Special Edition BlackBerry Bold 9980 for Porsche owners discovered
What can you say about the physical QWERTY keyboard on this thing? Looking like it belongs on a device years in the future, the metallic QWERTY appears to have a ridge on the keys to offer some type of tactile feedback. There seems to be a touchpad in the middle of the four BlackBerry buttons and the word "Proceeding" has been etched on top. The back is made of a plastic material and the pictures show the device running on China Mobile's EDGE network.
After scratching our heads all day trying to figure out just what this device could be, BlackBerryOS said that it is made by RIM and is a special edition known as the BlackBerry Bold 9980 made for Porsche owners, and code named the Knight. We actually have some video of the phone in action. What do you think of this strange BlackBerry? Let us know by simply dropping your comments in the box below!
source: N4BB, BerryCN (translated) via BlackBerryOS
1. Motorsurf (unregistered)
it says PROCEEDING on top....
2. matistight (Posts: 238; Member since: 13 May 2009)
EVERYONE COMMENT IN CAPS!
12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
wow.. i think it looks pretty amazing cept for the screen... but that keyboard and buttons-- idk if blackberries looked like this.. hahaah
3. Goldeneye (Posts: 371; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
At least this berry looks different than the rest ugly as hell but different
4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3048; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Kudos to them for trying something new for once. Honestly, almost every single blackberry device has looked the same for many years now. I think it looks pretty cool, even better if it was running android =)
5. legatepoll (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
The design is dated. I remember some of Nokia's phones kinda looking like this about 8 years ago or so. The keypad doesnt look comfy at all.
6. TechPsycho (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)
mmm since its in china i think is one of those fake, don't think RİM would produce this kind of BB.
7. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yay for special editions but those pics are ugly.. lol
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Reminds me of how Chris Bangle screwed up the design of BMW cars. The 7 series was bad. The 5 series was worse. BMW finally got rid of Bangle's crap with the release of the F10 (new 5 series). I am wondering if Bangle has moved to RIM?
10. blackberry business swagg (unregistered)
okay i understand why blackberry is going under just because of the andriod and iphones but if this was a real american phone blackberry would be shut down soon as the first one was made its suck an ugly phone and has no swag to it at all and business user would look stupid puling this out to make a call or email ill stick to my 9810
11. vantechmag.com (unregistered)
I don't like silver or pure aluminium - but this design is delicious and the RIDGES are actually rounded (as you can see in the video) so it might be comfy to use, too ;-)
16. astridberges (unregistered)
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17. Steveintheoc (unregistered)
looks like a lot of wasted space that could have been used for a larger screen.