*UPDATE* – Since BB10 was delayed, the giveaway has been pushed back to December.

With all of the BlackBerry 10 information that came to light this week, we felt it was only right that we also give away a BlackBerry 10 smartphone! That’s right, one lucky N4BB member will get an IOU for either the BlackBerry 10 L-Series or N-Series. It will be the winner’s choice.

But wait, that’s NOT it! We’ll also have 9 runner up prizes. That’s a total of 10 prizes in honor of BlackBerry 10’s soon release. Here’s the 10 possible things to win:

  1. BlackBerry 10 L-Series or N-Series (Winner’s choice)
  2. BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB
  3. BlackBerry Music Gateway
  4. $50 store credit to N4BB’s App Store
  5. $25 store credit to N4BB’s App Store
  6. One case of choice from N4BB’s Accessory Store
  7. One app of choice from N4BB App Store
  8. N4BB T-shirt
  9. N4BB Stickers
  10. Your choice of topic, we’ll write about it

So how do you partake in this insanely badass giveaway? We’ve recently launched new forums that have a really cool system of honoring progress through badges and points. Additionally, there are leaderboards in the forums Activity section that show each week’s top 10 and the all-time top 10 users. By actively engaging in our forums you will earn points and start to rank up. Here’s how to do this:

  • Join our forums (if you haven’t already)
  • Begin discussions. The more you create new topics and comment on topics the more points you earn
  • By making interesting topics or nice comments, other users may like, agree, etc, which will make you earn more points
  • Every time you earn a badge, you get additional points
  • Beware: do not make spam or troll posts, as the community can negate these!

The first BlackBerry 10 device is said to be announced sometime in August. Therefore, this contest will end on December 31st, 2012 at 12am EST. The 10 users listed as that week’s leaders will be the winners in order of rank. You have a total of 2 months to boost that rank, and you’ll especially want to make sure you’re active the last week of August.

This giveaway will fall in conjunction with our weekly app giveaway to each week’s top 5 leaders. Good luck to everyone who enters and we look forward to giving active N4BB members some amazing prizes!

By entering this contest, you agree to our giveaway terms and conditions, which can be found here.