AF­FORD­ABLE QWERTY PHONE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH XPERIA Z ULTRA -

WITH NOT MANY op­tions re­main­ing for peo­ple who do not want to use touch screens, Black­Berry has an­nounced another key­pad driven smart­phone, the 9720. But this new phone is from the BB7 gen­er­a­tion and not the new BB10.

The 9720 is a sig­na­ture Black­Berry, but light and com­fort­able to hold. The front has a 2.8-inch touch dis­play as well as a QWERTY key­pad. There is a ded­i­cated cam­era key on the right and another for BBM on the left. With the very re­spon­sive tou­schreen you have the nav­i­ga­tion pad for scrolling.

Tar­geted at the mid­seg­ment, the 9720 has the Black­Berry OS 7.1, which now has a no­ti­fi­ca­tion drop down tab be­low the time line.

De­spite the 806 MHz Ta­vor MG1pro­ces­sor and 512 MB RAM, the per­for­mance is snappy. The smart­phone has got a 5MP cam­era on­board with var­i­ous modes. But the im­ages were just about av­er­age. The only down­side is the 512MB in­ter­nal stor­age.

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