At RIM and Porsche Design's Dubai event, the new BlackBerry Porsche BlackBerry Porsche P'9981 unveiled.
"Porsche P'9981 is clad in equal parts brushed stainless steel case with a leather backing. It also, sports a 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video, an NFC chip, and running BlackBerry 7 OS comes with custom Porsche fonts and redesigned icons, touchscreen display and a full QWERTY keyboard."
"Our partnership is built on the same understanding of the unity of form and content. Porsche Design P'9981 is a luxurious modern Smartphone, combining excellent Porsche Design work and outstanding BlackBerry technology," said Todd Wood, SVP of Industrial Design at RIM, revealed BlackBerry.
The Porsche P'9981 will cost $2000 (USD) and there's a limited "restricted" amount for sale. And, will probably be an exclusive for Porche Design Stores and will be available later this year.
Here's a video compared to the Bold 9900:
Want to see the vision of the future as conceived of by Research in Motion and its Blackberry brand? Now you can, the company had posted the following two videos on its online portfolio site before they were locked out, reports Pocketnow.
The two videos are based on Blackberry's future products being used for businesses as well as consumers. They show some cool looking concepts such as a user interface that expands outside the case of a future Blackberry phone.
However, the video doesn't explain exactly how this is done but it does show users manipulating the icons and apps outside the phone via touch. Very Minority Report.
Here are some more photos of the Porsche P'9981:
Height: 115 mm / 4.53 in
Width: 67 mm / 2.64 in
Depth: 11.3 mm / 0.44 in
Weight: 155 g / 5.47 oz
Processor: MSM 8655, 1.2GHz
Memory: 768MB RAM, 8 GB eMMC
Expandable memory: Up to 32 GB µSD card (optional)
VGA 640x480 resolution, 287 dpi, Transmissive TFT LCD, 2.8″ active area
5 MP camera, HD Video recording (720p), 4X Digital Zoom, Flash, Face detection and Image Stabilisation, Geo-tagging, Scene Modes
Video formats: MPEG4, H.264, H.263
Audio formats: MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, Flac, Vorbis
More Info: BlackBerry Porsche P'9981
The videos also show the smartphone linking up to a PC in some way, complete with a big PC monitor with a full touch screen interface.