Have $8k to spare? Check out this 24ct Gold Plated BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

By Adam Zeis on 13 Mar 2012 11:14 am
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Gold Plated BlackBerry P9981

As if the $2,000 base price for the Porsche Design P'9981 wasn't enough, you can now buy your very own 24ct gold plated version on eBay. The Buy It Now price is set at £4,799.99 (or just over $7,500 US) and gets you a brand new, limited edition, 24ct gold plated device. According to the listing only 100 of these will be made and each will be marked and numbered. 10% of the sale price even goes to support the Sport Relief charity.

So if having a plain old BlackBerry P'9981 wasn't quite your style, maybe a gold plated P'9981 is more your thing? If you haven't seen the P'9981 before be sure to check Kevin's first impressions video [full review coming soon]. Hit the link below for more, and if you actually buy one then we'd love to hear about it! Thanks Dave!

Check out the gold plated BlackBerry P'9981 on eBay

63 comments

ekafara

Sure! Why not eh? I mean who doesn't have a spare 8k to blow on things now-a-days...

/s(just in case)

plagus

Kev must be feeling pretty cheap now this is available ;)

Jonathank

I think he needs an "Upgrade" lol

RoseBud68

Sure why not after all...$500 for an App, $2,000 for a Phone, its just a matter of time before we see an un-boxing.

BGK

Yeah I agree Kevin's gonna buy it !

wildeagle

So when is the unboxing and review of this coming to CrackBerry? You know you want it :)

Maiev

If he can spend 500 on a clock app.. I'm sure 8k is nothing

LOL :O

myka401

If i had the cash i would do it theres nothing wrong with spending cash......

adicktuz

Kevin will buy that for sure. LOL.

Jon Seals

What if it's a knockoff... Lol

Spoomanchu

Seriously... This THING is the ugliest phone on the planet (including the regular version). Why anyone in their right mind would want it is beyond me. I'm a huge Blackberry fan, but if they ever change the look of the phone to THIS, I'll be rethinking what smartphone I want.

Jonathank

Well I guess thats 50 50 because I am a Huge fan of Blackberry and Love the P9981 I have held it and it looks f ing amazing lol so i guess there are mixed opinions

Ben1232

As said in the article - "If you haven't seen the P'9981 before" - fortunate enough not to rather !

This looks horrendous. Those of us blessed with the gift of sight ought to be pre-warned when this is next shown.

One born every minute !!!

Nefiasm

:o Sport Relief!!! Yay Great Britain! :P

Abrante

Next is the platinum one. Kevin should just wait, that one will cost 28k....

jlb21

I thought the next one was supposed to be the Titanium one with the built in dilythium crystals????

Abrante

After the Titanium comes the Nickel plated one with a hologram in the back.

JackKennedy

and they managed to make it look neither Porsche nor BlackBerry...

ffejrobins30

I didn't mind the original silver one. I mean, there's no way I would have dropped the money for it anyway, but I think the gold one is sexy!

Abrante

Pair this phone with some gold caps and a boom box and you'll be back in the early 90's :)

sam_b77

Holy pen!s replacement batman!!!

dadathepanda

$8000 would pretty much cover my tuition for the remainder of my BBA degree, so if anyone feels like spending that kind of money, why not do it for a good cause :D - the panda needs tuition money

jlb21

Seriously. Kevin....do NOT buy this, even if you can. I'd also rather see you donate $8000 to a good charity.

emirozmen

I have 8K to spare, but no thanks.

Smiley88

I'll buy only if RIM stocks goes up 8000%

knightfall

Good gravy... Why does this exist? lol

Wolf35Nine

8k and you still have to pull the battery like everyone else.

DirtySantos

Wow, that's gaudy. 90's rappers would love to dangle this on their rope chains.

Chopper110

I didnt like my one when I unboxed it, so I slung it on ebay with no reserve!

itsyaboy

At least it will be a real eye catcher! Showing off your bling bling and maintaining your professional cool!

luancuvi

I'd rather spring the 8ooo bucks for a BB10 phone NOW!!!!!!
Come on RIM, is this what you really need?

spencerdl

One thing for sure, if i pay that much for a phone I won't be looking to upgrade anytime soon

currentodysseys

I heard that AT&T is giving these out as upgrades for contracts of minimum duration of 2 generstions of your immediate family members????

