BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

Announced:
Oct 27, 2011
Market status:
Released

Display

Display size:

2.8 inches

Resolution:

640 x 480 pixels

Pixel density:

286 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

31.47 %

Features:

Proximity sensor

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:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

BlackBerry (7)

Battery

Type:

User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

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 6.1 oz (174 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad)

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

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

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

Yes

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, a

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.44 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • No front-facing camera

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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