BlackBerry is working on another Porsche phone. Unlike the current BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 which is a special version of the Z10, the upcoming builds on top of the Q10, boasting a full QWERTY keyboard and, again, slightly beefed-up hardware. According to N4BB, the P’9983 will rock a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 3GB of RAM, 1.7GHz dual-core processor and 64GB of internal storage.
Those keys, as you can see from the image above, have a unique “Porsche look” to them and even remind us on keys BlackBerry will use on its Passport smartphone. Don’t expect the capacitive keys, though.
It is said that the P’9983 will launch in late Q3, most likely at the time when Passport hits the stores. Like any other Porsche Design phone, it won’t be affordable; quite the contrary, we expect a price tag of about $2,000, making this device ideal for Russian oligarchs and Middle East oil barons.
I don’t think this sort of devices will help the Canadian company get its customers back; nevertheless, it could help them score few points in the media and keep those “affluent and wealthy” clients properly served. Meanwhile, I can’t wait to try out the Passport, which big screen / physical keyboard combo makes it perfect for my needs.