This is what the back of the limited edition crocodile leather P'9982 looks like

By Adam Zeis on 29 Nov 2013 10:04 am EST

While I can say that I most likely won't be buying the Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 anytime soon, I can say that I do actually like the device. With the P'9981 I wasn't too keen on the keyboard for the long haul but with the P'9882 I'm singing a different song and I could totally see myself using one full time (but oh, the price!).

That being said, I would definitely steer clear of the limited edition model with the crocodile leather back. Why? Because it's funky looking. I get that Porsche Design and BlackBerry were going for a different look, but I think the leather back on the P'9982 is quite enough. The crocodile leather may be special but it certainly doesn't look that way.

* Update from CrackBerry Kevin: I just stroke through what Adam wrote above, because well, when it comes to fashion sense on a luxury product like this, his opinion doesn't really matter (sorry Adam - no offense... know your place.. you're a tech writer, not a fashion blogger). This thing is ball'n. I just polled a bunch of the fashionistas in my circles, and received lots of positive vibe on it too... "it's gorg!". Look for me to have one soon and I'll show you how sexy this baby is in video. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine. *


You can see what it looks like in the image above. The standard back on the left, crocodile on the right.

Most of you have seen the device already but may have missed this image of the back on the limited edition model. So what say you? Would you want to go all-in with croc or is this one better left behind?

Hit up the comments and let us know what you think!

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This is what the back of the limited edition crocodile leather P'9982 looks like


Too bad the animals are not aware that the PETA supporters are unaware of what PETA actually does with them

Too bad the PETA supporters are not aware that the animals are not aware that the PETA supporters are unaware of what Peta actually does with them.

Fortunately (or unfortunately), PETA doesn't know about Porsche Designed BBRY's. Nor does the rest of the world...

I don't see why People for the Eating of Tasty Animals would have an issue with this.


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MOTHER F-EN UGLY! I travel through many a fashionista circles. My wife used to be a buyer here in NYC's fashion district. I know Prada from Fendi, Taylor from Vuitton and Valli from Marant. I work with million $ a year plus associates and partners who wear and have the latest couture. And I can say with no hesitation, that is a damn ugly back.

In for the Porsche, in for the croc... from the back of the crocodile to the back of your phone. What's the sense of conspicuous consumption if you can't be conspicuous?

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Regular back is fine with me. Not that I'd be able to own a Porsche Design P'9982 :p

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Not even PS can save that pic. The device actually looks like poo.

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...Then again you paid USD1.5k for a golden iphone, so of course you care about this pricey Z10 ;)
come oooooonnn...

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Thank god you said that Kevin.. it's about damn time... im getting tired of seeing I more and ac members coming in and shitting in us BlackBerry users... its getting to the point where mods should just ban or just delete their threads and posts....

I understand it's an open forum.. but come on.. you don't see us being "trolls " and going to their sites to shit on their devices!!!

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Who's sitting on what??
I despise the porsche design blackberry, sorry to express my feeling. I've been on blackberry devices solely since 2006 so trust me, i'm not here to provoque anyone.

Is a porsche design what blackberry needs at this moment? NOoooooooooo, and guys please just be realistic, who cares about this device in this forum (apart from kevin) or let me rephrase, who will buy this device?? You "it's spade"?

I'm not coming here trolling from another website, this is my website, this is my community, this is blackberry..

we love blackberry we hate blackberry this is how I felt over the last year.. judge me for that!

I use bbry and own stock and constantly shit on the company and decision makers do produce this phone.

But.... it's what I expect from a team who drove themselves into 4th place worldwide: Porsche phone. 1% market share phone for the 1%. Brilliant.

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YEAH Crackberry should just CENSOR the threads and comments so that people don't get thier feelings hurt (grow a pair), and the comments can reflect a 'closed minded' ideology that's blackberry-centric (sarcasm). Dude, just because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't mean they are an android or Iphone fanboy.

So, when you flip it around it is reduced in size to a shrunken dwarf of its former self? Amazing picture.

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aka...the BlackBerry PHANTASM phone.(Tall Man not included)

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Croc is HOT. Kevin, get Crackberry store to sell croc battery doors I would get one for my Q10 :-)

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I thought that exactly when I saw the picture! I need a crocodile skin back for my BBQ10!!! It would look sooo goood! I'd love to see some concept designs of the Q10 and next Q device with a similar back. Just bawliiin'!

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BlackBerry MUST have a distinctive back cover. That's how you market. You can spot a Mac or iPhone from far away. Otherwise it's just a generic phone if someone is looking from the outside.

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That's Pretty cool. I just wish Some one would release custom battery door covers for the z10's.

I like Porsche design contests held by CrackBerry! It sure would be nice to sport this around X-mas.

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I agree with Adam. Only pimps and Texas oil tycoons appreciate crocodile leather.

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

Aye, the clock and 64 GB almost seems worth it. Got to be the crock though - other is too plain. While there is maybe not so many Z10's out in the wild, I'd feel a lot better if I had one of these babies while standing at the bus stop next to some l granny with her Z10! Or some common and garden nerd/teenager/housewife.

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I don't think the normal leather one looks all that good. The crocodile leather might be a bit tacky, but I think it's a better fit for this kind of phone.

Why images look stretched in the CB app. Can't really appreciate the phone like this, sadly.

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Don't know why anybody would want it, doesn't look that nice to me.

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Why?, q10 back is the best ever seen on a BlackBerry device.

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now that's what I call a CrocBerry! on the other hand, will a Porsche 911 Turbo SSSS show up if you press the Emergency button on the lock screen?

A redesigned Mercedes F1 edition Z30 made of F1 grade carbon fiber and aluminum with 64gb of internal memory.

Now that would be something.

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My comment will probably get striked out too, but the fact that Adam can't express his own personal opinion without having it edited is rediculous. What on earth is happening to CrackBerry recently???

It looks like it has a skin disease...or that it is in need of moisturising! I suggest using Neutrogena!

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