BlackBerry 9720 New Mobile Phone Price, Specs

BlackBerry 9720 Price in Pakistan

Update: 27 June, 2014
Rs. 19,000

BlackBerry 9720 Review

A New Addition to BlackBerry Family

BlackBerry has recently added another smartphone to its growing family: BlackBerry 9720. The company has aimed at manufacturing a device for novice users. Therefore, the phone is simple and all of the BlackBerry 9720 features are extremely user-friendly.

Criticism

Critics do not see this new addition as an exciting device worthy of fame among its dominating counterparts including HTC, Samsung, Apple and Sony. However, in the rapidly advancing world where gadgets are becoming more and more complicated and sophisticated, a simple device like this new phone will be welcomed by a large audience consisting of the older generation. Moreover, the BlackBerry 9720 price in Pakistan will also be affordable.

Discover the BlackBerry 9720 specs, discussed below, in order to find out if this is the right kind of smartphone for you and your loved ones.

Design and Outlook

QWERTY Keypad:

The conventional BlackBerry design has been used which consists of a wide body having a QWERTY keypad.

Solid Dimensions:

In the case of this particular phone, the body measures 144 mm by 66 mm in length and width, respectively. The phone measures 12 mm in thickness—a sturdy handset with a solid feeling.

2.8 Inches Touch Screen:

A touch screen occupies 2.8 inches of the space when measured diagonally. The rest of the body consists of the keypad. It is a great thing for the first-time users who can use the keypad buttons if they do not feel comfortable with the touch screen.

Reasonable Weight:

Despite its size, the phone does not feel too heavy at 120 grams of weight. The specs are not bad at all given that the BlackBerry 9720 price is quite affordable.

Color Range:

There is an exciting range of colors including purple, blue and pink in addition to white and black.

A Quality Display

For a simple phone, an IPS capacitive touch screen really raises the quality. In addition, 214PPI pixel density is sufficient for the small display screen of the phone. Similarly, a resolution of 480 by 360 pixels works well for the small screen. On the other hand, the brightness is enhanced impressively by 16 M colors.

Operation and Performance

The developers have not used the company’s latest operating system BB 10 in this phone. It is a pity since this exciting OS would have added a new flare to the phone. Instead, BB 7 OS has been used. It is not a major drawback as the main audience of the phone wouldn’t mind having an outdated version for their simple use.

On the other hand, 806 MHz CPU of the phone is definitely much slower than most other smartphones with processing speeds varying from 1 GHz to even 1.5 GHz.

Perks for Social Butterflies

It is a simple phone, but it helps you interact with your social circle really well. It contains all the applications you need for staying socially active. Whatsapp, Viber, Facebook, Twitter and Myspace integration will help you share photos, update status and stay connected in several other ways with a large number of friends as well as your family members.

However, the use of some of the apps is limited due to the old version of the OS. For instance, Viber can only be used for chatting and its free calls service cannot be availed.

The Bottom Line

With user friendly features, a 5 MP camera and a satisfying display quality, this new smartphone will be a great companion for users who cannot handle more complicated devices. Plus, its affordable cost will also attract a large audience towards it.

BlackBerry 9720 Specifications

Announced/Release Date

  • Announced August, 2013
  • Status Available

Internet Functions

  • Facebook Yes
  • Youtube Yes
  • Google Search Yes
  • Twitter Yes
  • Browser HTML

Connectivity Features

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Bluetooth Connection Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • WLAN For Connecting Internet Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) No
  • 3G (Speed) HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Battery Type And Timing

  • Battery Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery
  • Stand-by Time (Approx.) 432 Hours
  • Talk Time (Approx.) 7 Hours
  • Music Play Time 30 Hours

Hardware And Memory

  • OS (Operating System) BlackBerry OS 7.1
  • CPU Capacity 806 MHz Tavor MG1
  • Chipset No
  • GPU For Graphics No
  • Internal Memory N/A
  • External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
  • RAM and ROM 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM

Network Coverage And SIM Info

  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA
  • 4G Network No
  • SIM Type Micro-SIM

Body Structure And Style

  • Display Type IPS Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Display Size 2.8 Inches, 480 x 360 pixels
  • Body Weight 120 g
  • Body Dimensions 114 x 66 x 12 mm
  • Colors Black, White, Purple, Blue, Pure Pink

Camera And Multimedia

  • Backside Camera (Primary) 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, LED flash
  • Frontside Camera (Secondary) No
  • Photo Editor No
  • Video Recording Quality Yes, QVGA@15fps
  • Audio Player Support MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player (File Types) MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
  • Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Loudspeaker Yes

Business Features

  • Document Editor No
  • MS Word Support Yes

BlackBerry 9720 Features

  • 2.8 inches IPS capacitive touchscreen display with optical trackpad.
  • QWERTY keypad – beyond the simple and traditional keypad.
  • 120 g weight – doesn’t make it heavy smartphone.
  • WiFi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth features make it easy to share anything with your family and friends at any time.
  • Rear 5 MP camera gives bright view images of you and your loved ones.
  • BlackBerry OS 7.1 – is more upgraded then it BlackBerry previous versions.
  • 806 MHz Tavor MG1 processor.
  • Available in 5 attractive colors
  • Stereo FM radio gives awareness about the local, business and political issues of your region.
  • MP3 / MP4 players – features of entertainment.
  • Powerful battery offers 7 hours of talk time back up.