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BlackBerry, Porsche Design Team Up On Luxury Phone

11/19/2013 07:09:00 AM Eastern

London – BlackBerry has collaborated with Porsche Design to produce a luxury smartphone that will retail for $2,350 through Porsche Design stores in the U.S. beginning Nov. 21.

The Porsche Design P'9982 smartphone from BlackBerry is an unlocked full-touch phone that can be used on GSM-based 4G LTE and 4G networks around the world, a spokesperson told TWICE.

The phone is BlackBerry’s second collaboration with the luxury brand. The first was a keyboard-equipped phone launched in 2012. Purchasers included Kanye, Kim K, Beyonce, Jay Z, Piers Morgan and Christian Ronaldo, a spokesperson said.

The new model features a customized version of BlackBerry’s 10.2 OS, satin-finished stainless-steel frame, and hand-wrapped Italian leather back door. A limited edition will be hand-wrapped in genuine crocodile leather.

Customized Porsche Design UI elements include a clock that is identical to the Porsche Design Worldtimer timepiece sold by the luxury brand. It also comes with 24/7 VIP tech support.

The phone comes with premium stereo headset, a polishing cloth, USB cable for high-speed data transfer and an international charging kit. Aftermarket accessories include handcrafted backdoors made from Italian leather in three colors.


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