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Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8960T Snapdragon S4 Pro
CPU - Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery
Stand-by - Up to 288 h (2G) / Up to 288 h (3G)
Talk time - Up to 9 h (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 45 h
The BlackBerry Porsche Design P9983 is the third handset that was built from the partnership between Porsche Design and BlackBerry. It is basically the BlackBerry Q10 that has been given a luxury treatment, as well as the addition of Blackberry’s trademark QWERTY keyboard. The device runs the latest BlackBerry 10 operating system, which guarantees great user experience with no lags.
Build and Design
The build and design of the BlackBerry Porsche Design P9983 is what really determines its £1,400 value. The luxurious Porsche Design logo has also been stamped directly above the screen, further enhancing the phone’s look. The curved look of the Q10 has been radically transformed into a more angular look that is quite pleasing to the eye.
For a long time, BlackBerry phones were always differentiated by their unique keyboards, and it is in this area that the German design company decided to do a complete overhaul. The BlackBerry P'9983 features a glass-like keyboard made using top quality PMMA plastic to enhance durability. Porsche Design also shaped the keyboard keys to form a 3D glass effect in addition to the appealing silver font.
At the back, Porsche Design opted for a polished glass weave cover that is very appealing but does get covered up quickly with fingerprint marks and smears. Nevertheless, it is a strong and well-built device. The black and silver blend clearly looks well for a business phone.
The only mentionable new features that come with the BlackBerry P9983 are a new font and the executive style clock. At the back, the 8 megapixel camera should be able to handle all your picture taking needs with a small range of features including panorama, time shift, and burst mode.
The innovative square display is 3.1 inches and has a 720 by 720 resolution, which is obviously made for the spreadsheet and email mentality, rather than watching a movie on the way home. If the silver and black look is too dull for you, there is a wide selection of handcrafted phone leather cases to choose from.
Not much has been changed when you compare the P'9982 to the new P9983 as they both use the same 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor. The only difference is that the new phone has an upgraded internal storage of 64GB, which you can still enhance if you want to use a memory card. The 2GB RAM keeps applications running smoothly while the 2,100mAh battery will give you 14 hours talk time.
Ultimately, you are not going to buy the BlackBerry P9983 for its features, but for its innovative design. It is basically an exclusive designer phone targeted towards a specific niche market of business executives.