AFFORDABLE QWERTY PHONE
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.