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!



The ladies say my 9790 isn't quite sexy enough, but this oh damn I'll be fighting them off with a bat ;)

Just need a porsche to go with it!

Please please please let me win it this time...

Atman Shah
Blackberry Torch 9810
Blackberry Playbook 16 GB

Wish List
Kevin's P'9981

Why I want the Porsche Design P'9981 Smartphone?

First because I am a loyal blackberry user and will never ever change to another OS
Second because it is a super elegant phone that I would like to have
Third because I want to win in any contest from Crackberry
Fourth because I love Kevin's posts

So there you go, 4 reasons why I should win this phone

Done twitter
Done a post!
I would love to win since BlackBerrys and just the phone!! They are booss!
I wont the P'9981 because its beautiful!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! i would love to have one and show it off at school haha!!! PLEASE KEVIN I NEED ONE!
Twitter... Check
Google+... Check
and i think the phone is beautiful and since my dad has a 9930 it would be so funny to show him i have a cooler phone than him!! PLEASE KEVIN :')

If I had a dollar for every comment on this post I could afford my own P'9981... but I'd probably use it towards a down payment on a car, haha.

Of course I would absolutely LOVE to win this phone! It would be the coolest thing I could ever win in my whole life...totally awesome! Thanks Kevin!!


I've got most blackberries in my possesion. (8310, 8520, 9300, 9530, 9700, 9780, 9800, 9810, 9900)

This is the only blackberry device i don't want to spend my money to get one.. the price tag is too high.

Free.. is a better option

This " contest " is just a creation to keep all the fanboys engaged ! Crackberry have nothing to write about so Kevin is " giving away his precious fantastic" Porsche Phone ! LOL !

After 3 years I lost my faithful companion Bold 9000. I'd like to win a replacement for it that could live up to the expectations :)

Right. There are more than 2000 comments already. So chances of getting this fabulous and fantastic model is as low as me buying in this lifetime. It would be a dream come true honestly to own this handset which I know will never be fulfilled cause I am not that lucky in winning stuff but why not give it a try. You never know. But thanks to you Kevin for atleast giving us a chance to own this awesome model and if at all I win I will use it with pride. Thanks once again for this offer.
Cheers and take care.

I would love to win this not only cos a plan to own as many Blackberry products as i can cos im blackberry mad, BUT its the closest to a porche as im ever gonna get

Following on twitter for some time now.
On + google tooooooo
I will be the only one in my country for sure with it...
Cheers you generous man :D:D:D

Blackberry and Porsche are my two favorite brands. Having both in one device would be a dream come true!

I would love to be able to hold CB's Kevin Michaluk's P'9981 and take a similar photo like he is with the 9000 lol. It'll be an honor.

Been following Kevin on Twitter for some time now, so that's done.
Have Kevin in my G+ circles, so that's done.
Leaving a comment, so that's done.

Now just to win my first ever Crackberry contest!

By the way, Kevin, your birthday is 1 week after mine! So this would be an awesome birthday present, AND one hell of a contest to be my first ever win in 4 years!

I can't afford a P'9981, let alone a Porches. But my faith tells me, if I get a P'9981, I too may get myself a Porches.

This contest I don't have a chance. But I like Porsche Design and I have never any best blackberry cell phone excluding 7290. Thank you !

If I could win this fone...I will forever be using blackberry...and also crackberry will forver again b d best site I av visited. One love crackberry.

Okay - I really really really love Porches in general and would love to own one but since it looks like I have two kids getting ready to go to college - a Porche in my driveway is out of the question so this would absolutely be the next best thing.

I honestly don't recall if I posted yesterday, but I'm sure your system ignored duplicate posts.

What an absolutely amazing contest. This has to be by far the best contest ever available on Crackberry, and for it to be a personal offering from Kevin makes the offering that much more special.

Such a rare special edition Blackberry would be perfect for me to have. I'm an incredibly loyal Blackberry user and fan. I recognize that RIM has had it's issues but am confident that they will recover. It pains me to see RIM bashed all over the media all the time but the writing is on the wall, yes, on the wall, that RIM will recover. They can do it. Too bad the world can't all afford $2,000 smartphones as this one's spectacular. Would love to have it in my possession to be proud of and show what RIM is capable of doing.

