Harrod's Selling Super Expensive Porsche Design BlackBerry

Designed by Porsche and currently on sale at Harrod's, London, this phone costs just shy of £1300. At £1275, the price tag translates to $1997 USD by today's exchange rate. That's a pricey phone. So, what is it that makes this handset so costly? Previously dubbed the BlackBerry Knight, the phone is now selling as the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981. According to Phone Arena, it packs a 1.2GHz processor, 768 MB RAM, 5-megapixel camera, 720p camcorder, and 8 GB of on-board storage. The Porsche Design logo is emblazoned across the top of the device, just above the earpiece, and the exterior of the phone is stainless steel and leather.

While we're skeptical as to how well this phone will sell, units are apparently flying off the shelves. Harrod's spoke to Phone Arena and said the phone is available for order over the phone, is in very high demand and selling fast. If you're looking to get one Stateside, N4BB writes that Porsche Design stores in the U.S. have begun marketing the BlackBerry P’9981 and the device is apparently up for pre-order priced at $1,700. No word on a solid release date, but it's thought to be coming out next month. Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Any takers?

  • apercu
    The car decals make it go faster... Oh wait... -_-
  • knightofdames
    just 1,700 USD no $#!t
  • mrmaia
    RIM is learning from Apple that logos are more important than anything else.
  • lamorpa
    While we're skeptical as to how well this phone will sell, units are apparently flying off the shelves.
    You meant to write, "Though we were skeptical as to how well this phone would sell, units are apparently flying off the shelves."
  • kikireeki
    BlackBerry.... mm I think I have heard that name before!
  • kin3000
    The design actually looks pretty good, but $1,700 good?? I don't think so.
  • cumi2k4
    They should just sell it in Indonesia, those phones will sell like hot cake here....
  • sunflier
    A mobile phone that costs $1700.00? What recession??
  • hang-the-9
    Nice status symbol, but that much money for so little storage? What do they they are, Apple?
  • freggo
    Seriously, if you need a $2000+ personal communicator we need to raise your income tax. You clearly have too much money which is affecting your sanity :-)