hands on a 9981 :D. it would truly show that i am the most northerly BB-FanBoy!!