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Blackberry and Porsche Design Launch The P9982 Affordable Luxury Smartphone

Are you a business executive looking to add a truly expensive smartphone to your inventory of luxury items but don’t want to jump the gun and get a Vertu? Or did you just win the lottery and want to commemorate the event with an over-the-top gadget purchase but don’t want to spend your winnings all in one place? Then Blackberry and Porsche Design’s new luxury smartphone could well fit your bill. At an SRP of only Php99,990, the Blackberry Porsche Design P9982 is a luxury smartphone for the wealthy but budget conscious.

The P9982 combines Blackberry’s flagship Z10 consumer smartphone and the luxury design touch of Porsche Design. The phone’s shape features an angular and sleek design, its frame is made of satin-finished stainless steel, and the rear backplate is hand-wrapped in genuine Italian leather. Lastly, the P9982 is distinguishable from other Blackberry smartphones with its special series of BBM PIN numbers.

“Engineered Luxury meets Powered Performance – what has been true for the first Porsche Design smartphone is even truer for the all-touch P’9882,” says Juergen Gessler, CEO of the Porsche Design Group. “Once again the collaboration with BlackBerry has led to a device that implements our Iconic Style credo without compromises. With the P’9982 we extend our range of modern luxury smartphones and establish ourselves as a market leader in this segment.”

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Inside the Blackberry Porsche Design P9982 is a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a 1800mAh battery. The P9982 also features a customized version of Blackberry 10.2 OS with features such as:

BlackBerry® Priority Hub – BlackBerry® Hub is the one place to manage all your conversations and notifications. The new BlackBerry Priority Hub intelligently filters messages to give you instant access to the conversations and content most essential to you, helping you stay organized and focused on the most important tasks.

BlackBerry® Keyboard – The BlackBerry® Keyboard learns how you type, what words you use, and can correct your mistakes on-the-fly. It can also give you next-word suggestions that you can simply flick into your message, helping you type perfect text, every time.

BBM™ Video with Screen Share – BBM™ Video with Screen Share takes video chatting further by letting you simply swipe to share what’s on your display. With BlackBerry® Natural Sound your BBM Voice and Video calls will sound like you are in the same room.

Camera Time Shift mode and BlackBerry® Story Maker – The camera’s Time Shift mode starts capturing your picture before you even take it, giving you the power to pick the  perfect moment. BlackBerry Storymaker lets you take a collection of photos and videos, and add music and effects, to create an HD movie that you can instantly share.

BBM™ Now in any app – BlackBerry 10 continues to refine the unique communications experience of the platform. If a BBM message arrives, you can instantly reply to the message without even leaving the app you’re in.

Apps for the Porsche Design customer – The BlackBerry® World™ storefront showcases essential apps for the P’9982 smartphone customer, including productivity apps, games, videos and music based on what apps you’ve downloaded. Get the best on BlackBerry World, uniquely suited to you.

“The new all-touch P’9982 smartphone combines a unique design from an iconic brand with the power of BlackBerry 10,” said Alistair Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Design at BlackBerry. “Every aspect of this smartphone has been purposely designed and built for a powerful premium experience.”

The Blackberry Porsche Design P9982 is now available globally from Porsche Design stores and select partner carries and retailers for an SRP of Php99,990.

Blackberry Porsche Design P9982 Specifications:

Display: 4.2″ LCD display, 1280 x 768 pixels, 356 DPI
Software: BlackBerry 10.2 OS
Memory: 2GB RAM
Storage: 64GB internal, up to 64GB expandable via microSD
Processor: 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 dual-core processor
Battery: 1800mAh battery
Rear Camera: 8-megapixel, 5x digital zoom, 1080p HD video recording
Front-facing Camera: 2-megapixel, 3x digital zoom, 720p HD video recording
Connectivity: GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n