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Blackberry launches Classic Qwerty smartphone without camera

BlackBerry has launched a non-camera variant of the Classic QWERTY smartphone. The smartphone is  exclusively for the Verizon Wireless mobile carrier. Nowadays, we see that all smartphones come with high quality cameras but, there are work places which don’t permit camera phones due to security reasons. These had to use low priced feature phone with no camera at these places. The new Blackberry Classic has brought a great relief for these people.

Both the camera and non-camera models of the BlackBerry Classic smartphone have identical specifications except for the absence of cameras in the new classic. It is powered by a 2500mAh battery unlike the 2515mAh one in the camera variant. The Blackberry Classic camera variant features a 8MP rear camera with autofocus and backside illumination Flash. The smartphone also offers a 2MP fixed focus front camera.

The blackberry classic is powered by Blacberry 10 OS. A 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm MSM 8960 processor powers the smartphone. It comes packed with 2 GB of RAM. The Classic offers 16 GB of internal storage which can be expandable upto 128 GB via Micro SD card. The BlackBerry Classic smartphone features a 3.5-inch display with a screen resolution of 720×720 pixels offering a pixel density of 294ppi. The smartphones also features an optical trackpad and classic navigation keys. The users will get a 35 key backlit physical keyboard. The smartphones has dimensions 131mmx72.4mmx10.2mm and weighs 178 grams.

It features sensors like Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient light and Hall sensors. The connectivity features of the smartphone include Micro USB, LTE,FM radio, GPS, GPRS/EDGE, LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. The handset comes with preinstalled apps like BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Assistant, Dropbox, Documents To Go, File Manager, Box Adobe Reader, Remember Evernote, BlackBerry Blend, Password Keeper BBM, BlackBerry World, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube, Weather, Maps/Navigation and many more.

The BlackBerry Classic Non Camera is powered by BlackBerry OS 10.3.1, which was rolled out earlier this month. The BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1 enables users to access both the BlackBerry World appstore and the Amazon Appstore that provides access to Android applications. This new new software will enable users to access its new BlackBerry Blend feature. The Blend feature lets users get message notifications, read and respond totext,  work and personal email etc,  they can also access calendars, files, contacts and other media, on whatever device they are is using. It works across  Mac OS, Windows platform and Android software. The software will also bring in the new BlackBerry Assistant.

The BlackBerry Classic Non Camera is now available to pre-order at Verizon starting at $99.99 (roughly Rs. 6,200) with a two-year contract while is also available unlocked at $399.99 (roughly Rs. 24,700).

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