Hands-on with the Porsche designed BlackBerry P9981

By on October 27, 2011
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With a stainless steel frame and a leather back, it is surely a premium handset.

RIM and Porsche jointly took the wraps of the new P’9981 in Dubai today and we were there to bring you a hands-on with the device. There were some pictures floating on the web and honestly, I wasn’t too impressed but when that pretty much changes as soon as hold the unit in your hand. It is an extremely premium version of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 with a forged stainless steel frame and a hand-wrapped leather back. Take a look at it in the video.

Each of the P’9981 units will come with a BBM PIN that starts with 2AA and in the box you will also see a premium headset and a desktop cradle- both of which look great and are pictured below. The price for the P’9981 is going to be roughly US$2000 which definitely makes it a little too much for most of us but I can honestly see BlackBerry totting celebreties showing off the P’9981. The unit will be available in restricted quantities at Porsche design stores and selected outlets.

The keys look a little uncomfortable but honestly aren’t as bad as I thought they would be. Otherwise, it is the similar BlackBerry 9900 experience. Some more pictures of the P’9981. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below and we’ll try and get them answered for you.


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Comments
  • raph

    Do you happen to know whether it comes with a Holster?

    • Abbas Jaffar Ali

      Yes- it does come with one.

  • Maher Alsaidi

    Does it come with a case??

  • Dandalan

    two thausand DOLLARS??!!!!
    I could buy 3 iPads + Blackberry playbook, you can get a playbook, with a cheap BB phone and connect them with bridge (bluetooth), for less than 2000 AED, then you get the best BB experience.
    seems like a cheap way to make money out of idiots with Inferiority complex

    • Abbas Jaffar Ali

      Keep in mind that is a PORSCHE product that will be sold by Porsche and not by BlackBerry. So I’m not sure blaming this on RIM is the right thing to do. It’s like the many companies that “goldenize” your iPhone. It’s not Apple that does that

  • Angle

    will come out in USA?

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