BlackBerry 'C-Series' appears once again in some glorious photos

By Bla1ze on 18 Jun 2014 12:45 pm EDT
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It's starting to look as though a small bevy of unreleased BlackBerry devices has been found. Earlier we saw the entry-level Kopi appear on eBay and now we're getting a really excellent look at what's more commonly referred to as the 'C-Series', Cafe, Americano or even though I hate to refer to it as this, the BlackBerry Z5. The device has been spotted many times now but this is the first time anyone has got up close with the device where the end result is some rather glorious images.

Based on the info posted over at VNExpress, the device has a 4.5-inch display, 1.5 GB of RAM, a 2100 mAh battery along with NFC and is running and incredibly old version of BlackBerry 10.2.1. It's nice to see, however you might not want to fall in love with it. The device was apparently scrapped long ago now and really, the only reason to be looking at is because the images of it are the best we've seen since the device was first rumored.

Personally, I kinda like it and if it had some better specs I'd scoop one up for sure. What do you folks think though? Good that it was scrapped or should BlackBerry consider bringing it back? After all, they could have Foxconn do it up, a deal that wasn't fully in place when the device was supposedly scrapped.

125 comments

Kevin Michaluk

Great post Bla1ze!

Ever notice that your name has a number 1 in it? It's kinda like you're ALWAYS first.

Bla1ze

Ha! Never thought of that.

BBZ10wannabe

Hey well done! That didn't long to wrestle a shaded comment box for yourself.. You going to let Kevin keep his? You could turn his pink or something instead ;)

Bla1ze

Hmm.. they've always been that way I think, unless I just see it cause I'm logged in. I don't often look at the site NOT logged in so I dunno lol. :)

mohammadn

Adam and kevin watch world cup matches and don't write articles these days. Poor BLA1ZE has to do their works ;))

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Kevin Michaluk

Go Italy!!! (I cheer for Italy because my fiancée is Italian.... good things tend to happen when they win).

spantch101

Lol In that case it's probably best you always cheer for Italy. Canada hasn't had a team in decades anyway so it's guilt free cheering for another country

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refnor2000

The whole family comes over...is that it?lol

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mnc76

LOL! :)

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smart548

I am now much more proud to be italian Kevin ;-) Let's hope that the friday match will end with a win again! (Soooo lucky against UK :-P)

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DaDaDogg

Schland!!! And USA, but they don't have a chance to win the cup...sorry I wish they did.

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jojo beaconsfield

I want Italy to win because of the Gigantic parties that happen in Little Italy' s across Canada.Best memories ever in Montreal!!!

greenberry666

I like this new "chillin' out" Kevin: chewing the cud in the forums and pwning the First Post Crew.

walnuts1024

This is old school Kevin.

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illlya

This

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playbookster

Don't you dare say first in a post. The first police will hunt you down.

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Asuhmiaseh

Oh oh... let's see if Quick has the stones to bring his mommy basement comment to that first :-)

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Z10NIZED

Kevin! Where were you in the channel chat today?

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Chanlion

I wanna see Manitoba rather than this thing.

Kevin Michaluk

Me too. I actually live in Manitoba. Highly interested in Manitoba.

jr4941

Too bad they didn't code name it Winterpeg

Kevin Michaluk

Winterpeg would be awesome. Needs a touchscreen that works with gloves on.

Roscopcoletrain

I just refer to it as The Kevin. Makes sense.

J Quimson

Move forward with the designs...

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BBZ10wannabe

It looks very Iphone -esque. No HDMI port.. leave it dead

Rolf Hed

I was thinking the same thing. iPhone 3GS. That was a *long* time ago...

BionicKris

I was thinking the same thing. Too much like the iPhone.

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thedustytaco

Fear not guys, they scratched this project already lol.

I for one actually like this design. It sorta looks like the z30 but smaller

bbdodgersdude

I want the z50. However this may be a good device for my parents.

