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I just saw the $25,000 gold Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry and didn't buy it!

By Kevin Michaluk on 12 Jan 2014 06:33 pm EST
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Earlier this week while in Las Vegas for CES 2014, I went to the Porsche Design store and bought myself the new Porsche Design P'9982. The full touchscreen P'9982 is essentially a $1990 pimped up version of the Z10. It's crazy expensive, but I'm loving it. If you missed the video we made of the purchase experience, you should definitely watch it

Still here in Vegas, I walked into the store again today to say thanks to the staff for being so cooperative on letting us shoot the P'9982 video. As soon as I walked in the store though, a glimmer of gold caught my eye (longtime CrackBerry readers know I LOVE GOOOOLLLLD).

It turns out on Friday the store finally just received in stock its first gold P'9981. There are only TWENTY FIVE of these limited edition units in the world, and this one was labeled 25/25 (in a limited run, the first and last units are always highly coveted). The cost for this gold beauty is an insanely expensive $25,000. And NO, I didn't buy it. I'm crazy, but not *that* crazy. Remember, the P'9981 is essentially a Bold 9900, running the BlackBerry 7 OS.

Be sure to check out the photos of the device in this post. For more info, you can hit the product page on the Porsche Design website. Oh, and if you are crazy enough to go out and buy this thing, tell them CrackBerry Kevin sent you. Maybe they'll cut me a commission so I can pay off my P'9982. :)

156 comments

blackberryz10w

That's crazy
BlackBerry forever

Posted via CB10

Observation Junkie

Hope this is not going to appear in BlackBerry's 2014 write down of unsold stock.

Maybe that's not a bad idea, I could pick this up for £180.00 from carphone warehouse.

Posted via CB10 from my Z10.

blackmoe

PD design phones were never part of BBRY's stock.

Dave Bourque

They only made 25 of these...

Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.1925

iwasspartacus

Looks like ass. Well done RIM... well done.

Posted via CB10

glidewells

That is crazy!

Posted via CB10

New_Z10

Gold is soo 2000 and late- it should be platinum.

Posted via CB10

Observation Junkie

And diamond encrusted......

Posted via CB10 from my Z10.

liftwithcaution

Gold is gold

Posted via CB10

Douken

But diamonds are forever

You are now in my Bingo Book

sgt_snacks-64

Diamond sapphire screen, ALL premium phones should have this!

Posted via CB10

TheDutch20

You held restraint good for you!

Posted via CB10

Naeg1995

WOW i wish i hide the money to buy it

Observation Junkie

I just wished I had the money.

Posted via CB10 from my Z10.

Pilot Prop

i couldn't justify spending 25 racks on this. this is dope though.

Ukemochi

Sorry but I hate comments like this and you hear it all the time about expensive things. So I'll help remind you of something important, if you have 25k to spend on a phone you can afford it, 25k is a drop in the bucket and it's like you and other average people buying a single item off the dollar menu at McDonald's. You don't know what that kind of wealth is like and if you did, you would retract that statement you made.

Posted via CB10

Pilot Prop

lol don't try to count my pockets. i say i can't see spending this amount due to the fact that its basically a special design 9900 and i don't personally have any value in this particular item.
You don't know what my financial status is. but thanks for assuming though. peace and god bless.

Ukemochi

Don't need to guess how much your worth, people of great wealth never complain about price on rare toys or ask how much they just buy it. Don't church it up.

Posted via CB10

Pilot Prop

i simply added my 2cents about how i personally feel about the product. if you disagree with me thats fine. you go buy it. i don't value this product. end of discussion.

New_Z10

Yes it comes down to value over price. Why in earth would anyone pay $1,000 for a red z10- because they think it is worth it. Doesn't matter if I am the richest man on the planet- if I don't value red plastic!

Posted via CB10

Pilot Prop

exactly my point. value is all that matters in making a purchase, IMO.

MarkyZ10

Don't listen to that d bag.

Posted via CB10

Brian Persaud

Actually some of the richest people are the cheapest I know.

Posted via CB10

Dave Bourque

That's why they are rich...

Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.1925

New_Z10

I agree. Many of wealthiest people I know are so cheap I cringe!! This is ostentatious wealth or a vulgur demonstration (assuming you are not enamored with the design). This says I have 25k to burn on a $600 phone. But again dont confuse irrational purchases with wealth - many people get caught up or swept along with market frenzy - like collectible dolls, limited edition prints, pay too much that they can't afford. But I am pretty sure this won't fit the home shopping network clientele

Posted via CB10

MC_A_DOT

wtf is wrong with you? Are you really gonna argue with someone over the internet about their own opinion?

thatplaybookguy

Not all people who have bigger bank accounts than you are frivolous with their money. The guy is a Pilot, i am sure they can afford it. Maybe if you were rich you might know the difference...

arfin

He said he can't see himself spending 25k on the phone, what the hell are you ranting about again?

Posted via CB10

rngeek

Would you buy it if were like a Q10 on BlackBerry 10 OS?

Pilot Prop

now that might be worth it!

New_Z10

Isn't that a gold iPhone with a typo attachment????

Posted via CB10

Observation Junkie

No, the gold TYPO Is another $25,000

Posted via CB10 from my Z10.

jojo beaconsfield

They actually made 25 of these,how many people are on the Board of Directors?

Observation Junkie

Well ship um all to Dubai and I'm sure they would all be sold in one afternoon.

Posted via CB10 from my Z10.

Prem WatsApp

Yeah, was gonna say "Sheikh phone".

Or a toy for King Saud, who spent $150mil on cars and entertainment on one of his one-week holidays a few years ago. I remember the headline.

My name is Prem, I'm using BBM ... from my QuZe10 ...whatarhyme...

Thesmartmale

King Saud? A few years ago? Do you have any idea how long this guy has been dead?

Posted via CB10

Prem WatsApp

Thanks for making me aware.

Must have been King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud or King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (of the House of Saud).

Time flies.

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

thatplaybookguy

Especially when you're a dead king.

Thesmartmale

People aren't that crazy there.

Posted via CB10

CDM76

Wow. Why still making the old phones? Come on PD. Do it to a Q10.

Posted via CB10

Q10Bold

Yes!! Q10 Porsche Design - so sweet!!
Must buy!! ㋡

Posted via  Q10

vlad_tastic

That thing is so ugly, they need to stop

Posted via CB10

Rootbrian

No, you need to push past the looks crap already.

Posted via CB10

Observation Junkie

I'm trying to just push past the price...... you sure they don't have the decimal point in the wrong place?

Posted via CB10 from my Z10.

Tris77

It killed me enough to pay £600 for my converted gold Q10. Makes all the difference!

Posted via CB10

Observation Junkie

How did you convert it to a gold version?

Posted via CB10 from my Z10.

Tris77

Phone shop near by me offers to do it. Iphone and blackberry. Its only the bezel, frets and top speaker grill that's been coated in 24ct oh and the silver strip on the back. Its not been done on the bottom part where the speaker is. Just the bezel alone cost £280 to do. Its not cheap and pointless to some but I wanted my Q10 to stand out. I happy with it so that's all that matters...... and yes I will have it done to a Q30 if it turns up lol

Posted via CB10

buckwylder

I would totally buy the P'9982 z10 for sure if I could afford it. Would be fun to have one of those. I wonder if somebody would trade Z30 x 2 for p'9982 x 1?

Posted via CB10

Tariq Nasir

Such a waste of money . Chen should kill these useless projects.

Posted via CB10

Rootbrian

Obviously you'll never be able to afford it. So stop complaining.

Posted via CB10

bluesjr01

Expensive paperweight!

Posted on my BlackBerry Q10, because I'm so Bloody Special.

Rootbrian

No, it's not. Not for you anyways, but for the rich, yes, it's totally worth it.

