Blackberry officially unveils 9720 – runs Blackberry 7 OS

Blackberry has launched a new handset called the 9720. Unlike previous devices such as the Q10 smartphone, this new smartphone runs the older Blackberry 7 OS instead of the more updated Blackberry 10.large-360.jpg.original

In a press release, the Canadian firm announced, “For customers that want a smartphone that’s built for a communications centric experience, BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today introduced the new super social BlackBerry 9720 smartphone. Designed for a premium look and available in a variety of vibrant colors, the new BlackBerry 9720 smartphone takes everything you’d get from a starter smartphone to the next level, and comes packed with all of your favorite social apps to let you spark the conversation.”

Executive Vice President for Products at BlackBerry, Carlo Chiarello, said, “The BlackBerry 9720 smartphone gives you all the essentials of the BlackBerry smartphone experience to support a communications centric lifestyle. It has the best keyboard and functionality for BBM, as well as an updated BlackBerry 7 OS that adds many enhancements. It’s perfect for customers upgrading from a feature phone or entry-level Android or Windows Phone device, as well as existing BlackBerry smartphone customers, that want a richer experience and jump up in style and performance.”

Blackberry adds, “The BlackBerry 9720 smartphone features a spacious BlackBerry Keyboard with distinct keys for optimal typing, a 2.8” touchscreen and trackpad for easy navigation, offers generous battery life, and numerous enhancements.”

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