It looks like BlackBerry has just announced a brand new device…sort of. BlackBerry today introduced the new BlackBerry 9720 that brings you back to the BlackBerry Curve era with an old QWERTY design, 2.8” HVGA touchscreen and the good old thumpad found on previous generation BlackBerry smartphones. Not to be mistaken as a younger sibling of the BlackBerry Q5, the 9720 runs on BB 7.1 operating system.
Of course, like many other smartphone manufacturers, BlackBerry has got different devices that targets at different markets and this brand new one is aimed at emerging markets.
“It’s perfect for customers upgrading from a feature phone or entry-level Android or Windows Phone device.”
Other specs of the BlackBerry 9720 includes 800mHz processor, 5MP rear camera, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of internal storage expandable via microSD, 1,450mAh removable battery for up to 7 hours of talk time, and an updated BB 7.1 interface that allow users to swipe to unlock phone or access camera from lock screen, as well as some enhancements.
The device will be available in selected markets including Asia, Europe and Latin America.