News & Rumors

Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 now available at ShopBlackBerry

BlackBerry Media

Linkin Park wants you to win a signed Porsche Design P'9982 BlackBerry

Special Coverage

If you only watch one video from CES 2014, it should be this one

Special Coverage

Seidio accessories keep your smartphone protected, and keep you going!

Editorial

Five Important Observations from having lunch with BlackBerry CEO, John Chen

Interviews

BlackBerry CEO John Chen: You can be an iPhone or Android customer, and also a BlackBerry customer

Devices

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

Special Coverage

Behind the scenes of #CESlive!!!

BlackBerry Media

BlackBerry Z30 beats out iPhone, Moto X and Lumia 1020 as best phone to blog with at CES!

Special Coverage

#CESlive Day 4: Join Phil and Cali for the final day of interviews!

Special Coverage

Beer Pong & Bull Riding... the Mobile Nations / Geek Beat CES 2014 Meet Up!

Interviews

BlackBerry joins us for #CESlive to discuss BBM 2.0 and more!

Interviews

NewTek stops by #CESlive to discuss their 'TV Truck in a Box'

Podcasts

Talking news this week and lunch w/ BlackBerry CEO John Chen, at #CESlive

Special Coverage

#CESlive Day 3: CrackBerry Kevin cohosts the show, first guest is BBM. Be sure to watch!

Editorial

Ripping off BlackBerry: CrackBerry Kevin goes fingers on with the Typo keyboard for iPhone

Carriers

T-Mobile offers customers a 'Get out of Jail Free' card from other carriers with Uncarrier 4.0

Special Coverage

#CESlive Day 2: More great guests, prizes and tonight is our Mobile Nations Vegas Meetup!

Special Coverage

Tune into our T-Mobile Uncarrier 4.0 event from #CESlive!

BlackBerry Media

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been busy at CES 2014

< >

Must Watch Video: Unboxing the $2,000 Porsche Design P'9982 BlackBerry!

By Kevin Michaluk on 8 Jan 2014 01:51 pm EST
4
loading...
0
loading...
50
loading...

By now you've hopefully enjoyed watching my CES 2014 antics from earlier this week when I went out and purchased the exclusive $2,000 P'9982 from the Porsche Design store in Las Vegas.

Following up the purchase, we went back to our CES Live stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center and unboxed the bad boy for your viewing pleasure. Watching the video now - I was clearly experiencing a little post-purchase "high" from the experience. Luckily, Adam was there to keep me somewhat grounded.

If you want to see what comes in the box of a $2,000 BlackBerry, and hopefully have a laugh or two, this is the video for you. I hope you enjoy it. 

As for the P'9982, I've really been enjoying it. Sure, it's mainly just a really, really expensive BlackBerry Z10, but there's something about it that just makes you smile every time you whip it out and swipe up on the screen. I love carrying around a phone that you're not likely to see in anybody else's hands. And, if you do see one, you're instantly friends. When you get a P'9982, you're not just buying a phone, you're really buying into an exclusive club.

 

142 comments

tw1g_007

You can have one. Just sell one of your kidneys. :)

Posted via CB10

DivideBYZero

If you only get $2000 for a kidney you're doing it wrong... :P

iwasspartacus

Isn't having a regular z10 that sold in listed edition quantities exclusive enough?

Only what... 0.25% of smartphone market using the z10? That's pretty exclusive!

Posted via CB10

Alvin Tang

Haha, I was thinking the same thing.

im_piejot

Spot On.. :-D

Posted Via CB10 with BlackBerry Q10 2AEFCF1A

mjdimer

Totally

Posted via CB10

NamelessStar

Lucky for new hardware as always Kevin.

Posted via CB10 on my blazing fast Z30

matthewmrl

I just saw it! Awesome! Show it off at CES to all the non BlackBerry ppl or BlackBerry haters.. #teamblackberry

Z10

crohns

Wow that truly is an awesome phone!!

Kevin your right! Your part of an exclusive club!! Well done!!!

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

I got to play with one of these the other night, my friend has it. Feels really nice in the hand

sumbaba38

I likeeeee! :D is it a BB10?

Posted via CB10

drokssilva

Yeah, its bb10. Its similar to the z10

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

henrickrw

Lot of bread ti invest... I'd stick to my Z30

Posted via CB10

john_v

When is the giveaway contest?

