BlackBerry Classic Non Camera can be pre-ordered now from Verizon

BlackBerry Classic Non Camera can be pre-ordered now from Verizon
For corporations who are fearful of pictures being taken of secret projects, giving employees a smartphone to use contains a risk. But there is a currently offered model that will soon be available without a rear or front-facing camera. That model is the BlackBerry Classic. Available from Verizon, the camera-less version of the handset is actually called the BlackBerry Classic Non Camera.

Outside of the missing cameras, the specs remain the same including a 3.5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 720. A dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 CPU is under the hood and the handset is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Need more memory? A 128GB microSD slot is available for such matters. A 2515mAh battery keeps the lights on and BlackBerry 10.3.1 is pre-installed. That means BlackBerry Assistant comes with the unit right out of the box.
 
The BlackBerry Classic Non Camera can be pre-ordered from Verizon (click on the sourcelink) for $99.99 with a signed two-year pact. That includes a $50 mail-in rebate that expires after March 16th. The phone won't ship until March 31st, 2015.


source: Verizon via mobiletelefon.ru (translated)

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Classic
  • Display 3.5" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2515 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)

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73 Comments

1. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

I like the design of this phone and the price is good. If blackberry had gone the Android way, they would have been a very successful brand .. They should kill their pride and start using Android, pride only hurts, never helps.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

Really? BlackBerry would be a "successful" brand if they had gone Android? So what's HTC's excuse as of late? Or Sony's? How about Motorola, which hasn't been profitable with its Android-only tactic lately? Or Samsung, which now has falling profits? Obviously, Android is not always the answer. And it's not "pride" that has BlackBerry still using their own OS, it's the fact that it's the most secure OS out today, which is exactly what BlackBerry's target audience desires and NEEDS.

72. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Only a fool look into failure company like Sony or HTC Why not look up at XiaoMi, Huawei, ZTE, Oppo, Coolpad, Lenovo.

73. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

Try something original, SaintHelena. Yeah, I know it's you, troll.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think the part with not having a camera will hurt it the most. Lol this is 2015.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

No it won't. If you READ THE ARTICLE, you will see why this version is sans camera. It's made for a specific market.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Calm down. Don't get your panties in a twist.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

In other words: "I'm just here trolling." There. I fixed your post for you.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nobody needs you to fix their comment. You're being pompous and salty.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

Translation: "Damn! Must you always point out when I'm trolling?" There. I fixed your post you.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Fix yourself first.

68. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

Translation: "I have no witty comeback, so I'll just say something lame." There. I fixed your post for you.

26. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3189; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is a niche product and it's not meant for general consumption. There are still companies that don't allow camera phones inside their buildings. At least with this phone, you're able to bring it inside the building because even flip phones have cameras.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes. I know Amazon warehouse employees aren't permitted to bring cameras into the building. Some warehouses and factories are the same way.

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I am still having a new BlackBerry Bold 9000 Non-camera... Really awesome!

4. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Why is a 2015 smartphone without a camera awesome? Who will buy this lol? Blackberry is just sad now and this is coming from a man who still uses his Blackberry Curve 8520 on occasion.

5. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

"For corporations who are fearful of pictures being taken of secret projects.." I think those corporations would buy some.

8. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Bold 9000 is a very remarkable phones and one of the best BB phones. There are many many places in the world where phones having camera are prohibited to use (In the middle east for example). In this case, most of people tends to buy Nokia's basic phones. I guess they wish they could use a smartphone in their work, but because of its camera, they can't. So, having a smartphone in these places is awesome.

3. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

What a piece of trash. Two year contract, no camera, and still $99.00. What a joke. I think the Passport is an ok phone, but this is just garbage in every way. Please tell me how this is an effective phone? Why the hell does it not have a camera? Even the worst feature phones have a camera and cost under $50 without a contract.

6. mrAPE

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

They even tell you in the article why this would be desired. it's a good idea. My company doesn't allow cameras and this is something they will look into.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

Perhaps you should actually READ THE ARTICLE, hell, even the FIRST SENTENCE, and then MAYBE you will understand why this phone doesn't have a camera. Or is it that reading comprehension just isn't your strong suit?

13. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Reading is for losers. Cortana and Dragon software read and type for me.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

In other words: "I'm really an illiterate loser." There, I fixed your post for you.

17. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

How dare you mock me. You secretly want my Lumia 1520, but you are stuck with a Passport. I will remember this and we are no longer friends.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

I could care less. The Passport kills the Lumia 1520 in every way except the camera. Troll elsewhere, dude. But I will give you an "A" for comedy relief.

19. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Couldn't care less*** Cortana corrected you

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the way I posted it. I'm a "grammar cop", remember? You're the illiterate one. Stay in your lane. Speaking of grammar cop: There should be periods at the end of your sentences. Tell Cortana to correct THAT.

41. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

You are wrong. Jeopardy asks this every year under the category, "Commonly butchered expressions." Trolling aside, I win! If you think you're right post a source.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 22807; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, you're wrong and you're illiterate. You don't like to read and write, remember? There is no trolling aside with you, you just troll. If you think you're right, YOU post a source. I know I'm right.

47. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

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