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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the usability and portability. The reliability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the price. There are some mixed opinions about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and portability are generally positive, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Porsche Design P'9981 REQ71UW 8GB Dark Platinum English QWERTY Factory Unlocked Cell PhoneBlackberry Porsche Design P'9981 REQ71UW 8GB Dark Platinum English QWERTY Factory Unlocked Cell Phone

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the price and portability.

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portability, price

33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BLACKBERRY PORSCHE DESIGN P'9981 8GB IN DARK PLATINUM QWERTY ENGLISH KEYPAD UNLOCKED P9981 MOBILE PHONE GENUINEBLACKBERRY PORSCHE DESIGN P'9981 8GB IN DARK PLATINUM QWERTY ENGLISH KEYPAD UNLOCKED P9981 MOBILE PHONE GENUINE

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 review

 

Research in Motion, regardless of how you may view its recent history or its long-term future, still has a stronghold on the corporate world. Its lineup

Made with high-quality materials ; Offers same performance as Bold 9900 ; Above average battery life

Functionality doesn't justify the cost ; Keyboard isn't as easy to use as Bold 9900 ; No improvement in components

The P'9981 is little more than a luxury BlackBerry Bold 9900, and will appeal only to a select few.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry review

 

Last summer, RIM introduced the world to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry 7 operating system. In spite of adding a faster processor, slimmer profile, and the nebulous Liquid Graphics, that...

Great way to demonstrate that you're wealthy ; Responsive UI ; Quick camera operation

Outdated OS ; Exorbitant price ; Worse design than the Bold 9900

Maybe if you knocked a zero off its price tag, the existence of this phone might have been justifiable

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 Review

 

At first glance, Porsche Design and BlackBerry might not make obvious bed-fellows. Still, the car firm's aesthetically-obsessed arm has taken up with Canada's finest, and the Porsche Design P'9981 is the result: maple syrup by way of Stuttgart. The...

It’s hard to imagine the Porsche Design P’9981 convincing the everyman: its severe styling is too divisive, BlackBerry 7 OS questionable, and general specifications uncompetitive in places. Then again, the everyman isn’t the limited edition...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Abbas Jaffar Ali (tbreak.com)

Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 Smartphone Review

 

The most expensive BlackBerry ever.

Brilliant construction quality, feels great in your hands, uber premium

2000 price tag, essentially the BlackBerry Bold 9900

This new enclosure is slightly bigger in size compared to the Bold 9900 but not much has changed as far as layout and positioning of buttons and connectors is concerned. The MicroSD slot has been moved a bit higher making it easier to manage your...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

 

The perfect accompaniment to your Porsche car or an overpriced folly? We found out.

Genuinely standout design, Very well built, Superb keyboard

Trails the competition on almost all technical fronts, BlackBerry OS 7.0 is nice but limited, App selection not good enough, Is ultimately way overpriced

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981: Harrods titanium edition pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Porsche Design has made an exclusive one-of-a-kind titanium and carbon fibre version of its BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 smartphone for Harrods, and

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

 

There are enough high-profile fans of the BlackBerry to make something like this Porsche Design special edition make sense. From celebrities to CEOs, the BlackBerry still has quite a hold on people as a great communicator, whether for business or...

Stand out in a crowd, keyboard is still great, good communicator, high-resolution display, dock

Price, theme makes the app icons a little more difficult to determine, BB 7 OS isn't as dynamic as rivals, back cover comes off too easily

It might sound like we've been rather harsh here, but there's no escaping the fact that the P'9981, Porsche Design or not, it still a BlackBerry at its core. Where it excels with communication features, it lacks with entertainment refinement. Whilst...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

£2000, that's the amount of pocket money you'll have to have saved up to afford the beauty that is the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 smartphone.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

BlackBerry Porsche Design P9981 Review, Tech Specs, Price in India

 

Feel the all new BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981. The latest from RIM is a Porsche designed smartphone with many amazing features.

• Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic ; • Wikitude World Browser app included ; • Enjoy faster and smoother web navigation ; • NFC supported ; • 3.5 mm audio jack ; • Liquid graphic based 2.8 inches TFT screen ; • Integrated hands-free...

• Very exorbitant price ; • BlackBerry OS 7.0 is nice but limited ; • Trails the competition on few technical fronts ; • App selection not good enough ; • No front Camera even at this high price

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 Review indicates that it is an overpriced mobile phone, especially made for high-class consumers. People who want to showcase their gadget then P'9981 is the right handset to carry with. Despite featured with few...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Porsche Design’s P’9981 BlackBerry

 

A handsome new smartphone to rival Apple, Vertu and Samsung

May, 2012
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Product Specifications

Camera

Built-in flash: Yes
Front camera:N
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:2.8
Display Resolution:640 x 480
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.75

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:MP3

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:2100
3G standards:HSPA,UMTS
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:7
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

USB port:N

Processor

Processor frequency:1.2

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:7

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.75
USB mass storage: Yes

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