BlackBerry Kopi spotted alongside the BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry Kopi spotted alongside the BlackBerry Q5
Even though the BlackBerry Kopi was canceled by the Canadian handset manufacturer, the phone itself has been the subject of a few snapshots recently. In September, we first heard about the Kopi and even showed you pictures of the device. The phone was to come with BlackBerry 10.2.1 installed out of the box, and we would imagine that the unit was really intended for emerging markets. While it did feature a built-in QWERTY keyboard, it certainly was not the type that BlackBerry fans would be accustomed to, as they were of the lozenge variety used on the BlackBerry Q5.

 And speaking of the BlackBerry Q5, the pictures below show the entry-level model next to the BlackBerry Kopi. The Kopi looks like a lower-cost version of the Q5, which is hard to believe since the latter is already considered an entry-level BlackBerry 10 phone.

The Foxconn designed and built BlackBerry Z3 should be released in Indonesia soon, and as the first handset release under the new regime, the reception to the phone might tell us if John Chen is on the right track. What will really tell us about the Chen administration, is how well BlackBerry's new high-end phones do in markets like the U.S.

The canceled BlackBerry Kopi (L) and the Blackberry Q5
The canceled BlackBerry Kopi (L) and the Blackberry Q5

The canceled BlackBerry Kopi (L) and the Blackberry Q5


source BerryFlow via BerryReview

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  • Display 3.1" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2180 mAh(12.5h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Still doesn't like good as the original bold 9300. think BB should fire their CEO. At least they went back to theri famous qwerty keyboard

2. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I think it has a classy design considering that's a QWERTY keyboard phone

3. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Fire their CEO? Absolutely not. He's the best thing for BlackBerry right now.

4. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

They should hire a better designer. Even in Indonesia, one of BB's stronghold (was), BB isn't that much of a "thing" anymore. A lot of the users have abandoned ship to other platform.

5. Gamas_K

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

You're right, everyone here use samsung or iPhone.. I can't believe that people used to admired BB and now everyone mock it..

7. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Well, people used it for the messenger. Mostly for keep in contact and business. Now that the messenger could be used in other platform, there's really no reason to keep using it, since their hardware, software and apps are fell behind the other platforms.

10. john_love

Posts: 3; Member since: May 02, 2014

That is why the importance of BlackBerry Z3 product to Indonesian market... It is the right way to introduce and experience the BB OS 10... You have to be honest that OS 6 or 7 cannot guard BB users from the Android assaults (from Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc...) I think BB OS 10 should do a lot better and with competitive pricing of Z3, maybe it can save Blackberry... And you need to realize that eventhough Indonesian users had changed to Samsung, Sony, other Androids or iOS... they are still downloading BBM apps...

6. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Junk that nobody will buy

8. greenlife

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

i think that nobody will buy it too.

9. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Im sure these will sell a few thousands maybe 1 million or so. Blackberry is a dying brand, they fail to keep up with the software and hardware market. Dragging... Android > Apple Windows Phone > Blackberry Firefox OS < Ubuntu OS

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