Posted via CB10

burkey1973

Did Kevin just say it has 64 "Meg" of internal storage? Talk about going old school. For $2000 it better come with 64GB of storage (I would actually hope for a couple TB at that price).

I think he is still under the weather so I guess we can let it slide :)

kye2000

Yeah he said 64 meg but he means 64GB

Z30 STA100-2 10.2.1.1925 O2 UK

DJ Reyes

He definitely meant 64GB

Posted via CB10

Kevin Michaluk

Correct. And Adam didn't even correct me. 64GB.

We were going to edit it out.. but too much work. And I don't mind making mistakes. Glad to see you're listening closely!

DJ Reyes

Kevin, the earbuds are Porsche Design branded on the ear pieces

Posted via CB10

Kevin Michaluk

Garr! Yeah, i more fully opened after and saw that.

PapiPabs

C'mon, rein it in CBK!!!

Christopher Medrano

Hanging on every word....

Posted via CB10

Prem WatsApp

Are you gonna "fire him"? (after CES is over)

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

joeldf

Cool. A $2k phone on par with my old Pearl 8100...

J/k. :)

I know Kevin made a mistake.

Posted via CB10

gromchan

The Second Power adapter out of the Box was UK! Can't help with the first!

TheAmazingHarold

Think the first looked like an Aussie one but. Was watching on my Q so I didn't have the best view.

Posted via CB10

Jeevan Batla

Now all the BlackBerrys should have 64 GB internal storage so that we can store loads of apps it would be amazing..

Posted via CB10

peter0328

I agree! I'm out of space!

Posted via CB10

BlackBerrari

There wouldn't even be a need for... just allow installation and running from the SD card... hope it's going to be available on 10.3. :)

Ferrari ZetaDieci 10.2.1.1925

NamelessStar

Can't do that breaks BlackBerry security rule. The only reason sd card is not allowed to be installed on is it's the only part of a BlackBerry that can be hacked and xfered.

Posted via CB10 on my blazing fast Z30

Hassan00

You don't have that much apps to save. It is Blackberry. Not Android or iOS.

NamelessStar

Well my I'll informed troll I guess you didn't know we have full access to all android apps now too.

Posted via CB10 on my blazing fast Z30

Hassan00

Yes I know.. I have Z10, Q10 and the new Porsche.
I downloaded Viber, Bank of America and google maps that kept crashing all the time.

Not everyone opposes your blind opinion means that he is a troll.
Try to discover the reality away from your blocked mind.

NamelessStar

with the newest leak all work perfectly havent had a single android app crash now that its been fully unlocked and runs with apk files uninformed again :). That and my device has been full of apps well before android apps came into the picture got alot of games and utility level apps to make the device need more memory.

Posted via CB10 on my blazing fast Z30

Hassan00

I'll be very thankful if you could give me the instruction of downloading APK and smooth android apps.
My current bb10 version on my Z10 is 10.2.0.429

Thank you

NamelessStar

There are a few threads on loading newest leak 10.2.1.1925 and sideloading snap. Snap is an application that downloads from Google store all free apps install as apk and run so very smooth.

Posted via CB10 on my blazing fast Z30

im_piejot

You speak my mind..

Posted Via CB10 with BlackBerry Q10 2AEFCF1A

asiayeah

These days. Games are so large, some are 1G in size. I could easily run out of space when I install a few games indeed.

Posted via CB10

Tris77

Mad to think here in the UK the Z10 retails for £149 and then as porsche 9982 for £1300. Night and day!

Posted via CB10

Tris77

Shows what the true potential of the Z10 really was. Stunning phone kevin!

Posted via CB10

freddysrevng3

Kev - with the LS1 battery .... sounds like you are going to have "peasant battery life" on a $2,000 phone... when is the "Z30 Porsche" coming out - so you can last a couple of days on a charge?

CB from the Z30

Kevin Michaluk

I'd love a Z30 turned into a P'9983.

mrlahjr

I'm waiting for the Z50 Porche Design.

Posted via CB10

watso656

How about a Crackberry giveaway? Just asking.

