The Porsche Design P’9983 is rumoured to be the next BlackBerry smartphone to emerge from its partnership with Porsche. Expected to launch later this month, it appears to have just gotten its FCC clearance. While the P’9983 is not explicitly named in any of the reports, the device outline shown in the label documentation matches that of leaked images seen last month.
In fact, a few different model numbers appear to have gone through the process. Identified in various documents are the RFL111LW, RHA110LW, RHA111LW and the RHB121LW. All three are running Running BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.686.
It’s likely that the tree models vary only in their cellular connectivity. For example, the RHA110LW comes with “GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900, WCDMA/HSPA FCC 2,5, 6, LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 17.” Also on board are 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and an FM radio. Unfortunately, little else is available due to the usual confidentiality requests.
Meanwhile, Porsche Design took to Twitter today to tease that a new launch is coming:
A new launch is coming closer. With a unique and puristic design. Simply said: A new Porsche Design product. pic.twitter.com/ZLmfmxs9J1
— Porsche Design (@PorscheDesign) September 11, 2014
Like its predecessors, the Porsche Design P’9983 will likely sell for upwards of US$2000 when it launches.
Source : FCC