If Acer has a Ferrari smartphone, RIM will be sporting a Porsche branded smartphone unlike the Acer Liquidmini Ferrari which is an existing Acer Smartphone painted red with the Ferrari logo, the Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone is a collaboration between RIM and Porsche Design, and not just rebranding an existing Blackberry Torch, Bold or Curve phone.
P’9981 Smartphone uses components/materials that are not common to smartphone like forged stainless steel frame, hand-wrapped leather back cover and sculpted QWERTY keyboard. The P’9981 will also have it’s own Porsche Design UI, a bespoke Wikitude World Browser and PINs that are exclusive for P’9981 smartphone users.
Porsche Design P’9981 Specs:
2.8” TFT LCD Capacitive touch display 640 × 480 resolution @287 dpi
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8655, 1.2GHz
24-bit high resolution graphics
8GB of internal storage expandable up to 40 GB via microSD
built-in support for NFC
5 MP rear camera with HD Video recording (720p), Face detection, Flash and 4x digital zoom
Accelerometer, Magnetometer and Proximity sensor
Wi-Fi 802.11 2GHz b/g/n, 5GHz a/n
HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
35 key backlit keyboard w/ dedicated key for ESC, Send, End (Power), Menu, Escape, Camera (user customisable, convenience key), Volume Up/Down (Fwd/Rwd for media, Zoom for camera), Mute (Play/Pause for media), Lock (top center)
Li-Ion 1000 mAh
Press ShotsExpect the Porsche Design P’9981 to be in the store shelves (in KSA) by the end of this year though RIM did not mention any price but according to Engadget; RIM will only sell a limited number of units with a price tag “around $2,000,” which is also around SAR 7,500.00. You read full PR here.
Last modified: October 28, 2011