Thanks to the Wall Street Journal
doing a little digging into the SEC filing by BlackBerry, we now officially know that the company has canceled plans to move forward with two upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices. The devices in question are known by the code-names "Kopi" and "Cafe." These devices were created to be low-budget options for emerging markets, which makes things a bit interesting considering the latest BlackBerry and Foxconn news.
BlackBerry's latest deal with Foxconn
is centered around bringing inexpensive options to emerging and new markets. The first of these devices is codenamed the "Jakarta
," which is a fitting title being named after the capital of Indonesia, a market in which the device will most likely be launched in. This device is set to release toward the end of Q1 of 2014.
For those of us who are hoping BlackBerry continues to create higher-end devices, we still have a little bit of hope. Two more rumored devices by the names of "Windemere" and "Ontario," one being a full touch and the other being a QWERTY, could very well be on the list as flagship devices to release in 2014. I know many of us are worried that BlackBerry's new approach of "software and security services first" may leave us high and dry for our power-house BlackBerrys. However, let's not get ahead of ourselves and see what develops in the next few months. In the meantime, the BlackBerry Z30 coupled with OS 10.2.1 makes for a great BlackBerry 10 experience!