Launch : Blackberry 9720 with BB OS 7.1

The company just announced the new BlackBerry 9720, a BlackBerry OS 7.1 phone with a 2.8″ HVGA touchscreen and a hardware QWERTY keyboard and has a dedicated BBM button that will take you straight to the application.
Besides the keyboard there’s only things like BBM that the 9720 has going for it. The 1,450mAh battery won’t impress anyone with the 7 hours of talk time and the 800MHz CPU with 512MB RAM seems outdated even before a 2011 model like the Bold Touch 9900.
“It’s perfect for customers upgrading from a feature phone or entry-level Android or Windows Phone device,” says the press release and there’s some truth to that – it would make a good feature phone replacement.The BlackBerry 9720 is targeted at emerging markets and will launch in select Asian, EMEA and Latin American markets, though there’s no indication of price. It will come in five colors and there will be a number of accessories too.
Despite the fact that the Canadian company has released a few handsets that run its newest operating system BlackBerry 10, it has chosen to have the BlackBerry 9720 running its older platform that is by far one of the most popular OS versions. The phone will run an updated version of the OS, version 7.1, which features an upgraded interface that will allow you to swipe to unlock and access the camera from the locked screen.

Afnan

20 year old someone who loves watching football and cricket. Smartphone Aficionado. FIFA Addict. Currently using HTC One (M8) as his daily driver.

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