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BlackBerry Kopi spotted alongside the BlackBerry Q5

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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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posted on 08 Apr 2014, 14:49

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

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 17:36

2. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

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

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 18:49 2

3. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 19:33

4. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 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.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 21:02

5. Gamas_K (Posts: 71; Member since: 02 Nov 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..

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 00:22

7. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 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.

posted on 02 May 2014, 07:10

10. john_love (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 May 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...

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 21:37

6. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

Junk that nobody will buy

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 02:06

8. greenlife (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

i think that nobody will buy it too.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 02:49

9. dorian827 (Posts: 160; Member since: 28 Jul 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.


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