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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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posted on 08 Jul 2013, 10:16 6

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


He's still alive, folks! The BB7 is still alive!

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 12:03

7. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Unfortunately the company doesn't

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 12:04 1

8. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


*isnt alive

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 10:32 1

2. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 841; 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.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 11:12 1

3. trickster_qc (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


BB still sells more BB7 handsets then BB10 handsets.

what a fail.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 11:19 2

4. PK1983 (Posts: 181; 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prices as no one is going to pay top dollar for a 2 year old os that looked old when it debuted and hardware that was outdated 3 years ago.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 12:03 1

6. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; 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

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 16:02 1

12. PK1983 (Posts: 181; 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.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 11:56 1

5. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Does anyone here still interested?

Is this a kids' toy? Bb you really have to hire a new designer

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:15

9. Cyberchum (Posts: 272; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I saw fake.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:15

10. Cyberchum (Posts: 272; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I say fake.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:07

11. FlushGordon (unregistered)


A classic design from a dying company, and when "cheap" isn't exactly cheap

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 22:13

13. Rager722 (Posts: 198; 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

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