Say guten tag to the Porsche Design P'9983 from BlackBerry. It's essentially BlackBerry's existing Q10 phone, with a 3.1-inch screen, BlackBerry 10 software and full Qwerty keyboard, but German design firm Porsche Design have given it a flashy new look.
The aesthetic upgrades include a glossy carbon fibre or real leather back, new Qwerty keys, a metal chassis and plenty of fancy Porsche Design branding.
The P'9983, as I'm going to call it for short, will be available globally this month, and will be exclusive to Harrods in the UK, for the princely sum of £1,400. Ouch.
Wider prices and availability are not yet known. It converts directly to $2,295/AU$2,585.
Where would you hold the launch of a luxury phone? Luxury department store Harrods, of course! It's exclusive to Harrods at launch, although only for a week, so expect to see it more widely available from mid-October.
Specifically, it was shown off in the Laduree shop within Harrods. Laduree makes very fancy French cakes, pastries and Macaroons, none of which had blackberries in -- the only connection between the two things I could possibly think of.
The 8-megapixel camera on the back remains identical. Porsche Design says it hasn't done anything to the camera software to improve performance, so I expect it to deliver similarly decent results as the standard Q10.