In the recent times BlackBerry is struggling to survive in the market. With the coming of Android BlackBerry has indeed found it very difficult to continue and has been considering selling itself to other manufacturers. In the midst of all this BlackBerry has tried to revive its past by launching the QWERTY keypad BlackBerry 9720 which comes as a surprise to all. The phone will be available in a number of markets all over the world in a few days.
Here are its specifications:
- Screen: The BlackBerry 9720 has a 2.8 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with a display pixel ratio of 480 x 360 pixels. The screen seems very small when you compare to any full touch phone but with the separate keypad this is something unavoidable. In addition to the touch screen there is also a track pad.
- Memory: The phone has a RAM of 512 MB. The storage memory is dependent on the external memory card and cab be up to 32 GB.
- Network Connectivity: The phone can connect to 2G as well as 3G networks. It can connect to GPRS, EDGE and 3G data networks also.
- Other Connectivity: The phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
- Camera: There is a 5 MP rear camera with a LED flash and geo-tagging feature. BlackBerry has never been known for its camera and this phone does not do much to move over this weakness. A surprising feature however is that there is no front camera and thus one cannot utilize the video chat feature even though there is 3G connectivity.
- Operating System: The phone works on the BlackBerry OS 7.1.
- Battery: The phone runs on a 1450 mAh Li-Ion battery providing a good battery back-up considering that the screen not being too big doesn’t eat up much battery.
BlackBerry seems a bit lost while launching this phone as it isn’t something we haven’t seen from BlackBerry before. The swinging factor for this phone maybe the price which is not known as of now, if the phone comes at a decent price people might just go for it.