And when i think that this equals about 27playbooks.... Untill they get it a saphire or diamond trackpad installed they can count me off >:(

derekjdech

Oh god its getting uglier!

juacas

Looks like it came out of a James Bond movie!!!

X10tion

Touch Screen No << seriously ?!

pptarr

That must be a typo in the ad. The "regular" P'9981 has a touch screen.

ace3021

This would have been the best CrackBerry Birthday wish

staraf

I get it together with the 24ct gold plated play book. ;-)

Ohmsford

Whats up with the Y and the Z placement on the keyboard??

Abrante

What is the penny weight of this damn thing? Maybe it is worth buying and then pawning it :)

kupfernigk

No. Even at the present ridiculous gold price, heavy duty gold plating is not very expensive. Even an ounce of the stuff plus the $800 donation wouldn't come near the price increase over standard. I can't be bothered to do the arithmetic, but a gramme of gold should be enough to provide a very solid coating. If it really is 24ct they might have applied a layer of nitride over to give it durability, but if it costs more than a few hundred dollars, someone doesn't know what they are doing.

Mr.Monty

Good gaudy that thing is fugly!

lalston393

I didn't think it was possible to make one uglier than the first Porsche model but, Congratulations!

04blackout

I'm calling BS. 24ct gold would not hold up to wear and tear of daily handling. Most gold coins are 22ct or less. The organization that would allegedly have to handle the gold would surely know this...

reschp

$8,000!!!! Sounds like an AT&T price.

jkris_bmw

I think even Kevin is too poor to buy one :P or isn't he!!!!

Rootbrian

Judging based on looks again? Come on. LEARN TO APPRECIATE. My goodness.

I wish mine was exactly like that. Maybe soon enough I'll get a pink housing... :)

BGK

You can plate it in gold, platinum or whatever you like - it still doesn't look like a BlackBerry to me.

Android Market for QNX

looks like it got hit over the head with the ugly stick.

The thing must cost more than the net worth of Lazaridis by now. lol

I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but you have to wonder how RIM picks their designer partners.

The_Adventist

Two things:

1) Kevin if you buy this device I think my respect for you will go down just a little

2) Since the P9981 is a 9900, does it have the bricking bug too?

WackBBerry

If only it were white gold... Lol!

joeku

Blackberry gotta stay one step ahead of the $3700 TAG Heuer android phone.

tranceboy_johny

RIM's been making all kinda devices for all kind of people out there. so why not make a phone for PIMPs ?

tranceboy_johny

and i'm sure if i look at this phone for more than 5 seconds, ill throw up !!

daniel.eriksson

I think Kevin MUST buy this, the only true FanBerry, has to have it. I hope to see proof in a few weeks time with him having this one in his hand.
As for me, i'd never get it. I'm not even really i fan. I use it because work/location forces me.

BBtoiPhone

If smartphones were around in the 1980's they would have looked like the P'9981 - ugliest smartphone of all time.. (I am a blackberry fan as well)

Maria Bravo

Yeah this looks really, really tacky. Gold and then that really UGLY design. Maybe guys like it better, but I think it's horrid looking.

GeneralTech

for 8k and no diamonds? what the f*** is wrong with rim

i wanna be iced out son!!!!! lol

But in all honesty to the fashion buyer porsche isn't gonna appeal as much although its a good looking phone i think to capture the luxury buyers dollar they need to go with something more fashionable not like the cliche gucci and louis vuittons but preferably with a watch maker.

Id love to see Breitling for Blackberry or Audemars for blackberry or Patek phillippe for blackberry, stuff that has a lot of prestige that your average joe can't get, it could even come with its own custom serial number to its registered owner and papers to come with it, it should also come with free upgrades, say if blackberry 10 becomes blackberry 11 you should be able to send it back for a complete hardware upgrade at least a couple times.

A side note: i think the porsche design phone is too plain on the back, thats what people are going to see the most, if you have a 8k gold phone, the battery door should be blinding the driver in the next lane.