INVERNESS, FL--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) -, the number one Site for BlackBerry users (& abusers!), is celebrating its first birthday today and has planned a week full of activities that include a contest, giveaways and special offers at their affiliated store,

The theme of this celebration week is customizing your BlackBerry. The grand prize for the " Turns 1 Year Old" contest is a new BlackBerry, custom painted by ColorWare, a company known for transforming products beyond what the original manufacturers intended. Colorware's creations have appeared in magazines such as In Style, Vogue, and Entertainment Weekly. The winner will have the choice of either a BlackBerry Curve, a BlackBerry Pearl or a BlackBerry 8800 Series smartphone.

There will also be dozens of runner-up prizes, including coupon codes from for creating personalized BlackBerry skins, BlackBerry accessories from, BlackBerry software and more. Registering for a chance to win is easy and free by simply visiting the website and logging into the " Turns 1 Year Old" contest thread within the CrackBerry forums. The winner of the grand prize will be notified on Monday, March 3.

"It has been an amazing year, especially considering how we started out as just a small group of BlackBerry addicts and now there are over a million visitors a month," said Kevin Michaluk,'s founder and community editor. "We are so grateful to everyone who has helped spur us along that we decided to create a week's full of activities to show our appreciation."

In addition to the contest, is giving away an eye-catching BlackBerry, theme built by JC Designs ( as a present to the community. Also, a special branded-version of the popular Viigo RSS Reader is being unveiled this week and made available to members of the community.

And, at, the most recognized and successful BlackBerry-specific store in the online space, offering a huge selection of competitively priced cases, Bluetooth headsets, memory cards, charging cradles, car kits, batteries and more, shoppers will receive 10% off their purchases by entering coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY when checking out. This offer expires at midnight PST on Wednesday, February 27.


Launched in February 2007, has quickly become one of the Internet's leading smartphone community websites, appealing to users of Research in Motion's BlackBerry handheld device. is updated daily with news and reviews from the BlackBerry and smartphone world. 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's user-contributed galleries. And its bi-weekly podcast has become a "must-hear" hit. is part of the Smartphone Experts network of sites, also including,, and

Contact Information: For more information contact: Kevin Michaluk Annie Gladue Jedemi Communications for 415-302-8990