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dikku11

A security advice to all don't show your Gmail iD

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Meok

Unless you stole the decisions e and the email address is not yours.

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dusdal

Code-named "Jay Leno"

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Asuhmiaseh

Good one!

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swapnilsj

Really need some specs competitive to or better than xperia series...

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swapnilsj

Why not slider like Torch???? You listening me!?????????

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Tim Heard

Sadly, nobody seems to be listening.

Although, you should leave off the "like the torch" part. I really want another slider, but I wouldn't buy a BB10 Torch. Needs to have a much larger screen, and a less cramped keyboard.

DoryGuy

Yeah, this thing looks like a poor man's Z10 in white. Better to have a Z3. Besides it's time to move forward to quad and octa-core phones.

splatterb0y

Somebody noticed that it was made in CANADA 1 but appears somewhere in vietnam?

Tim Heard

Probably key parts made in Canada and then assembled in Vietnam.

todparsons

I'll pass

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Mr Mozi

It doesn't seem so real. If the OS is 10.2.1.136, then the battery indicator must be a bit longer than previous BlackBerry 10s, while it's not!

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bldshd

Looks cool... but would jus get a Z10 or Z30 like I already got

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FishTire

Wow. It looks like a samsung android device like the Galaxy Ace IIx

Vithulan L Nathan

This is cow crap!

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Tim Heard

Keep in mind that it was probably intended to be a lower cost phone sold in markets like India and Indonesia.

SipoKapumba

Beautiful looking device. I like the rounded edges.

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ntomyng

Remember Apple holds the patent on rounded corners, because Apple invented rounded corners (if you ask them they did that is)...so Apple could have sued Blackberry for copying their rounded corners.

ilseparatio

Pretty ugly

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miguelos2

Oh!! A new Samsung Galax...Ouch! ... i see.... My Fault!

Meok

This is more attractive than the Z3. At least in design.

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miguel89to

That's one UGLY phone

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so crow

Great post I want that device now it looks so so good one of the best looking phones I have ever seen I hope blackberry drops this one I will buy it straight away.

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nomloj

That battery looks bigger than the Z10 one. Anyway, it looks like it'll survive rough housing with my kids. Don't know that they should bring back that design, though.

BBUK14

They should have named it the BlackBerry iPhone lol

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Samikk1

Omg what is that? For 150$ you get good phone with good corners. This should cost 50 $ maximum.

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Dmessenger

Why BlackBerry still not working on thin bezels which gives a better look and screen estate???

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SlapChopVince

Chuck it in the bucket!

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Juggy16

You can land a plane on that Bezel

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jerold12

Too large bezels. Design is too old school. I'll just wait for the z50 i guess.

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darkhawk

glorious?!?? Sorry disc agree with that part.

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proudz10owner

Kevin who cares your girlfriends is Italian. My girlfriend is japanese so, go japan
Lol

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aboldcurve

Phone seems decent but that is an ugly phone

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sm88

THIS THE MOTHER OF ALL BEZELS!!!!?

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yessuz

2100 mah. Sounds... meh

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ChrisLeNeve

Hmm. Not a good idea imho, BlackBerry. "Focus on the battles you can win". The ones that keep you different.

Bacon Munchers

Other than slightly smaller from factor, what advantage are we looking at over the Z3?

Let's not do the Samsung thing and flood the market with the same phone with a different color bezel than the last release.

DYLANHABKIRK

That's one hell of a chin.

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ofutur

The front is really ugly. Reminds me of an iPhone as well...

SparkyBC

Looks like an iphone just moved the top camera to be in line minus a home button lol

kthhrrsn

Far too much unused space on the face. No need for such a thick white bezel. I want almost edge to edge screen!

tinioesjunior

I don't like it!!!!

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Munich669

Bravo Kevin....Forza Italia!!!!!

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TimJohnSmith

I'm glad this one didn't make it to market, looks to much like a Samsung device.

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Some say Samsung, some say iPhone. Definitely not BlackBerry.

