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Jul 29, 2015 Rock Legend, Author, Father - Duff McKagan stays a step ahead with BlackBerry
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Normally, I'm not really a fan of celebrities speaking on which smartphones they use simply because there's always that lingering thought of whether or not they really use the device or if are they just doing it for the money. Plus, these days it instantly becomes a witch hunt to see if they're using the device. Folks lurk around, waiting for a Tweet or some other scenario where they catch the celeb using something else but a new post over at the Inside BlackBerry blog featuring veteran Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist and downright rock legend, Duff McKagan, has to be highlighted.

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Mar 16, 2015 BlackBerry introduces the Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite
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BlackBerry introduces the Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite

If you tuned into the BerryFlow podcast earlier, you would have heard mention of the Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite being introduced but now BlackBerry has gone ahead and officially announced the device. Although it fits in line with the already existing P'9983, the Graphite edition takes luxury a bit further and offers 'exclusive graphite-metallic colored elements and the finest, hand-wrapped leather on the back door cover'.

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Sep 25, 2014 A drool-worthy BlackBerry photo
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BlackBerry Envy

As a longtime BlackBerry addict and gadget lover in general, it's pretty rare (read: never) that I feel envious of another person's tech collection. That said, I just had one of those moments where I felt true envy.

The photo above was just tweeted to me by Barry Lapthorne, who in addition to his trusty BlackBerry Z30 is rock'n ALL of the latest and yet to be released BlackBerry 10 phones (Z3 excluded). He has the just-announced BlackBerry Passport, in white no less; the also-brand-new Porsche Design P'9983; and he even has the yet to be released BlackBerry Classic. I've never seen these four devices lined up like this before, so just had to immediately share the photo with CrackBerry Nation.

I'm drooling. Consider me envious, Barry. Nice collection!

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Sep 24, 2014 BlackBerry Blend brings the power and security of BlackBerry to your computer and tablet
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After many months of rumors and speculation, BlackBerry has now made BlackBerry Blend official along with the BlackBerry Passport. The new app seamlessly brings messaging and content from your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet and with Blend, users can take advantage of the secure BlackBerry network to blend their personal and professional content and conversations together using the screen of their choice.

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Sep 23, 2014 The BlackBerry P'9983 gets its UK launch at Harrods
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P'9983

If you are in London and are feeling bored why not pop along to Harrods and pick yourself up the new Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9983? The device will only set you back a whopping £1400, which is even more than its two predecessors - the P'9981 and P'9982.

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Sep 16, 2014 London to also get a Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9983 launch event
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P'9983

Although most of the media have all eyes focused on the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry Passport we musn't forget that we should also see the official unleashing of the latest creation from BlackBerry and Porsche Design - the P'9983. We told you recently that there would be an event in Dubai on September 17th and although we won't be travelling to that one ourselves we do now have an alternative.

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Sep 11, 2014 Porsche Design P'9983 hits the FCC ahead of official unveiling
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While Porsche Design was busy teasing a new device launch on Twitter, the FCC was busy blowing whatever remained of their cover for the upcoming launch of the Porsche Design P'9983 for those paying attention. The new documents don't exactly reveal much outside of the supported bands for the device but we'll be getting the full details on September 17th when the device is set to be officially unveiled. Until then, you can check out all the previous coverage on our Porsche Design P'9983 topic page and in the CrackBerry Forums.

Thanks, @Jew4BlackBerry, @DHabkirk

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Sep 10, 2014 BlackBerry hosting Porsche Design P'9983 launch event on Sept. 17th
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With the BlackBerry Passport event all set for September 24th in London, Dubai and Toronto, we were starting to wonder exactly when the Porsche Design P'9983 unveiling would be slotted in. Would it come during the Passport events or would it get an event of its own?

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Sep 04, 2014 BlackBerry P'9983 'Khan' gets the blurry photo treatment
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While we've already seen the highly-anticipated BlackBerry P'9983 "Khan" in various renders and photos, some more images have turned up today that reaffirm the device is real — even if the images are as fuzzy as can be.

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Aug 25, 2014 BlackBerry's 2014 device roadmap gets laid out
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If you're a regular CrackBerry reader, then BlackBerry's 2014 device roadmap shouldn't come as any surprise. It's entirely comprised of the devices that have either been confirmed or rumored for quite some time now such as the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic, LTE BlackBerry Z3 (Manitoba) and finally, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 (Khan).

That said though, the internal documents leaked by N4BB still offer up a valuable look at how BlackBerry views the devices and who exactly, they're aiming to sell them to as it's outlined by market segments such as Affordable, Classic, Innovative, and Prestige. You can probably guess which device goes in which section without even really looking at the documents.

As expected, there's some timing outlined here for all the devices on the roadmap and as noted officially the BlackBerry Passport will be launching in Q3 2014 along with the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983, which has yet to be officially announced but has now appeared fully. Given that device has been getting certified over the past few weeks alongside the BlackBerry Passport in certain regions, it would seem BlackBerry is entirely on track with that one. Coming with those devices releases is also BlackBerry OS 10.3, which many are now already running on their device thanks to leaks and some new beta programs.

Once those devices are released, BlackBerry then moves into Q4 2014 and plans to release the BlackBerry Classic along with BlackBerry OS 10.3.1. From there, all previous BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Q5, Q10 and Z10, Z3 and Z30 will also receive their update to BlackBerry OS 10.3.1. Of course, pending carrier certification and such which we all know is the real time consuming process for everyone.

Perhaps the odd thing here is that the LTE BlackBerry Z3 isn't noted for any release on the documents above and it looks as though the BlackBerry 9720 has a life span extended all the way into 2015. I'm not entirely too sure who exactly would be buying a 9720 in 2015 but then again, there's no telling how old these documents are either. We've seen similar documents that go back to May and even some of the imagery here is old, as it still uses the red accents. But everything else looks to be in place and more notably, on track based on all the other info.

And finally, any internal document leak wouldn't be complete without some standard target segment info. A look at whom they expect to sell the devices to. Sure, the wording and images used are a bit funny but it's not far from the truth and BlackBerry is paying attention audience. Something that is going to be crucial to actually selling the devices as they launch them.

Overall, most of the stuff here was rather known before but it's interesting to see it all laid out. Now BlackBerry just has to get all the device out there and into the hands of the people. What do you all think? Are they hitting the right areas? Too many devices? Not enough devices? Sound off in the comments and let us know.

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Aug 21, 2014 BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 shows off its front and backside
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While the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 makes its way through some certification processes, the latest BlackBerry 10.3 OS has given up just a few more goodies about the device as well. Previously we saw what can only be referred to as placeholder images in the OS but now that the device has progressed a bit more, there's now official renders taking those spots. Of course, it's hard to say how pleasing to the eye the device will be simply based off of what we see here, but the device is apparently moving along so I'm sure we'll see the full monty soon enough.

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Aug 20, 2014 BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 appears on e-POSTEL
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With the BlackBerry Passport getting certified across several regions already, another rumored BlackBerry 10 device has started to pop up once again as well and this time it's BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983. Of course, it doesn't say BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 on the documentation, it just simply says BlackBerry P'9983 and carries the model number RHB121LW but we all know that follows the numerical designation for the Porsche Design devices.

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Jun 23, 2014 Porsche Design P'9983 appears once again in OS 10.3.0.700
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Ever since BlackBerry OS 10.3 arrived for developers we've been digging through the files to find bits and bobs of other devices BlackBerry is potentially working on. one of the device we've been tracking is the Porsche Design P'9983 or as it's referred to in the OS, the BlackBerry Khan to go along with the P'9982 otherwise known as King.

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