Once again Blackberry has partnered with Porsche Design to design and create a new device, the Blackberry Porsche Design P’9982, the successor to the P’9981.
Of course whenever you hear about Porsche all that comes to mind is superior industrial design and build quality on the part of the cars made. That is not lost on the Porsche designed phones too. Just like the cars, they are status symbols of sorts and Blackberry goes a long way in making buyers of the device feel special and part of a supreme elite. Only that it is not 2009 anymore. Sorry. Opinions aside, you cannot take away anything from a device which has a limited edition version made of hand-wrapped genuine crocodile leather complemented by a stainless steel satin finish of the frame. The other non-limited edition version of the device has some fine genuine Italian leather back door hand-wrapped complemented by the same stainless steel satin frame. Never mind that you get a special BBM PIN starting with 2AA to announce your entrance into the elite members’ club and some rare accessories too and a dedicated spot in the Blackberry App World.
The last Porsche design model from Blackberry, the P’9981, was based on the Blackberry Bold 9900. Following those steps, this device is also based on an existing Blackberry device, the Z10. It differs slightly from the Z10 by virtue of some specs like the internal storage capacity which is a cool 64 GB, up from the Z10’s 16 GB.
The rest of the specs are:
- 4.2 inch 720p display
- 8 megapixel camera
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- Runs on the latest BlackBerry 10.2 OS (customized version)
The device will go for $2,250.
It is available in select markets like the UK from select retailers as from November 21st.