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Blackberry Launches The Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone

Porsche Design and Research In Motion has unveiled the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphones. These limited edition stainless steel-framed, black leather wrapped phones will be available from Porsche Design stores later this year.

The Porsche Design P’9981 has a 1.2 GHz processor, HD video recording, 24-bit high resolution graphics, and advanced sensors, along with 8GB of on-board memory  (expandable up to 40GB with a micro SD card).

The Design P’9981 also includes a next generation BlackBerry browser – the Wikitude, and includes built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications).

You can find a detailed list of specs here.

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