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Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, and we just had to share this one.  BlackBerry fanatic, Mobile Nations chief media officer, and all around wild-and-crazy guy  CrackBerry Kevin bought one of the most expensive apps in BlackBerry's app catalouge -- a $500 bit 'o code that places a clock on the homescreen.  Yes, it's a $500 clock widget. 

Nobody is telling whether or not there was any Campari involved, but it's certainly possible.  I'll let Kevin tell his side of the story himself.

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CrackBerry Kevin buys a $500 clock widget

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Hey, if RIM has a 15 min return policy, the clock is ticking...might want to re-think that purchase.

I think there is more to it. You get the clock widget, and what is left of the entire company. Kevin is now the majority owner of RIM. Congratulations.

lame. you're in friggin Vegas. if you're going to blow money - "make it rain" at Spearmint Rhino. it's much more fun and a lot less douchey.

Always thought blackberry users were morons ... this proves it ... I don't care how much money someone has in the bank, this is still the biggest waste of money and the most proudly idiotic thing I've ever seen anyone do! Good work buddy

Wastes $500 dollars on an app....while a security guard probably not making more than $12 an hour sits in the background. America.

Then the security guard smokes a pack of cigarettes during his breaks, swings by the bar & drops $30 on beer & shots (while starting another pack of cigs), goes home in his has guzzling 1996 Camaro, orders pizza (doesn't tip... hey, he's only making $12/hr), decides to head out to the casino & drop $150, finishes his 2nd pack of smokes, while drinking one last beer, drives back home, has a shot of Grey Goose to"relax" (the cheap stuff gives him headaches), as he looks over legal documents & bills from his recent DUI. Finally, he watches late night TV on his brand new 54" LED TV, as he uses his brand new iPhone 4S to troll Android central, where he is shocked & outraged that someone would waste $500 on a widget when people like him have so much need...

The implied accusation that downloading a $500 program means Kevin does not care for the poor and needy it's also hypothetical. You have no idea how this guy spends the rest of his money, nor how much he has. I know millionaires that give away more than most people would make in 10 lifetimes, yet are criticized for buying a huge house (or dropping $500 on a whim).

I'm willing to bet that if I looked at the finances of those complaining, in most cases I'd find a complete lack of charitable giving, & room for improvement in the rest.

If you drive a car that you are still making payments on, if you own a big screen TV, if you paid $200 for a smart phone, if you go to the bar on Friday nights, if you have a cable bill, if you purchased an Apple product, if you buy beer our wine, if you buy weed on the corner, if you buy plane tickets for vacation, if you live in a home with multiple bathrooms/bedrooms, if you have a porch light (most of the world does not), if you own a high-end stereo system, if you barbeque steak, if you smoke cigarettes, if you own a garage, if you eat out at restaurants (even McDonalds), if you go to the movies, if you have a gym membership, if you go to concerts (even U2), if you have time to watch Oprah reruns, if you buy name brands because they taste or smell better, if you buy organic, if your outfit cost more than $100 (really $50), if you bought birkenstocks, if you purchased a suit, if you drink vodka/tequila/whiskey or rum, if you take vacations that involve leaving town (especially if you don't stay with family), if you have credit cards & use them, if you have any "friends" working hard trying to get ahead but you simply ignore or even mock them, if you subscribe to playboy or internet porn, if you have time to browse & comment on this site with your own computer or smart phone or, dare I say, tablet... if you do any of these things then you have no credibility in telling this man how to spend his money. Not one of those things are necessities (don't tell me about your glaucoma) and every single one takes up time or money... money YOU could give to help others & time YOU could either volunteer, or use to make more money to give away. You are so smug and self righteous. If you recognize the need, then do something about it, rather than criticizing others for not doing what you've already failed to do.

We have a right to label his spending as frivolous just as he, or you for that matter, are free to think otherwise. I feel the same way about people who blow their money in Vegas on gambling. They are equally dumb.

We'll just have to agree to disagree, I'm afraid. It's such a shame. I bet that unhinged rant took a long time to type up.

Nah, it was pretty quick. I actually don't disagree that it was, in my opinion, waste, but it's crazy that we think we can judge someone by a 2 minute clip. There are so many bigger fish to fry yet we continue to judge others over petty little things without any real knowledge. Yes, you have the right to say or believe whatever you want, but that doesn't make it right. Rant over. Back to fun technology!

The funniest (saddest) thing about this video is that he has what is supposed to be the Best Blackberry Phone right now and it is lagging when he is trying to install an App that is a couple of MB. Just look at the process to install one app. Imagine he tries to install something that was 500MB or something? The Phone would probably blow up...Wow...

Kevin you mad boy! Get Phil and Jerry (if he's there) to hold you down before you spend any more money.

You need help Kevin!

...or for $500 you could've bought a decent Android phone and downloaded one of hundreds of FREE clock widgets! Oh, and nobody gives a shit how exclusive that $500 widget is since you're the only one who's going to be looking at it!

Wow. Watching this video just blows my mind. The look of the BB OS is BRUTAL. Downloading a 2.8mb app took forever, granted the cell site at CES is most likely slammed. But even the install was laggy. Unreal. We take alot for granted with our Android devices. Same thing goes for our friends with fruit phones....

Sad part about it was Kevin is using the best RIM has to offer... WOW

He's a jerk. Many good people and many children are barely making it, not to mention starving and the idiot thinks he's funny and cool wasting $500 on a useless POS. Shame on him. He should instead have donated $500 to a worthy cause, or the application developer should.

That may be true, but the same could be said for you for spending money on a high end smart phone... or do you just come here for the articles?

So? The same could be said for anything. Buying a $500 app is about equivalent to lighting the money on fire. Buying a phone, though a luxury, if anything is a lesser evil.

Evil is evil. Nothing lesser about it. But that's just another area we can agree to disagree on. I do enough stupid things that I'm not about to call either evil or good today, though!

Then why bother commenting at all, if judgment is beyond your grasp? Anybody who claims that they don't judge anyone is a liar.

the stupid things that geeks do to try and impress a pretty girl. what if she would have tripled dog dared him to shave his head?? he probably would have done that too. hopfully she gave him a handjob after the show.it's the least she could do for the fool.

You all are just hatting he made it rain on app world dog. He is doing big things with his bold. This is the same guy that flosses with a playbook on a gold chain.

He could have bought a high end android device with $500 and get thousands of clock widgets for FREE in the android Market!

Hey, it's his phone, his (most likely expensed out) money, and his business. There's really no reason to think he should have given the money to some homeless guy hanging out by the fountain someplace, or feed starving children in Lower Slobovia. Again, his money and pretty likely done for S&G. At that level, Win.

"There's really no reason to think he should have given the money to some homeless guy hanging out by the fountain someplace, or feed starving children in Lower Slobovia."

Yeah. There are plenty of reasons.