Posted via CB10

Kevin Michaluk

I like the idea of a giveaway.. but I really really want to use this baby for a while first before I part with it.

gsansone

Not to sound like a troll, but seriously, with all of BB's issues, what does a really, really expensive and totally impractical phone accomplish? Look how expensive we can make this phone? And....

MarkyZ10

Well this phone was probably in the works before the troubles started happening.

Posted via CB10

camera531

I actually agree, but for a different reason. This is how the "regular Z10" should've launched. Look at the Q10. It has a stainless steel frame with a new glass weave back, yet it isn't priced like something "special". All this Porsche Design phone nonsense is ridiculous. It's just a Z10 with a Q10 build quality. At least the P9981 had a significant design change (although the regular 9900 was still very premium).

wincyUt

"totally impractical phone"? Really? You are really a troll or you are simply not aware of all the OS updates since the Z10 was launched.

annon91221

Coincidentally many people also think that Porsche Cars are impractical, but.....

Posted via CB10

jojo beaconsfield

Gonna hold you on that one LOL

Edward in Toronto

I knew this unboxing video was coming and I've been looking forward to it.

kidkamel

Kevin, now that you have a P'9982 and showing the love and care it needs your Z30 will feel neglected. If you want someone to take good care of it and show it the love it needs send it my way and I'll take good care of it. =)

BBPandy

I really liked that final preview in the last few seconds of the video :)

Posted via CB10

BerryRipe

Yeah that has troll written all over it buddy but like he said not everyone can buy one and if you can't then just admire it for what it is. There doesn't have to be a negative spin on everything....its an unboxing video bro!

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

ubrown

Help a guy achieve his academic dream donate Http://www.gofundme.com/5zgky0

Posted via CB10

ubrown

Thanks again to Kevin for showing support!!

Posted via CB10

nevertoofar

I know how it feels because I have a Z10 and is not a device that is likely to see in anybody's else hands...

Posted via CB10

BlackBerrari

Sadly, here where I live, I am the only one having this phone... but it's just a normal Z10...

To be honest, apart the one I have, I've seen just one Z10 since March 2013 out in the wild...

Ferrari ZetaDieci 10.2.1.1925

Slash82

CONGRATULATION KEVIN!

but you know what for me the biggest win in that video is?
There is the excitement you also had like in the older videos
(like the unboxing of the 9000 you purchased from e-bay back in the old days)!
I really love that spirit (and kinda missed it)!!!
The last videos had to much "understatement". :)

kennyb36

Cool, Kevin you should put it up as a prize for the next competition ;-)

Posted via CB10

Xayinn

Kevin is like "Hey Adam, you clean my $2000 phone with this Porsche cleaning cloth now!"
Funny ^^

stlabrat

Kevin, instead of high end of "spare some change" PayPal gig, look like most of your fearless followers want your garage sell items. It might be raise money faster than your PayPal. :-).

Posted via CB10

trinibai

Soooooo are we going to be able to win this p9982 in the future with a contest lol

Posted via CB10

mikeec67

Nice!!!! How much of a donation is required to receive a BBM from a Porsche Design P'9982? PayPal is all fired up and ready to go! LOL!!!!!

Great video, looking forward to the full review after CES.

Hugo Archila

You can carry an old Motorola nobody else will have one in their hands too...

Posted via CB10

vanrickman

Beautiful man :j'''

Sent from the phone of the gods.....Z30

vanrickman

Contest contest contest contest contest contest contest contest contest contest

Sent from the phone of the gods.....Z30

Gene Ellison

Nice! Don't know about $2000... if I drove the car I would get one...

Posted via CB10

tayl0rd

I heard that! I was "this close" to buying a Lamborghini watch one time, but sensibility step in and reminded me that I will never be able to buy a Lamborghini car, so having the watch would be pointless and have no meaning. It was a really nice watch, though.

itr themes

I would totally pay $5 in paypal just to have Kevin as a BBM contact!

opalma

Kevin... what is the black do you have in your wrist under the pebble???

kevinduncan1983

Clicked as many ads a I could Kev! Thx for video

Posted via CB10

Observation Junkie

Niiiiiiice :)

Check out my BlackBerry Channel C0036A42A

newfie1974

I dont think you need our money rich boy. jk. But awesome phone anyways. Man i want one...

cl8baller

I have not met one person with a Z10...

