BlackBerry Announces 9720 with BB OS 7.1

In a news that is perhaps as insignificant as an everyday heartbeat, BlackBerry have announced a new member of its Curve family in the form of BlackBerry Curve 9720. The device is slated for a release in Asia in coming weeks though the price points remain pretty much unknown. The BlackBerry 9720 runs a slightly tweaked version of BB OS 7, called the OS 7.1 which is still the main player given the higher volume of sales it garnered over the latest BB OS 10.

BlackBerry 9720

The device features a 480×360 Display which is pretty low considering the true HD display that every device seem to be rocking these days. However, the phone is most likely to come in budget range so a slightly obsolete specs makes sense. the phone will be powered by a 1450 mAh removable battery and has 512 MB of RAM. The screen is 2.4 inches in size.

BlackBerry 97201

BlackBerry claims that he device offers 7 hours of talktime and about 18 days of standby. There is also built in FM player and Wi-FI, Bluetooth and HSPA, things which you would expect in a modern device. There is also 5 MP rear facing camera to take shots when on the move. The new software enhancements bring an all new lockscreen as well as the ability to launch the camera when the device is locked.

It would definitely be interesting to see how this device does in the market, and if it gains any substantial traction or will just simply fade away. Till then, do check out this video of the device:

 

 

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