Blackberry Includes FM Radio In New 9720 Smartphone
August 14, 2013 at 6:10 AM (PT)
Good news and bad news for those waiting for a mobile phone with radio included.
The good news... BLACKBERRY is rolling out its 9720 smartphone. The device has a built-in FM Radio. "With the BLACKBERRY 9720 smartphone you can listen to local FM stations, and automatically let your BBM friends know what station you’re currently listening to," notes the company.
The bad news... The phone isn't available in the U.S. BLACKBERRY says the 9720 is intended for ASIA, EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA and LATIN AMERICA.
"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," said BLACKBERRY EVP/Products CARLO CHIARELLO.