Dear BlackBerryCool: Is this a Contest a Hoax?

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I received this mail can you please confirm if this is correct or not?

Dear All,

Blackberry is giving away free phones as part of their promotional drive. All you need to do is send a copy of this email to 8 people; and you will receive your phone in less than 24 hrs. Please note that if you send to more than 20 people you will receive two phones.

Please do not forget to send a copy to: amanda.lee@blackberry.com

With Regards,

Amanda Lee (Marketing Manager)
Office Number: 0117838512

Regards

Rommel

Legal Executive

Hi Rommel,

You’re a Legal Executive and you’re asking me if “BlackBerry” (not the company name) is giving away 2 free devices to everyone that sends 20 emails? You are hilarious.

-Kyle

BlackBerryCool.com

Listen Idiot, I am dealing with this for a client. If you took notice of the subject you would understand, but, then how could I expect that from a person who can only see as far as there eyelashes. All I needed was a yes or no. Get some education.

Regards,
Rommel

Rommel,

Actually, yes. It’s real. Sorry for being so curt.

BlackBerry is giving away 2 free devices worth around $1200 to everyone who sends 20 emails. There are no restrictions on this contest, so that means around 6.6 billion people are eligible. The contest won’t reach everyone, I’m sure only 2 billion or so will respond. BlackBerry will therefore be giving away 2.4 trillion dollars worth of BlackBerrys. Their market cap is only 28.56 billion, so I’m not sure how they’re going to afford this contest, but I’m so happy they’re doing it. All of my friends and I are entering. You should too.

-Kyle

Kyle,

Sure will do!

Regards

Rommel

  • http://twitter.com/hrodzpr @HRodriguezPR ?

    HILARIOUS! Can't believe How People can be so retarded…

  • http://www.poweredonmedia.com/ Shaun Collins

    Well played sir.

  • Sunny-D

    What I love most about it is how he said “there eyelashes” when it obviously should have been “their.” The reason it's so funny is because he followed that with “Get some education.” This guy's a genius!

  • http://twitter.com/diegonei Diego Nei

    Well played Kyle! This was really funny… Some people…

  • Halfsuperstar

    Don't be so nice to give all that great info away Kyle! lol..he's the idiot man. Don't let it get to you. There are small testicle men like this everywhere…

  • Trewin

    The mail returns from the amanda lee email address, either its too full or this is a hoax

  • Mike

    *woosh*

  • http://crackberry.com/ CrackBerry Bla1ze

    I lol'd hard. I think I need to change now and clean the coffee off my monitor.

  • Pam

    SO is it a Hoax!!!!!!!!

  • tiger5

    This is bullshit, the e-mail gets sent back from sweet amanda.lee…..waste of time

  • stri pillay

    hello
    iv followed the instruction – sent email to 8 people + copied “amanda.lee@blackberry.com”
    the email to amanda was returned – “address rejected” / tele number – engaged
    Is this a hoax?
    Stri Pillay

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle McInnes

    I'm curious who his client is…Sounds like it would make for a funny court case.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle McInnes

    Patience. I'm sure it's coming. ;)

  • justforlaughs

    Dear Kyle,

    You made an awful mistake. The cost for RIM would only be around $150 per phone, so they will only need $300×2 billion= 600 billion; please be careful next time. Of course we still have the issue of the market cap, but I'm sure the financial advisors of Rommel's customer will figure something out…

    I really want to know who Rommel's customer is, basically to recommend him/her to look for a different law firm, it gives me the chills to imagine this guy representing anybody in a court of law. Or maybe I am absolutely wrong and his complete lack of knowledge of basic math (and common sense for that matter) is because his brain is completely devoted to law and he is fantastic at that. Let’s hope this is the case.

  • http://twitter.com/GenInSomNi Genevieve Burrow

    Kyle, you had my husband and I in stitches. Very well played sir! I had to chuckle at all his spelling errors, I mean seriously…. For a “legal executive” to make so many errors is quite shocking. Anyway, thank you for the laugh.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle McInnes

    You're right. The email actually came with a picture of two Storms, and in jest I referred to what is probably better described as an MSRP or RRP of $1200.

