Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983 Officially Announced


The BlackBerry P’9983 with Porsche Design has finally been formally announced by BlackBerry. After the unboxing from them, here is the full specifications and details about it. Will you be picking this beauty up?

STUTTGART, GERMANY and DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–(Marketwired – Sept. 17, 2014) – Porsche Design and BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced the new Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry. The luxury P’9983 smartphone combines the unique stylish design of the iconic and timeless Porsche Design brand with the fluid and effortless productivity experience of BlackBerry(R) 10 technology.

Marking the third smartphone collaboration between BlackBerry and Porsche Design, the device integrates premium quality materials such as sapphire glass for the camera lens, forged stainless steel for the Porsche Design floating logo and chassis, and a special glass-weave technology for the back door. Furthermore, Porsche Design has collaborated with BlackBerry for the first QWERTY version with BlackBerry 10 with specially crafted glass-like keys with the durability of rigid synthetic material, and a special 3D effect with silver font characters.

“The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry makes a statement about its owner’s impeccable taste and drive for achievement and success, as well as discernment in making the right choices with products that help them stay on top,” says Juergen Gessler, CEO of the Porsche Design Group. “Yet again, the collaboration with BlackBerry has led to a product that blends style and functionality to provide a true luxury experience.”

“Today we mark yet another milestone in delivering an experience that goes beyond luxury,” said Ron Louks, President, Devices and Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry. “The first QWERTY Porsche Design smartphone with BlackBerry 10 experience combines superior productivity, ultimate security and privacy and the performance of the best professional tool with the opportunity to express individual style with the luxury of being one step ahead.”

Bringing together timeless aesthetics with best-in-class security, the new Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone offers the full benefits of the BlackBerry 10 platform, with key features such as:

A revolution of the classic BlackBerry(R) QWERTY Keyboard – The unique, elegantly-designed BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard continues to provide the very best typing experience. The additional personalized auto-correction and next word suggestion help to type faster, more accurately and with less effort.

Secure communication and collaboration – BlackBerry brings world class security through encrypted BBM(TM) instant messaging for your business and personal needs, so you can feel safe in the knowledge all your communications are safe and secure.

Unique PIN – Be instantly recognizable as a Porsche Design user. The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry provides an exclusive Porsche Design PIN range – 2AAXXXXX – that sets the owner apart and makes them instantly recognizable among other Porsche Design users.

BlackBerry(R) Priority Hub – BlackBerry(R) Hub is the one place to manage all your conversations and notifications. The 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.

Exceptional battery performance – Power designed to keep up with you. BlackBerry is well known for amazing battery life. With the optimization of power consumption in BlackBerry 10, the P’9983 smartphone delivers exceptional battery performance. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that you can be productive and in touch with the people who matter all day long.

BlackBerry(R) World(TM) – It’s important to have the right tools to get any job done with speed and excellence. You can find the very best business and productivity apps available directly from BlackBerry World. Find your individual look with exclusive Porsche Design accessories that have been specially selected to perfectly complement your new P’9983 smartphone. In the box, you will find everything you need including a premium stereo headset, an international charging kit, a polishing cloth and a USB cable for high-speed data transfer. The P’9983 smartphone also offers exclusive aftermarket accessories including handcrafted leather backdoors made from fine Italian leather that are available in the colors: Yellow, Blue Green, Dark Brown, Pomegranate, Paloma Grey, Salsa, Blue and Orange so you can choose a look to express your individuality.

The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry will be available from Porsche Design stores, select carriers and retailers around the world by the beginning of October 2014.

For more information about the new Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry please visit www.blackberry.com/p9983.

Height 119 mm / 4.69 in
Width 67.1 mm / 2.64 in
Depth 10.6 mm / 0.42 in


140g / 4.94 oz


All-touch screen, with intuitive gesture based navigation


Physical BlackBerry® Keyboard, featuring contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction, Instant Action typing shortcuts and a personalized learning engine that gets to know the way you type

Dedicated keys

Volume Up/Down, Mute, Lock (for Power On/Off)


720 x 720 resolution
24-bit colour depth

Screen size

3.1” diagonal
1:1 aspect ratio

Operating system

BlackBerry® 10 OS (10.3 preloaded)

Desktop software

BlackBerry® Link software for your computer to enable synchronisation of data and media


Dual Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960

64 GB Flash

Expandable memory

Removable microSD memory card—slot located under battery door (Up to 128 GB)

USB Ports

USB 2.0 high speed port—allows charging and data synchronisation of the device with a USB cable


Micro HDMI for connection to your HDTV or projector


2100 mAH removable battery

Battery life1

Up to 14 hours talk time (3G)
Up to 9 hours talk time (2G)

Standby time

Up to 12 days standby time (2G/3G)

Audio Playback

Up to 45 hours

Video playback

Up to 8.1 hours

Rear camera

8 megapixel auto-focus camera
Flash, continuous and touch to focus
Proprietary Enhanced Super Resolution Digital Zoom (5x)
5 element F2.2 lens
Milbeaut Fujitsu M-9MO image signal processor with dedicated 64MB frame buffer
4DOF video stabilisation
Hybrid absorptive IR filter
1080p HD video recording

Front camera

2 megapixel fixed-focus camera
Image and video stabilisation
3x digital zoom
720p HD video recording


802.11 a/b/g/n
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
4G Mobile Hotspot

FM Radio

FM Radio receive (headset as antenna)


Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE)


Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS Preloaded with BlackBerry® Maps Maps application
Support for User Plane and Control Plane GPS GLONASS Support


BlackBerry® Tag with NFC technology enables communication between BlackBerry smartphones and other NFC-enabled devices with a tap

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