I promise I’ll stop harping on RIM for a while, but I couldn’t resist — the BlackBerry Porsche P’9981‘s product page has gone live, and it affords us several new looks at the silliest-looking RIM device in recent memory.
One thing I neglected to mention yesterday is that users of the Porsche P’9981 are issued a special PIN that begins with “2AA.” It’s digital elitism at it’s worst, given that most people won’t be able to pick up on what’s so special about it.
After having slept on it and seeing these pictures, I actually find myself hating the Porsche P’9981 just a little less. It’s actually sort of handsome from the back and sides, but man — the face just seems amazingly gaudy. I think the keyboard is really what kills me, since it seems to put style ahead of usability. A handful of comments and tweets yesterday accused me of not “getting it,” and it’s with great consternation that I admit that I absolutely don’t.
Okay, I’m done. Back to business as usual, everyone.