The Canadian handset maker has launched the BlackBerry 9720 in India, for Rs. 15,999. the corporate ultimate month unveiled the smartphone, with the dated BB 7.1 OS operating gadget as a substitute of the revamped BlackBerry 10 platform, and promised that the software will hit chosen markets like Asia, EMEA and Latin america within the coming weeks. on the other hand, the pricing of the tool was no longer printed via the company then.
The BlackBerry 9720 boasts aesthetics similar to the corporate’s Curve series, measuring 12mm in thickness, and weighing in at 120 grams. It incorporates a full bodily QWERTY keyboard and a 2.8-inch touchscreen TFT lcd display with a 360×480 pixels resolution, boasting of a pixel density of 214ppi. it’s powered through an 806MHz Tavor MG1 processor and has 512MB of RAM. The 9720 sports activities a 5-megapixel rear camera with 4X digital zoom and image stabilization alongside an LED flash, but lacks a entrance-dealing with camera.
The newest addition to BlackBerry’s ‘affordable’ handsets includes a 1,450mAh detachable battery that provides up to 7 hours of discuss time and 432 hours of standby time. The 9720 features simply 512MB of in-built storage, and helps microSD card expandability as much as 32GB capacity. The BlackBerry 9720 has devoted BBM and BBM Voice shortcut keys, placed on the sides of the device. It additionally options FM radio performance. Connectivity options on the BlackBerry 9720 embody Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ aGPS and 3G.
Commenting on the launch, Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director for India, BlackBerry said, “the new BlackBerry 9720 smartphone builds on the implausible success of the BlackBerry 7 OS. This new smartphone is actually beautiful and gives an ideal possibility for urban youth and consumers who wish to upgrade from a feature cellphone or existing BlackBerry Curve smartphone to an reasonably priced, straightforward-to-use smartphone with wealthy messaging and social networking connectivity.”
The BlackBerry 9720 will likely be available in Black, Blue, red, pink and White colors. the company notes that the instrument will hit outlets from September 14.
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BlackBerry 9720 key specifications
- 2.8-inch display with 360×480 pixel resolution and pixel density of 214PPI
- 806MHz Tavor MG1 processor
- 512MB of RAM
- 512MB of built-in storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- BlackBerry 7 OS (version 7.1)
- 1,450mAh battery