May 21 2012

Blackberry Porsche Design Review

by Mohd in Technology

Couple of weeks have passed since ive recieved my the P9981 Porsche Design device from RIM and many have been waiting for this review so here i go ūüôā

First thing your gonna notice when you hold this piece of art into your hands is how awesome is the build quality is, nothing in the market can be compared to the P9981 build quality. When it comes to build quality the iPhone have been dominating it and im only talking about the build quality so dont mix things up. No matter if you are an Android fan or an iOS no one could deny that the iPhone build quality was the best in the market and although i tested so many devices before i couldnt find any device that has a good build quality till i got my hands on the Blackberry Porsche Design if you dont believe me just think of it in a logical way its designed by Porsche & RIM so you can imagine how it could feel in your hand.

The P9981 feels and looks like something that came out of a science fiction movie (Star Trek or Star Wars) and its an eye catcher no matter where you go its gonna be noticed even from non blackberry fans. Personally i love the aluminum body and the leather back which i really think is so practical when putting the device down on a table, unlike the Bold 9900 the leather back can really protect your Blackberry while maintaining its unique looks.

For the first couple of hours i wasnt comfortable with the keyboard and no one can disagree about how RIM is famous for its keyboards, blackberry keyboards are the most comfortable and practical keyboard you could ever use no matter which blackberry you’ve got RIM never¬†compromise on their¬†keyboards or touch screens. Later when my fingers got used to the keyboard i found it so comfortable and didnt disappoint me as i originally thought ( just a reminder i personaly use the Bold 9900) and¬†surprisingly¬†with the futuristic design of the P9981 its so comparable to the 9900 when it comes to comfort and fast typing capabilities i could even say that its a bit more comfortable to type on than the 9900.

Now for the specs which is by the way the same as the Bold 9900 with only one thing different that i personally couldnt explain, the light sensor. The light sensor is so responsive something that i couldnt explain. usually when i use my Bold 9900 the screen doesnt turn off in the right time so usually when im answering a call on my Bold 9900 i end up pressing the on-screen buttons as the speaker, and im not the only one who had this problem even my friends have been facing the same issue no matter what software update they have. During my¬†excessive¬†use i found that the light sensor in the P’9981 is so responsive and i never NEVER ¬†had an issue with the screen it turns off in the right moment. I took one of my friends Bold 9900 and tested the light sensor in it and found the same result as my 9900 which is a bit of lag in the sensor unlike the Porsche Design which incredibly turns off and dims in the right second. I searched for a reason coz nothing was¬†officially¬†mentioned that the light sensor could differs from the originally 9900 but i could not find an answer except a rare study that mentions that aluminum could affect the light sensor in a small way and i remember that the iPhone also has an aluminum body, so whether or not that could have an effect still the question remains and my experience proves it.


I wont get much into the software coz im saving this for another post but one thing that anyone would notice is the original them that comes packed in the P’9981 which again adds to its futuristic design. It might seems strange for the first time but i just love the way it all blends in ahhmmm BLENDS in :p in the whole design.


8 Responses to Blackberry Porsche Design Review

  1. Ahmed May 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Im facing the same problem with my bold’s sinsor great review btw

  2. Manar May 21, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I have been thinking of buying one also u made me desire it more but where can I get it because I do not want to buy it from xcite ?

  3. Nouf May 22, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I tryed it on display and I didn’t feel that the keyboard is better than the curve I think the best keyboard out there is for the curve small and comfortable to type on

    • Mohd May 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Well u have to get used to it but I assure u that after 2 hours of use u will absolutely fall in love with it.

  4. posh May 22, 2012 at 10:39 am

    well form what I see I feel like it has a comfortable keyboard with intuitive shortcuts. I didn”t like the recent blackberry designs which has the touch features. however, there is a charm to its build.

    • Mohd May 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      The build quality is so awesome & I believe that the touch features r great when browsing mostly & scrolling.

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