Is the BlackBerry Kopi the budget device that's been sorely missing?

It’s no secret that BlackBerry is not having the best of times at the moment, however information of the possibly budget plan BlackBerry Kopi might alleviate the pain a little – although like everything from the Canadian company recently it’s rather late.

Details and photos of the Kopi were passed to BGR from a ‘close source’, and it’ll obviously move in underneath the BlackBerry Q5 handset the firm launched back in May.

According to the report, the Kopi’ll really have a faster processor than the Q5, but loses out on 4G connection. There’s a win for battery fanatics nevertheless, as the Kopi’ll certainly have a detachable power pack – like the higher end Q10 and Z10.

A screengrab supposedly taken from the Kopi exposes it’s running the most recent version of the firm’s brand-new BlackBerry 10 operating system – v10.2.

BlackBerry Kopi - LEAK

Too cheap, too late?

In terms of design it appears from the leaked images that the BlackBerry Kopi is not that dissimilar to the Q5, with a chunky plastic case and bezel-heavy front incorporating the firm’s popular QWERTY keyboard.

There’s no word on a prospective Kopi release date or cost, and with BlackBerry in such an unstable position at this moment in time it may not see the light of day.

BlackBerry Kopi - LEAK

A low-cost BlackBerry 10 handset was truly needed at launch to encourage the children rocking cut-price Curves to upgrade to another BB handset, instead of making the switch to a low price Android or Windows Phone gadget.

BlackBerry is presently starting to present its larger Z30 handset, however with reports suggesting another handset – called the Americano – is also en route, the Canadian firm could be biting off more that it can chew in this tricky period of change.