Congrats Dave!!! Welcome to the Team! Let's kick things off with a look back at your CrackBerry Idol Audition Video!
After three months of CrackBerry Idol craziness here on the blogs, the competition is now officially over. The winner of the final community vote is none other than the CrackBerry-addicted Dave Peckens. The voting was close, but in the end Dave emerged the winner capturing 29.8% of the popular vote, in front of Kerri (23.18%), Brittany (22.95%), Joseph (12.79%) and Aloha Joe (11.29%). As winner of CrackBerry Idol 2010, Dave will be accompanying Adam, Bla1ze, Isaac and myself to the BlackBerry Developer Conference in San Francisco at the end of the month and you'll start seeing some posts from him here on the CrackBerry blogs in the near future. In his CrackBerry Q & A, Dave said if he won CrackBerry Idol he'd help us update and get our BlackBerry 101 section in tip top shape, which I'm definitely looking forward to (and going to hold him to that!).
Also, keep in mind that while Dave was voted CrackBerry Idol by the community, I've been watching all of the contestants throughout the competition and taking notes as to who else I'd like to start see contributing here on CrackBerry. We have some gaps to fill and things I'd like to see us do better. In the next few days I'll be reaching out to these contestants and I'm hoping they'll be interested in posting on CrackBerry too. We'll officially welcome them to the blogs when they make their first posts as CrackBerry writers. Exciting Stuff!
I hope everyone enjoyed CrackBerry Idol 2010. Yep, it was a long event, but over a quiet summer of BlackBerry news it gave us a lot of great content and introduced us to a lot of amazing people. I want to personally thank everybody who entered the competition -- I know how much time and effort goes into writing and doing video for these kinds of posts -- so really do appreciate it. That's it for CrackBerry Idol 2010!
A new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard will arrive in 2021
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