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BlackBerry 9720

Posted
Aug 14, 2013
Market status
Released
Release date
Aug 1, 2013

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (214 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (480 x 360 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The BlackBerry 9720 is a brand new device, but it runs on the dated BlackBerry 7 operating system. In exchange for that shortcoming, it comes at an affordable price and features BlackBerry’s signature full QWERTY keyboard. Other specs include 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.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (7.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.48 x 2.6 x 0.47 inches (114 x 66 x 12 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.23 oz (120 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard, D-Pad
  • Colors:
    • Black, Purple, Pink, Blue, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 360 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 214 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 32.31 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Software Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 806 MHz, Tavor MG1
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.512 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1450 mAh
  • Talk time:
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (875 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.0 days (432 hours)
      the average is 16 days (388 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 25 Oct 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

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  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.02 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.00 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.06 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.40 W/kg

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