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?
As it turns out, the Porsche Design P'9983 will get its own unveiling with invites having now been sent out for September 17th in Dubai. Although the invite doesn't say much about the device, we've gotten a few glimpses of it from leaked images as well as a full run down of the suggested specs.
- Display - 3.1 inch, 720 x 720 pixels, 24-bit color OLED display
- Memory - 64 GB application storage and 2 GB RAM
- Processor - 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- Navigation - Touch screen
- Keyboard - Physical keyboard, full QWERTY
- Battery - 2100 mAh removable battery
- Camera - Front-facing camera: 2 MP, Fixed-focus, Image stabilization (for still image and video capture), 3x digital zoom / Rear-facing camera: 8 MP, Autofocus and flash, Image stabilization (for still image and video capture), 5x digital zoom
- Video Camera - Front-facing camera: 720p HD video recording at 30 fps. Rear-facing camera: 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps and 720p HD video recording at 60 fps
- GPS- Assisted GPS: Uses the wireless network to retrieve GPS satellite information. Assisted GPS can achieve a fast retrieval of the first GPS fix. Autonomous GPS: Uses the GPS receiver on the device to retrieve location information. This mode can't be used indoors or in close proximity to many physical obstructions, and can take several minutes to fully synchronize with four or more GPS satellites for the first GPS fix. Simultaneous GPS: Allows a device to receive both GPS and voice data at the same time, which allows service providers to offer location-based services.
- OS - BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3
- Sensors - Accelerometer: Required to sense the orientation, either portrait or landscape, of the device and to enable the corresponding UI orientation. Magnetometer: Used to provide information on the direction that the user is facing. The Compass app uses the magnetometer to determine your direction relative to the Earth's magnetic poles or to true north. Ambient Light Sensor: Controls the brightness of the display based on ambient light availability and brightness for optimum display visibility and energy efficiency. Proximity sensor: Used to prevent unintentional data entry when the device is pressed to the face during a call.
- Networks - Porsche Design P'9983 smartphone from BlackBerry SQK100-1: Quad band LTE (2, 4, 5, 17) (700/850/1700/1900 MHz), Quad band HSPA+ (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5/6) (850/1700/1900/2100 MHz), Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) / Porsche Design P'9983 smartphone from BlackBerry SQK100-2: Quad band LTE (2, 4, 5, 17) (700/850/1700/1900 MHz), Tri band HSPA+ (1, 2, 5/6) (850/1900/2100 MHz) for 42 Mbps, Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
The Porsche Design devices aren't for everyone but those who do love them, love them a lot. Are you looking to pick one up? Maybe we'll have to get our hands on one for review.