It's not every day that BlackBerry officially announces a new device, then again the Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 won't be the average consumers smartphone due to it's £1400 price tag and the fact that so few will be on sale.
BlackBerry were kind enough to send one over to us today and what a little gem it is. Hardware-wise the P'9982 is much the same internally as the Z10, however we do get some extra storage with the premium model - taking it up to 64GB which is a bonus. Apart from that it's really a Z10 is a new shell, but what a shell it is. It feels glorious in the hand and I'm hoping this one will be a real head turner when I take it out to play.
There are a couple of minor aesthetic changes with the software. The app icons have had a very subtle facelift and unless you study them closely you probably wouldn't notice the difference, but they have a square shape to them - as opposed to curved on all other BlackBerry 10 devices. The other thing that sets this apart is the clock application. Porsche have given it a big overall in its look and as you will see in the video it's rather special - although it still does just the same job.
I'm going to keep this post short and sweet as it's all about the video. We will of course have some further coverage on the P'9982 in due course but for the moment I'll leave you with the unboxing and me feeling rather special!