Blackberry Back with Porsche Designed P’9981?
I miss my Blackberry. No app comes close to encouraging the ladies to OFFER me their pins. With the added allure of Porsche Design, we may have ourselves a new excuse to sit at the bar. With the “community” growing smaller, the faithful seem to be sticking closer.
Despite it’s pundits, I personally see many socialites and business people still cling on to their berries. With the excuse, and convenience to follow up, the device had an unexplainable ability to bring would be daters and partners together, even if only from one hazy Saturday night. Strangely, text seems intrusive or creepy through SMS, but fine through BBM.
Blackberry hasn’t been able to really ride what made it truly brilliant— instead, play catch up with the rest. One small glimmer of hope was the introduction of Porsche Design x BlackBerry P’9981 Smartphone.
At the ongoing CES in Las Vegas, editors from Engadget were able to take the device for a “spin” and give their initial assessments of it via video.
Like many corporate head honchos who utilized their BlackBerry like addicts on illicit drugs,Porsche Design‘s CEO Juergen Gessler approached Research In Motion for a collaboration opportunity. What came about was the P’9981 Smartphone. While its essentially a BlackBerry Bold 9900, engineers at Porsche Design reworked the case in stainless steel instead of plastic. Added also are Porsche Design themes on the BlackBerry 7.0 OS, a new key pad layout and revamped optical touch pad. Scheduled to launch this November with a purported price point of $2000 US, the phone aims directly at well-to-do customers of Nokia’s ultra high-end Vertu cellphones.