Porsche Design P'9982 launch event set for November 24th

By Adam Zeis on 13 Nov 2013 11:14 am EST
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If you thought it was all still just a myth, think again. Invites are going out for a special Porsche Design event on November 24th. The event will take place in Dubai and mark the launch of the BlackBerry P'9982 that we've been hearing much about lately. 

No specifics on what it will entail, but it should be a good one regardless. It's an "exclusive preview" for select guests but we're sure there will be plenty to see when the action goes down. 

 

 

59 comments

pvphooman

Price?

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nhanken

An arm and a leg for the average Joe ;)

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IJKBB10

I think these porsche phones are a waste of time and resources. Very few only buy them for what? All the internals are nothing special. BlackBerry needs to smarten up

Binaryfragment

Does BlackBerry even have a part in this beyond supplying parts for these phones? I'm under the impression that Porsche Design does all the design and implementation themselves. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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camera531

You're wrong. They collaborate with Porsche Design, but it is completely manufactured and finished by BlackBerry. It's still their product.

Supa_Fly1

Exactly. Just like Porches contralto does with Adidas and has for their shoes and many of the athletic wear lineup.

This is great news... this actually will actualy.help.Porsches brand more than BlackBerry however it will help BlackBerry as well. I'm hoping for two simple things... better camera lens optics and not too exclusive on the price.

If available at the poor schedule store on Bloor in Toronto I will be purchasing one after Christmas for nostalgia and that prestige.

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iwasspartacus

They are an incredible waste of time and resources. Yes.

The teams working on an exclusive 'Porsche ' phone and its partnerships could be working on other, more relevant initiatives. Instead... BBRY has a relationship with S4BB and has called it a day.

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Supa_Fly1

Many detractors said the same about Adidas working with them and yet their collaboration has helped BOTH firms! In tires of revenue and further products.

I'm hoping this leads to a much more fruitful relationship. As it stands this helps BlackBerry clear out parts inventory which leads to.a.cleaner bottom line so.stop.complaini

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Thunderbuck

BB makes a mint on these. They're extremely high margin, and they elevate the brand profile. What's wrong with that?

dracolnyte

your first born and an arm

Siya10

Cool

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JuiciPatties

Hmm ... my invite must have got lost in the mail. :) I may need to crash that party.

tranquil45

Fourth bb10 phone for me!

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drmike

Oh you are sooooooo clever. You must be the king of your grade 2 class.

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eddy_berry

I hope they can surprise us a bit. I don't see the point of a Z10 in different clothing being worth a premium just because it says Porsche on it. Is the Hardware specs finalized?

johnnyuk

LOL at how I can buy this phone in a different case for £150 now in the UK.

As long as this BB10 phone actually makes BlackBerry some money for a change then I don't really mind that they made it. But if it doesn't then they deserve to go bust.

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iwasspartacus

Yup. And aligns to their global marketshare: 1%.

OK... 1.7% ... but the year isn't over.

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matthewmrl

Nice!.. I wonder what the price tag is going to be..

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Poirots Progeny

So is this a gussied up Z30 or Z10?

This is a supremium device so I'm expecting it to be mega-expensive... really hope it's based on the Z30.

Would pair well with porsche vehicles (they use qnx don't they)

We rollin' rollin' rollin'... (yeah, I'm old!) :-)

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bbfanboi

This won't be a Z10. It will be better inside and out.

ezapper2

It's ugly

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inurear

So are the new iphones... but that didn't stop anyone :'(

playbookster

I'm invited

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TheNoseybonk

The invites and freebies will be for the rich and famous who can easily afford to buy one anyway.. For us peasants it'll be expensive!!!

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koool1

Not much of an "event".

I hope they announce more than a pricey BlackBerry.

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anon6109885

I really want a q30 with a gigantic screen and slider keypad

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bbfanboi

Apparently 5+ inch screens are showing up everywhere. 21% of all phones sold these days have 5+ inch screens. There is a need for BlackBerry to launch another 5 inch device next year, but I seriously doubt it will be a Q30. The weight of the screen portion of the phone will make it difficult to type comfortably.

