I’ve never been a BlackBerry fan, and although I considered giving my dad one briefly earlier this year, there just was not enough to convince me to go for the brand. Even Alicia Keys being appointed its Global Creative Director (whatever the heck that means in real life) didn’t make a difference. Oh, wait! It did. I am not a fan of hers either. Anyhow, it looks like the brand is really doing what it can to get more attention – and try to get people to choose it over competitors. The latest flagship phone, the Porsche Design BlackBerry 10 has been leaked, courtesy of Vietnamese site www.tinhte.vn.
Granted, it’s just a leak, but you know how these things go. Someone will always squeal.
This is not the first time BlackBerry has gone down this road. Last year, the phone manufacturer teamed up with Porsche Design to launch the Porsche Design P’9981. According to The Verge, that phone was abysmal. Not even the Porsche label was enough to give it a boost. I suppose the $2,000 price tag had something to do with it as well.
That flop does not seem to have affected the collaborators, though, as they are giving it another go with the Porsche Design BlackBerry 10, which is rumored to be called BlackBerry P’9982. Makes sense doesn’t it? Here’s another view of the phone, this time from the back.
I have to be honest and say that the back looks interesting, but if the rumors are to be believed, it will cost more than $2,000. To that, I say, “Thanks, but no thanks.” Would you give up that much money for a BlackBerry? Porsche Design or not?
But, just in case you have an inexplicable love for the brand, you will have to wait at least until the middle of next year, for that is when it is supposed to launch – at the earliest.
What do you think of this new BlackBerry phone?