If Acer has a Ferrari smartphone, RIM will be sporting a Porsche branded smartphone unlike the Acer Liquidmini Ferrari which is an existing Acer Smartphone painted red with the Ferrari logo, the Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone is a collaboration between RIM and Porsche Design, and not just rebranding an existing Blackberry Torch, Bold or Curve phone.
P’9981 Smartphone uses components/materials that are not common to smartphone like forged stainless steel frame, hand-wrapped leather back cover and sculpted QWERTY keyboard. The P’9981 will also have it’s own Porsche Design UI, a bespoke Wikitude World Browser and PINs that are exclusive for P’9981 smartphone users.
Porsche Design P’9981 Specs:
2.8” TFT LCD Capacitive touch display 640 × 480 resolution @287 dpi
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8655, 1.2GHz
24-bit high resolution graphics
8GB of internal storage expandable up to 40 GB via microSD
built-in support for NFC
5 MP rear camera with HD Video recording (720p), Face detection, Flash and 4x digital zoom
Accelerometer, Magnetometer and Proximity sensor
Wi-Fi 802.11 2GHz b/g/n, 5GHz a/n
HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
35 key backlit keyboard w/ dedicated key for ESC, Send, End (Power), Menu, Escape, Camera (user customisable, convenience key), Volume Up/Down (Fwd/Rwd for media, Zoom for camera), Mute (Play/Pause for media), Lock (top center)
Li-Ion 1000 mAh