BlackBerry Tries Again With The Porsche Design P’9983 Smartphone

Not to be outdone by the new iPhones or Galaxy Notes, BlackBerry is shouting “me too!” with the introduction of a new smartphone. Meet the Porsche Design P’9983, a slightly re-skined and re-worked BlackBerry Q10 with a 3.1-inch touchscreen.

Don’t be fooled by the swanky Porsche Design exterior. This is a Ford Fiesta with a Porsche 911 body.

Inside the Porsche Design P’9983 is the same hardware that powers the year-old BlackBerry Q10 including the same dual Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960, 2100 mAh battery and 720×720 3.1-inch touchscreen. However Blackberry threw buyers a bone and upped the storage to 64GB.

According to the product page, the P’9983 rocks a slightly redesigned physical keyboard. Glass keys. If that’s important to you.

So why buy the Porsche Design P’9983? Great question and I’m glad you asked, friend. Buyers of the Porsche Design P’9983 get a special prefix on their BBM pins. Yep, a couple of special characters. I’ll let the product page explain:

Be instantly recognizable amongst Porsche Design users. The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry provides an exclusive Porsche Design PIN ID group – 2AAXXXXX, which sets you apart and makes you instantly recognizable among other Porsche Design users.

Pricing and availability wasn’t announced yet.