Porsche Design P'9983 appears once again in OS 10.3.0.700

By Bla1ze on 23 Jun 2014 08:39 pm EDT
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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.

Previously it was just a name within the files but it appears BlackBerry may still be working on this device as it has appeared once again in the Dev OS 10.3.0.700. It's not much and there's no telling if it's still in the works but it's still there and according to the image it could be rocking dual cameras on the back.

Aside from the image, there's also several references to it within the app settings files and such but that's where it stops. Will we ever see it? We dunno. What device will it be based off of? Again we dunno but it's certainly still there. We'll continue digging through the OS in the meantime.

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71 comments

crazycanuck329

...we are all connected...

sjsavva

The Porsche design is nice ...but the Porsche design clock would do me just fine. :)

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jcarlos100

Too much watchdogs man

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morpho4444

once again? seriously Bla1ze??? where is the previously shown post ? where?.. like pretending CrackBerry leaks the best info... "Once again CrackBerry leaks the porsche, and all the previously leaks are crackberry"

jim11249

I guess this expensive product brings money!

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Antoniius

Omg I would love to have this on Verizon. Would be so bad ass I'd be first in line :)

Posted by Antoniius via my sexy Gold and White Q10.

bigjman

If you get there before me then I would be the 2nd!

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H4zN

This is the QWERTY one!

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crackbrry fan

I have a feeling it's going to be based on the Passport.

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eddy_berry

For sure? Why not the Classic or Z30?

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thurask

Most of the subsystems (BT, WiFi, graphics, etc.) are duplicated or shared between the P9983, Q10/Q5 and Classic. Besides, Khan has been in development since November 2013 at the earliest.

Juan Patino

KHAAAAAAN!!!!!

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crackbrry fan

Given that there is already a white and gold Q10 variant, I don't think it would make sense to do a Porsche based off this but let's see.

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Prem WatsApp

64GB internal do make sense... :-)

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Hilton_K

Sweet, hopefully not just a dressed up Q10 then :-)

Even if it was just a dressed up Q10 i'd still want / need it!!

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StutterStep

I think it's just LED flash not dual cameras

blackbirdz10

if you look carefully, one lens is round and the other is square !

redsaph

It's probably not dual cameras, the other one is probably the flash.

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BBMarnel

I really want to see a Porsche Design BlackBerry PassPort. Its such a quirky looking phone to begin with and so intriguing. I want to see what Porsche can bring to highlight an already amazing design.

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kthhrrsn

I agree. The Passport is so unusual that it's intriguing. I'd love a Porsche Design Passport! Now, if only I could win one...

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Kevin Michaluk

I was about to type the same comment. I want a Porsche Design Passport. Will be even more ball'n... if that's possible.

theduy

it's gonna be awesome

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Plazmic Flame

Can we get Ferrari Design devices? Porsche Design hasn't wowed me yet...

wolf_clan

Have to say, loving the extra attention Bla1ze is able to give to CB. Careful that you don't set the bar too high though.....pace yourself. :)

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pvphooman

Someone who's got the leak should check over the clock.bar for clues.

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thurask

Ain't no clock bar in a SDK OS, though. Would need an actual 10.3 leak/release.

pvphooman

Right...this is the DevOS. I missed that.

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Sheaner19

Hmm dual cameras maybe for recording in 3D??

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LLVRman

I did some work for a product engineer at BlackBerry earlier in the year (at his house) and he was using this new porsche 9983, with some reluctance he handed over his phone, very, very cool, he would not allow any pics to be taken, but for me a once in a lifetime chance to hold new stuff before it's release! If it ever gets produced.

DjDante

Cool story bro

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jackwaldon

I think the porsche design is nice, but it really should have specs aboce and beyond other smartphones out.

Build a phone that has a ridiculously fast processor, excessive RAM, and a 20mpx camera. For how much it costs, it should have so much horsepower to turns heads outside of the BlackBerry base.

wtrmlnjuc

I agree, BB needs more "wow".

