Blackberry has been riding the rough tides globally for a while now but India has been one of the safest places to hide for the company. The company has a decent following in the country and that has led to the company launching a slew of its products in India before the global launch. Now to add another pawn to its armoury, the company has launched a budget smartphone, the Blackberry 9720 for Rs 15,990 which is the right mix of Curve and Bold series of smartphones.
Here’s a list of its specifications:
- Screen: The smartphone has a 2.8 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels and has a QWERTY keypad below it with well spaced keys.
- OS: It runs on a slightly old BB OS 7.
- Processor: A 806MHz Tavor MG1 processor takes care of its processing needs which according to us is a bit on the slower side of things but nonetheless will get things done.
- RAM: A half GB RAM (512MB) is present to facilitate multitasking but then you can expect the occassional nags every now and then.
- Camera: A 5-megapixel EDOF (Extended Depth of Field camera is present at the rear but there is no front camera.
- Storage: It gets a 512 MB internal storage capacity which is not enough for starters. To help you store all the data you want, you get an option to expand the memory by another 32GB with the help of a microSD card.
- Battery: It gets a 1,450 mAh battery unit under the hood which will last upto 7 hours talktime on 2G and will provide an 18 days standby time.
- Colours: Black, blue, pink, purple and white colour options will be made available.
- Price: Rs 15,990
Like all other latest BB OS 7 devices, it will also come with a dedicated BBM key. It will be available from 14 September for purchasing but in our opinion, its a little too less, a bit too late. You can get way better devices in this price range.