BlackBerry announces exclusive Porsche Design P'9982 model, price to come

Nov 25 2013, 12:16 IST
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BlackBerry Porsche Design seems like a BlackBerry Z10, but with the new Porsche Design prominently visible on front and a very different base. (Video grab) BlackBerry Porsche Design seems like a BlackBerry Z10, but with the new Porsche Design prominently visible on front and a very different base. (Video grab)
SummaryUniquely designed BlackBerry Porsche fashioned from high-quality materials, sports other customised features.

BlackBerry Limited might not figure high on the shopping list of most gadget users these days, but it is still the phone of choice for CEOs and business tycoons the world over. Aimed at this elitist clientele, the Canadian smartphone maker has announced an all-touch Porsche Design Pí9982 model. There will also be a limited edition crocodile skin model, strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide.

The device will be all about exclusivity. The company claimed the uniquely designed Pí9982 is fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customised version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System. The Pí9982 features a satin finished frame forged from the finest quality stainless steel, complemented by a hand-wrapped genuine Italian leather back door. At first look it seems like a Z10, but with the Porsche Design prominently visible on front and a very different base.

The rear flap of the limited edition model is hand-wrapped in genuine Crocodile leather. Owners of the phone will also get a special series of PIN numbers.

Each phone will come with a premium stereo headset, a polishing cloth, USB cable for high-speed data transfer and an international charging kit. The Pí9982 smartphone also offers exclusive after-market accessories including handcrafted back flaps made from fine Italian leather that are available in three colors, so you can choose a look to express your individuality.

While prices or India availability is not out yet, BlackBerry said the phone will be available in Porsche Design stores and through select carriers and retailers beginning November 21. The limited Crocodile edition will be available beginning early December, and will be exclusive to the Porsche Design shop-in-shop at Harrods.

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