BlackBerry 9720 with BlackBerry OS 7.1 coming to folks living outside of North America

BlackBerry 9720 with BlackBerry OS 7.1 coming to folks living outside of North America

BlackBerry has yet to kill its legacy platform and just before it pulls the trigger, it wants to give it another shot. So the BlackBerry 9720 was born for people living outside of North America. Yup, this means this model won’t be available in BlackBerry’s home turf and the United States. It is rather heading to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Here’s how the company’s Executive VP of Products Carlo Chiarello described the new BlackBerry OS 7.1-based smartphone:

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.

Specs wise, the 9720 comes with a 2.8-inch 480×360 pixels screen, HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, 806MHz processor coupled with 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1,450mAh battery. It will be available in five colors, including black, white, blue, pink and purple. Price was not unveiled but we doubt this will be an expensive device, quite the contrary…

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