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BlackBerry Kopi leaks; new model to be priced below BlackBerry Q5

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BlackBerry Kopi leaks; new model to be priced below BlackBerry Q5
These are strange days for BlackBerry,and they are about to get stranger. On Friday, the company warned about a greater than $900 million writedown it is taking for the BlackBerry Z10. Over the weekend, a new all-touch series, the C-Series, is leaked. On Monday, the company announces it is going private with a group led by Fairfax Financial Holdings for $4.7 billion or $9 a share and on Tuesday, another new phone is leaked.

The BlackBerry Kopi features a physical QWERTY keyboard, although not the premium style seen on the BlackBerry Bold 9930 or on the BlackBerry Q10. No, the QWERTY on the Kopi resembles the lozenge styled keys that are found on the BlackBerry Q5. The rumored device is expected to be priced under the BlackBerry Q5 although it is expected to have a faster processor. It is also believed that the BlackBerry Kopi will lack LTE connectivity but will come with a replaceable battery.

The BlackBerry Kopi resembles the Q5 with a boxy screen on top of a basic style QWERTY. Screenshots of the device turned on show the handset with the name of Kopina and a model number of  SQC100-1. The version of BlackBerry installed on the device is 10.2.1 with the rest of the numbers blurred out, leading to speculation that it is a refreshed version of BlackBerry 10.2 that graces the model.

We wonder if this could be a QWERTY equipped C-Series phone since there is certainly a resemblance to the all-touch C-Series model that leaked the other day.

source: BGR

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posted on 24 Sep 2013, 06:13

1. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)

Still looks like a piece of garbage. You couldn't pay me to use this phone.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 06:50 1

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

BB keeps making the same mistakes over and over again. Excluding LTE when carriers are pushing LTE is the first problem. Second is design. BB10 is failing, and it's just a matter of time before they announce their last phone.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 07:00

3. iyngr (Posts: 72; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)

Kopina!!! Really Sounds the other way.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 07:05 1

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

This latest fail is an example of BB's product 'pipeline'. And one further reason for the inventory writedown - even BB knew in their heart of hearts, it was a sales fail.

Expect to see one or two more abortive examples of how bad things really were at BB. I suspect the new buyers are now wondering if $4.7 B was overpaying.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 19:42

5. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Blackberry Copy ... should be the name.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 22:06

6. rdaex (Posts: 149; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Internet CEOs: "BB needs to make a cheap phone! Their stuff is soooo overpriced."
BB makes cheap phone
Internet CEOs: "OMGWTFBBQ that thing is cheap crap, I cant believe they made this cheap crap."

Im starting to understand why they want to go private

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