After launching BB10 and three of its devices in Q1 2013 BlackBerry has not been able to do much of the profits. During the Q1 earnings call, BlackBerry announced that they shall launch a BB OS 7.1 handset very soon and on 13th August 2013 we have it announced.
There were some leaks about this handset last month but now BlackBerry 9720 is official. BlackBerry 9720 will come with a 2.8-inch ( 480 x 360 pixels resolution ) capacitive touch screen display with 246 ppi and a Full QWERTY keyboard which is the only USP of a BlackBerry handset. It will be powered by a 806 MHz processor and will on BlackBerry OS 7.1. It will also feature a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and will have a dedicated BBM key which will user customizable that is it can be assigned to any other function.
- 2.8-inch (480 x 360 pixels) with 246 ppi and 24-bit color TFT LCD display
- BlackBerry OS 7.1
- 806 MHz Marvel Tavor MG1 CPU
- 12mm thick and 120g weight
- 5 MP EDOF camera with LED Flash
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with RDS
- 512 MB RAM, 512MB internal memory expandable up to 32GB with microSD
- 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, GPS with A-GPS
- 1450 mAh battery, 7 hours talk time and up to 18 days standby
Pricing and Availability
The BlackBerry 9720 would come with Black, White, Pink, Blue and Purple color options. It would be available in selected markets in Asia, EMEA and Latin America. No word on pricing and availablility yet but we are expecting some news soon.