Conclusion: If we’re to be frank and fair, simply look at the competition out there. The 9720 doesn’t stand a chance. The HTC First, Sony Xperia L or HTC Windows Phone 8S are all far better options for your cash. And if BBM is really your thing, then just download the app and let the 9720 rot.
Summary: The spec sheet of the 9720 is best suited for the target market. At its core it is pretty much a Curve model that was given a bigger shell to live in. It isn't being targeted for the masses and that's what needs to be realized. There is a place for it and for that place, it will do well.
Pros: Bigger / wider keyboard, Rubber texture for added grip
Cons: Low RAM, Low processing power (for power users)
Summary: The BlackBerry 9720 is an unfortunate reminder of just how far we’ve come in the last few years. There’s little to no reason to aspire to this, an operating system even BlackBerry has moved on from, when you could get more apps and a bigger screen with Android.
Excerpt: The Blackberry 9720 is a traditional-style BlackBerry running the old BlackBerry 7.1 OS and with the benefits of a touchscreen and a physical QWERTY keyboard. But the low specs and lack of apps lower its appeal.
Excerpt: What’s this, BlackBerry has release the new 9720 into the wild, which sports BBOS 7.1 and a design we became accustomed to until everything changed at the end of 2012, but why is it here now? Let’s take a look. Haven’t we been here before?
Pros: Excellent call quality, Lightweight, Great battery life
Excerpt: BlackBerry OS 7.1 is not dead, not by a long shot. Smartphones running the OS will very much be around, and the 9720 is just one of the many that the company says will be launched in the coming months. At Rs.
Summary: The phone was pretty light and could fit perfectly in your palm. Its display has a touchscreen even though it has its QWERTY keyboard. Not enjoying the low resolution honestly. It comes with a stylish sporty back making it not too slippery and firm for the palm.
Summary: The basics Wait what? A sequel to a four year old phone? That’s exactly what the BlackBerry 9720 is, a follow up to the 2009 9700 emailer. It’s still rocking the QWERTY keypad - and worryingly, largely the same software - but this time it’s debuting at a rock bottom price.
Pros: There’s a lot we don’t like about BlackBerry’s refusal to change, but it has at least kept its few saving graces intact here. The BlackBerry 9720 is a well builtplastic phone with easy controls and a rock solid keyboard that makes blasting out messages easy - the flat rows of keys inspired by the...
Cons: We’ve got to be honest, this phone feels like it could have been made at any time in the last half decade. No, really. There have been touchscreen BlackBerries for five years now, and there have been BlackBerries with 480x360 displays for five years now. The five megapixel camera here seems littl...
Summary: BlackBerry unveiled the 9720 , a budget touch screen smartphone running on BlackBerry OS 7.1 earlier this year , even though the company has moved to the BlackBerry 10. The phone was launched in India back in September at a price tag of Rs. 15,990.
Pros: Good touch screen display, Decent build, Good keyboard
Conclusion: The sturdy build and the iconic QWERTY keypad are the high-point of the 9720. On the other hand, now that BBM is available on Android and iOS platforms, there's one less reason for users to stick with the Canadian manufacturer.
Pros: Good-old QWERTY keypad; Offers both touchscreen and trackpad; Straghtforward UI; Long battery life.
Cons: Dated OS 7.1 platform; Paltry internal storage; Back-panel feels cheap; Camera is disappointing; Lacks front-facing camera.