SamirSaxena

Oh damn! What am I doing with my life?? Got to start earning a hell lot of money.. got to find a VC for my business sooner now :D

Posted via CB10

hoodoo1966

Heh. I don't need one as I've got the Porsche Design clock on my Z10....

Cylon69

Now I want one

C00121953 channel for car freaks!!

adam_h

I'm probably just going to put a Porsche Design sticker on my BlackBerry.

Posted via CB10

katiepea

4:19 hangouts notification

Nicholas Kathrein

I'm sorry guys but I can't get excited about buying a $2,000.00 phone. I know you bought it for coverage on the site but to me its said that people get wowed because this is in a fancy box and cost so much. This phone has the same build quality as the iphone 5s. Maybe i'm cheap or just a hater but I think it's sad that us as a society lets something like this make us feel better about ourselves because we have this thing. Truthfully it's marginally better than a Z10.

Bobert_123

I'd buy it just for the 64 gigs of memory...if I could afford it lol

Posted via CB10

Centerman66

I do have a phone that no one around me is likely to have. I have a BlackBerry Z10.

Posted via CB10

RickTrout

+1
The best kept secret is how awesome BlackBerry 10 phones really are. Let the trolls troll and the sheep follow!
I will gladly continue to outperform them daily.

#IChooseBlackBerry10

Z10 on T-Mobile, 32 GB PlayBook - Posted via CrackBerry 10

christoph77

Hahaha amazing!

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)

glrobita

The first plug with the cylindrical plugs works in the outlets in Thailand. Not sure where else, but when I lived in Thailand, that's what the plugs looked like. Hope that helps, Kevin.

Posted via CB10

gyp_see

First adapter - Australia / New Zealand
Second adapter - Asia/Middle East

Gdenzel

Phone is dope. Just sad that there is no Porsche going with it and even worse if there was there is no Porsche app. Which there is for an iPhone of android phone. So peculiar making a special phone, but only apps for the competition.

Posted via CB10

BayDanash86

When will the Z30 and porch take over the middle east??? I really want to get one of them :(

Posted via my Z10 performing with OS 10.2.1.1925

dwilliamson22

That phone is so official its unreal!!!!!!!!!

Arabianhorse

I just have to see the Z30 in Porsche design

STA-100-3 v10.2.1.1925

lsd2011

Omg is he wearing a sony neckband? Traitor!

dannyd86

so guess adam and the rest of the crew wont be getting any new year bonus's? Kevin cant control his spending lol

lotuslanderz

I stumbled upon 2 Porsche Design kiosks over the holidays -- one at Sherway Gardens in Toronto and the other at Pacific Mall (the Bay) in Vancouver. Neither one of them had any P' BlackBerry phones. The staff totally ignored me in Toronto -- guess I wasn't exclusive enough :). The woman in Vancouver asked me to order one in so SHE could see it. Yeah, right.

Mathrin

I carry a Z10. Not likely to see that in anybody else's hand either. :p

Seriously, it's a shame because I love this phone.

Posted via CB10

BitPusher2600

How is it I can like and hate someone so much at the same time? :) Fantastic piece of kit.

I almost thought of attempting a donation to see if he actually shares his pin but since I've never known anyone with a BB, I never get to use BBM anyway.

Posted from BitPusher's Q10

Tariq Nasir

Z30 still beats the porshe 9882 :)

Posted via CB10

Prem WatsApp

Not in price and exclusivity, and the 64GB flash

Other specs, battery life, etc. hands down

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

itiswhatitisnt

I havent seen 1 person yet rocking a Z30. Must be that non battery you cant pull out. lol

dmsbang

Overrated, just give me a simple BB10 model...

Posted via "Nessie" The Loch Ness Z30

ianbsant

Like! +9982!! :D

Posted via CB10

Patrick Pierobon

Can you send it to me Kevin after you have used it? I'll be willing! My email is in my account information if you want my shipping address! Thanks buddy, I'll be waiting for your msg! Peace!

kalonjie

I have a pouch with similar design

Posted via CB10

conbrio29

Cool video

Posted via the Z30 on CB10

k8bushlover

I only have one question: How many editors do I have to sleep wi...oh, wait, that's not my question.

How many BlackBerry IDs have you had to sign up for to sport all these awesome phones, Kevin?

localexpat

So is the OS model specific for the P? What about is updates???