Im still using an Android phone. Im waiting for the next carrier contract to get a Blackberry.
PP9981 would be a verry nice phone migration!
Post with mt BlackBerry Playbook

This makes 3 out of 3 for the contest!
Would love to win CBK's official porshe design phone!
I would love to win this for the very unique design of it, the style has definitely grown on me!

Just a few posts i'd def wanna jpom tje p'9981 club and the students i teach would all be so jeaouls and who evere things blackberry are not selling should see the classes i teach most 11 - 16 year olds in england have blackberrys and love them so keep up the good work RIM. pick me kevin for the sake of childrens continued education to the fact that blackberry are the best phone out there and pwn anything else

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have....

Wow so deep!

I've never owned a smartphone and it's time. Getting the Porsche Design BlackBerry would be a great way to start!

Pick me! I work for a store that only sells BlackBerry phones and I would be the envy of all my co-workers and I could show it off to my customers. :D

Very generous of you, Kevin. I would love to move on from my 9650 and what better way to help celebrate your birthday! Thanks for the chance.

Hi Kevin,
instead of the phone, can I have EMPLOYMENT! I'd make a great PR guy or even a tech support personnel. I have just been ms certified for the full office suite, and I am a very creative person with ideas for BB products daily. But alas I don't have an outlet for my ideas to come through to fruition. Please if you think about giving me your phone that would be cool as hell but I'd much rather have a job at RIM. 'Im Canadian and I totally love Blackberry.
Remember, A full time job would be much better to me than a phone. Although a nice $2000 phone in my pocket would help to ease those worries a little bit and the women would find it sexy and my male friends would find it RAD. they still say RAD right?
Thanks Either Way,

I'll probably never have a Porsche, or emulate the style of this smartphone, but having one would make me feel like million dollars!

I NEED to win this! It's the only Blackberry device awesome enough to keep me from slipping to the dark side and getting a new HTC One X or Galaxy S III.... Help me Kevin, you're my only hope.

And, Happy Birthday!

I love Porsche Design limited-editions - perfect match! Already following so I hope this helps to win too!

It's time for an upgrade. The storm 2 was a great BB to me, but it is time for me to let it go.

Friended, followed (@prytoo) and commented. Basically, there is no way I could ever afford this phone, and it would be a welcome way to return to owning a Crackberry!



Having the P9981 as my first Blackberry would be super cool and I would bet money that I`d be the only person in Japan to own one. Thank you Crackberry Kevin for this opportunity.

You are 6 years of being user blackberry and celebrate the gift of the Porsche Design P'9981 would be a great gift, and thanks for the knowledge gained from crackberry Number One

i actually dont think its ugly haha it reminds me of transformers from the 80s i would totally use that bad boy, who wouldnt want to be the only person in eastern canada with one!

What? I won? thats great!!! Thanks Kevin!! Just kidding I would love to win this mean machine. Being from Canada we get things last and for a Southern Ontario Canadian to get a chance at winning the porsche would be great. Thanks again for the chance at this bb.

Got to be the most commmented thread on CB ever!

Great device for showing off to my friends, that's for sure.

Hey I'm up for a chance to win a P'9981 - my other half wants a new phone, so if I win they can have my 9790 :-)

Hey, I just want the p'9981 to stunt on people with! Everyone , even iphone owners knw what this phone is about just from a glance. I just want the bragging rights!!!!

Last time I checked you have more than 26K users followed on twitter. This will defintely raise the number up dramatically :). Thanks Kevin and CrackBerry for all your giveaways (especially on your birthday). I didn't win any but always happy to know that someone wins :).

Loving my Bold 9900, its my 3rd BB, by far their best, however......WOW.. a Porsche Design P'9981 BB, would be The Ultimate!!! I would be a freggin' Star

I really wanted to buy the P9981, but I just can't.... I'd love to have it so I can give my white bold 9900 to my wife in Argentina, so we can finally use BBM to communicate.

i have been foloing you on twitter for some time now!

wow i would just love this phone it looks great!!!!

Kevin - The Porche designed phone is so iconic and you represent Blackberry and this site as a VIP carrying it. However, I recognize your reasoning for passing it along. As such, I would love to sport this device.