Posted via CB10

NinjaB

the rich don't want a 2 and a half year old product either... they kinda like new stuff, you may have heard...

why doesn't everyone feel the need to comment on being rich or poor just because someone says it's not worth it? not everyone values the same things as the same worth... so I'll say; even if I was worth $500 million, i still wouldn't buy it, is that better?

make a Q10 or Z10 gold, you'd have me interested...

thatplaybookguy

So tell me why do they buy paintings that were painted hundreds of years ago? Or Antique cars? Your argument has now been made MOOT.

93Aero

Because those things hold a historic and monetary value, and only go up in value.
This is an old phone wrapped in gold.
The gold will even go down in value and fluctuate.
Who makes the better buy, you with a regular version or someone with the hooded out gold version. ( not there is no question mark at the end of this sentence ).

Posted via CB10

NinjaB

Thank You @93Aero, you beat me to it..

this isn't an antique by a long shot, no comparison...

Alex Kam

Hey Kevin why not just trade-in your current phone for this. I'm sure they will give you full value if you upgrade ;)

Posted via CB10

leeboy82

I'll buy a white and gold Q10 if I had that kind of money lol

Posted via WHT Q10

MaxxxBerry23

Yeah, that one looks really good in person.

Or the champagne metallic iPhone or rose gold in general. Less flashy and much more subtle / tasteful.

Posted via CB10

Rootbrian

If I had the ca$h, I would definitely swap my bold for it. :)

Posted via CB10

iwasspartacus

Anyone who buys this phone is a basic wealthy consumer without a shred of imagination.

If you work really hard and save your money then maybe you could buy one someday. Since they'll hold their value Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Just kidding. You'll be rich. You won't give a shit that you're blowing cash.

Posted via CB10

stlabrat

Another pay pal fund raising time?

Posted via CB10

GP540

Kevin you should have reached in your back pocket and pulled out your divorce I mean wallet

Posted via CB10

Lostonline

$ can't buy taste. It really is ugly, and OS7 is just funny. (not haha funny) At least it will have a full Bridge.

For 25 large, that recessed BB logo should come with gold inserts.

CDN BB

PantherBlitz

I dunno, a lot of people on this forum seem to think that OS7 is the greatest cell OS ever.

Notcho

Wow

Posted via CB10 on my Zed10

FSeverino

Rookie...

Posted via CB10

coaltowking

You'll get it at CES 2015...

Posted via my sexy-ass Z10 running 10.2.0.1803 ON A BOAT!!!

jonessammy

Why would you buy the 9982 if you keep looking for help to pay for it??? That s*it's annoying. On top of that, I'm sure that you're making a lot more than many of us.

Posted via CB10

Furell

I'm so surprised you did buy it Kev! I'm glad you didn't tho, I would have been so jealous! :)

Posted via CB10

BerryRipe

Give me a Q30 in Black Titanium!

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

andrew1953

If you have the cash why not? It's more of an investment than anything. Have it mounted in a bomb proof display case with 2 doberman either side.

Hup55

What I don't understand is why wouldn't this be the Q10? Seriously a Gold 9900 what a waste and only a year too late.

Posted Via my Z-30

Kennedy.L

Who ever said this just came out?

Shanerredflag

No contest to win that baby? :(

Posted via CB10

thatplaybookguy

why not? $10 entry fee to win, get all of mobile nations entering, quite possibly make a profit of 200 000$.

iwasspartacus

Mobile Nations paying 10$ fee. That's funny. Very funny.

For an experiment search 'free apps' in the forums and and enjoy all the perspectives. Chuckle.

Posted via CB10

BlackJack-21

If money wasn't a thang, I'd buy it. It's a classic phone built with quality and it's so rare. A collectors item.

Posted via CB10

EsJayDee

What a waste of money. $25,000 on a cell phone?! Wow. No.

Posted via CB10

qwerty4ever

I just saw the $25,000 gold Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry and didn't buy it!

Kevin you're becoming too conservative for Las Vegas. LOL

Posted via CB10

axllebeer

Congratulations. :)

Posted from my CB10 via the power of "Q"

the_game969

What the hell is wrong with you Kevin? Why didn't you buy it? Really disappointed!