The Z3 is a great style to build upon, imho. I think the Windermere or what we've seen of it, kinda mimics it.

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bbelux1

Forza Italia, but sorry, this device is cheap looking...

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bbelux1

Geeez no Italy stickers yet!

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Omnitech

TBH this looks like someone photoshopped a BlackBerry logo, LED porthole and a grey 'extension' onto the bottom of an iPhone 4 image.

I think someone's being trolled.

diegonei

I say yeah, outsource it to Foxconn and let them fix that design.

Steevenooo

Ugly too much bezel :(

Omnitech

Worse, that's an even more blatant copy of iPhone industrial design than what Samsung got embroiled into massive lawsuits with Apple over. NO WAY they could even think of trying to sell that without Apple going after them. (Well the only thing that would save them is BlackBerry's sales figures are microscopic compared to Samsung)

kirshan

I think most people would already see the Z10 as an entry level device, so whatever device that would replace it in the Z series I think would be as low as they need to go.

The huge problem is that their pricing and projections are way off!

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cia_man

Nice one... perfect for India and so on instead of z3 ;) I would release it... because it would be a son of the z10... for countries with low budget :)

BerryRipe

Looks decent but I find it looks too Samsung for my taste.

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badslacks

I'd never buy it. They need to maximize the screen size. That thing is fugly compared to the competition if it were released today.

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sly11

Personally i like where they going with the z3 hopefully the z50 will be closer to z3 :)

White Z30!!

jd914

Meet the new line of Android phones thanks to the BlackBerry Amazon partnership. :)

SHADOW

Looks good up to the gray thing at the bottom. Ewww

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awindsr

Z3 was by far a better choice

awindsr

The chin makes it look like a slider

Nick Spagnolo

I like the white bezel

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a-gasn

Sweeeeeeet!!!!

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step07

This is the most ugly phone I've ever seen

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jd914

+1 looks like a GS3 knock off
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RoninZakath

It would have been nice to have this on the market to coincide with the Q5. I've always thought that there should be two main lines, full-touch and qwerty, and one of each is developed, and then released, simultaneously. I think the "Z5" would have done very well. Much better than the Q5 did.

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Papadesaoud

Yuck! It's really ugly

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Douken

This one actually looks good.

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cvendra

Hate it. Galaxy look alike.

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Plazmic Flame

Kinda glad it got chopped. Just more fluff... bring on the meat!

felipebelalc

Ugly enough

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rweston86

I'm not digging this phone.

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Sheaner19

I like the design It has a medical aesthetic to it.

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jupiter8

Does it have enough bezel?

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TranceRomance

Meh. I see a big waste of space with the screen. It's got a nice design though. I'll give it that.

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Notcho

I would like a new Z10 with 4.5" and awesome specs

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ShaunLasalle

Would be nice without that oversized gray bezel.

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Samxodemon

Can't wait for Q30!

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solar1806

I will receive it next week.
If anyone want to buy it, please contact me!
I sold Kopi on ebay!

Mr Zed

Looks like a mid end Sammy device with Z30 chin...

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prelude1998

For me, i need a high end blackberry phone to use and compete with the other monsters like Z2, S5 & HTC 1

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Martouz918

Waiting for the Z3 invasion :-)

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Steven Collins2

Great post. Will the classic or windemere be available to payg, will the main carriers make them available??

phonejunky

My only issue is. The bezel is to thick. We're in a time of small bezels and seems that people like that. Besides that ok looking phone. The same as all the other touchscreens.

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Rootbrian

Likely an internal development device more or less? That's my best guess.

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Jonathan Marmen

It should be in the next generation of Blackberry devices like a new range of low-end devices

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Fnen90

TOO Many PHONES and SELLS!!! UGH!! BAD IDEA, BAD!

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Minh Saurik

Its from Vietnam and somebody think its just a demo version from the Z30

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parapep10

Sappy a

Plwp

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beckswali

I want one!

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