Affordable QWERTY Keypads are back with BlackBerry 9720

QWERTY aficionados rejoice! BlackBerry smartphones have always been applauded for their physical keypads and enterprise features with added security. Especially there are many people who swear by its keypads for the sheer speed and accuracy offered by them. But unfortunately the era of touchscreens have overshadowed them completely. And, though BlackBerry did try to reinvent itself for this generation, it failed pretty badly. Now the company is doing what its best at launching a physical keyboard device with some modern features of smartphones and touchscreens. What’s more it’s priced very economically to attract the buyers.

BlackBerry 9720 Back BlackBerry 9720 Front


The device aims to offer best of both worlds with a touchscreen, as well as physical keyboard. The design is almost similar to Blackberry’s popular Curve series with well-spaced out keys and a plastic body. The OS also has some interesting features like Multicast allowing users to post an update to social networks like Facebook and Twitter at once. It also has a dedicated BBM key for quick access to messenger.

BB 9720 specifications

  • Available in Black white, pink and purple color options
  • 2.8 inch touchscreen with 480 x 360 pixel
  • 806 MHz Tavor processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 512 MB internal memory supported by an external storage option of up to 32 GB
  • 2G /3G support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS
  • 5 MP primary camera with Led flash
  • Li-ion 1450 mAh battery
  • BB 7.1 OS


The device has been launched in India at the price of Rs. 15990. It might look more when compared to Android or Windows Phone 8 smartphones in this range offering better configuration, but none of them give the uniqueness offered by BB. Go for it if you want to enjoy QWERTY power.