BlackBerry Kopi images emerge

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Some new leaked shots have shown off the upcoming BlackBerry Kopi handset, which is aimed at offering a more affordable alternative to the manufacturer’s top tier smartphones.

While the Kopi will be affordable, it should still have a fast Snapdragon processor, a 3.2 inch touchscreen display and an HDMI port, so that it can be connected to a secondary screen if required.

The one thing which marks it out as value-oriented is the lack of 4G LTE connectivity, although for the majority of users, this is still not a huge inconvenience given that the UK’s 4G coverage is still getting off the ground at the moment.

What remains a mystery is whether British buyers will ever be able to get their hands on the Kopi, as TechRadar suggests that it will only be sold in emerging markets and might not make a European debut.

This would be a shame given that BlackBerry has struggled to retain a foothold in recent years, with Android, iOS and Windows Phone all squeezing it out. A redesigned operating system is on the way and with the Kopi in the works, now could be the time for a resurgence in its success.

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