BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

Announced:
Oct 27, 2011
Market status:
Released

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

Announced: Oct 27, 2011
Market status: Released
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

2.8 inches

Resolution:

640 x 480 pixels

Pixel density:

286 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

31.47 %

Features:

Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

4.53 x 2.64 x 0.44 inches (115 x 67 x 11.3 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad)

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655

Processor:

Single core, 1200 MHz

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

0.75 GB

Internal storage:

8 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

BlackBerry (7)

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

Yes

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, a

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

USB charging

Location:

GPS

Other:

NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M4, T3

Multimedia

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 05, 2011

FCC ID value:

L6AREQ70UW link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.70 W/kg

Body:

1.35 W/kg

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.44 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (286 ppi)

Description

Porsche Design P'9981 is a smartphone from BlackBerry. The phone with the futuristic QWERTY keyboard was formerly known as the BlackBerry Knight. The handset will be available from Porsche Design stores and there is speculation that the price tag will be a very Porsche-like $2,000. So what are you getting for that stack of 20 C notes? The device offers solid construction, for one thing with a forged stainless steel frame, leather back, and a sculpted QWERTY keyboard. The model is equipped with a exclusive Porsche Design UI and a Wikitude World Browser augmented reality app. Each unit of the P'9981 gets a premium PIN that allows the user of the device to find another P'9981 user in a crowd. Other specs include a single-core 1.2GHz processor, HD video capture and 8GB of native storage that can be pumped up to 40GB using a microSD card. The phone is NFC enabled and has BlackBerry 7 OS on board. That means the phone has the second-generation WebKit browser and includes the fast and smooth liquid graphics..

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