Posted via CB10

Roberto Felesie

Lol most People think than nvm

Posted via CB10

agarwal.apar

Good you didn't buy it. Go for a diamond necklace for your fiancè :)

Posted via CB10 on BlackBerry Z10

bbtino

25K and it's only gold plated?!?! So it's not even worth its weight in gold

Still there must be 25 rich gullible idiots in this world ...

Posted via CB10

Kobe Barksdale

They should make a Porsche design Q10 and phase out these BBOS7 ones

Posted via CB10

ots1960

I don't see myself paying this much for a phone, it is a nice looking device. But I think it would have been nice to leave the blackberry name off the front and just have the logo as shown near the keyboard. Looks to crowded with the Porsche name and blackberry both at the top.

Posted via CB10

F1 JV

It was practically phased out when they started making this gold edition model...only 25 made and this one is #25 of 25.

I would like to know how many of the 25 have been sold.

Peugeot 505 STI» Peugeot 405 Mi16» Honda S2000»...Chevrolet Corvette C7

bigais121

I would spend 25 bands to get that as a collector's item. It'll be sure to at least double in price a few years from now.

6510, 7520, 7100i, Storm 9500, Storm 2, Torch 9850, PlayBook 64gb, Z10...

Bacon Munchers

Sounds strange, but I actually think my Bold 9900 is prettier.

Festal

I have a BlackBerry porsche design P'9981 for 5600 Dirhams, it is really nice, but a bit laggy :S

C001230B6 New wallpapers for your BB10 device

huungryshark

Number 25 of 25, it will be much more worth than 25.000 sometime sure.good investment.

Posted via CB10

Kennedy.L

if the phone hasn't sold for $25,000 and possible been out for months(?) (years?), who is to say it would ever be worth more.

Whyareallthegoodnamestaken

Dictator chic

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

jgrzadka

Price is not the issue. Will this os 7.0 BlackBerry be supported in 2 years from now ?

Posted via CB10

Norman Cooke

"Indefinitely"

Posted via CB10

07thking

Yo stop! What a beauty!

Photos captured using BlackBerry devices - C00016D81

Comfort4Ehsan

OMG. That's just insanely gorgeous.

Posted via CB10

gzmo67

It's pretty darn sexy, but glad you didn't drop the "dough" on it.

xBURK

To me it looks cheap and ugly.

Posted via CB10

jdcfinisher

I think they should release the limited edition ones a couple of weeks before the main release, rich,famous people are more likely to get it,good for PR and it gives some hype to the main launch.

Posted via CB10

SlcCorrado

Jeeez, Mobile Nations must be quite profitable. Congrats dude

Herbie52

Looks more like a Delorean design. I never saw such a geometric Porsche.

Posted via CB10

theflyingpig86

$25,000 for a phone? I don't care what it's made of. Anyone who would pay that needs to get their head checked.

Posted via CB10

toppatoptobz

I wonder how many gold blackberry10 blackberry would of sold

Posted via CB10

dan d

Wow that's Crazy id rather melt some 10k-14k scrap gold I have a make my own solid case. (Z10)stainless steel gold plated phone for 25k is totally not realistic, at least with my idea when im done with the phone I have scrap gold. this is just a waist if you ask me .

dtarin

I can comfortably afford this phone but why? Is the gold on it even worth that much?

Posted via CB10

Festal

+1 xD

C001230B6 New wallpapers for your BB10 device

jupiter8

2k is one thing, 25 another.

Posted via CB10

Kennedy.L

If gold was $10,000/oz then we could talk.

djraz_official

This looks like it's a good bye. Pin and spelling error intended

Posted via CB10

Haxorleet

It looks hot and very well designed, but as stated above, I don't see the point in buying such an expensive smartphone.
Why buy a phone at this price while a Bold 9900 does the same thing for 1/100 of the price?
A better solution to get stolen from?
An idea to show off around?

Frankly, the one buying this smartphone must really be representing the dark side of the human race: greedy, careless about more important things that do matter, seeking power, etc...
If I were that rich, capable of buying many of these phones, I won't spend a dime on such stupidity. I would prefer spend $100 on a very good Bold 9900 and spend $24900 on more useful things such as helping people, participate in associations, invest in green technology to help our planet getting better, build a company to hire people and make new jobs,...

