P'9983

If you are in London and are feeling bored why not pop along to Harrods and pick yourself up the new Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9983? The device will only set you back a whopping £1400, which is even more than its two predecessors - the P'9981 and P'9982.

I'll keep this short and sweet as we will have an unboxing video of the new device up later on in the day. What I will tease you with is that this is the best we've seen from BlackBerry and Porsche Design so far. And running BlackBerry 10.3 sure helps.

Press Release

London/Stuttgart. Harrods today launched 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® 10 technology. From September 25th to October 2nd 2014, the P'9983 will be available exclusively at the Porsche Design shop-in-shop at the world famous Harrods department store in London, for £1,400 including VAT.

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 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."

Stewart Mancey, Head of Technology at Harrods said: "Harrods is delighted to be working with Porsche Design and BlackBerry to exclusively launch the P'9983 in Europe. The Harrods Technology department seeks to deliver innovation and the highest quality technology to our customers and the new Porsche Design P'9983 smartphone from BlackBerry delivers this in abundance."

The P'9983 smartphone also offers exclusive aftermarket accessories including handcrafted leather backdoors made from fine Italian leather that are available in the colours: Yellow, Blue Green, Dark Brown, Pomegranate, Paloma Grey, Salsa, Blue and Orange so you can choose a look to express your individuality.