Blackberry porsche design p'9983


BlackBerry"s ageing Q.10 handmix has been given a premium makeover courtesy of Porsbít Design và launched, fittingly, at Harrods today. ventured down in our Sunday Best for a little time with the new handmix...

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It"s very rare that we find ourselves summoned down lớn Harrods in Knightsbridge for a phone release. But such was the case with the Porsbịt Design BlackBerry P"9983. The environment is well suited; this is a premium BlackBerry Mã Sản Phẩm, aimed at those for which a mere iPhone 6 or LG G3 alone won"t fit the bill. And yet, compared to lớn the likes of the handmade £6,750 Vertu Signature cảm ứng, the £1,400 asking price doesn"t seem so steep.

This is Porsbít Design"s third BlackBerry handmix, following last year"s BlackBerry P"9982 - essentially a pimped BlackBerry Z10. This time around, its the BlackBerry Q10 that"s been given the luxury treatment and with it, comes the return of the keyboard - BlackBerry"s perennial calling thẻ.

But if you"re hoping for substantial new features, well, there aren"t any. Internally, the phone remains exactly the same. It benefits from the lathử nghiệm version of the Blackberry 10 OS but then again, there"s the forthcoming BlackBerry Passport to lớn blow that particular tumpet. What we"ve sầu got here then, is just a nicer-looking BlackBerry Q10 with premium branding & a massive sầu price bump.


BlackBerry devices were always noted for the keyboard & it"s here that Porsđậy Design has shown some love. The P"9883 features glass-lượt thích PMMA plastic for increased durability và the thiết kế company has shaped the keys to lớn create a pseudo 3D-like effect. And there"s a nice new silver fonts too.

The raised buttons are comfortable lớn type on, but some quick thử nghiệm emails revealed that we"ve sầu become too used lớn wide touchscreens - the cramped "board takes some getting used to but there"s a decent amount of travel on the keys.

Round the back, Porsche Design has coated the device with a "special glass-weave technology" that looks nice enough, but is immediately covered with smears and fingerprint marks. Which is a shame given how much you"re asked to lớn part with for it.

And yet, it"s a sturdy, well-built phone. The silver and black blkết thúc obviously looks the business, and will find a nice home page in the breast pocket of your Savile Row suit. This is the reason the phone is what it is - if you"re of a particular income bracket và partial to an association with German automotive thiết kế, then you"re going khổng lồ lượt thích this device.

Porsbít Design BlackBerry P"9983: Features

New features were awarded barely a mention during the reveal at Harrods, and chiefly rely on the updates lớn BlackBerry"s operating system. Unfortunately, all you"re going to lớn get with this phone is a different fonts & the silver, executive-style Porsđậy Design clock. There"s also a particular PIN ID designation with BlackBerry Messenger that identifies you as a Porsbít Design user.

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Around back is the 8MPhường camera that Porsche Design has equipped with a sapphire crystal coated lens. A small array of features, included burst mode, panorama and time shift are there to play with, but really it"s not up khổng lồ the likes of the Điện thoại HTC One M8 in the photography department.

The square 3.1-inch display boasts a 7đôi mươi x 720 resolution that is clearly designed for the email và spreadsheet mentality than taking in a TV series on the commute trang chủ.

If the blachồng và silver look is a little too boardroom for you, you can add one of Porsbịt Design"s handcrafted leather cases to lớn the P"8893. They come in a range of colours, including yellow, orange, salsa xanh, pomegranate, dark brown paloma grey và blue green.

Porsbít Design BlackBerry P"9983: Performance

Performance is handled by the same dual core 1.5GHz Snaprồng processor found in the original quận 10, although, lượt thích the P"9982, Porsbịt Design has given the internal storage a boost. The original 16GB has been upgraded to 64GB và you can still use a microSD thẻ to add even more.

There"s 2GB of RAM, keeping things moving quickly, và a 2,100 mAh battery that, BlackBerry says, will afford you 14 hours of talk time. Part of the work that the company has done on the operating system is to lớn make it more power efficient and the representatives we spoke to at the launch were pretty confident you could get a day và a half"s use out of the device between charges.

Porsbịt Design BlackBerry P"9983: Verdict

This is a phone being sold on its brvà image alone, & to a very specific type of customer. BlackBerry, by its own admission, says this isn"t going to be a mass-market phone. It"s aiming to bring back the business love by way of a decent keyboard and supurb build unique. In the hand, it feels suitably premium - but then, so does the HTC One M8.

The inclusion of the Amazon App Store goes some way to remedying the worrying laông xã of apps that has always plagued BlackBerry and the edgy thiết kế is more mature và appealing than the curvyness of the original BlackBerry Q.10. It would have sầu been nice if Porsbít Design had something in the way of third-các buổi party apps or services that could mix this phone aside in a software sense as well as a hardware sense.

Ultimately though, you"re going to want this phone in order khổng lồ make a particular statement. It"s a designer phone in the same way as there are designer sunglasses, watches và jackets. It"s branding has little lớn no impact on the actual performance or usability of the phone - which still falls some way behind Apple"s iPhone 6 or the top Android handsets.

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This isn"t going to lớn be the phone that reinvents BlackBerry, but it does stand as a testament khổng lồ the fact there are still customers out there that value exclusivity above sầu all else. And lớn them, we say happy shopping.

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