For car lovers, a Porsche-designed BlackBerry

The P'9981 BlackBerry smartphone, which has some Porsche-like design element will sell for an estimated $2,000 when it parks in Porsche Design stores later this year.

P'9981 BlackBerry
RIM

If you can't quite afford a supercar, you might want to try the Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry smartphone instead.

Featuring materials as premium as those found in a Porsche sports car, the phone has a hand-wrapped leather back cover and forged stainless steel finishing. Love it or loathe it, the angular QWERTY keyboard design will definitely turn a few heads.

Under the hood, the P'9981 runs the BB 7 OS on a 1.2GHz processor and has NFC capabilities--most of its specs are similar to the Bold 9900. However, the Porsche Design handset has a bespoke UI with specially designed icons and a custom Wikitude augmented reality (AR) experience. Wikitude is an app that incorporates AR and location-based search using the phone's built-in compass.

The Porsche Design BlackBerry handset also has an exclusive PIN that starts with 2AA to help identify it to other P'9981 users on BBM. On paper, it seems a lot better than Porsche Design's previous phone.

The phone will only be available at Porsche Design stores later this year. Limited pieces will be sold, priced at an estimated $2,000, according to Canadian tech site MobileSyrup.com.

Between the Tag Heuer Link luxury Android handset and Vertu's phones that come with a 24-hour concierge service, the price tag on this Porsche BlackBerry seems reasonable in comparison.

(Source: Crave Asia)

 

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