BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 video review



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The BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9881 is clearly an overpriced fashion handset that does little to truly justify its £1275 price. However, there is a charm to its build and styling that does make it stand out from the crowd. Moreover, the keyboard is superb and there are some nice extras included in the box. Ultimately, though, it’s the BlackBerry part of the partnership that lets it down. While BlackBerry OS 7.0 is a vast improvement over previous iterations, it still trails much of the competition for both core features and availability of apps. An almost justifiable indulgence for BlackBerry users but a far from sensible purchase for the rest of us.

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March 13, 2012, 1:55 pm

P'9881 or P'9981 . . .

I'll stick to my Samsung Galaxy Note thank you :)

Good review though.


March 13, 2012, 2:41 pm

Oops, it is P'9981.


March 13, 2012, 5:39 pm

I can see the headline now: "Chief executive gets mugged for Porsche phone. Research In Motion plead not guilty."


March 14, 2012, 3:23 pm

You gonna have to be The man to own this phone,will be great to pull this phone from my pocket but I don't have the cash.

Robert L

August 28, 2014, 4:39 pm

My wife is an attorney with a large firm. I gave her my Porsche Design Blackberry (which I bought at the store before they were available for $1,800), and after pulling it out at a meeting, they made her a partner.


April 14, 2015, 9:31 pm

Unfortunately all Blackberry Devices have standard features- there is NO special features with the Blackberry Porsche. It has the same specifications as all Blackberry 10 Devices- but there are many cons with the Porsche- there is no front facing camera, the camera is only 5MP whilst cheaper Blackberry Devices such as Classic and Q10 have front facing cameras and are 8MP. The rest of the features- connectivity, Blackberry & Amazon App Store, Password Keeper, Blackberry Blend... are all standard features that come with all Blackberry 10 Devices. The only thing that truly stands out about the Porsche is the design itself- very superior feel and look to it, also the special BBM PIN number (exclusive to B Porsche owners)... I think £1400 is overpriced, nonetheless, I think most sociopaths and narcissists will purchase it to flatter their ego.

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