These images juxtapose the ‘Kopi’ and the Q5, which is pictured in back. There are very subtle changes, most of which make the Kopi a cheaper likely more “entry level” device. The Q5 came in at a middle ground that was neither cheap or expensive (from a hardware build prospective). The Kopi has more removable parts and is a mix of design elements from the Z10 and Q5.
Skinned down yet still sexy, the Kopi offers a look into what a LOW-END QWERTY from BlackBerry may look like. We’ve shared the story on this device many times before and in so doing we’ll show you what hardware partners like Foxconn can bring to the mix, when partnering with BlackBerry to design and ship handsets:
While the Kopi is a good looking device for what it is, I’m not sure whether it’s a device worth being sold. At this point they should redesign the device but keep the core competencies…In so doing they can move away and build an entry level device that’s way more affordable and “hip” to potential buyers in the marketplace.
What do you think of the Kopi device?