Quite surprised we received the new BlackBerry 9720, the new smartphone Canadian manufacturer. At a very difficult time for them, they come with a model aimed at emerging markets and maintaining the use of BlackBerry OS 7.1 instead of the more modern – and touch – BB 10.
Don’t expect a terminal pointer with surprising technical characteristics. A small, simple, and touch screen and a demure hardware, with that physical QWERTY keyboard that so many years have characterized this company. BlackBerry 9720 It is official and, as always, then you leave all your information.
BlackBerry 9720, technical
By numbering, we could say that it is a new Bold, while official information not assigned any name to this New BlackBerry 9720. It seems that the company wants to put aside the above categories to focus on what’s new (Blackberry 10) and the old, designed for emerging markets and that it will keep the nomenclature of past generations.
BlackBerry 9720 comes with a touch screen 2.8 inches and 480 x 360 pixels (214 ppp), scarce for modern times but sufficient for the vast majority of users. We discussed that the operating system is 7 BlackBerry OS, specifically the 7.1 that moves with a Marvell Tavor MG1 processor 806 MHz and 512 MB of RAM memory.
The internal storage is 512 MB, but as usual also we find a slot microSD to expand it in 32 GB by the respective card. As you can see, are features of the Blackberry from a few years ago but in a terminal that has been presented in 2013.
Following the tradition, the physical QWERTY keyboard is backlit and the optical trackpad, in addition to the aforementioned touchscreen is also included. Several buttons (volume, camera and BBM) are distributed over the sides of the phone, which has dimensions of 114 x 66 x 12 mm and a total weight of 120 grams.
On the battery, Once one of the big banners of RIM, not mentioned exact although capacity expected autonomies: 18 days standby and 7 hours in conversation. Of course forget 4G connectivity and staying with HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps, as well as a camera that are exceptional: has a rear sensor of 5 megapixel camera, quite acceptable, without option front.
Price and availability of BlackBerry 9720
BlackBerry 9720 It could have been launched a couple of years ago and no one had surprised him. It’s a simple terminal which, as we said initially, it is intended for emerging markets as Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle East and some European countries, and for all types of users. To do so, Blackberry will launch this model in up to five different colors.
Without data now on its price, we understand that it will be a smartphone’s input and possibly one of the cheapest BlackBerry. We also know if BlackBerry 9720 will be launched in Spain, Although in principle we do not believe that this will occur. As always, we will be updating the information as we go knowing new data.