BlackBerry Porsche Design P‘9981 coming in Black January 2013

Ian Hardy

December 21, 2012 8:26 am


The luxurious BlackBerry Porsche Design P‘9981 is not for everyone. Only the elite or for those who want to dish out a couple grand, but you could be part of history. This unique BlackBerry smartphone could be one of the last devices that RIM will be launching in a new colour. The press release noted that “the new version features a striking, completely black, design, further emphasising the iconic essence of the brand.”

This can be yours for $2,000 and will be available for sale starting “from mid of January 2013 in Porsche Design stores.” For those Canadians who want this gem you can waltz down to the retail location in Toronto, but thankfully they’ll be accepting online orders. Need a refresh of the specs? The P‘9981 has a 1.2 GHz processor, 2.8-inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera, 8GB of internal memory, runs BlackBerry OS 7.1 and the “latest-generation browser.”

Interested?

Source: Porsche Design
Via: CrackBerry

  • EvanKr

    I understand that this is more of a status symbol than phone, but seriously? Who in their right minds, even the general public, would buy a BB7 with BB10 ight around the corner?

    Regarding design, I saw Crackberry Kevin’s a while back and I honestly think that it’s pretty damn nice, but of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    • mobiFAN

      not everyone is a nerd and geeks out over specs. some people still use bb5 and why not ? it makes calls, texts and has bbm.

    • JUST WHEN…

      rim is dead.

    • lol

      HAHAHAHHAHAH

    • Crackberry kevin

      this is confirmed it will ship with BB10.

      RIMPIRE IS BACK

  • dfajcz@outlook.com

    They couldn’t have waited a month to make a BB10 version of this abomination?

  • Dan

    A collector’s piece. If I was super rich I’d get one and keep it sealed in the box. No point buying and using this since BB10 is 1000 times better.

  • Edward Szklar

    Mobilesyrup Giveaway contender!!! Seriously, even if I ever won this I’d never use it. With BB10 coming what would be the point?

  • dave

    RIM. Just a hanging onto the past.

    Tiny screen. Huge keyboard. Let it go and move on. Before it gets you.

  • bababooey

    i like how everyone is suddenly an expert on the mobile industry lol. obviously the old porche phone sold well so why the hell not make another one ? rich people like stuff like this especially if they drive a porche. 99 percent of people think a PT Cruiser is ugly but guess what? they sell like hot cakes lol

  • Mikkey

    My question is — WHY?
    Is there really a market for this awful looking phone?

  • Sean

    Ugly as s**t and what a waste of money.

  • SNOOP

    Being extremely rich has very little correlation with IQ, that’s why these phones sell.

    • PRE-ORDER WHILE YOU CAN!!!!

      That is correct SNOOP, that is why Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, are rich…they are stupid.

    • Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

      Edgar Bronfman Jr is rich but not so smart.

      -Bionic Troll, made from parts of 3 lesser trolls.

    • Imrightyourewrong

      You are my hero bionic troll. Keep fighting the good fight.

  • Khav

    “The P‘9981 has a 1.2 GHz processor, 2.8-inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera, 8GB of internal memory, runs BlackBerry OS 7.1 and the “latest-generation browser.””

    What year is it?

  • Alen

    Typical RIM…just wait until next month when every other company blows BB10 out of the water with more attractive hardware
    …keep your hard-on for BB MobileSyrup commenters…I just have to wait another month until the hypefalls apart like it did for the Nokia 920

  • Dalex

    Perhaps offering it at a lower price for people that purchase new Porsches. Imagine going to pick up a nice black Cayman and you can tick the BB phone option on the ticklist.

    Of course you wouldn’t use the phone, because its obviously complete crap, but its a nice memento.

  • Luka

    It’s revolting

  • 2c

    RIP RIM!!!

  • Porilaisten

    These phones are like $2000 CDN.

  • Stan Smith

    Clearly another example that RIM is delusional and has no idea what it is doing.

  • aryana

    my uncle has this phone. It is so damn sexy and I am absolutely in love with it.
    I wish I could afford one :/

  • yoyoma

    Nice send off.

  • John

    Is this BB10?

  • ShadowFist23

    I’m curious how many of these they sell. I guess the general answer is “enough” since its worth making another one, but still.

  • ActivesiN

    thats ugly

  • Derp

    Why does it need to look like a door stop..

    that phone is for squares..

  • jboutit

    wow what a terrible looking phone with extremely poor and underpowered hardware

  • Alx886

    I’m pulling for RIM to succeed, but this is stupid. Why not just release a Porsche Design Blackberry with Blackberry 10 on it instead. 2000 for an outdated device that on top of everything is horrible in terms of design

    Sorry RIM, not impressed by this, stick to BB10

  • iOS

    2003? Is that you?