Posted via CB10

YTDW2000

Nice looking device Kevin, it these types of niche designs that keeps distinguishing Team BlackBerry from the rest of the heard.

Sent from my BlackBerry Z30

rohetaku

Soooo cool Kevin I want one!!

Posted via CB10

silvrsrfr

So how u go about getting one? Can u get it in Canada?

Zildjian71

'bout time...n-joy. :)

agarwal.apar

Enjoy Kevin with your new baby! We are in the queue ...

JiM82-BB10

Thats awesome kevin! Ur Rock

Posted via CB10

JiM82-BB10

Thats awesome kevin! Lets Rock

Posted via CB10

kjpeigan

Hi Kevin...enjoy the Kick Ass phone...you worked for it...you earned it...BlackBerry rocks and so do I on my Z30...woo-hoo...

Posted via CB10

Marcaroni

Isn't Blackberry Z10 more exclusive than Porsche since we see more often the cars rather then the awesome and brilliant smartphones around?

I never ever had a phone that knew what I meant to say when I was typing a sentence or a word full of wrong characters, and indeed it produced a perfect sentence.

And besides: it reminds me to a most beautiful poem by Shakespeare, "The Phoenix and the Turtle": 

Beauty, truth, and rarity, Grace in all simplicity, Here enclosed, in cinders lie."

I hope the Phoenix keeps coming back... With or without the Turtle.

BlackBerry Z10  |  10.2.0.429  |  STL100-2

O U T S T A N D I N G  •  A M A Z I N G   Z10

Posted via CB10

Hilton_K

Good to see Kevin back on Crackberry. First charger is for the forgotten few downunder :-)

It's a damn nice phone, stuff the Z30 Porsche Design how about the Q10 getting the treatment!

Winston Loh

When are you getting the croc skin back cover...I think that one will stand out - cool Kevin,....

tayl0rd

Kevin, you could've just stuck with a plain old Z10 and still had that feeling of exclusivity! LOL I've had my Z10 for almost 9 months now, and aside from my wife, I've not seen anyone with a Z10 or Q10. I rarely see anybody around these parts with ANY BlackBerry device these days. Even when I was still rocking my 9850, I NEVER saw anybody else with one. Basically, just having any BB device puts you in "rarified air." haha

deremi

I think the headset is Porsche designed labeled. Look at the earpieces itself Kevin.

harshadpatel

Niceeee. What is with not touching Italian things? Hmmmm

Posted via CB10

sevoman

Dude, you got an opened box. The cable had no packaging, the battery packaging had been already opened, the paper binder holding the booklets had already been broken. Unless you had already unpacked it before this video, it has been previously opened! .....ahhhh just head that you had already unboxed it. LOL.

itiswhatitisnt

yeah it was opened when he first purchased it, 2nd unboxing

itiswhatitisnt

Oh yeah Kev. As society already judges you for your personal belongings/visually instead of psychologically just wanting to be friends with a human being you have to have an exclusive phone to basically separate yourself from 2 EXACT phones (Z10's) same specs and still ugly looking to be instant friends. Wow, this social modern life is alarming.

I rather have my plain All Black Z10 with an official 10.2 update IMO. and keep $2k+ for practical investments. I get it, it's CrackBerry.

itiswhatitisnt

Ive actually seen more Porsche phones then actual Z10's lol

I have people asking is that an iphone...I'm like....pffffff...please.

ejsoria

Awesome!!!!! I so want it!

Posted via CB10

duongsaigonese

The first charger adapter, where is it comes from?

Aussie

Lol

Posted via CB10

Sarvey

I'd be much happier if it were a Q10. I need my physical keyboard!

Fidel Mercado

What kind of phone was lying in front of Adam?

Hellfire

You don't really need the phone, lets have a giveaway!!

mikeplus1

Nice, but $2k plus how much for the blue battery door? $130 or something? WOW!

MDinFL

"I love carrying around a phone that you're not likely to see in anybody else's hands." - I love my Z10. However, I think just carrying around a Z10 is carrying a phone you're not likely to see in anybody else's hands. Unfortunately, I've seen more Z10s on TV than in person. Maybe some day that will be different. But no need to spend $2K to be unique.