The last time we saw pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 was back in August. With an expected launch later this month, a new video has turned up, giving us another look at this premium smartphone.
As expected, it appears to be a modified BlackBerry Z10 with the same premium finish that we saw with the earlier P’9981. There is a leather backplate with glass weave interior and embossed with the BlackBerry logo on the back while the front and sides are wrapped in aluminium.
Vietnam’s Tinhte.vn has reconfirmed that specifications will be very similar to those of the BlackBerry Z10, including an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 1,800mAh battery. One key difference could be that it will come with 64GB of internal memory (up from 16GB on the Z10) but take that with a grain of salt – The Google translation is pretty rough and it could be a reference to the microSD card slot instead.
The P’9982 is also expected to come with a customized BlackBerry 10 user interface. Like the P’9981 before it, it should include Porsche Design touches like custom icons, the Porsche font and premium BBM PINs to help identify other P’998x users. Oddly though, the video shows the standard BlackBerry 10 interface, suggesting that work was still ongoing on the Porsche Design customizations when the video was taken. Unlike the pictures seen this summer, this prototype also lacks the Porsche Design logo on the front.
BlackBerry and Porsche are expected to announce the Porsche Design P’9982 on November 20 with availability to follow by early 2014. Pricing is expected to fall in the US$2,000 range.