BlackBerry 9720 leaks overseas, a BB7-based QWERTY handset probably aimed at emerging markets
0. phoneArena 08 Jul 2013, 10:10 posted on
Images of BlackBerry's newest BB7-based device, the 9720, have just been leaked by ThaiBBClub and received an immediate grubbing with some photos to show for it...
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1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
He's still alive, folks! The BB7 is still alive!
2. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Lol, each time I see the BB logo here I get a bit of hope that BBM for Android is here then I read the title and its just more news of BB themselves, argh!
Anyway, interesting that they may have this BB7 phone in the pipeline, maybe this is a very early prototype? Oooor BB10 requires more expensive HW and in order to make very low end phones BB were forced to go back to BB7? I think the latter maybe the case, low end HW probably can't drive BB10.
3. trickster_qc (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
BB still sells more BB7 handsets then BB10 handsets.
what a fail.
4. PK1983 (Posts: 144; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
In what universe is the Q5 somewhat budget friendly?
The thing is like $500 unlocked and looks like a Q10 hit with
an ugly stick. The 9720 unless it is priced around $150-$200 off contract
is a waste of development dollars. Just unload the remaining 7.0 and 7.1 os phones at rock bottom prices as no one is going to pay top dollar for a 2 year old os that looked old when it debuted and hardware that was outdated 3 years ago.
6. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
If a "low-end" phone is priced at $500, what on earth would the high-end ones be priced at?
BlackBerry's logic :
Low-end = $500
Mid-end = $700
High-end = $
mind = blown
12. PK1983 (Posts: 144; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Blackberry logic = Let's release our flagship device with 1 year old specs, charge more for it than the "comparable" Android or iOS device, and then instead of releasing better product (with the exception of the Q10 which I like) let's release more low end over priced stuff, because there are so many people that want our product. Oh "developing markets" means poor people, and poor people need a business phone not one that is cheap, sturdy, and has good entertainment options.
5. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Does anyone here still interested?
Is this a kids' toy? Bb you really have to hire a new designer
11. FlushGordon (unregistered)
A classic design from a dying company, and when "cheap" isn't exactly cheap
13. Rager722 (Posts: 94; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
I owned a Blackberry 9790, this is called "9720" proof it's fake because BB never goes backwards in numbers for there phone names