Canadian Based Research In Motion has unveiled its BlackBerry Porsche P’9981 the luxury brand’s first-ever smartphone. RIM unveiled its RIM and Porsche Design’s Dubai event. RIM’s Blackberry P’998 rolls out with sporting an angular stainless steel frame, a hand-wrapped leather back cover, a sculpted QWERTY keyboard, and “a crystal clear touch display”. It’s BlackBerry 7 operating system has also been tweaked to look more luxurious, and now comes with a Porsche Design interface and a bespoke Wikitude World Browser app. On The Spec Side P’9981 sports near identical features to the Bold 9900, minus it’s slightly less-speedy 1GHz processor. You will however find a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 8GB of built-in memory and – we’re assuming – the same 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen.
“Since 1972 Porsche Design has presented milestone products with iconic style, and the P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry will be our next landmark,” said Dr. Juergen Gessler, CEO Porsche Design Group. “The pure and distinctive design, coupled with authentic materials and an emphasis on the manufacturing process, perfectly match our philosophy and complement the Porsche Design product assortment.” The price has been rumoured about $2000 (around £1250).