If using a BlackBerry these days isn’t exclusive enough, you probably might fancy a Porsche Edition. The design-centric BlackBerry Porsche P’9983 is now available in Malaysia and it would cost you a whopping RM6,488. According to DirectD’s listing, this is the official Brightstar unit which comes with 2 years warranty.
Essentially this is a pimped up BlackBerry Q10 that runs on a newer BlackBerry 10.3 OS. The main highlight of course is its build quality as it uses forged stainless steel for its frames while the back features a special glass-weave cover that looks like carbon-fibre.
The front gets a 3.1″ 720×720 touch screen while the bottom is dominated by a set of QWERTY keys with squarish 3D effects. Under the hood is rather dated 1.5GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm MSM8960 (S4 Plus) processor, that’s mated to 2GB of RAM.
UPDATE: The BlackBerry Porsche P’9983 is now available in Malaysia at RM6,488.
BlackBerry has officially announced its third device developed with Porsche Design with the BlackBerry P’9983. Like Porsche Design devices of the past, it offers premium style with upmarket materials instead of the usual plastic. For those who prefer to tap on a physical keyboard, the new P’9983 is the first QWERTY based Porsche Design device that runs on the latest BlackBerry OS 10.3. Previously, the P’9982, was based on the BlackBerry Z10 that came with a full touch screen experience.
Spec-wise, the new P’9983 is based on the BlackBerry Q10 with a 3.1″ 720×720 touch display, dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has a microSD slot that support cards up to 128GB, a microUSB 2.0 port as well as micro HDMI as standard. The battery is similar with the Q10 as well with a 2,100mAh capacity unit and a 8MP camera with 5 elements f/2.2 sapphire glass lens. It also gets 4G LTE, WiFI 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC support.
BlackBerry has finally announced its premium Porsche Design P’9982 that runs on their latest BlackBerry 10 OS. Underneath the internals are the same as the BlackBerry Z10 but comes with a much generous 64GB of on-board storage. If that’s not enough, there’s also an expandable microSD slot that supports up to additional 64GB.
It is powered with the similar dual-core 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM and the screen retains the identical 4.2″ display that does 1280×768. Juicing up the device is a 1,800mAh battery and it also supports 4G LTE with our local telcos(Band 3, 7) supported. For imaging, it comes with a 8MP main shooter and a front facing 2MP camera that does 720p video.
What you get for the premium price tag is the use of more upmarket materials. The back is wrapped with Italian Leather while the frame is made of stainless steel. For that extra exclusivity, the Porsche Design BlackBerry comes with a special BBM Pin number that starts with 2AA prefix. BlackBerry also offers a variety of accessories including a uniquely designed leather sleeve and multi-coloured leather back covers.
On the software side, there’s a customised Porsche Design look and feel as well. With the use of premium materials, the Porsche Design P’9982 is slightly thicker at 9.5mm (Z10: 9.0mm) and heavier at 140 grams (Z10: 137.5grams).
Being a Porsche Design, the P’9982 is priced at a rather premium 1,500 Pounds which is about RM7,600 if converted directly. It will be available through Harrods and Porsche Design Online Store. As comparison, its previous BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 which is based on the Bold 9900 was released in Malaysia at RM6,338.
Check out the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 promo video and unboxing after the break.
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About 3 months ago, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 had surfaced online which is basically a premium device that’s based on a BlackBerry Z10. This marks BlackBerry’s second collaboration with Porsche Design followed by its P’9981 that was based on the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
Previously the guys at Tinhte.vn had leaked high resolution photos of the upcoming device and now they have uploaded a hands-on video which gives a better idea in terms of usability. You can watch the full video after the break.
With the recent shake up over at BlackBerry, it is uncertain if the device would actually be made available. If someone is going to pay a premium for a Porsche Design BlackBerry, the Z10 hardware looks rather dated right now and it makes more sense if the upcoming Porsche smart phone is based on the Z30 instead.
As comparison, the Z10 runs on a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.2″ display and a modest 1,800mAh battery while the Z30 is kicking a faster dual-core 1.7GHz processor with a 5″ display and a much larger 2,880mAh battery. Currently the Z10 4G LTE version and the Z30 are priced at RM1,899 and RM1,998 respectively.
For those seeking exclusivity, it looks like BlackBerry and Porsche Design has gotten themselves busy with a new premium device. Based on the BlackBerry Z10, the above device is the purported Porsche Design P’9982 that is wrapped with upmarket materials. Obviously this is only for the selected few but it we reckon it won’t be as expensive as Vertu Ti.
So far there’s no word on the specs but it is likely to maintain the same internals of the Z10 which consists of 4.2″ display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 8MP camera. The device is expected to run on BlackBerry 10 OS with the a custom Porsche Design theme.
Last year, the Porsche Design P’9981 was launched at RM6,338 which is 3 times more than the BlackBerry Bold 9900 that its based on. So no surprises if the new one is priced above RM6,000 mark when it gets here.
Head after the break for more images of the upcoming BlackBerry Porsche Design.
The BlackBerry Porsche Design has finally reached our shores. The BlackBerry Porsche Design offers a unique radical design that sets you apart from the typical BlackBerry Bold devices. The exclusivity comes with a price of RM6,388 which gives you BlackBerry Bold 9900 hardware covered with stainless steel and leather.
To recap on the specs, it runs on a 1.2GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 2.8″ VGA display & comes with a 5MP camera capable of shooting 720p HD video. According to Lowyat.Net, the device will also be offered on contract via Maxis.
Obviously this isn’t for the everyday mainstream user. However it might be something worth considering if money is no object for the sake of being different. Speaking of being different, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 comes with an exclusive BlackBerry Pin that starts with 2AA.
Head after the break for the promo video.
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The Porsche Design BlackBerry has finally been revealed as the Porsche Design P’9981 Smart phone. This is an exclusive BlackBerry with its exterior radically styled with stainless steel and leather.
Internally its rather similar with its flagship BlackBerry Bold 9900 that comes with a 1.2GHz processor, 768MB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 2.8″ VGA display and a 5MP camera capable of shooting 720p HD videos. The difference lies on the exterior as the Porsche P9981 is slightly wider by 1 mm and thicker by 0.8mm compared to the Bold 9900. The premium materials add 25 gram extra, making it a total of 155 grams.
Being a premium device, the P’9981 features an exclusive BlackBerry PIN with a “2AA” prefix. In terms of price, it is rumoured to be $2,000. That’s in USD, which makes it slightly more than RM6,000. That’s a lot to pay for a blinged up BlackBerry Bold 9900.
For more information, head over to the Porsche Design P’9981 microsite.
Hands-on and official promo videos & pics after the break.
Update: It’s confirmed, BlackBerry and Porsche Design will be hosting an invitation-only event in Dubai to launch a new device on October 27.
Remember the mysterious BlackBerry that was apparently developed with Porsche Design? That device is now rumoured to be revealed at an event next week in Dubai on 27th October, jointly organised by Porsche Design and BlackBerry.
As seen above, it spots a radical new design with a rather flat QWERTY keyboard. With Porsche Design stamped all over, we would expect this to be an exclusive BlackBerry device and perhaps with limited quantity. More shall be revealed next week.
We also wonder if it functions well as it looks. Those keys doesn’t look comfortable to use.
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