BlackBerry 9720 unveiled: blows the dust off BB7, coming with full QWERTY
The BlackBerry 9720 sports a 2.8-inch 320 x 480 pixel display, 800MHz processor with 512MB RAM, and a 1,450mAh battery with the pretty average 7 hours of talk time. Hey, if that sounds like a two year old phone, you’re not alone.
In reality, the 9720 should have a price as low as to compete with other low end devices, so it does not deserve the harsh treatment.
"It's perfect for customers upgrading from a feature phone or entry-level Android or Windows Phone device," BlackBerry explains in the official presser. Heck, it’d make a good feature phone replacement too.
The phone has a dedicated BlackBerry Messenger button and BBM Voice plus 3G connectivity as well. The camera is a 5-megapixel one, and the list of bonuses includes an FM Radio station. The app situation might not be perfect, but BlackBerry’s App World is there and there are tens of thousands of apps on it.
Take a look at the new BlackBerry 9720 right below, how do you like it?
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1. Arthurhkt (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Well, as i always said, if BlackBerry really intended to survive in this market, the first thing that they need to do is REDUCE THE GOD DAMN PRICE!
2. dorianb (Posts: 300; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
This thing should cost about as much as one would pay for a feature phone.
3. muhsen (Posts: 172; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
upgrading from an entry-level android or windows phone ???
the entry level windows phone lumia 520 offers duel core krait processor and the ability to run 1080p vidoes......not mention can run 99% of 170k apps on windows phone store....heck it can run asphalt 7 and has some cool features like full fledged office..offiline navigation.
i think the real upgrade is from that bb to the lumia 520
4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
This thing will cost more than a Lumia 520. Dead on Arrival.
5. cdgoin (Posts: 335; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
Can someone explain to me the thought process in this release..? "It's perfect for customers upgrading from a feature phone or entry-level Android or Windows Phone device" isn't going to 7.1 a DOWNGRADE..?? Even a upgrade from a "feature phone" is a stretch given that 7.1 is virtually a feature phone OS at this point.
6. solomonsteve (Posts: 68; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
THIS WILL SELL ONLY IF ITS LESS THAN $80. LUMIA 520 IS EVEN $99..
7. PK1983 (Posts: 118; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
What they need to do is re-release the Blackberry 4 running Curve 8300 charge $300 off contract and watch the cash roll in. Oh wait, what I meant to say sell off parts of the company and end this sad, sad ride.
8. apiskula (Posts: 330; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
At least there in talks to be bought. Cannot wait until I never have to hear of this company again. They suck
9. antifanboy14 (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
Yeah, they do suck. Who would buy this piece of shh?