Why would it be awesome to have the P'9981? Well, I am currently rockin’ the Curve 8520. Enough said!

Thanks for the chance.

i don't need the P'9981, i have a perfectly good functioning curve 8320. i know it's old but it works well and does what i need it to do. the P'9981 would just be a nice replacement to my current blackberry.

In all honesty why I would love to win the BB is because I started law school this fall and when my 9000 died I just couldn't afford to drop the $200. Between books and everything else I went back to my old flip phone.
I would truly love to win the Porsche design phone and it be great to get back home. I miss my keyboard.


I would like to win for my boyfriend who's a fanatic of Porche, I would never be able to afford it to give it to him. Thank you for this opportunity. Best of luck to all the contestants.

I would love to win becasue a long time blackberry user that was a dumb a$* and got a Android Galaxy Nexus and hate it. Wasted my upgrade and now don't have $500 to buy a 9900. And can't find anyone selling one for under that on craigslist either! Help! I hate this damn andriod phone!

I remember when the design was first on Crackberry and soooo many people thought it was ugly. I was probably the first to say that i liked it and wanted one.

9981 rocks.

I am 1 simple reason for wanting your P'9981. My friend drives a Porsche Boxster, and constantly brags and rubs it in my face. he also gives me a hard time about the fact I own a Blackberry and not an iphone. Well, I would love to throw the fact I have a 2000.00 P'9981 that was made by the same people that made his previous car! Thanks for your consideration!

I used to own a bold 9700. Sold it recently for a simpler phone. Maybe if i won this phone, i can believe in blackberry again :D

I'm a relatively new member of the blackberry community, having got my first BB (and a Playbook) in the last year, and I just love it! I take every opportunity I can to tell people exactly that, and that all the bad publicity is just bull$#!*. I'd love to have a 9981 to add a little somethin' somethin' to my arguments.

why i want this phone..?? Really?? U asking Why I Want This Phone..?? Beacause it's CRACKBERRY KEVIN's PHONE!!! SIMPLES!!! End of Discussion!!! Finito!!! Haaaa!! Top that!!!!

Added +Kevin Michaluk to G+ ...
Already follow @crackberrykevin ...
Leaving a comment in this post ...
3 changes to get me some P'9981 love ...


I have always wanted a blackberry but get free iphones because my dad works at apple and he says that blackberry isnt good enough or worthy enough but I say F$$$ yea they are . this would be a great blackberry for me !

I'd use it, show it off and put it in a display case (with my 8100 Pearl) when the BB10 devices come out. Thanks for giving me a shot!

hopefully i will win it... if there are any dead skins cells or dandruff of kevin's in between the keys, i can put them in a ziplock baggy and sell them on ebay to the crackberry faithful... i will have to keep some for myself, of course.

Consider that, gentlemen... AND GIVE MY REGARDS TO HELL!!!

I'd love to have it just for the sure excitement of owning one. That would be pure amazing! Not to mention it would be the most expensive thing I own and I'd show it off to everyone.

Kevin! Of course I would love it!! Why? The BB9900 is already the coolest phone, moreover you add the fantastic design (yes I like it!) of Porsche and the exclusivity of the phone... Perfect recipe!

I don't twitter or have G+, so this is my one shot. I have about as much chance of winning the Porsche P'9981 as you have of seeing a screen door on a submarine, or a one-legged turtle winning a potato sack race. But I have a much better chance of winning the P'9981 than I do of winning the lottery, especially since I don't buy lottery tickets. :D

Torch 9860 + Playbook 64GB = Fun times!

Highly covetable phone = check!
Beautiful packaging = check!
Impeccable lineage = check!

Count me in!

Already following Kevin, as any Crackberryhead should. Now for the comment, which will hopefully land me a brand-spanking used P9981. Gimme gimme gimme! :D

I'd love to have this phone to one-up one of my colleagues who always thinks he has the more exclusive device (he blinged out a 9900).


Followed on twitter... check
Added on Circles... check
now this comment... check

Looking the coolest with Porsche BB on my hand... Crackberry Kevin to check!

