BlackBerry 9720 Announced; Comes With Dedicated BBM Key

BlackBerry recently launched the new BlackBerry 9720 smartphone. This handset looks similar to the Curve range of smartphones. BlackBerry has already launched BB10 OS powered Z10, Q10 and Q5 smartphones this year. However, the new BlackBerry 9720 runs on the old BlackBerry 7.1 Operating System. It also comes with a dedicated BBM key. BlackBerry 9720 smartphone allows you to listen local FM stations and automatically let your BBM friends know what station you’re currently listening to.

Carlo Chiarello, Executive Vice President for Products at BlackBerry, said,
“The BlackBerry 9720 smartphone gives you all the essentials of the BlackBerry smartphone experience to support a communications centric lifestyle. It has the best keyboard and functionality for BBM, as well as an updated BlackBerry 7 OS that adds many enhancements. It’s perfect for customers upgrading from a feature phone or entry-level Android or Windows Phone device, as well as existing BlackBerry smartphone customers, that want a richer experience and jump up in style and performance.”


BlackBerry 9720 features a 2.8 ich touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels, BlackBerry 7.1 Operating System, 806 MHz processor, full QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM and more.

It also comes with a 3.5mm headset jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Mobile Hotspot support, up to 30 hrs of music playback time, up to 432 hrs of stand-by time, up to 7 hrs of talk-time and a 1450 mAh battery.

BlackBerry 9720 will go on sale in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America in the coming weeks. The price of this handset will be announced soon. BlackBerry 9720 will be available in both black and white colors.