Porsche Design P’9521
It was only a matter of time before Porsche Design produced a mobile phone. The surprise was not that they have done it, but that it has taken so long before the super-cool kings of industrial design set their sights on this century's most important accessory. The result is the P’9521, a result of a collaboration with French mobile telephone specialists Sagem.
The new 'handy' was presented on June 4th at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen. Both firms had signed a license agreement back in May 2006. The new mobile phone combines sophisticated, purist design with high-quality natural materials such as aluminum
and mineral glass.
The casing is milled out of a solid aluminum block – a unique production method for mobile phones. With this product, Porsche Design has remained loyal to its clear design language and has utilized sophisticated material. The typography, styling and colours of the menu emphasize the mobile phone’s very functional character. A double hinge made from aluminum enables the screen to be rotated through 180° – thus allowing the phone to be used as a digital camera.
The P’9521 features a fingerprint reader, which clearly identifies the user and thus ensures secure access to personal data. In addition, individual fingerprints can be assigned to particular numbers or phone functions, making operation particularly easy. The standard PIN code can also be replaced by a fingerprint.
The Porsche Design Mobile Phone P’9521 offers the following functions:
Photo/video: The P’9521 features an auto-focus video and still camera boasting 3.2-megapixel resolution, integrated flash and digital zoom. The rotating screen makes it even easier to use, whilst its AM-OLED technology ensures very high quality colours, exceptional brilliance and a perfect view from every angle.
Music: The P’9521 boasts an MP3 player and three speakers for ringtones and voice playback in stereo quality sound.
Internet: Thanks to EDGE technology (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution), the P’9521 offers very high-speed internet access.
The new mobile phone will be available from fall 2007 in Porsche Design Stores and specialist mobile-phone retailers worldwide. The mobile phone will not be sold in the US, Japan or Korea. For more information please visit www.porsche-design.com.
Text: Classic Driver
Photos: Porsche Design
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