BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 luxury smartphone announced by RIM

Blackberry manufacturer, Research in Motion, and luxury car brand Porsche join forces to create the state-of-the-art luxury smartphone BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981. RIM recently unveil the new smartphone’s prototype. Actual units will be available in Porsche Design stores around the world later this year. There’s no word on the smartphone’s price yet.

The Porsche Design P’9981 runs BlackBerry OS 7 with an “exclusive Porsche Design UI”, and is 11.3mm thin. It’s build from a forged stainless steel frame, and has a “sculpted QWERTY keyboard”, in addition to a hand-wrapped leather back cover.

Other features include a 2.8 inch VGA touchscreen display, HSDPA, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, Wikitude World Browser augmented reality app, 5MP rear camera with 720p video recording, 768MB of RAM, 1.2GHz single-core processor, 8GB of internal memory, and “exclusive PINs that help easily identify another P’9981 smartphone user.”


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