BlackBerry launches QWERTY-based 9720, gives BB7 some more love

BlackBerry launches QWERTY-based 9720, gives BB7 some more loveBlackBerry has a new phone out today, but it's not a new BlackBerry 10 handset that's somehow managed to slip under our radar unnoticed.

It's the BlackBerry 9720, a throwback to days gone by with its BlackBerry Curve QWERTY-based stylings and BB 7.1 operating system.

That the BlackBerry 9720 was on its way was by no means a secret – in fact, if anything BlackBerry has been all too keen for it to feature in image and spec sheet leaks, since it ensured a sliver of the limelight for a smartphone that barely seems to deserve it.

Harsh words? Maybe, but given the 2.8in 480 x 360 display, single-core 806MHz, 512MB of RAM and internal storage, it isn't exactly the kind of blockbuster arrival to set the pulse racing.

Still, chances are this'll be the last time we see a new BlackBerry launching with BB 7.1 on board, so it's worth at least a bit of our attention.

BlackBerry says the 9720 is destined to launch in “Europe, Asia and South America” over the coming weeks, but given its low-end credentials we're not sure if that'll include the UK.

Via Engadget

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AhmadCentral  Aug. 13, 2013 at 18:40

Can't wait for the Porsche version!!!

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 13, 2013 at 19:28

5MP EDOF camera. Yay O_o

Still, at the right pri... oh, who am I kidding. It's BB - it'll be over-priced.

ipeters4245  Aug. 13, 2013 at 20:33

Soon to be owned mostly by museums.....


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