BlackBerry, Porsche Design release latest bling handset

P’9983 Graphite smartphone carries ‘exclusive keypad’ of ‘glass-like’ keys

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BlackBerry, Porsche Design release latest bling handset The handset’s body consists of graphite-metallic coloured elements and hand-wrapped leather and runs BlackBerry 10.
By  Stephen McBride Published  March 16, 2015

Porsche Design and BlackBerry today announced the launch of the Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite smartphone from BlackBerry.

The handset's body consists of graphite-metallic coloured elements and hand-wrapped leather and runs BlackBerry 10.

The build concept comes from Porsche Design, but BlackBerry has collaborated on "an exclusive keypad" of specially crafted "glass-like" keys said to have "the durability of rigid synthetic material".

According to BlackBerry, "An exclusive Porsche Design PIN ID group, 2AAXXXXX, sets you apart and makes you instantly recognised among other Porsche Design users."

"The iconic styling of the new P'9983 Graphite from BlackBerry is technically inspired with longevity, integrity, and individuality at its core," said Roland Heiler, chief design officer, Porsche Design Group. "And it will offer a new way to express individual style with the luxury of being one step ahead."

"The P'9983 Graphite from BlackBerry was built especially for those who strive for success every day. This professional tool will deliver superior productivity, ultimate security and privacy as well as effective communication and collaboration," said Ron Louks, president, Devices and Emerging Solutions, BlackBerry.

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