On my nightly stroll through the CrackBerry forums, I stumbled upon this thread posted just a few minutes ago by member filoinstyle of a photo he came across on Instagram today.
CrackBerry readers will recognize the device at once as the exclusive BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 Smartphone, which carries a price tag in ball park of $2,000. But this isn't your typical P'9981, which normally sports a silver/grey color scheme. No, this baby is blacked out. It looks tough. It looks mean. It's HOT. I WANT IT.
But what is it you ask? A custom P'9981 paint job or a legit device offering? All signs point to this being a real P'9981, soon to be offered by Harrods.
Harrods already offered the P'9981 in an exclusive titanium edition (it was auctioned off with proceeds going to charity), but the word is they'll soon be selling this matte black P'9981.
Back on November 26th we received the following email on the good 'ole CrackBerry tip line:
Harrods is now accepting waiting list names for a Matte Black version of the BlackBerry Porsche Design. Ring them up and ask for the Porsche Design dept. Expected dates "about a month".
Put it all together and we're betting in a couple weeks time we'll see official word announcing the blacked out P'9981 to the wealthy of the world. In the meantime, we'll have CrackBerry's James Richardson call up Harrod's P'9981 department in the morning (UK time) and see if he get a little more info on it.