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Blackberry OS 7-powered 9720 launched

News   •   Aug 14, 2013 08:37 BST

Canadian phone maker Blackberry has launched a new smartphone, the 9720. However, this new handset does not run BB10 like the Q10 smartphone. It runs the older Blackberry 7 OS.

Blackberry announced in a press release, “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.”

Carlo Chiarello, BlackBerry’s Executive Vice President for Products, 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.”

The firm 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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