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    Default The CrackBerry Celebration Event in New York City

    Blaze had lipstick on his cheek. Kevin was taking pictures with CrackBerry fans. Adam was drawing raffle tickets announcing winners while admitting he was bad at it and even Rene Ritchie was there supporting and dropping knowledge on the low with party attendees.
    The music was pumping, food and drinks were being served and the place was packed and alive.

    But wait.
    Let me Tarantino back in time before this.
    It's 7:30pm and I find myself standing in a long line outside of 1 Oak that stretched down the block. At first, I wasn't even sure I had the right place. Apparently there was a line an hour before the event even started! Here I am trying to show up fashionably late and the joke's on me. It took me over a half hour just to get in.
    A couple hours before all this, I'm contemplating if I should even go.
    But I wisely decided to head down to Chelsea with my camera on a whim to experience this once in a lifetime CrackBerry event.

    1 Oak is a great trendy space and the CrackBerry team are really a terrific bunch. Fun, knowledgeable and engaging. Having the Q10 available for everyone to play with throughout the night was an added bonus too. There was even a BlackBerry representative there to showcase all of it's glory. There were CB T-shirts, CB stickers and BlackBerry specialized drinks sported everywhere not to mention the free phone giveaways compliments of CB.
    A memorable night indeed. I was glad that I came and was able to capture it all.
    I didn't win anything unfortunately and although I was too caught up taking pictures to actually grab any swag or even eat, I did walk away with something...
    There was an undeniable sense that BlackBerry, despite all their troubles and challenges were going to be alright.
    The celebration tonight was that BlackBerry is finally back thanks to all you guys reading this.
    For so long we all hoped that it would be someday and I left knowing that it is.
    The CrackBerry team and it's members have always been the unfaltering light in the midst of it's darkness.
    Well done guys... and thank you.

    - Jubei
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    Thanks for the post! Looked like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HedoBum View Post
    Thanks for the post! Looked like fun.
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    Yeah it was blast!
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    Good stuff! Thanks for snapping so many photos. Great meeting you - glad you could come out for the party!
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    Kevin in a tuxedo jacket and jeans. Nice. Wish I could "like" the Blackberry cookie picture.
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    Those t-shirts need to be in the CB Store, and the pens....
    Have you hit SEARCH today?/
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    Definitely a blast! If the meetup was a sign of things to come, BlackBerry will be fine here in the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Zeis View Post
    Good stuff! Thanks for snapping so many photos. Great meeting you - glad you could come out for the party!
    My pleasure! I'll be emailing you Adam... I have over hundred images to give to you guys.
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    I had really great time and your pictures are awesome. I actually took a couple as well what's the name of your website so I can see them

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    Awesome photos and great meeting last night at the event! I will be sending you info shortly regarding more photography!
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    good times indeed!

    There's really no family like the Team BlackBerry family I met so many awesome ppl and reunited with others I have met throughout the year.

    added a lot of ppl to my BBM haha

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    Awesome! Can't wait to see them all.
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    Awesome time! Thanks again Kevin and the Crackberry Crew!
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    CrackBerry Fizz > CrackBerry Spritz

    just to throw that out there hahaha

    hilarious to see the apple trolls that were on line arguing with us be oooooing and awwwing at the Z10 & Q10

    it was such a fantastic night the venue was beautiful the staff was excellent the CrackBerry team were fantastic hosts

    Team BlackBerry all around

    Saw a lot of people with Z10s in their hands and it was really cool to get a solid feel of the Q. I got to play with it a bit and I feel like I'd have to get use to typing on buttons again. It felt a little off after having my Z since Jan hahaha I even tried swiping left on the physical keyboard to delete forgetting myself for a minute that I actually have to press a button hahaha



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    Would have loved to have made the trek down from Toronto to attend this event but sadly could not get the time off of work

    From the pics, it looks like everyone had a blast. Maybe next time
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    Great party, got to put my new CrackBerry
    Sticker to good use, and meet CrackBerry Kevin. Can't wait for the next one. Thank you CrackBerry!
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    shout out to my friend Dave Raines for taking this picture! hilarious!

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    Looks like a good time was had by all. Great pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackstorm1911 View Post
    I had really great time and your pictures are awesome. I actually took a couple as well what's the name of your website so I can see them

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdsharpe View Post
    Awesome photos and great meeting last night at the event! I will be sending you info shortly regarding more photography!
    Yeah man! Likewise and thank you!
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    I was so upset that I could not attend, but being able to live The moments through pics is OK :-) miss u all #teamblackberry! Hope to see u at the next one! And if sprint hurries up with the bb10 launch, maybe even with a q10 in my hand! Lol. Yeahhhhh bitches!
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    Best night

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    the guy with the dread that was infront of us couldnt make a comeback after i gave him the concept of mac os and boot camp being bb10 and android player respectively

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    CrackBerry Fizz > CrackBerry Spritz

    just to throw that out there hahaha

    hilarious to see the apple trolls that were on line arguing with us be oooooing and awwwing at the Z10 & Q10

    it was such a fantastic night the venue was beautiful the staff was excellent the CrackBerry team were fantastic hosts

    Team BlackBerry all around

    Saw a lot of people with Z10s in their hands and it was really cool to get a solid feel of the Q. I got to play with it a bit and I feel like I'd have to get use to typing on buttons again. It felt a little off after having my Z since Jan hahaha I even tried swiping left on the physical keyboard to delete forgetting myself for a minute that I actually have to press a button hahaha



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    Those Top 10 Rules of a CrackBerry Meetup are great. Love it!
    Looks Like it was a blast.

    You guys should do this here in Waterloo sometime
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    The event definitely looked fun, Here's to hoping for future events and nice photography by the way.
    This is my Z10..Homie rock yours!
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