Porsche Design P'9983 now official, comes with BlackBerry 10.3 and BlackBerry Assistant

Porsche Design P'9983 now official, comes with BlackBerry 10.3 and BlackBerry Assistant
On Wednesday, BlackBerry announced the Porsche Design P'9983. The phone beat out the BlackBerry Passport to become the first 'Berry handset to be powered by BlackBerry 10.3. The phone offers a 3.1 inch SuperAMOLED screen with resolution of 720 x 720. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 processor. 2GB of RAM is on board with 64GB of native storage and a 128GB capacity microSD slot. Back and front facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP, respectively. Powering the device is a 2100mAh battery. The phone comes with Bluetooth and NFC connectivity.

BlackBerry Assistant makes its debut with the phone. Like a real life personal assistant, the application helps you respond to emails and texts, schedule a meeting and get directions. BlackBerry Assistant also responds to you based on your location. And if you're using Bluetooth, the application assumes that you can't look at the screen and interacts with you, hands and eyes free. Owners of the Porsche Design phones get a special PIN number so that BBM members know that they are in touch with someone who can afford to pay $2000 for a Porsche Design handset.

The BlackBerry QWERTY that is on the P'9983 is equipped with auto-correction, and also suggests the next word to type. BBM Video lets you video chat with other members of the messaging app, while BlackBerry Natural Sound technology makes BBM Voice sound great. And the revamped BlackBerry 10 Browser allows pages to render quickly.

Take a look at BlackBerry 10.3 on the Porsche Design P'9983 by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: Crackberry

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22 Comments

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

pretty solid device... built quality is always good in bb

2. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

God bless BB. I like the square form factor, very instagramish. I like this as a toy, but for anything else, no thanks. Very classy though, and its so premium-looking.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Solid keyboard, nice design.

18. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Really good design. But the "Porsche Design" on the top of the screen kinda ruins it for me.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ugh. And I thought people who bought the 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus liked to waste a lot of money..... I'm happy with my $350 OnePlus One, thanks.

7. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I will get my One tomorrow.. How is it?

5. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

A massively overpriced Q10 with outdated specs.

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

You are buying the porch branding.

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

branding? whats that? why to pay just for the name? thats not a good idea at all

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

As Droid_X-Doug said, it's the Porsche brand name you're paying so much for. The people who will be buying this phone are not interested in a high-end device, but considering your comments on BlackBerry articles as of late, I think you're just here to troll.

11. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Same things have been said to justify purchasing the very expensive iPhone. YOU ARE GETTING APPLE LOGO. The new Porsche with its two years old outdated specs is so clear. So, I'm not trolling Mr. Abdullah

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

You are trolling, Jonathan. You have recently only had negative things to say about BlackBerry. Why comment on an article where you CLEARLY don't like the product? People can spend their hard earned money on whatever they wish. The Porsche design phones are not made to be uber-specd. The people who will purchase them don't care about that. They want the name, the design and the prestige. I will argue the same for the new iPhones. While I am not personally an Apple fan, if someone wants to spend $1000 on an iPhone, so be it. Try an add something with a little more substance next time, Johnny-boy.

16. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

He's butthurt because Nokia is dead

17. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Not only Nokia, windows phone as well...

19. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Still so butthurt that Nokia & WP are dead that you've taken to trolling BlackBerry huh? So pathetic. Come back when you have something of substance to say. And get a life while you're at it.

21. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Blackberry is dead as well. When they release any phone as much as I don't like the Iphone you will never see anyone line up for a Blackberry.

22. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Back under your new account huh APisskula? Like we all don't know it's you. Who cares if you don't see lines for BlackBerry phones like you do for iPhones?? You don't see lines for Samsung, LG, HTC and Sony phones like you do for the iPhone either but they still sell millions. So your little comment has merit or value. Much like you. No go troll somewhere else APisskula.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice looking phone! Kudos to BlackBerry for this fantastic design! This phone is not for everyone, especially with the price tag attached to it, but it looks great!

8. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I like how the keyboard looks, but I don't know about that huge "Porsche Design" label on the front.

12. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

The second pic looks stunning!

14. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

the special PIN number of BBM should be 777xxx again like previous BB Porsche?

15. swiekekodok

Posts: 58; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

Very expensive device....... #hell.no

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