BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 visits the FCC prior to September 17th unveiling

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 visits the FCC prior to September 17th unveiling
It was back in 2011 when a strange looking BlackBerry model first came to our attention. With a futuristic looking physical QWERTY, this was the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981. The phone, which first looked like a fake, turned out to be legit, carrying the same specs seen on the BlackBerry Bold 9900.

The BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982 came along a couple of years later, and had a different look because the device was based on the all-touch BlackBerry Z10. Both Porsche Design models were offered at the very Porsche-like price of $2000. With new CEO John Chen in charge of a massive turnaround, the continued life of the Porsche Design series was in question this year.

But now, it appears that the Porsche Design Berry will get at least another year. We've seen leaked images of the Porsche Design P'9983, and have even passed along the rumored specs of the phone. The 3.1 inch OLED screen offers a 720 x 720 resolution. This is a box-like display, just like the 1440 x 1440 resolution on the BlackBerry Passport. The phone has just paid a visit to the FCC, one of the last things handset manufacturers do before unveiling a phone headed for the states.

As it is, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 is expected to be unveiled on September 17th, 


source: FCC via Crackberry

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Porsche Design P'9981
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC

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16 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

What the hell is BB smoking? They've gone from business/consumer friendly to top of the ladder A-hole friendly. Why not just burn the whole company down in a very nice show that would provide people with entertainment rather than this slow BS?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You clearly don't know how business works.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The development and marketing of these phones won't save the company in the least.

8. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

Actually you are an A-hole who fit in those groups and sales rep who say blackberry is dead and right away offer iphone or samsung. But thats not reality , you stay in ur little world play with your consumer idevice or droid its your wish. But outside that world there are people who seek these kind of work devices and the bosses and CEO's prefer these luxury plus secure business models that keeps their data and communications safe. Blackberry is not here to run a TV show for you , Its here to get the job done. Go own a blackberry first and get some insight first. hate towards any company in particular and love to some u like is a partial nature that you posses. live and let live , thats the way . Nobody has bullied you so you should continue ur happy life.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22287; Member since: May 28, 2014

There is a market that this phone caters to, otherwise they wouldn't produce it. John Chen has been very strategic and specific when introducing handsets. He is not of mind to produce and sell something that will fail. You should keep that in mind when commenting, that way you won't sound like you have no idea what you're talking about. Simply because you don't agree with it doesn't mean that it's BS.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

BB didn't get to where they were by going after the less than 1%. They aren't going to be valued in enterprise because they have fancy handsets. Their only strength is their enterprise advantage but no IT department is going to give everyone a BB handset like they used to because of garbage like this. Yea they can sell a thousand of these (really being liberal here) and make some change. But that isn't going to save their sinking ship in the least or bring them prestige.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22287; Member since: May 28, 2014

You sound like every other simple minded individual that views BlackBerry with blinders on. Yes, in the consumer market their market share is 1%, but in enterprise it's over 60%. BlackBerry is larger than their next 3 competitors COMBINED in enterprise....By FAR. They only need to sell 10 million handsets a YEAR for their handset division to be profitable. Their not like Samsung, Apple and the rest that need to sell tens of millions and more to have a profitable handset division. Their value in enterprise is their software and services, not their handsets. John Chen has positioned the company in such a way that they don't need to sell handsets by the boatload like everyone else. The Porsche Design handsets aren't even aimed at enterprise, it's aimed at that 1%. The Passport, Classic and other devices are aimed at enterprise. As of last quarter the sinking has stopped. Sinking ships don't purchase two companies in one in the space of two months or have billions in the bank with no debt. Sinking companies don't hire new talent. BlackBerry can make lots of money off of their software and services offerings, and with their latest aquisition, it only serves to bolster that fact. Their services alone can gain them sales by piggybacking off of others handset sales. You need to see the ENTIRE PICTURE and stop looking at BlackBerry from a consumers point of view.

9. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

QNX bro , Nanthealth , Secusmart , BES , IOT and more bro. Germany , Canada , India , Dubai ,Qatar foundation ,Vietnam,AFrica and more bro.. and i know TAT(the astonishing tribe) sweden is working on something else to blow some minds.... U mad bro ?

4. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yep, just like Vertu and half a dozen other brands. These kind of phones aren't for our class. They're for the fat cat lifestyle that has the desire to shovel out what we a call a small fortune for self fulfillment of believing they have the best of the best.

13. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I totally agree they are a waste of time. Nobody was these products anymore

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22287; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nobody wants your opinion on BlackBerry articles either, and yet you continue to give it.

16. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Nobody wants yours either fanboy

10. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

I know i cannot afford it but definitely will enjoy the watch faces of Porsche design , and wallpapers in my normal version Blackberry Passport. I hope the dubai lauch be a sucess.

11. volvoV70guy

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

These tacky branding tie-ins just make companies seem so... incompetent, or something. It just reeks of form over function.

12. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

This company continue us to fail. Nobody is going to buy this phone. What a joke they are

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22287; Member since: May 28, 2014

As is your continued trolling of all things BlackBerry.

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