News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday November 19, 2013.
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Blackberry has a history of partnering with Porsche Design to release special limited editions of its popular smartphones. Nearly 11 months after first releasing what proved to be an unpopular phone, the BlackBerry Z10, the company has gone ahead and created a Porsche Design P'9982 version of the Z10 for anyone with a big wallet and soft spot for BB10.
The Z10 P'9982 has some noticeable changes like stainless steel at the top and bottom of the device and hand-stitched Italian leather on the back. The phone is aimed at the premium market, so it has premium materials. That target audience is probably a "world traveler," according to BlackBerry, so the phone also ships with Porsche Design earphones and charging kits for every region of the world.
Porsche includes a few clock tweaks, a minimally different home screen, and a few other software changes. The P9982 Z10 also bumps the internal storage up to 64GB and a microSD card that supports up to 64GB. Otherwise, it's the same Z10 with a 4.2-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
The limited edition Z10 P'9982 will be sold for an estimated GBP 1,500 (US $2,400) at Harrods and Porsche Design. World travelers can start looking for spare change on their yacht in order to purchase this GSM-only device soon.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.