BlackBerry 9720 available unlocked in UK now
We recently informed readers about the upcoming BlackBerry 9720 smartphone, aimed at emerging markets. To be frank this lacks excitement in the way of specs, but then it’s not intended to be a high-end device. We had heard that it would initially launch this month in some areas of Latin America, Asia and EMEA, so we’re rather surprised to see that the BlackBerry 9720 is available unlocked in the UK now.
BlackBerry’s recent woes have been well-documented lately, and it doesn’t look likely that the uninspiring BlackBerry 9720 will make things any better. Specs include an 800MHz processor, 2.8-inch screen with 480 x 360 resolution, 512MB of RAM, and 512MB of internal memory, expandable via microSD.
The BlackBerry 9720 also has a full QWERTY keyboard, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1450 mAh battery and launches running the BlackBerry OS 7.1 operating system. It’s rather a mystery why BlackBerry would choose to release a new phone on the older operating system, but who are we to question this! Unlocked Mobiles now has the BlackBerry 9720 for sale unlocked with a price of Â£179.98 including VAT.
If you want to buy the phone on contract though, then it looks as if you’ll have to wait a little longer. Will you be buying the SIM-free BlackBerry 9720? Are you surprised that BlackBerry is still coming up with new handsets running the older operating system? Let us have your comments on this device.