BlackBerry said to be prepping a 'refreshed' Porsche Design P'9982

BlackBerry said to be prepping a 'refreshed' Porsche Design P'9982
Just before BlackBerry launched its new business-centric monster, the BlackBerry Passport, the company released the Porsche Design P'9983. The high-end device (and priced at $2000, we do mean HIGH-end) is the third phone in the series. These handsets are not made for your average smartphone user. In fact, they aren't even made for smartphone fanatics. The Porsche Design phones are designed for those who practice conspicuous consumption.

On a relatively quiet Sunday afternoon, there is some speculation that BlackBerry is working on a 'refreshed' version of the older Porsche Design P'9982. The phone was based on the BlackBerry Z10, which was the first all-touch 'Berry to run BlackBerry 10.

The refreshed P'9982 will be available in black on black, similar to what was available for the Porsche Design P'9981, early next month. In the middle of next month, more color options (black on cognac/red/aquagreen) will be available. No change with the pricing however, as the phone will still remain priced at around the $2000 mark.

Besides the new color options, the 'refreshed' P'9982 could run on BlackBerry 10.3, which includes BlackBerry Assistant. That is the manufacturer's virtual personal assistant in the same vein as Siri, Cortana and Google Now.

New color options are coming to the 'refresh' version of the Porsche Design P'9982

New color options are coming to the 'refresh' version of the Porsche Design P'9982


source: OurBerries via BerryRevew

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34 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

BlackBerry's ceo....John Chen is just another Elop-like ceo.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Your proof?

7. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Ignore sip1995. He's a bitter WP troll.

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

What ever you say dude.....btw why u mentioned WP ?

9. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Did you not just troll this post? Otherwise show proof of your statement. You're a known WP fan who trolls other OS posts.

28. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Troll other OS ? Yeah, right.....that's why i'll buy the LG G2.

33. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I'll save face for this guy. He basically called Elop a dipsh*t. That, in my book, is already 200% better than every other jibron Microsoft jockrider that visits PA. All the rest of these guys, Microsoft is their religion, Gates their Christ. They think Elop is a saint. If he can objectively say that Elop sucks, yet he's cool with WP, I give props, because at least he's not a biased idiot...

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Shame on you, sip1995.

29. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Saying "Shame on you"......doesn't change anything :)

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're right. It doesn't change anything...especially the fact that you trolled BlackBerry for no apparent reason in your post earlier.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Maybe a smaller and more stylish logo than the giant "Porsche Design" emblem on the front would help sell more phones?

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Eager to see how this phone will turn out. BlackBerry under John Chen definitely seems to be churning out devices on the regular.

5. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

and a version for lesser mortals?

6. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

You guys are missing the point this isn't supposed to be a gamechanger and vault blackberry past android its just a collaboration with Porsche Design and competes against Vertu in a very niche market

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Blackberry is only relevant in a niche market, enterprise and business market.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

....And in regulated industries like hospitals, law firms, oil and gas companies, in governments(16 of the 20 G20 governments all use BlackBerry), in automotive(through their QNX OS, which has the highest market share in automotive), in mission-critical machinery and technology(again, through QNX. Mission-critical meaning nuclear power plants, traffic lights, hospitals, satellites, and much more), in emerging markets(Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, India), and with anyone else that is security-conscious and enjoys using BB10. There. I fixed your comment for you.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Which changes nothing about my comment

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sure it does. It proves that BlackBerry is "relevant" in more than what you said.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Those aren't consumer markets which is what I was comparing to.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Who cares WHAT market it is. Relevance is relevance. And I just proved BlackBerry is RELEVANT in MORE than what you listed.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And I said it was relevant in niche markets, not the widespread consumer market. Quit being difficult.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

And I said WHO CARES WHAT market it is. Relevance is relevance. If you find what I'm saying to be difficult, then perhaps you just don't comprehend. By the way, emerging markets like Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, India are consumer markets.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Obviously you care since you're getting really emotional over here.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

You obviously care also, or you wouldn't bother to post comments on BlackBerry articles. You are definitely an undercover BlackBerry fan.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Even your precious Apple partners with QNX to use their technology, hence, they use BlackBerry's technology. http://www.qnx.com/partners/partners_list.html

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your point?

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

That link speaks for itself.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm asking for YOUR point

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

The link IS my point.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This whole thing is pointless

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