This smartphone is the representation of your level of responsibility.

Posted via CB10

dmsbang

I'm a millionaire and would never buy a Porsche Design anything...

Posted via "Nessie" The Loch Ness Z30

alex2405

Wow that looks awesome!

kjpeigan

Yup...If I was halfway filthy rich...haha...it would be in my collection...heck, I would even use it as a daily phone...BlackBerry rocks!!!

Rocking the Z30 Regina SK Canada

kimoi

I'm not a fan of gold, but this looks awesome. Tight design, I can't believe it's just a bold. Well done, BlackBerry.

Posted with my Z10 via CB10

DementedDevil

Looks wonderful!

Just remember something like this is difficult to measure in traditional terms of value - it is the same as expensive watches.

It's high fashion, collectable and super exclusive.

The perfect accessory to go with that Italian bespoke suit and Patek Philippe watch when you're stepping out in your Lambo...

Z10 STL100-2 10.2.1.1925 DTAC 3G

christoph77

Hahaha only Porsche :). That's almost as crazy as those Vertu-machines, running Android 2.3 in 2014 or something :)

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)

lsd2011

How about buy and reselling it for 30k?

Hate my android keyboard, took me two min. for two sentences...

@DD you mean Porsche

JiM82-BB10

You must buy it kevin! Ur BlackBerry Fans and ur BlackBerry addict! Gold ver is amazing. For collection its very awesome ⊙0⊙

Posted via CB10

NaijaBerry

Kevin, you didn't buy it?? That's not acceptable!

Alattin Simsek

25k for OS 7 phone? Hell no.

Posted via CB10

Rume Odibo

Doesn't need a holster, needs a bank!

Posted via CB10

OuwerkerkRemco

That's a nice phone, I'm not so in to the gold but damn haha

Posted via CB10

909F2

Kevin, if you're not buying this one, I pass too.

Posted via CB10

Dannynutdude

How dare you, Kevin! How dare you!!

Posted via CB10

christoph77

Insane :)

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)

thatplaybookguy

Kevin, If I win the lotto. Its yours and one for all the CB employees. And five I would give away in the forums.

Pete The Penguin

It's official, Kevin has gold fever. Quick, call him a doctor!! :p

PantherBlitz

I hope that they at least fixed the camera for $25 Grand ... :)

lang007

It is just a phone. Now worth it at all and I LOVE Blackberry's

Qurve

If there are buyers for things like this
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSM_k3Ry5xdGC73QfwVl7IrSrNcIVRDC...

Thrn I'm not worried about how the gold berry sells :)

Q1o

AriUncut

For $25,000 you can buy a used Porsche and he content. For a phone wow...

Posted via BB-Z10. OS 10.2.1.

pdkd

My wise old uncle had a saying, .....to much money and not enough brains, ...well this phone will find that lucky person.

Posted via CB10

johnnyuk

That phone is bat sh1t crazy.

A 25,000 US Dollar phone that needs a battery pull every day to function correctly? No thanks.

Posted via CB10 on Z30 STA100-2 / 10.2.0.1803 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2

Cylon69

Looks amazing!!!!!

C00121953 channel for car freaks!!

canuckbear

Probably a good investment.

Posted via CB10

canuckbear

There's a gold q10 by goldgenie too.

Posted via CB10

arlene_t

Even if I have the money which I clearly don't have. I will not buy this phone. Unless if this phone transforms to a car. It doesn't have to be Porche when it transforms though...

Posted via the Amazing Q10 10.2.0.415

earth703

Is it made from real GOLD? Or just platted?

Posted via CB10

Thirdie Palma

Is gold here pure gold? :)

Posted via CB10

chris8189

That's just insanity. Some idiot will buy it though.

Posted via Q10

Supa_Fly1

Can't wait to see the P'9983 (Q10 done by Porsche)!

Weapon of choice Z10, Full Metal CB10!

nitinphil

Evil Gold.

Posted via CB10