BlackBerry is trying to stay relevant by offering a luxury smartphone in collaboration with Porsche Design that brings back the QWERTY Keyboard. The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone integrates premium quality materials such as sapphire glass for the camera lens, forged stainless steel for the Porsche Design floating logo and chassis, and a special glass-weave technology for the back door. The keyboard has specially crafted glass-like keys with the durability of rigid synthetic material, and a special 3D effect with silver font characters.
“The first QWERTY Porsche Design smartphone with BlackBerry 10 experience combines superior productivity, ultimate security and privacy and the performance of the best professional tool with the opportunity to express individual style with the luxury of being one step ahead,” said Ron Louks, President, Devices and Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry.
Bringing together timeless aesthetics with best-in-class security, the new Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone offers the full benefits of the BlackBerry 10 platform, with key features such as:
- Classic BlackBerry QWERTY Keyboard – The unique, elegantly-designed BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard continues to provide the very best typing experience. The additional personalized auto-correction and next word suggestion help to type faster, more accurately and with less effort.
- BBM instant messaging for your business and personal needs, so you can feel safe in the knowledge all your communications are safe and secure.
- Unique PIN – Be instantly recognizable as a Porsche Design user. The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry provides an exclusive Porsche Design PIN range – 2AAXXXXX – that sets the owner apart and makes them instantly recognizable among other Porsche Design users.
- BlackBerry Priority Hub – BlackBerry Hub is the one place to manage all your conversations and notifications. The BlackBerry Priority Hub intelligently filters messages to give you instant access to the conversations and content most essential to you, helping you stay organized and focused on the most important tasks.
In the box, you will find everything you need including a premium stereo headset, an international charging kit, a polishing cloth and a USB cable for high-speed data transfer. The P’9983 smartphone also offers exclusive aftermarket accessories including handcrafted leather backdoors made from fine Italian leather that are available in the colors: Yellow, Blue Green, Dark Brown, Pomegranate, Paloma Grey, Salsa, Blue and Orange so you can choose a look to express your individuality.
Price and Availability
The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry will be available from Porsche Design stores, select carriers and retailers around the world by the beginning of October 2014. No word on pricing.
- 3.1″ Touch display
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 2-megapixel front camera
- 64GB Internal storage
- 14 hours Talk time
- 720×720 Resolution
- 1080p HD Video recording
- Dual Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960
- Removable MicroSD Memory card (Up to 128 GB)
- Micro HDMI for connection to your HDTV or projector
- BlackBerry 10 Operating system
- Physical BlackBerry Keyboard