Porsche Design and BlackBerry Launch P’9982 Luxury Smartphone, with a P99,990.00 Price Tag

 

No denying the obvious. This BlackBerry, in a sea of (what some said are) boring Androids, is lush in your hand, svelte to your eyes – the material undeniably elegant, the user interface fluid, the typography gorgeous. Meet the BlackBerry P’9982.

Sorry girls, that Pogi is not for sale, but the Phone is.

Three items make the BlackBerry P’9982 unique – a custom version of the BlackBerry 10.2 OS, the Porsche Design iconic style (satin-finished frame forged from the finest-quality steel plus a hand-wrapped genuine Italian leather back), and that price tag: P99,990.00.

 

Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 Specs Sheet - Click to View

4.2″ LCD Display, 1289×768 resolution, 355ppi, 15:9
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon, Dual Core 1.5 GHz
2GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable to 64GB via microSD card
Adreno 225 GPU, Li-Ion 1800 mAh Battery
BlackBerry 10.2 OS, Preloaded Apps
8MP Rear Cam, 2MP Front Cam
Bluetooth 4.0, Quad Band LTE 2,5,4,17
Price SRP P99,990.00

 

Porsche Design Executives and Launch host RJ Ledesma.

This clearly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but just there are  those who would love to own a Louis Vuitton bag, there are those who would want a Porsche Design phone (the phone’s specs be damned).

At the launch, Porsche Design also announced their Porsche Design VIP Program.

The Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9982 is available globally from Porsche Design stores, select carriers, and dealers.

The P’9982 is half Porsche Design and half BlackBerry, so here is their half-German, half-Cebuano model.

Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.