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BlackBerry confirms cancellation of its two BB10 devices

Cancellation of BB10 devices confirmed

If you are an ardent follower of BlackBerry devices, this news might seem obvious to you but it is the first time that the confirmation has been made in a formal manner. BlackBerry was required to file documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission soon after their Q3 earnings of 2014. The Wall Street Journal reports state that BB had to cancel two of their upcoming devices in order to mitigate the inventory risk that was identified by the brand.

The two BB10 devices that have been dropped are better known as The Café and The Kopi series. Earlier this year, the design of Kopi was leaked that showed this entry level mobile with a physical keyboard and design similar to Q5. The devices were especially designed by Blackberry to be offered at a low cost with two different forms- QWERTY and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 variant with the full touch feature.

However the reports reveal that the low-cost BB10 devices were developed for the emerging markets, more information obtained through sources reveal that one variation was destined for AT & T, Sprint and Verizon.

So, its official that these two BB10 devices are out of the pipeline. It is also clear that BlackBerry and Foxconn are working together in developing a device that it plans to offer at low cost. The duo is planning to release it during March or April. The WSJ report also states that BlackBerry is working on another two high end device, the codenames of which are leaked as Ontario and Windmere. The sources also state that Windmere would be equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard while Ontario would have a full touch feature.

If the rumors are reliable, you can expect these two high end gadgets from the house of BlackBerry running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. However, little is known about the current status of development for these two devices. Apart from those devices that are already making rounds in the market, there were about 10 BlackBerry 10 devices that belonged to B series which were under planning, exploration and development. However, as of now, there is no information about how many are no longer in the pipeline of BB.