The Style Examiner has been following the technological war unravelling between BlackBerrys and iPhones since the first battles started taking place between marketers and users at the dawn of the smartphone era. As supporters of the written word, we find BlackBerry keyboards very convenient for typing away our views on fashion, art, design, architecture, and everything that moves you. However, we have been watching the majority of those involved in the creative industries surrender to the iPhone when it comes to its highly seductive and effective visual interfacing and to the possibilities it offers via its numerous easy-to-use apps.
As financial reports have been increasingly suggesting a struggling future for BlackBerry, and as the world has started assuming that the company was losing the smartphone race, BlackBerry decided to fight back by releasing the P’9981, a new stylish handset exclusively conceived by Porsche Design.
We decided to look into the specifications and the design of the new phone and, when it comes to looks, it wins hands down. The Porsche Design P’9981 contains an enhanced 1.2 GHz processor and 8 GB of onboard memory, as well as a 5MP camera with 4X Digital Zoom and HD Video recording (720p). In addition to the comprehensive keyboard, it has a capacitive touch screen incorporated, as other most recent BlackBerry models. With its slick and angular lines, and a tactile case forged in stainless steel and finished in leather, the Porsche Design P’9981 has most definitely caught our eye and has made us look afresh at the power of the BlackBerry.