Despite the BlackBerry Z10 struggling to gain traction on the smartphone scene, pictures of a Porsche Design BlackBerry Z10 spinoff have leaked online.
Suggesting that BlackBerry could rekindle its partnership with the premium Porsche Design brand, images of a sleek, brushed metal Z10 have surfaced, showing the high-end handset sporting the Porsche Design branding and a slightly more curved bottom edge.
While some might argue that the ailing BlackBerry should be focussing more on once again finding its footing amongst the throng of high-end Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One than launching niche products, the leaked Porsche Design BlackBerry Z10 does look something of a beaut.
Shown with a hewn metal front and a luxurious leather rear, the Porsche Design themed phone is a million miles away from the plastic construction of the BlackBerry Z10. What’s more, like the BlackBerry Bold spin off that was the Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 before it, the leaked BlackBerry Z10 reincarnation is mooted to feature a Porsche themed take on the BlackBerry operating system.
The as yet unconfirmed phone will reportedly be announced later this summer as the Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9982. It has been rumoured that the handset will cost upwards of $2,000 (£1,308).
BlackBerry has to date launched just three handsets running its new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Having kicked things off with the full touch BlackBerry Z10 it rekindled its iconic QWERTY keyboard to introduce the high-end BlackBerry Q10 and the mid-range BlackBerry Q5.
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