The BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 smartphone was the first in the BB10 series and the first all-touch phone to get the luxury treatment back in November of 2013. And with its first birthday coming up, the Canadian company wants to refresh the device so that it gains more attention in the market.
Now, by refresh we don’t mean a complete overhaul. In fact, there might not be any major changes made to the handset. According to OurBerries, BlackBerry is looking to give the device a new color option through an all-black configuration. This black on black design will be similar to the one given to the P’9981 handset that was released in 2011.
This color option will be available early next month, while other shades like black on cognac, red or aqua-green will go up for grabs during mid-November. So basically, there isn’t likely to be any changes to the phone’s hardware which is a bit disappointing considering that the device isn’t exactly high-end.
The BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 is based on the Z10 smartphone and it comes wrapped in premium materials such as a stainless finish for the front and Italian leather on the rear. It’s 4.2 inches wide and offers HD visuals. The phone will probably run on the latest BB10.3.1 OS out of the box.
BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 specs at a glance:
– 4.2-inch 1280 x 768 pixel LCD panel
– 1.5GHz dual core processor
– 2GB RAM
– 64GB internal storage, 64GB expandable memory
– 8MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper
– 1800mAh battery
The BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 is expected to carry the same price tag of around $2000.