Take note of the all new Porsche Design P’9982 from BlackBerry. If there’s one thing the company can teach us a thing or two about, it’s how to sell an idea. Stainless finish on the front and Italian leather wrapping its uppity rear, the smartphone is essentially the Z10 packed into a beautiful shell.
BlackBerry will even pat your ego and bundle in all sorts of chargers since a person who covets the P’9982 is ‘likely to be a world traveler.’ And in case you’re in the habit of unpacking your device’s internals in front of admiring friends, a Porsche Design-branded battery is also part of the deal.
The handset works on BlackBerry 10 and one of the few special software touches on it is the appearance of app widgets which are sharply squarish as opposed to rounded at the corners. Porsche Design watch faces make it to the table too. Leaving those behind, you should get a 4.2-inch touchscreen, 2GB RAM, a 1.5GHz dual core Krait processor, an 8MP main camera and so on.
Porsche Design stores as well as select resellers and carriers will start vending the Porsche Design P’9982 starting from November 21, 2013. Those in the UK can grab it through Carphone Warehouse and Selfridges too. Apart from offering the regular version, Harrods will tempt buyers with a limited Crocodile edition one in December.
We haven’t heard word on the exact price of the smartphone. But don’t expect to get this in your Christmas stocking unless your near and dear ones are loaded. The Porsche Design P’9981 cost well over £1,000, after all.