    But seriously, does this law firm hire anyone with a pulse? :)

  • Jwolfenstein

    YeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaa! I did as instructed and I have my Blackberry already!!!!!!
    (…..not…..)

    Sorry, I also think that the question was stupid.

  • Muskinmoks

    yeah its coming..

  • LisaMac

    I am with Kyle, yes you can't spell but I also wondered if it was a Hoax, just like all of you, hahahaha, so you are all the idiots!!

  • Celebrategolf

    Kyle had to apologise hahahahahaha dick

  • Celebrategolf

    Kyle had to apologise hahahahahaha dick

  • tiger5

    hey HRodriguez…..go f*** yourself……ass

  • Horia

    Kyle, well played!

  • Xanika

    It is so easy to check if something is a hoax. Well not always, but sometimes. Just try something like Hoax Slayer or one of the other sites. I feel like doing something very stupid everytime I get some e-mail that is so evidently a hoax. This is, in short, what Hoax Slayer has to say about this Blackberry promo: “Any message that claims that you can get something – be it free products or services, vouchers, gifts, competition entries or cash – just for forwarding an email is virtually certain to be a hoax. If you receive such a message, please do not further the spread of such nonsense by passing it on to others.”

  • Guest

    i've got the upgraded email :) a pic with 2 guys holding up their blackberry's. lol

  • Cheryl

    Hi guys
    This is real we got our phones today , the previous email, had the incorrect email address, should be @blackberry.co.za, and not @blackberry.com

    Dear All,

    Blackberry is giving away free phones as part of their promotional drive.

    All you need to do is send a copy of this email to 8 people; and you will receive your phone in less than 24 hrs.
    Please note that if you send to more than 20 people you will receive two phones.

    Please do not forget to send a copy to: amanda.lee@blackberry.co.za

    With Regards,

    Amanda Lee (Marketing Manager)
    Office Number: 0117838512

  • Cheryl

    Hi guys
    This is real we got our phones today , the previous email, had the incorrect email address, should be @blackberry.co.za, and not @blackberry.com

    Dear All,

    Blackberry is giving away free phones as part of their promotional drive.

    All you need to do is send a copy of this email to 8 people; and you will receive your phone in less than 24 hrs.
    Please note that if you send to more than 20 people you will receive two phones.

    Please do not forget to send a copy to: amanda.lee@blackberry.co.za

    With Regards,

    Amanda Lee (Marketing Manager)
    Office Number: 0117838512

  • Eriatarka Lumiere

    Kyle McInnes I think I just fell in love with you :D You're like awesome.

  • Jay

    So did you ever get the phone?

  • terrorbyte2007

    Can't believe people are actually thinking that this is for real.

    “…you will receive your phone in less than 24 hrs…”
    Yeah right, where they sending it to? Think I should open an anonymous gmail account and send everyone their Blackberries through email (please find attached your Blackberry).

  • AQ_23

    STUPPID FOLOWERS

  • Gavink84

    I have been dealing with spam on our network, and when i received this i wanted to get something off of snopes or hoax-slayer or the like to send out to the person that sent it to me, but when i got this, i laughed so hard, the people in the other office came in to see what i was getting up to…Brilliant Kyle, absolutely Brilliant

  • Robert874

    Kyle

    Why allow people to ask questions when you so damn rude about it? You give the person that employed you a bad name and the people responsible for teaching you manners since you were a little boy!!

    Regards,
    Mom

  • JR

    Some people are simply born an ass.

  • Abc

    a lot of people now are going idiot!

  • Srirammaniam

    I am forwarding your second comment to all those who send me this mail!

  • Facepalm_McGinty

    I agree! believe in the coming of the free BB to be personally delivered by santa (as blackberry has recently hired him to perform this miraculous level marketing campaign) coz lets face it who else would be able to perform 24hr global delivery. ( ‘_’)pssssshhh

  • Facepalm_McGinty

    I agree! believe in the coming of the free BB to be personally delivered by santa (as blackberry has recently hired him to perform this miraculous level marketing campaign) coz lets face it who else would be able to perform 24hr global delivery. ( ‘_’)pssssshhh

  • ANONY MOOOOSE

    Whatever, i have yet to receive my phone!! HOAX!! Shame on you Blackberry!!
     

  • Jane

    hahahaha! Kyle well said!