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New BlackBerry 9720 brings QWERTY keyboard, old design

13 August, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
New BlackBerry 9720 brings QWERTY keyboard, old design - read the full textOh, BlackBerry! The company just announced the new BlackBerry 9720, a BlackBerry OS 7.1 phone with a 2.8" HVGA touchscreen and a hardware QWERTY keyboard. That's right, this isn't a Q5 alternative, just a leftover design (the Samoa that leaked a while back). The phone is firmly low-end and...

 

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am waiting for the blackberry 9720 just to be in store. i just wanna try it and see how best can it make my life easy.... because the Z10, Q10 AND Q5 they are not just for me. simply because they dont have the BIS. am a business woman who needs to talk and email everyday. so these MB are not for me..... so bb9720 i just hope it will make my life better.

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  • 2013-09-05 07:37
  • NaAS

I am very sorry for blackberry..

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  • 2013-08-26 05:43
  • Kg6y

I quite like this phone it looks nice and has a qwerty keyboard and touch screen which I have wanted for ages, android may be better but at the moment I have a blackberry tablet and an android phone. I don't mind swapping around

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  • 2013-08-17 08:26
  • n}WX

i will like to buy this phone because of the physcial kb and trackball . but only for a price below 199 . I(m a busines user; i have curently the bb 9320 but miss the screen size and touch screee for some activites like scrolling while reading newspapers. This 9720 will meet my criteria if price is ok.... .

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  • 2013-08-14 21:18
  • gI7v

> In reply to MdN @ 2013-08-13 19:45 from p41e - click to readLOL Too , Only the Relatively Expensive Symbian smart phones will die ( namely the 500 , 603 , 700 , 701 and the 808 PureView ) NOT The Asha 305 , 306 , 308 , 310 , 311 , 302 , 303 , 300 , these phones have S40 which (in Nokia's Mind ) is alot different than Symbian 60

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  • 2013-08-14 18:21
  • fq6Z

Exactly :)

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  • 2013-08-14 18:16
  • fq6Z

Good joke, at least it made me laugh. Thank you for the laugh.

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  • 2013-08-14 16:06
  • 3Y22

so basically its just a 9320 with a 5mp cam...seriously bb...u suck!!!

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  • 2013-08-14 15:47
  • fm55

Was it too hard to put BB10 on this phone? Seriously, it's 2013. BlackBerry is dead already

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  • 2013-08-14 13:18
  • 7tIy

wh BB is making this type of phone this is a very basic phone...today most of the smartphone are very advance....so boring phone

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  • 2013-08-14 12:33
  • YQVD

"It's perfect for customers upgrading from a feature phone or entry-level Android or Windows Phone device"

Who wants to downgrade to this garbage? Even an entry level Android TODAY has higher specs and LOWER price.

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  • 2013-08-14 09:34
  • 9xx6

This phone is like the Asha series for BB. Unfortunately BB is gonna price it at $200+ and add the monthly BB charges its gonna be DOA. Comeon guys u wanna get out of the rut start these phones at $100 and allow bbm n mails over regular data usage.

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  • 2013-08-14 06:25
  • U$4j

> In reply to NASA @ 2013-08-13 19:20 from iwpJ - click to readasha phones are not smartphone though...... so its maily for emerging markets

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  • 2013-08-14 04:26
  • fXXw

> In reply to JACK SPARRROW @ 2013-08-14 03:18 from jnQP - click to readYes true.

BB 7 is still better.

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  • 2013-08-14 04:12
  • PGXj

why you think it wont be a hit here remember Jamaica has more bb users than adroid it will be a hit here as a upgraded version of the curve 9320

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  • 2013-08-14 03:37
  • 8fEh

I do still think this os is better than the bb10 os. Its simple and convenient, the bb10 is a disaster

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  • 2013-08-14 03:18
  • jnQP

Better sell the company and stay home

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  • 2013-08-14 02:03
  • vCNq

TrollBerry

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  • 2013-08-13 23:00
  • LLuh

If they can lower the price maybe less than $200.00 then this would be a hit.
That is if they can.

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  • 2013-08-13 20:44
  • th6X

If this phone still needing a BIS plan, i'll be a peace of crap.

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  • 2013-08-13 20:21
  • LtFd

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