Engineered Luxury Meets High-Powered Performance
Stuttgart, Germany/Waterloo, Ontario – Today, Porsche Design and Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced the elite new Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry®. Designed by Porsche Design, in collaboration with RIM, the luxury brand’s first smartphone delivers engineered luxury and performance.
The Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry is instantly identifiable as a Porsche Design product. The exclusive material choices for this unique smartphone include a forged stainless steel frame, hand-wrapped leather back cover, sculpted QWERTY keyboard, and crystal clear touch display. This customized Porsche Design P’9981 comes with an exclusive Porsche Design UI and a bespoke Wikitude World Browser augmented reality app experience. It also includes premium, exclusive PINs that help easily identify another P’9981 smartphone user.
“Since 1972 Porsche Design has presented milestone products with iconic style, and the P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry will be our next landmark,” said Dr. Juergen Gessler, CEO Porsche Design Group. “The pure and distinctive design, coupled with authentic materials and an emphasis on the manufacturing process, perfectly match our philosophy and complement the Porsche Design product assortment.”
“This collaboration stems from a shared belief that form equals function ,” said Todd Wood, SVP for Industrial Design, Research In Motion. “The Porsche Design P’9981 is a truly modern luxury smartphone, where the timeless style of Porsche Design meets the unmatched mobile experience provided by BlackBerry.”
Powerful hardware and software
The Porsche Design P’9981 is built on a performance driven platform that features a 1.2 GHz processor, HD video recording, 24-bit high resolution graphics, and advanced sensors enabling new augmented reality applications. It comes with 8GB of on-board memory, expandable up to 40GB with a micro SD card.
BlackBerry® 7, the operating system for the new Porsche Design P’9981, includes a next generation BlackBerry® browser with a fast, fluid web browsing experience that is among the best in the industry. It also features Liquid Graphics™ technology, which delivers a highly responsive touch experience with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.
The Porsche Design P’9981 includes built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), which will enable many new and exciting capabilities.
The Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry will be available from Porsche Design stores later this year.
For more information please visit www.BlackBerry.com/ae/P9981smartphone orwww.BlackBerry.com/sa/P9981smartphone
About Porsche Design
Porsche Design is a luxury brand with a special focus on products that are technically inspired. The brand Porsche Design was founded in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The products are the embodiment of functionality, timelessness and purist design. They impress by the technical innovations they incorporate. The product portfolio includes watches, sunglasses, luggage, electronic products, a line of fragrances for men as well as a sport and fashion collection. All products of the brand are designed at the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See, Austria, and are sold worldwide in the brand’s own stores, in franchise stores, shop-in-shops, quality department stores and exclusive retailers.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RIM).
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Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone from BlackBerry features
Timeless style meets best-in-class technology
The performance you demand. The power you need. Styled by Porsche Design, forged in stainless steel, finished in leather and powered by BlackBerry®. The Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone from BlackBerry®is engineered luxury at its finest.
720p HD video
The power you need
Superior BlackBerry performance and elegant Porsche Design styling place the P’9981 smartphone in a class of its own. An enhanced 1.2 GHz processor and 8 GB of onboard memory powers a responsive and nimble browsing experience, 720p HD video recording, dual band Wi-Fi®, a built-in compass and access to a selection of exclusive apps.
The world at your feet
Shape and share your world via Augmented Reality. The Wikitude World Browser app helps you find, identify, access, and forward relevant information instantly. Read reviews on restaurants, theatres and VIP events as you find them. Discover Porsche dealerships. Explore the unexpected. With over 150 million points of interest curated exclusively for P’9981 smartphone users, the world is truly yours to mould and behold.
Enjoy faster, smoother web navigation. Your P’9981 smartphone is equipped with a full touch screen, and a wide BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard for easier messaging and enhanced technology.
Why wait for what you want? Get fast, fluid animation and instant responses from the Liquid Graphics™ 2.8” high resolution display touch screen and 1.2 GHz processor.
Ensure your prestige is instantly recognised with a limited edition PIN series, available only with the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry. Clearly identifiable, the exclusive PIN series will ensure you stand out from the crowd.
New features and innovative apps like Wikitude create deeper, more dynamic ways to interact with the world. Near Field Communication1 (NFC) readiness ensures simple connection with other NFC-enabled devices and smart tags.
BlackBerry Tag2 enables effortless ‘tap to share’ exchanges of multimedia content and contact info between friends and BBM contacts. Friends can also add each other as BBM contacts with a simple ‘tap’.Read more about BlackBerry 7
Multi-tasking for the modern world
All this plus dual-band Wi-Fi® and BlackBerry App World™ 3.0. It makes discovering the latest apps, themes and games easier and faster than ever. The advanced technology you demand. And the engineered luxury you deserve.Discover BlackBerry App World 3.0
Porsche Design P’9981 from BlackBerry Specifications
- 4.53 in / 115 mm
- 2.64 in / 67 mm
- 0.44 in / 11.3 mm
- 5.47 oz / 155 g
Power and performance
- MSM 8655, 1.2GHz
More when you need it
- 768MB RAM, 8 GB eMMC
- Expandable memory:
- Up to 32 GB µSD card (optional)
- Capacitive touch screen
- Optical trackpad
- ESC key to the right of the trackpad
- Menu key to the left of trackpad
- 35 key backlit keyboard
- Dedicated keys: Send, End (Power), Menu, Escape, Camera (user customisable, convenience key), Volume Up/Down (Fwd/Rwd for media, Zoom for camera), Mute (Play/Pause for media), Lock (top center)
- 5 MP camera
- HD Video recording (720p)
- 4X Digital Zoom
- Face detection and Image Stabilisation
- Scene Modes
- Integrated GPS
- Includes BlackBerry® Maps
- Video formats:
- MPEG4, H.264, H.263
- Audio formats:
- MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, Flac, Vorbis
- VGA 640 × 480 resolution
- 287 dpi
- Transmissive TFT LCD
- 2.8” active area
Make instant connections
Near Field Communication:
- Operating Frequency:
- 13.56 MHz
- Operating Modes:
- reader/writer, card emulation
- 802.11 2GHz b/g/n, 5GHz a/n
- 3.5mm stereo headset capable
- Integrated speaker and microphone
- Dual Microphone for intelligent background noise suppression and echo cancellation
- Hands-free headset capable
- Bluetooth headset capable
- Integrated hands-free speakerphone
- www.BlackBerry.com/ae/P9981smartphone (English)
- www.BlackBerry.com/sa/P9981smartphone (Arabic)
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