I was so happy when I got my BB 9720. However very soon I got frustrated because it freezing when I take a picture. Then it started restarting itself a few time a day and some times just plainly switched off. Also I got irritated by the touch screen that is wonderful when you use the phone "in the house" but if you put it in your pocket it phones, bbm's, whatsapp and got o every imaginable website all by it self. And you cannot switch it off. Even if you lock the screen with a pin it still takes pictures of the inside of your pocket.
I took the phone in and after a three week wait I got a new one. The touch screen still made me scream, but at least it was not restarting. This phone also freezes sometimes when I take photo's and it now decided it will not connect to a PC with a USB cable. Nothing helps so it will have to go for repairs as well. Another 3 weeks without my phone. 6 weeks out of 4 months without something I am paying for. What a piece of crap. Everyone in my house hold has a BB none of them have problems only the "newest"one. I truly hate this phone. I will rather use a Nokia 3110. At least its reliable.This is my first and most definitely my last Blackbery.
jeannette, 22 Feb 2014I have the 9720 from Desember and this morining the screen is just doing as it please I can't ... moreI bought this last week saturday..I've been using bb 9780 nd I just miss my phone because this 1 has lots of errors,the screen doesnt sense and I cnt even take pictures...its like um using those old alcatel phones....blackberry really disappointed me this time....*epicfail* I really love blackberry but ill to change this 1
CroyDaN , 26 Feb 2014Had this phone for three months now, and it gets worse every day, always rebooting, always cra... moreYour comment is absoulutly right I hate this phone it touch screen does what it wants
It is the worst phone ever it is slow and the touch screen does what it wants my opinion do not buy it
Had this phone for three months now, and it gets worse every day, always rebooting, always crashing. tried to reset to default and the same s**t continues. Really good for the first month apart from constant memory errors and now this.
I f**cking hate this phone, the sooner Blackberry go out of buisness the better!
I had the BB 9300, which I feel was a great little phone, now I use the 9720 and I have absolutely nothing but praise for it. Personally I feel the camera could've been better and a secondary camera woul've been even more so, but for what I've experience, over the last few months, I can only say it's a lovely user-friendly phone, with very few problems.
My gf has the 9790, which is more than double the price of the 9720, but has so many complaints an is considering changing to the (in my opinion) much better 9720.
All in all, it might be a low to middle end phone, but I get nothing but high end service an satisfaction from it.
I have the 9720 from Desember and this morining the screen is just doing as it please I can't do anything with it the screen just jups around opens what it wants can't going in to any app as I try doing something it is doing something els I really think its not a very good phone as it does that just after 3 months.
hellz, 20 Feb 2014How good is the keypad on 9720 compare to 9320?keypad is moderately friendly depending how you taxt on it, keys are soft and don't make a loud noise but you can feel the clicks while you busy pressing the buttons.
helen agustina, 20 Feb 2014I think the spec of 9720 is not really bad. Well i just wished that it comes with autofocus on... morethe memory for Me since i've been using it is never and issue, you can refer to an option of deleting languages you don't use to create more RAM which will improve performance of the phone (i hardly noticed this with the 8520) in the phone that will give more room for extra apps and the App monitor will remind you everytime if you have background apps still active if you doing other things on the phone and it will de-active them for you (which you can opt to not to if you want, if the phone has less than 10MB that's when it becomes slow but the app monitor notifies when it nears 30MB;) you can also delete apps you don't use which you will find in the Blackberry World under "My World Unstalled" for Me so far as I mentioned for an upgraded from 8520(used for few years) to 9720 I still notice a huge difference and the tricks RIM allows in this phone to play around with.
I think the spec of 9720 is not really bad. Well i just wished that it comes with autofocus on camera and bigger internal memory, at least 4GB int.memory is enough, 512MB of RAM is still okay, but only 512MB for int.memory is a lil' disappointing for me..
I love bb phones but my question is can it send an mp3,image or video by bluetooth?
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2014Hahaha, calm down people... Blackberry says this is for those who cannot afford high-priced or... moreUm nope the people saying that blackberry 9780 is a cheap or affordable phone its crap the phone is so in the low end zone and it costs you over a R1000 its crazy
Tailor, 07 Jan 2014It needs BIS on your data plan. O2 UK charge the same for this as they do any other type of da... moreso true my feeling exactly about that, it is friendly to use with all the features in it. the thing is people expect it to meet other high valued phones and unfortunately that is not possible.
dynamicpeter, 22 Jan 2014D phone is nice , jst dat I experience hanging problem on it seriously, and also wen I have a ... moreto avoid the blinking light you should go to the profile you use where you should set up ringtones and message, apps tones there blinking option is available there giving options of which color to use for what type of message.
Findus, 10 Feb 2014Exactly. It is crab. Slow. Outdated. It feels cheap. And it keeps on rebooting.it depends what You did to eat before you start using it the very first time and up to now. i am using it and it is fluent and friendly
this is my opinion of the Blackberry 9720 which i congratulate RIM for accormodating the low and middle class people with a low budget phone:
I have this phone for a week now and it treats my services with ease it's friendly to use for a low budget phone and with it's not so complicated specs.
I was using Curve 8520 since October 2011 and upgrading to the 9720 4 days ago I did not experience any errors at all up to now which i did the following to make sure i have my personal items from my trusted 8520.
1. I re-registered on blackberryID; protect and created password protection -which RIM will make you are that that your services from the other device will be discontinued.
2. opened blackberry desktop and saved data from my 8520.
3. and then choose an option to transfer data to a new phone (this will take few moments.)
4. go through the e-mails set-up passwords and your apps to run(all your mails and features how you set them up on the old phone will be there like e.g. fonts style/size and all the apps.)
for Me as a low budget phone I upgraded to I find no hussle at all and the keypad oh it's like haven, though it's touch screen (it doesn't pop-up the key pad, which I don't like and it's a bonus for Me.) and you can touch your way through the web pages and move them left or right like pages even though some apps makes u touch the screen as the track-pad don't go to their taskbars.
I set it up to meet my daily use under All menu: I created folders where I will move all my e-mail icons into, the apps and the phone features icons according to their catigories how i want them and all those I use alot i marked them as favorite so that i can find them under one page of favorites and then unmark the other manu panel pages -All; Frequent; Media and Downloads. Take notice of the on board memory and try to reduce the apps and the fun part is that the phone has an app for that to notice and it pops up the apps which you can move to the SD memory or the ones you can remove.
So far I cannot judge it otherwise except that i am happy with it and the lightness it's not heavy i can use it with one hand friendly or with both unlike the other big phones which forces to be used with both hands or put it flat on the table or lap and start typing.
Please guys don't compare this phone with other phones because i think it was designed as low budget phone to meet the level of the low and middle market class it is unique and has it's own way on how to approach it. I think it will be suitable for those who don't expect too much out of a phone but for simple things to meet their daily needs.
Advise: go to the store fiddle with the demo on display and see if you will can manage that through out your daily life that's what i did and i was curious to find out what it can do more. i came on GSM and learned the specs i noticed it's a Curve 8520 x2 and I liked it becuase i just can't find myself flirting with a different brand even though i have a Samsung pocket which i like too for other reasons of cause.