BlackBerry 9980 Mystery Model To Be Porsche-Branded Phone?


Remember that really-odd-looking BlackBerry that showed up late last week? Supposedly the Bold 9980, the phone followed the basic layout of the 9900, but adopted a harsh-looking metal exterior. We’ve since heard some new rumors that hope to nail down just what this model is, and also gotten a chance to see the phone on video.

It’s starting to look like this really is a legit BlackBerry, rather than some kind of counterfeit look-alike. Supposedly, it’s got the code name Knight and may be a special edition phone released with Porsche branding. If that’s to be the case, we can expect the 9980 to be both rare and quite expensive.

The new video shows the 9980 running BlackBerry OS 7, and we’ve also got an alternate render of the phone to check out, replacing the PROCEEDING up top with what appears to be Chinese characters. This would make a whole lot more sense if there was one that read PORSCHE, but that would be just too easy, wouldn’t it?

Has anyone who was initially not a fan of the phone started coming around to it yet?

Source: CrackBerry, BerryCN

Via: IntoMobile

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