BlackBerry may be going through some challenging times at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped it from announcing a new, high-end smartphone in conjunction with Porsche Design. The phone is called the P’9982, and is a successor of sorts to the P’9981 from last year. Again, the phone has been treated to a redesigned exterior, and a few exclusive add-ons to make it standout.
The phone’s body has been re-crafted in satin-look stainless steel, while the rear panel is now covered in leather sourced from Italy. If that’s not quite exclusive enough, if you pop to Harrods you’ll find a limited edition with crocodile leather on the back instead. However, there are only 500 of these phones being made.
All BlackBerry phones come with a PIN number to communicate using BlackBerry Messenger, and a special Porsche Design-only PIN comes with the P’9982, so everyone will know you’ve splashed out on one of the expensive phones. How expensive? The exact price has yet to be confirmed, but it’s expected to be around £1500, which is three times that of the normal BlackBerry Z10, on which the P’9982 is based.
For your money you get the same hardware specs as the Z10, so it has a 4.2-inch, 720p display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera and 4G LTE connectivity. The latest BlackBerry 10.2 operating system is installed.
If you want to pick up a P’9982, then it’ll go on sale November 21 through Porsche Design and Harrods’ online stores, while the crocodile skin model will be on sale through Harrods this December.