I have been wondering if BlackBerry would release either the BlackBerry Q10 or Z10 without a camera. There are many companies where cameras are still not allowed (R&D, government, etc) and BlackBerry has consistently offered camera-less versions of legacy BlackBerrys for those markets a few months after the regular launch. With BlackBerry 10 we have yet to hear or such a camera-less BlackBerry.
Now BlackBerry Singapore’s country director Charles Dufourcq stated (via CNET) that a camera free BlackBerry Q10 is “technically possible” and “isn’t a difficult task” but a new manufacturing line would be required. He further stated that it is up to carrier demand for BlackBerry to put in the effort for a camera-less Q10 and “as of now, there are no plans to do so.” I am not sure if that is a global statement but I doubt it would be different per country.
What do you think? Do you need a camera-less device at your job?