Since several corporates do not allow their employees to carry a phone with camera, therefore, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) and Verizon has come up with a solution with its latest flagship Classic device. BlackBerry Classic non-camera version is also available for purchase online at Verizon.

Same features, but no camera

BlackBerry Classic is among the best QWERTY phone available in the market. Both of its cameras have been removed to make it more desirable amongst professionals. It is a perfect fit for those working in secure environments.

The handset is now available for the pre-order at Verizon. The pre-booked phone will be shipped from March 31. The price of the new Classic is set at $99.99 with a two-year contract, or $399.99 without a long-term commitment and also includes a $50 mail-in rebate that expires after March 16th.

The new non-camera Classic is also available on instalment. Under Verizon’s Edge instalment plan, user is not required to put upfront instead he or she has to bear 24 monthly payments of $16.66.

The features of the Blackberry Classic non Camera is same as the original Classic. It comes with a 3.5-inch 720p touchscreen, and runs on a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm processor with 2 GB ram. The internal built in memory of the phone is 16 GB and it is also expandable via micro SD. BlackBerry Classic carries a battery of 2500 mAh, and runs on Blackberry OS 10.3.1.

BlackBerry and Google come together

In a separate news, a few days back, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) entered into a partnership with Google to allow its mobile security software to work on the latter’s technology that separate employee’s personal and work data on a smartphone. The partnership from BlackBerry is part of its broader strategy to widen the user base of its BES12 software. In November, the Canadian firm sealed a similar deal with the Samsung Electronics.

On the partnership, Billy Ho, senior executive in BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB)’s enterprise group believe that BES12 and Google’s Android for Work “will provide customers with another option to enhance their mobile security and the productivity of their employees.”