Anyone (who can afford) can buy the Porsche BB, but you using it makes it more valuable... It's like a Kobe signed basketball. (not to sound like a suck up, hahaha)

Nice gesture by the way.. and what a neat way to boost fans!!! :-)

Hey Kevin.
I would love the chance to give this BB to my girlfriend. She had the Bold 9780, but recently let it go for a swim in the toilet. :( We had to downgrade her to my old Curve 8530.
I would love to be able to give her a Porsche Design 9981 previsouly own by the famous Crackberry Kenvin Michaluk on her brirthday on July 24th. :)

Even if I do not win.
Thank for the opportunity. Keep up the great work keeping the Crackberry Nation up tp speed on all the latest and greatest news and reviews of all thats is BLACKBERRY.

I live in Dominica. There is not one of those phones down here. I'd be absolutely honored to have the first one in Dominica and show what BlackBerry is all about. I doubt that anyone in my country knows that this phone exists.

I think this phone probably has as much or more street cred than the Motorola Razr used to way back when (I recall when all the celebs were all carrying around the Razr flip phone). Would love to win this just to walk around work with it and laugh at the iPhone users who think they're such hot stuff. Hey, will never see someone with no job on People's Court suing someone for breaking their 9981 like you see them there for iPhones.

I think like Kevin with his Playbook,. I might put a gold chain on it and wear it around my neck. I imagine a $2000 Blackberry is a pretty powerful fashion statement.

I have added to twitter and google+ this is just too good a contest to pass up!

I would love this phone for the exclusivity! I see college students and their iPhone's all the time...there's no Porsche designed iPhone available! :-)

I need to take this off your hand so you can either use your White 9900, or even free up a hand for the BB10..

I want it because you have way to many BB in your treasure chest and looks like you are bored with it.

What i'll do if i win this P'9981? I'll frame this badboy up - museum style, put it on a pedestal and set-up a BlackBerry event countrywide so everyone can glance and worship the P'9981 awesomeness. Yep, I'm serious.

Isn't it obvious why I want your phone?.... Because you're KEVIN... CRACKBERRY KEVIN... Who wouldn't want a god's phone? I mean I guess the physical phone is pretty cool too (; haha want it very bad, thanks.. You're Awesome! (:

How cool would I look walking into a meeting and busting out my playbook and P'9881?!? The VPs might actually notice me (they might even remember my name....)

I work in IT and everyone in my company is slowly switching to the iPhone. I'd love to pull this out while I'm helping out the CEO with his computer. Once I convince him, everyone will have to come back to Blackberry!!!

Kevin this is why Crackberry is the only mobile nations Site I am loyal to. Your generosity is second to none. I would love to to win the P9981 because I am the only one left in my circle of friends and colleagues that is still rocking a berry. They have all been seduced to ios and I am the one holding strong with RIM, I would love to make everyone of them envious with this beautiful phone. My 9700 is old and missing keys but still works like a charm. I even have pieces of paper holding the battery in places it rattles loose and looses connections.
I send this from my 64 GB playbook.


Id love to receive it for a couple reasons. First, I'm a big BB believer and Porche fan. It would be great to show around at work and maybe drum up some new BB customers and bring some old ones back to RIM. Second, I've been running my old Curve 8330 that I got 4 years ago when my wife and I got married (still works like a champ, only replaced the battery one time) and I can't think of a better replacement for my Curve.
Thanks for the opportunity and I hope to win! Peace.

I got a 9850 on launch day and still miss the amazing bb squishy keyboard my older phones had. Best possible upgrade, call it a belated birthday gift, moving out gift, or wedding gift! :)

This is getting mounted in a case on the wall in my office! I have never won anything in my life, this has to be the one time!

I would really love to get my hands onto this device! I've owned quite a few blackberries that I've worked hard to get, but to get this one would make me so ecstatic!!! I would show it off every day! BUT, If I do manage to get my hands onto one of these beautiful P'9981 devices, there is only one way to have it, with a Crackberry Logo on the back of it, show off my pride to the Crackberry Nation!

Which actually if I may ask a question to ya Kevin,
How can I get my hands onto some Crackberry Logo Stickers? ^_^ I've been dying to put one of my berry and my laptop for the longest time!

Kevin it goes without saying that anyone that has that bb gets respect. I feel the need for a Porsche Design BlackBerry. It's like trading in my VW beetle for a 911. I have a 9000 Bold for 4 years now.

Sent from my BlackBerry Playbook