Dr_Vancouver

Looks too skinny to be a Passport :(

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alimin

surely Kevin will buy this too

deadcowboy

why don't they release porsche design versions of new releases and release them alongside the standard version? I guess that would be a hassle, but I'm not much interested in two year old hardware with a fresh coat of paint.

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bbmyyz

Odds are, anyone who wants a PD BlackBerry is an early adopter who will buy a Classic or Passport the moment they come out, and then buy another PD BlackBerry once that is released. I'm trying not to fall into that pattern myself.

KenFletch

So you mean all those people who bought PD BlackBerry phones in the past were early adopters. You don't understand who these are for

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MaxxxBerry23

Actually he's right, and that's the reason I too would love to see a PD Passport. Can't take that long to just put a new hull around it, can it?

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Meok

KHAAAAAANNN!!!!!!!!

MrGabriel

Just a thought...are there any pictures showing the back of the BlackBerry Passport?

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jcarlos100

Could it be the passport :D

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CDM76

Dunno??? Please consider using don't know. Sounds MUCH more professional.... as an editor in chief should sound ;)

Otherwise, thanks. Love reading information such as this.

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axllebeer

This is actually the first I've heard of this one.

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MERCDROID

Looks like it'll be some nice hardware. I just really want to see if BlackBerry is going to make another tablet...

Brandon McNamee

Boring like porche, let's get a corvette design for north america!

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bbmyyz

My next phone! I'm so glad the rumour mill is running on this PD phone before the Classic and Passport came out. Now I'll wait for this phone instead!

theduy

Time to save up some money.

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BCITMike

For the extra camera, I heard it was for cat red eye detection.

CodeMole

It's the Q10 device. Tarted up in Porsche garb.

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za_berry

The Wrath of KHAN!!!!!!

Love it, love the name, just not sure I'm going to be able to afford it.

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SK122387

Q10 based?

That would be one expensive double typing issue to deal with.

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MaxxxBerry23

Indeed Q10 based, but I guess the keyboard will be altered enough for that not to happen.
Remember, against all rumors there haven't been any bricked 9981s at release back then.

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Doey68

As a couple of posters said earlier, it isn't dual camera. One round, one square. Round one is the camera lens. Square one is the flash. Set further apart to reduce red eye.

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noelwoodward

Looks like one of them will house the flash for the camera...unlike the 'dual' cameras mentioned in the post

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jakeb1986

I really hope they skip the Q10 porsche design version and make it for the Classic instead.

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vasilisiou

Give me a Porsche Design Passport!!!!!!!!!!

dracolnyte

"We dunno" -$1 from his salary!

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RyanGermann

Maybe it's a low cost Porsche Design device, based on the Z3, only $1199.99.

blackbirdz10

Blackberry should release the P9983 along side the passport and classic not 6 months after their release !!!

Porsche design Passport would be icing on the cake for me !

mas.quemex

Passport comes with stainless steel frame, 64-bit microprocessor, 4G support & 453 PPI.

Can P9983 outdo it ?

Rootbrian

It's a mystery until then. Lol

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dnocera

Please bring on the Mercedes AMG design. It just make more sense!

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Harrison Cole

Would be cool if those were actually two cameras so you could shoot 3-D

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awindsr

Upon a return inspection after reading the banter.... it seems Z10 sized. So since the Z10 was allready done , I'm guessing Q20. That would really be cool to release both at the same time. Probably get a lot of BlackBerry chatter going as a result. Win win

awindsr

I would love to see the led flash surround the camera. Unique identifier for a BlackBerry.
Disclaimer : I have never seen this before on other phones. If done before, then resurrect it and own it.
Lol

Spykedjadedragon

Looks like it's based off of a Q10, and seeing the release schedule for these Porche phones, leads me to believe it as well. It sucks because I would LOVE a Porche designed Classic myself but oh well what can you do...

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playfoot

Am waiting for the PDQ!

Miss the old PD Bold. Would love to see a larger, non-square screen. However, not a deal breaker. Silver, lots of metal and weight like the Z30 would be great. As would the latest version of specs.