When the Blackberry Porsche was introduced last year, many people dismissed it, saying it was a rumour. Well, it isn’t! It has been launched and is now in the Nigerian market selling for between N340,000 to N380,000.

About three months ago when it was launched in the UK, many Nigerian gadget lovers were shocked at the whooping asking price of $2,000 (N322,180) placed on the phone which neither has a gold nor diamond castment. More shocking to them was the fact that the Blackberry device has no ‘out of this world’ features compared to other BlackBerry phones.
Despite these shortfalls, the phone is now selling in big phone shops in Lagos and quite a number of privileged individuals are already buying it.
At Slot shop in computer village, Ikeja, a dummy of the phone is on display with a price tag of N340,000. A source in the market told Consumers’ Advocate that other bigs shop in the market have placed their orders for the phone and will start selling immediately the stock arrives.
Although many believe that the phone is not worth the big price place on it, some unique features arguably stand out on the BlackBerry device.
Porsche P’9981 as the smartphone is popularly called is an exclusive phone styled by Porsche Design, a brand reputed for designing luxury products. Inside, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P9981 is similar to the Bold 9900 Touch featuring a 2.8-inch VGA Touch display and QWERTY keyboard.
BlackBerry Porsche looks solid and mean (bold). The phone naturally exudes authority and class. The phone comes with a stainless steel finish with quality leather on the rear side.The QWERTY keyboard is in a class of its own.
The phone also features a 1.2GHz processor with 768MB RAM just like the Bold Touch. It comes with BlackBerry 7 OS with all its bells and whistle: improved universal search with voice enabled search, improved multi-tasking, support for Near Field Communication (NFC), support for 720p HD video recording, and support for augmented reality apps. The phone also features the Wikitude World browser, an augmented reality app that enables you discover and interact with the world around you in real-time. Of course, you still get BlackBerry Messenger and a suite of other BlackBerry services.
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