BlackBerry earlier today announced the launch of its newest handset – the BlackBerry 9720 in the Indian market. The BlackBerry 9720 runs the generation old BB OS 7.1 instead of the new BB OS 10 which powers the Q5, Q10 and Z10 which were launched earlier in the year 2013. The BlackBerry 9720 looks to be an upgrade to the Curve 9320 and a downgrade of the Bold 9790; to speak of it in a nutshell – an intermediary.
Marketed in India as a super social phone, the BlackBerry 9720 houses a 2.8 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels (214 ppi) and a QWERTY keypad. It gets 512 MB of ROM with support for expandable memory up to 32 GB, just like the Curve 9320. It runs on 512 MB of RAM and is powered by a Marvell Tavor MG1 clocked at 806 MHz. At the rear it sports a 5 MP Camera with LED Flash and features like geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, etc. However, there is no secondary camera in the front. It also comes with a swipe to unlock or access the camera feature from the lock screen.
The device comes preloaded with Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. There is a full version of ‘Documents To Go’ app that not only allows to read documents but to create and edit files.
It gets its juice from the Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery which seems good enough to last a day. It is priced at Rs. 15, 990/– and is expected to be available at retail stores by the end of the week.
For those BlackBerry loyalists who simply can’t do without a keypad but still want a tinge of touchscreen at a price below Rs. 20k; this seems to be the answer.
Check out the promo below