SOURCE: CrackBerry.com

November 13, 2008 13:39 ET

CrackBerry.com Announces "What Would You Do..." Contest Winners

BlackBerry Storms Awarded to Ten Over-the-Top Submissions Culled From Entries by Over 3,000 Enthusiastic CrackBerry Addicts

INVERNESS, FL--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - CrackBerry.com, the number one Site for BlackBerry users (& abusers!), today announced that proof from several of the winning submissions for the "What Would You Do For A BlackBerry Storm" contest are now available for viewing in the Storm Contest section of the CrackBerry.com website (http://crackberry.com/stormcontest). There were over 3,000 entries. The winners' "proof" videos are being posted in the order received, with all ten appearing over the next week.

"The number of cracked-out entries that were submitted was far more than we ever anticipated, so narrowing it down to ten deserving winners was especially challenging," said Kevin Michaluk, CrackBerry.com's founder and community editor. "From demonstrating extreme brand loyalty in the form of tattoos, to some creative uses of arts & crafts, to even the type of activities Howard Stern listeners would appreciate, there seemed to be no boundaries to how far CrackBerry addicts would go to get their hands on a Storm."

Winning Submissions Posted Include:

-- The Ultimate BlackBerry Storm Tattoo!

T.J. from Toledo, Ohio, had a life-size BlackBerry Storm with the CrackBerry logo tattooed on his right calf. And just below it, he had the words "iPhones Suck" tattooed. He noted in his entry "A tattoo IS FOREVER, fighting a bear is only momentary."

-- So Long Palm!

Michael from West Virginia, stated that he wanted "a Storm SO bad that I would cut my Treo in half with a reciprocating saw. Then I would drill a hole in each half, zip tie them together, with a tag that says 'No Longer Needed by this CrackBerry Addict.' I would then mail it to Palm's corporate office. I'll even submit the tracking number so delivery can be proved. I want a Storm so bad that I actually dreamed about it last night!"

-- Pudding Wrestling in Times Square!

Two Storms were awarded for this joint submission. Priscilla and Lauren of New York City both wanted a BlackBerry Storm. So they agreed to pudding wrestle in the middle of Times Square, NYC. Priscilla remarked, "We wanted to do something that shows our wild side but also how much we love BlackBerrys, CrackBerry.com, and of course NYC."

-- Run 20 Miles for a BlackBerry Storm!

Kevin Vlk, ran 20 miles, shirtless, around and through downtown Chicago in the middle of November (38 degree weather). Painted on his chest was "CrackBerry.com" and on his back was written, "I'm running 20 miles to win a BlackBerry Storm from CrackBerry.com!!"

More Video "Proof" Appearing at CrackBerry.com:

Over the next week, as video and photo proof of the winning entries is turned in, Michaluk will be adding posts to the CrackBerry.com Storm Contest page (http://crackberry.com/stormcontest).

"The entries we received, and especially these videos, prove just how loyal and enthusiastic the BlackBerry community is... really shaking the old notion of the BlackBerry as an enterprise tool," said Michaluk. "I really wish we had more Storms to give away. Special thanks to all who participated and to the sponsors who helped make this event possible and contributed to the difficult task of judging."

The "What Would You Do For A BlackBerry Storm" contest was sponsored by Viigo (www.viigo.com), the BlackBerry Partners Fund (www.blackberrypartnersfund.com), Horizon Wireless (www.horizonwirelessonline.com), BlackBerry Made Simple (www.blackberrymadesimple.com), and ShopCrackBerry.com.

About CrackBerry.com

Launched in February 2007, CrackBerry.com has quickly become the Internet's most-trafficked BlackBerry community website, appealing to both new and experienced users of Research in Motion's BlackBerry smartphones. CrackBerry.com is updated daily with BlackBerry news, reviews, rumors, humor, help and how-to articles, and the site features an active forum community where members can receive help and offer their expertise for BlackBerry-related issues. Free ringtone and wallpaper downloads are available via CrackBerry.com's user-contributed galleries and the site's ShopCrackBerry.com store is the preferred one-stop shop retailer for BlackBerry accessories and software worldwide. CrackBerry.com is part of the Smartphone Experts network of sites, also including TreoCentral.com, WMExperts.com, TheiPhoneBlog.com and AndroidCentral.com.

Contact Information

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    Kevin Michaluk
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    Annie Gladue
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