Luxury Meets Bling – The Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 Gets a 24ct Gold Makeover
If you thought the Porsche-Designed BlackBerry P’9981 was expensive enough, wait ‘til you set your peepers on a 24 carat gold version of it.
For those who aren’t familiar with the P’9981, it’s a somewhat over-the-top version of the popular Bold 9900 smartphone. Research in Motion teamed up with Porsche Design (the same people behind the cars) to create it, which resulted in a futuristic looking BlackBerry with a leather back cover and split keys on the QWERTY keyboard. Oh, and it costs just £1275.
If that’s not quite enough money to be spending on a mobile phone, you may like this blinged-out version – yours for a snip at just £4799.99 ($7,500 approx.). Only 100 of these babies have been commissioned worldwide by ‘Supplier 2 The Stars’ , so it’s your chance to get your hands on an, albeit very pricey, piece of mobile phone history.
Each phone is numbered and marked to show its authenticity, and the company behind the limited edition run is giving 10% from each phone sold to the 2012 Sport Relief charity. The phones are currently being sold through eBay in the UK and nowhere else, although the company is contactable through the site.
Other than the brushed aluminium casing and keyboard being coated in 24 carat gold, the phone remains the same as the regular P’9981. The phone features a touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard, 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of internal memory and a 5-Megapixel rear camera with LED flash.
If you’ve got a spare 5 grand burning a hole in your pocket, you can take a look at the gold plated BlackBerry P’9981 on eBay here.