RIM has launched the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry, a BlackBerry smartphone that has, unsurprisingly, been designed by Porsche.
It’s not the first time that the middle-class car-manufacturer beloved by the upwardly mobile has turned its hand to mobile phone design, but it is the first time its futuristic style and sharp racing angles have made their way to a BlackBerry.
The handset comes running BlackBerry OS 7 featuring an exclusive Porsche Design UI and bespoke augmented reality app. Given that designers and car manufacturers really know what they’re talking [...]
We’re drawn to this mPower Emergency Illuminator because of its Porsche Design Studio pedigree, but its practicality might make it worth its steep $289 price. This unusually bright 180-lumen flashlight is powered by a couple of C batteries, but if you get in a pinch, twist the knob in the back and its auxiliary lithium battery on the other side kicks in.
Making this torch practical is a USB port on the side, offering enough power to charge up a cellphone, music player or GPS navigator for a couple of hours. All this helpfulness makes it a worthy candidate for any luxury vehicle’s [...]