Rolf Hed

Give them away with a purchase of each new Porsche.

anon6109885

Good idea

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Parthiv Shah

AGAIN wasting precious marketing dollars. No one shall buy this piece of shit...worlds most expensive plasticy phone with crappy software. $2000 USD give me a break. Use these dollars instead to more intensely market the unsold Z10 and Q10s. Heins should have been sued for saying we shall sell tens of millions of Q10. My @$$

raino

Are you an expert in Middle Eastern splurge purchase trends? Are you even in Dubai?

Carruthers

Actually it's made of brushed steel and carbon fiber, this is no $700 "plasticy" iPhone. Second have you ever been to Dubai? I'm sure there are a few customers willing to pay that price. And lastly, which crappy software do you speak of? Surely not BlackBerry 10 cause I've been using it for months now and it's fantastic.

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TrueKulcha

Why the negative response? Can't you just read and shut the flappers up? Be a positive influence on our world. If people want to spend their money on a phone that's overpriced in your opinion then that's their choice and won't be affecting you in one way or another. Read and move on man.

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07thking

I love that Porche theme! I had it on my 9900, I loved the fonts!

Photos captured using BlackBerry devices - C00016D81

yueytan

Disagree with all u naysayers. I want one!

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TrueKulcha

Wrong label. You mean foxes and not naysayers lol. That grape sure looks sour to some huh?

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netviper

"State of the art". More like "state of last year".

Unless they updated the chips. Which I hope they did. But they probably didn't

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BerryRipe

I hope BlackBerry knows what it's doing.

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chromatic

Come on guys the phone is being launched in Dubai. Those guys can afford to buy this phone so just relax. You will still have your Z's and Q phones to buy. And what's the big deal maybe this is the phone that will keep BlackBerry on the map. And I am sure that it's not just the phone being offered but maybe other packaged deals that will make you feel better about spending such large sums of money on it.

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felixlives

I think it's a good strategy, its not going to make millions for BlackBerry, but it will help with their image problem, which is what these stunts are all about.
You need endorsements.... celebrity endorsements to be exact, with this crap you have a higher chance of luring high profile people to carry these
For regular joes like us it's utter crap of course, but that's how this stuff works

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nt300

This phone looks sexy price though?

anon6109885

I will be open to the new phone, I hope there will be enough features to compel me to upgrade my z10 which I am satisfied with.

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camera531

The Q10 has an outstanding anodized steel frame with a glass weave back and a build quality right up there with Apple. It's priced like a regular, high end phone. Now we have a Z10 with a steel frame and some kind of upgraded back. But now, it's some kind of massive luxury for thousands of dollars? Shouldn't the Z10 have come to market with this kind of build from the start, just like the Q10? Confusing...

camilo29

I hear contest??

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Carlos_E

I want to believe that the decision to make this phone is based on the performance and revenue obtained from the previous model. I hope this phone at least breaks even given.

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gordo51

What the sheik wants, the sheik gets.

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Guinnibles

Lame! What a buzz kill after reading about all the long overdue features of 10.2.1. Porches may cost a lot but they're driven by some really cheap people.

jdadmays

Why it is just a glorified z10 the z30 is way better for the money

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BBnose1

Why it is not Porsche version Z30?

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BionicKris

I figured the Z30 would have been the model to be "Porsche-ified", with it's larger screen and updated specs. ;-)

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NG888

BlackBerry should make the internal specs for this phone superior to Z10, otherwise it's just a Z10 in different casing. Not worth that margin of a premium. And probably should launch it with 10.2.1, and some concierge service like Vertu, preferential pin numbers just doesn't cut it in my opinion.

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adamschuetze

Good grief, I hope this thing has refreshed hardware internals. If not, it's brutally embarrassing.

moyjoy

These comments are why we can't have anything nice.

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chris8189

I NEED one of these in white gold, because my wife is a demanding bitch who expects me to earn a pretty penny or two.

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ubrown

This design looks really amazing

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