Porsche Design in collaboration with RIM have announced the elite new Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry. Designed by Porsche Design, the new Porsche Design P’9981 is the luxury brand’s first smartphone.
The new luxury phone is essentially a Bold 9900, but gets a special treatment from Porsche Design. The Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry is made of forged stainless steel frame and include a hand-wrapped leather back cover, sculpted QWERTY keyboard, and crystal clear touch display.
This customized Porsche Design P’9981 comes with an exclusive Porsche Design UI and a bespoke Wikitude World Browser augmented reality app experience. It also includes premium, exclusive PINs that help easily identify another P’9981 smartphone user.
Specifications wise, the Porsche Design P’9981 features a 1.2 GHz processor, HD video recording, 24-bit high resolution graphics, and advanced sensors enabling new augmented reality applications. It supports NFC (Near Field Communications) and comes with 8GB of on-board memory, expandable up to 40GB with a micro SD card.
The smartphone runs BlackBerry 7 and features Liquid Graphics technology, which delivers a highly responsive touch experience with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.
The Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry will be available from Porsche Design stores later this year for an estimated price of $2,000. We are not sure if it will reach Malaysia, but if it does, it will cost about RM6,200(Malaysia Ringgit).