RIM’s Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 hits the FCC with support for AT&T, NFC


RIM’s stunning Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone first appeared a couple months ago.  The device did away with RIM’s glossy black plastic and chrome design, instead relying on a stainless steel frame, leather back and sculpted QWERTY keypad.

Today, the P’9981 hit the FCC with the model number REQ71UW, winning approval for GSM 850/1900, WCDMA bands II and V, Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC capabilities.  The P’9981’s GSM and WCDMA bands correspond to AT&T’s spectrum in the United States, although it’s unclear if AT&T plans to release the device.

RIM hasn’t yet announced availability or pricing for the P’9981, but the device is expected to cost around $2000.



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