BlackBerry 9720 smartphone targets Indian youth

BlackBerry 9720 smartphone will be targeted at Indian youth. The phone will be launched in India and other Asian nations soon.

BlackBerry did not share pricing details of the new smartphone.

Running on the BlackBerry 7 OS platform, the latest smartphone has a number of good specifications including FM radio for Indian mobile users.

BlackBerry 9720 smartphone specifications

The BlackBerry 9720 smartphone features a spacious BlackBerry Keyboard with distinct keys for optimal typing, a 2.8-inch touchscreen and trackpad for navigation.

The new BlackBerry 9720 smartphone comes with BlackBerry 7 OS version 7.1, which features an updated interface that lets you swipe to unlock the phone or access the camera from the lock screen, as well as additional enhancements.

The new BlackBerry 9720 smartphone features a dedicated BBM key that makes it quick to access the popular mobile social network. It includes BBM Voice, which lets you chat over Wi-Fi for free.

With the BlackBerry 9720 smartphone you can listen to local FM stations, and automatically let your BBM friends know what station you’re currently listening to. FM was one of the demands of Indian phone users.

BlackBerry 9720

BlackBerry promises 7 hours of talk time and 18 days of standby time with the 1450 mAH removable battery.

The new smartphone sports 5MP camera.

The BlackBerry 7 OS lets you quickly type your message once and post it simultaneously and instantly to your friends on BBM, Twitter and Facebook. You can snap a picture and post it to multiple social networks all at the same time, right from the camera app.

BlackBerry 9720 smartphone specifications

Resolution

  • 480 x 360 resolution (HVGA), at 214 ppi
  • 24-bit colour

Screen size

  • 2.8″ diagonal
  • 4:3 aspect ratio

Operating system

  • BlackBerry 7 OS version 7.1

Processor

  • 806 MHz Tavor MG1

Memory

  • 512 MB eMMC / 512 MB RAM

Expandable memory

  • Removable microSD memory card–slot under battery door (up to 32 GB)

USB ports

  • USB 2.0 high speed port–allows charging and data synchronisation of the device with a USB cable

Battery

  • 1450mAH removable battery

Battery life

  • Up to 7 hours talk time
  • Up to 18 days standby time

Rear camera

  • 5 megapixel EDOF (Extended Depth of Field)
  • Flash, continuous
  • Image stabilisation
  • 4X digital zoom

Wi-Fi

  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • 2.4 GHz
  • Mobile Hotspot 802.11 b/g

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