Porsche Design P'9982: the BlackBerry Z10 gets a £1,400 overhaul

Porsche Design P'9982: the BlackBerry Z10 gets a £1,400 overhaulPorsche and BlackBerry may seem like an odd couple, but clearly the Porsche Design P'9981 created some happy memories because they've decided to come together for a second time to create another pricey limited edition handset.

This one's called the P'9982 – what else? – and sees the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 joining the QWERTY-based Bold 9900 in getting the Porsche Design treatment, complete with crazy £1,400 price tag.

The lack of physical keys on the P'9982 means it's less distinctive than its keyboard-based forerunner, but the aggressive industrial design still manages to shine through despite giving away more surface area to the black expanse of screen.

Once again the chassis is frame-forged from high quality stainless steel, while round the back your hand nestles against Italian black leather.

Under the surface it's a stock BlackBerry Z10 in nearly every way, in other words a 4.2in display with a 768 x 1280 resolution, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and an 8MP camera. The one exception is the generous 64GB of on-board storage, as opposed to the usual 8GB on board the Z10.

The P'9982 also ships with the latest BlackBerry 10.2 OS, but it's customised to give it a Porsche Design flavour. What does that involve? Apparently, a grey wallpaper, Porsche Design ringtone and a dedicated area in the BlackBerry App World. Good to see you're getting your money's worth.

In the box, meanwhile, not only do you get a premium stereo headset and polishing cloth, but there's also a “USB cable for high-speed data transfer and an international charging kit”.

To be fair, though, this isn't about value for money, it's about exclusivity. And on that note, the really discerning customer might be interested in one of the 500 uber-limited edition handsets clad in crocodile leather.

That one will only be available next month, and only at the Carphone Warehouse shop inside Harrod's.

The conventional model won't be a limited volume release, you'll be pleased to hear, and if you're happy to hand over £1,400 for your next phone you can pre-order it now from Carphone Warehouse, with stocks expected to land on November 25.

Via CrackBerry

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4 comments

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 21, 2013 at 13:34

Like a medieval axe head... Only: ridiculous.

B1zarr0Prim3  Nov. 21, 2013 at 14:08

It looks terrible.

timy  Nov. 21, 2013 at 23:03

Normal Z10 has 16gb not 8....

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 22, 2013 at 13:57

Normal Z10 has 16gb not 8.... True.

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